Home. Berlin, Thursday, 5.30am. Sleep was elsewhere. I was wrong. Not just the 8-minute closing cut of the same name from The Sisters of Mercy’s Vision Thing – on this morning streaming via Roon from an Intel NUC, via Ethernet cabling, to the Chord Mojo – but also the concept of having erred. I’d previously pegged the Mojo as one of the finest DACs available below a grand but with the qualifier that it was, at times, a smidge bright and ever-so-slightly thin.… Read the full article
The Union of Mojo and Poly
by Dick Tan
At a recent launch held at its Malaysian distributor’s showroom at Centre Circle Audio Visual, Chord Electronics, UK announced the availability of its high resolution Poly portable music streamer/player that is designed to work seamlessly with its popular Mojo DAC/headphone amp stablemate.
The Poly, which is sized no larger than a compact wallet weighing 270 grams is made to enable optimum hi-fi sound quality both at home or on the go.… Read the full article
By Lam Seng Fatt
Chord’s Poly music streamer-cum-player, which is designed to match the Mojo DAC/headphone amplifier, was launched at 43 Cafe just next to Centre Circle Audio Visual in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, yesterday.
Explaining the features of Poly was Robert Wong who is in charge of Business Development in Chord Electronics. He had flown in from Hong Kong for the launch.… Read the full article
Take some time off this Saturday (Dec 9) to attend the launch of the Chord Poly music streamer in an event hosted by Chord’s Malaysian distributor Centre Circle Audio Visual.
The launch event will be held at 43 Cafe, Lorong Rahim Kajai, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur from 4pm to 6pm. Explaining the features of Poly will be Robert Wong who is in charge of Business Development of Chord Electronics.
Poly is a tiny music streamer which is designed to be paired with Chord’s popular Mojo DAC/headphone amplifier.… Read the full article
Over a fancy VIP/press lunch at the Goring Hotel in London yesterday Chord Electronics launched Poly, a streaming add-on for their impossibly popular Mojo DAC. Champagne and Hors D’oeuvres all around.
But a party thrown isn’t a story. The medium isn’t the message. A press release offers only the foundations. We build higher with interpretation just as Poly extends the Mojo’s functionality in two directions: at home and on the go.
I first caught Poly at the Hamburg’s Norddeutsche Hifi-Tage in February 2017 where Chord’s marketing man Colin Pratt made the introductions:
It’s not just about head-fi.… Read the full article
This week I was going through our database and I was surprised to see the first Chord Mojo article dates back to December 2015 already. 2015…Wow. It seems like only yesterday that the Mojo was launched in a fancy hotel in London. Immediately from the start everyone loved it but unfortunately it took a while for us to get one.… Read the full article
Welcome to Linus’ new series on Headfonia.com! Every two weeks we will publish an interview with an insider of the audio industry. They will give us a little insight on how they started and what they are up to. We are thrilled to be able to share a little something with all of you.
This week’s guest of honour is non other than Chord Electronic’s CEO John Franks!
HFN: Please tell us about your role at Chord Electronics and your background
JF: My role involves listening to our customers and identifying tends within our markets, following them into internal and external discussion.… Read the full article
Who’s a pretty boy then? A question aimed at Chord Electronic’s new Mojo appendage, Poly (£500), and not company Sales Manager Colin Pratt.
Poly is a wireless network hub that clips onto the Mojo directly. Digital audio is then sent from Poly to Mojo for Rob Watts WTA-powered D/A conversion and headphone amplification. An internal rechargeable battery means Poly, like the Mojo, can be used both in and out of the house.
Poly can be fed in numerous ways. Out in the street, she can play catch on digital audio streams sent from a neighbouring smartphone via Bluetooth or Airplay.… Read the full article
UK-based Chord had some big news to unveil at CES. In a press conference located in their suite on the 34th floor of the Venetian, 1 brand new product and two serious updates were revealed to audiophile publications along with a hands on look at the new gear.
Digital designer Rob Watts took the team through the paces of the new updates which most notably included a new replacement to the popular desktop portable Hugo. For roughly the same price, the new DAC sports new innards in the form of a new chipset which promises improvements in “timing accuracy, noise reduction, headphone amp power and dynamic range.” Also updated are 4 switchable digital filters, improved battery life and a new output stage.… Read the full article