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Chord Electronics announces GoFigure for Android

By | November 22nd, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

Looking for a high-end digital audio player and network streamer? Doubtful that you’d find one that sounds as immersive or as transparent as Chord Electronics’ Mojo-Poly. The Mojo is one of the most detailed-sounding DACs money can buy for less than US$1000. The Poly is a direct-connecting streaming add-on module for the Mojo that offers support for playback via Bluetooth, UPnP, AirPlay and Roon Ready or a microSD card inserted into its side.

Catch up on our Poly preview here and our review here, where we found the Mojo-Poly two-fer to be a highly competent network streamer for home hi-fi racks but a screenless thousand dollar DAP that put competition from Sony and Astell&Kern in the shade.… Read the full article

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The DAP days are over (Part 2: Chord Mojo-Poly)

By | April 28th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

The best sounding DAC under a thousand Euros? For those who prioritise detail retrieval, image specificity and a beautifully extended top end, it’d be near impossible to beat Chord Electronics’ Mojo (€499). Interestingly, the Mojo has held this ground since its introduction almost three years ago.

In late 2017, Chord introduced the Poly: a €649 add-on that turns the Mojo into a fully-fledged network streamer. Poly puts Bluetooth, MPD, UPnP, Apple Airplay and Roon Ready reception into a hi-fi rack to throw rivals from Sonos, AURALiC and Bluesound a long way back in its rear-view mirror.… Read the full article

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Going home and away with the Chord Poly

By | March 10th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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

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Chord Poly Streamer

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

The Union of Mojo and Poly

by Dick Tan

 

Chord Poly
Robert  Wong of Chords Electronics seen here with the Limited Edition, Box Set of the Poly/Mojo system

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

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Chord Poly music streamer launched in Malaysia

By | December 9th, 2017|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , |

Robert Wong explaining the features of Poly.
Robert Wong,  who is in charge of Business Development in Chord Electronics, explaining the features of Poly.

 

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

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Chord Poly music streamer to be launched on Saturday

By | December 7th, 2017|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

Mojopoly

 

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

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The Chord Poly promises double digital disruption

By | October 20th, 2017|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , |

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

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Wayback Wednesday: The Chord Mojo

By | September 6th, 2017|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: This article about the Chord Mojo is part of the Wayback Wednesday series.  Check out the other Wayback Wednesday articles HERE

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

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Q ‘n A Saturday: Chord Electronics

By | July 22nd, 2017|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.
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Auf wiedersehen, DAP: the Chord Poly at Norddeutsche Hifi-Tage 2017

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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.

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