Chord Electronics ☆ Poly ☆ (wireless & microSD module for Mojo) ☆★►USEFUL INFO on 1st PAGE!!◄★☆

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  1. Mython Contributor
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    Chord Electronics’ Poly brings wireless, network and SD playback to the award-winning Mojo DAC




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    Chord Electronics’ new Poly module enables the award-winning Mojo headphone DAC-amp as a fully fledged high-resolution wireless network music player, streamer and SD card playback device, with smartphone control.

    Poly removes the need for a wired link between smartphones and Mojo,and allows a world of content to be decoded and played back using Chord’s proprietary DAC technology.


    Poly is based on a condensed high-level PC, with data server, DLNA streamer, Wi-Fi hub, Bluetooth module and SD card reader/player functionality, and highly sophisticated software.



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    Poly acts as a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth hub and can access music in a number of ways including streaming over Wi-Fi, network storage devices (NAS) and collections stored on SD cards. Bluetooth connectivity and AirPlay functionality providefurther flexibility and enable mutliple Mojo/Poly combinations to be used throughout the home, providing a high-quality multiroom streaming playback solution.


    Highly advanced yet miniaturised as a plug-in module for Mojo, Poly has been designed for full control using the best (and most familiar) user interface in the world — the smartphone.

    When connected to Mojo, Poly conveniently slips into pockets, bags and handbags — it doesn’t need to be hand-carried or regularly checked like other players. Mojo was always a smartphone-enabling device and the same is true of Poly.

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    Poly includes a rechargeable LiPo battery giving around 8 hours playback from a sub-4-hour charge. Both Mojo and Poly can be simultaneously charged using Poly’s Micro USB connector.
    Playback
    Poly can be controlled with a wide range of music playback apps for both Android and iOS devices, with AirPlay offering additional compatibility and intuitive operation with enabled devices. Poly also integrates with advanced music players such as Roon.
    Why Poly?
    The name is derived from the ancient Greek word meaning ‘a large number’ or ‘many’. The moniker is ideal for a product that is capable of incredible, wide-ranging functionality.

    Features and specifications:


    1. Portable streamer/player that combines with Mojo
    2. Chord Electronics’ award-winning sound quality for streamed and Micro SD music
    3. Wireless streaming from connected devices at home or on-the-go
    4. Control via familiar smartphone apps
    5. 1x Micro SD card slot — unlimited maximum capacity
    6. Materials: Precision-machined aluminium casing with black anodisation, opaque black wireless signal window and silicone feet
    7. Battery: Rechargeable LiPo (Lithium Polymer) 2200mAh
    8. Play time: 9+ hrs
    9. Charging: <4 hours, 2-amp Micro USB input. Both Mojo and Poly can be simultaneously charged via Poly’s Micro USB
    10. Connectivity types: Bluetooth A2DP and Wi-Fi 2.4GHz (for optimum stability)
    11. Playback support: Roon, DNLA, AirPlay and Bluetooth playback
    12. DLNA server and renderer (SD card); SMB Server (SD card); MPD player (SD Card)
    13. Integrated Access Point: allows configuration of connected networks (up to 32)
    14. Hotspot mode: Poly can create its own hotspot where networks/devices/countries don’t support tethering
    15. Files supported: ACC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, OGG VORBIS, ALAC, WMA and MP3
    16. PCM sample rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 358.8kHz, 384kHz, 717.6kHz and 768kHz
    17. DSD via DoP sample rates: DSD64 – DSD256 (Quad-DSD); DSD from SD card
    18. Over-the-air software updates
    19. Devices supported: iPhone, iPad, Android phones/tablets, Windows and Mac OS X computers and DAPs
    20. Dimensions: 50mm (L) x 62mm (W) x 22mm (H)
    Capabilities
    1. Playback support: Roon, DNLA, AirPlay and Bluetooth 4.1
    2. Playback of SD card audio. The file data is pushed to the phone for selection within a dedicated (MPD Music Player Daemon) app. When playback is initiated the command is sent to Poly for output via Mojo
    3. Playback of audio from a host device to Poly via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. File data is read by the host’s MPD music player app and pushed to Poly for output via Mojo
    4. Roon playback pooled from multiple sources including local Micro SD card storage on Poly, storage from host devices, network storage and streaming service storage simultaneously. All audio playback will be pulled through to the Roon application for decoding then pushed back out to Poly to output audio via Mojo
    5. Playback of audio stored on local networks. Music on connected network storage devices can be accessed via W-Fi, for example, a Synology drive read by Poly, decoded and output through to Mojo for playback






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    Price and availability

    Poly will be available in October 2017, price £499​




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  2. Mython Contributor
    Official Poly Manual:

    https://chordelectronics.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Poly-User-Manual-English.pdf

    Chord Electronics Help Desk

    Poly instructional videos:


    1) How to add a network to Poly: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbVEY_2wOdA

    2) How to connect to Roon: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8NEgcOOVLA

    3) DLNA playback: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR3HhVeQtnQ

    4) Micro SD card playback: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv6mMworCPo

    5) AirPlay playback: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmMyGBxgUtI

    6) Bluetooth playback: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuonZqRA_Xo




    Poly recognises DSD just the same as MOJO. The application you’re using (8player) does not recognise DSD. Hence why the folders are empty. Sesame also doesn’t recognise DSD. The DLNA applications do not currently recognise DSD. To playback DSD from the SD card, you need to use an MPD application such as MPDluxe. You are already aware of this, you need Polys IP address which is found by pressing the configure button whilst wearing headphones. Poly will read its IP address. The Port should be 6600. No password is required





     
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  6. harpo1
    Why announce a product and not the price?  I know they already know what the MSRP will be so just announce the damn price.  Hell we've been waiting forever for this thing.
     
  7. bflat
    LOL, ironically I think the free AK Connect app would work with Poly.
     
  8. Sound Eq
    so will it play sd card stored music by any music app in android or ios like neutron, or will it be a by dedicated music player for chord specifically
     
  9. Deftone
    Storage: 1x Micro SD card — unlimited maximum capacity

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  10. Deftone

    I imagine something dedicated or could cause too many problems but Im not sure
     
  11. justrest
    What about price? why they didn't announced?
     
  12. bflat

    It is a DLNA device so it will only play music that is stored locally on the Poly module. Your smartphone/tablet just acts as the controls and UI. There are numerous DLNA capable apps - some free (AK Connect) others for a few dollars.
     
    If you stream music like Spotify or Tidal, Poly can connect via Bluetooth or Airplay.
     
  13. Mython Contributor
     
     
    It doesn't require a dedicated app, but it does need to be an MPD (Music Player Daemon) app.
     
  14. twochannel
    This looks very interesting! My mojo just arrived today and my primary transport to it was going to be DLNA from bubbleupnp.
     
    a few thoughts on the Poly
     
    -Will the poly's usb charging port also be usable as a source input or does the Poly need disconnected if you want to physically connect a DAP/Phone/PC?
    -Surprised at only 2.4ghz wifi, this is a very congested spectrum and 2.4/5 ghz a/b/g/n/ac chips are a standard for any new wifi product release.
    -If using WiFi to connect from phone/pc/whatever to the Poly, there will be challenges at  enterprise wireless deployments, hotels, airports. Most of these wireless implementations use client isolation so one WiFi client cannot directly communicate with another.
    -If it supports an AdHoc or WiFi direct type of a connection then this may cause internet/network reachability issues from the phone/pc
    -Will it's firmware be upgradable ? (e.g. add Chromecast support, bluetooth aptx, bug fixes?) (WiFi drivers are notoriously buggy and a very fast changing technology)
    -It looks like it supports higher DSD rates than the mojo,  future proofing?
    -Does it use the usb or toslink as transport to the mojo?
     
     
     
    would love to hear more!
     
  15. Mython Contributor
     
     
     
    Price is now listed.
     

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