Chord Electronics’ 2yu Ready 2go

Posted on 20th July, 2021

Chord Electronics’ 2yu Ready 2go

Chord Electronics' 2yu digital interface is now available and, with the 2go, creates a networked audio bridge.

The Chord Electronics 2yu digital interface was announced back in February 2020 and has been designed for the company's 2go streamer/server. Together, they create a network bridge to be used with DACs, DAC-equipped A/V devices and, of course, Chord Electronics' Hugo M Scaler.

Chord 2yu

The 2yu/ 2go network bridge offers high-resolution streaming from wired Ethernet and wireless sources (using 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi or A2DP Bluetooth), including such popular streaming services as Qobuz, Tidal and Internet radio; the combination is also Roon Ready.

Chord 2yu

Additionally, it can utilise 2go's 2x 2 TB-rated SD card slots to become an audiophile-grade music server, says Chord Electronics.

Chord 2yu

2yu sports several connectivity options, including optical, S/PDIF coaxial and BNC (50 and 75 ohms, respectively) digital outputs, plus a “highly flexible” USB-A output.

Chord 2yu

The 2go/2yu also benefits from gapless audio, DoP/Bit Perfect support and AirPlay support and is fully DLNA-compliant (server/renderer). 2yu boasts 2,000 MIPS (million instructions per second) of processing power, automatic downsampling (for use with sample rate-limited legacy DACs), plus a low-jitter audio phase lock loop.

The 2go/ 2yu pairing can be controlled by any of the popular UPnP apps available for Android and iOS devices. Chord Electronic's own Gofigure adds additional set-up convenience, management features and a library playback option. 2yu's handmade aircraft-grade aluminium casing also features four polychromatic spherical controls for output selection, power, mute and dim functions.

Chord 2yu

Of course, the 2go/2yu combo will receive over-the-air firmware updates when they occur and ships with Chord Electronics' latest 2go update, which introduces new radio-listening and SD card album playback features, plus improved stability. The new firmware follows the release of the latest version of Gofigure, Chord Electronics' set-up and configuration app companion.

Chord Electronics' 2yu is available now and priced at AUD $1,100 / NZD $1,195 RRP. To create the network bridge, you will also need the 2go (AUD $2,200 / NZD $2,195).

Visit Chord Electronics for more information

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