Chord Electronics 2go Now Available

Posted on 28th April, 2020

Chord Electronics 2go Now Available

Chord Electronics' 2go streamer is now available to buy.

The revolutionary streamer/server from Chord Electronics is designed to transform the Hugo 2 DAC into a fully-featured network music player and streamer.

Chord 2go and Hugo 2

Announced in December, debuted in January and revealed at The Bristol Hi-Fi Show in February, the new £995 2go streamer/server introduces high-resolution streaming to Chord Electronics' multi-award-winning Hugo 2 DAC/headphone. The compact Hugo 2 addition also brings with it 2x 2 TB-rated SD card slots for digital storage and playback. So, as well as Wi-Fi and Ethernet capable streaming, the 2go enables Hugo 2 to become a portable, high-capacity solid-state digital music server (using MPD).

Based around a powerful triple-core audio processor, 2go's proprietary streaming circuit has been skilfully engineered into a slender chassis.  Additionally, thanks to its on-board battery, playback can be enjoyed without any nasties brought in through mains power.

Chord 2go and Hugo 2

As well as 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, 2go also offers A2DP Bluetooth for wireless operation. However, for those wanting perfect stability and plug-and-play service, wired Gigabit Ethernet is the winner, here. Set-up is via Chord Electronics' recently refreshed Gofigure app.

Chord 2go

Also, 2go plays nice with a comprehensive list of audio sources including Tidal, Qobuz and Internet radio playback with Spotify (and others) earmarked for the future. Furthermore, 2go is Roon Ready and so offers gapless audio and DoP/Bit Perfect support, as well as being fully DLNA-compliant (server/renderer) and AirPlay-ready.

Hugely convenient is 2go's auto-switching input function. Every audio interface is always on, therefore switching between inputs is as easy as hitting 'play' on the chosen control point app. This is a neat feature that gives you a seamless user experience when playing music from different sources or even streaming services.

Like all of Chord Electronics' hardware, 2go is handmade in the UK and shares the same aircraft-grade aluminium casework, along with design cues from the Hugo 2.

Price and Availability

2go £995 (Hugo 2 is priced at £1,800).

For more information, check out Chord Electronics.

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