I interviewed Colin, from Chord Electronics, about the new Chord Poly. Coming soon, Colin explains the features Poly brings to your wireless streaming experience when paired with the Chord Mojo. Check out our video with Chord about the Poly below.
Drew Baird of Moon Audio Interviews Chord Electronics
Chord Poly Insights
I was lucky to have the opportunity to test the new Chord Poly paired with the Chord Mojo. A few takeaways from this introduction to Chord Poly are the intelligent charging capability, SD card accommodations, processing speed and free two-month ROON trial that’s included with all Poly purchases. I also appreciate that Poly is app agnostic. You aren’t tied to a specific app to use Poly but can leverage whatever music service you prefer.
Chord Poly Features
- WiFi 2.4GHz and Bluetooth A2DP
- 9 Hour Battery Life
- Unlimited Micro SD card capacity
- Supports all wireless devices
- AirPlay Connectivity
- Roon Ready
- DLNA Compatible
- Setup takes only two minutes
- DSD 512 and PCM 768 supported
Chord Poly Connections
- Connectivity types: Bluetooth A2DP and WiFi 2.4gHz
- Devices supported: iPhone and iPads, Android smartphones and Tablets, Windows smartphones and tablets, Windows computers, Mac OS X computers, and DAPs (ie. Astell & Kern)
Chord Poly Specs
- Materials: Precision machined aluminum casing with black anodization, opaque black wireless signal window, and silicone feet.
- Battery: Rechargeable LiPo (Lithium Polymere) 2200mAh.
- Play time: In excess of nine (9) hours.
- Charging: Less than four (4) hours. 2amp Micro USB Input. Both Mojo and Poly can be simultaneously charged via Poly’s Micro USB.
- Storage: Micro SD card – Unlimited maximum capacity.
- Playback support: Roon, DLNA, Airplay, and Bluetooth playback.
- Files supported: To be confirmed, although all major file types including: ACC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, OGG VORBIS, ALAC, WMA, and MP3.
- PCM sample rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 358.8kHz, 384kHz, 717.6kHz, and 768kHz.
- DSD via DoP sample rates: DSD64 – DSD512 (Octa-DSD).
- Dimensions: 50mm (L) x 62mm (W) x 22mm (H).
The Chord Poly is a must for the audiophile that appreciates quality music on the go.