Chord Electronics 2go Portable Music Streamer & Player
Chord Electronics introduces the 2go Portable Music Streamer & Player, a device engineered to expand the functionalities of the Hugo 2 DAC/pre/headphone amplifier. This advanced product transforms the Hugo 2 into a versatile, network-connected device, offering both Ethernet and wireless streaming options, along with a substantial storage capacity of up to 4 TB via microSD cards.
The 2go streamer/server stands out as a high-performance device that elevates the Hugo 2 DAC into a full-fledged Wi-Fi and Ethernet-enabled device. This transformation allows for solid-state library playback, showcasing the renowned sound quality of the award-winning Hugo 2 DAC technology in the realm of network audio.
Key to the 2go’s appeal are its dual microSD card slots, each capable of accommodating up to 2 TB. This feature enables the Hugo 2 to function as a high-capacity digital music server, utilizing MPD for storage and playback. In addition to its streaming capabilities, the 2go ensures that all forms of digital playback can benefit from battery power alone, once charged, thereby eliminating the need for external power supplies and enhancing the purity of the audio experience.
The 2go is a testament to advanced miniaturized electronic engineering. In line with Chord Electronics’ tradition of using proprietary British technology in its amplifiers and DACs, the 2go, when paired with the Hugo 2, is arguably the most sonically advanced compact music streamer available today.
The device offers a blend of wireless convenience and stable wired connectivity. It supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and A2DP Bluetooth wireless technology, as well as wired Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for reliable, set-up-free plug-and-play operation. The 2go is also notable for its comprehensive audio interfacing. It supports various playback options, including Tidal, Qobuz, and Internet radio, with future provisions for Spotify and other services. Additionally, it is Roon Ready, supports gapless audio, DoP/Bit Perfect, and is fully DLNA-compliant (server/renderer) and AirPlay-ready.
A distinctive feature of the 2go is its auto-switching input function, which keeps every audio interface always on. This means switching between inputs is as effortless as selecting ‘play’ on the chosen control point app. This functionality allows the 2go to automatically switch between its inputs, offering a seamless user experience when playing music from different sources or streaming services.
In terms of technical capabilities, the 2go boasts a super-fast triple-core audio processor, long-range 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi streaming, and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. It supports playback up to 768 kHz and DSD 256, including DSD via DoP. Its solid CNC machined chassis, secure docking, and locking mechanism further enhance its durability and ease of use.
The device is designed for flexibility in operation, offering both battery and desktop mode. The internal battery provides approximately 10 hours of playback, and the automatic playback mode switching feature adds to its user-friendliness. Configuration and setup are managed through the Gofigure iOS/Android app, making it accessible and convenient for a wide range of users.
The Chord Electronics 2go Portable Music Streamer & Player represents a significant advancement in digital audio technology. It combines high-performance streaming and server capabilities with user-friendly features and robust build quality, making it an attractive option for those seeking to enhance their digital audio experience. For further inquiries or to schedule a visit to audition this groundbreaking product, Soundlux Audio warmly invites interested individuals to contact us, ensuring a personalized and informative experience.
PCM SAMPLE RATES:
44.1 kHz – 768 kHz (16-bit – 32-bit)
DSD64 – DSD256 (Quad-DSD)
Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz (for optimum stability)
Internal battery with up-to 10 hrs playback.
Desktop mode activated upon insertion of Micro USB charging cable.
UNIT DIMENSIONS: 50 mm (d) x 100 mm (w) x 21 mm (h)
UNIT WEIGHT: 159 g
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