28th April 2020, Kent, UK:Chord Electronics’ 2go, the revolutionary streamer/server designed to transform the Hugo 2 DAC into a fully featured Wi-Fi- and Ethernet-enabled network music player and streamer, is now shipping globally and is available to buy from the company’s international dealer network.
Announced in December, debuted in January and revealed (in Europe) in February, the new 2go streamer/server (along with the partnering 2yu digital interface) made its international debut at CanJam New York in January 2020, which was closely followed by the European launch at The Bristol Hi-Fi Show in February, which enabled show-goers to get ‘hands-on’.
2go introduces high-resolution streaming to Chord Electronics’ multi-award-winning Hugo 2 DAC/headphone and also benefits from 2x 2 TB-rated SD card slots for digital storage and playback, enabling Hugo 2 as a high-capacity solid-state digital music server (using MPD), all from a compact, space-saving and highly portable device.
All forms of digital playback can benefit from battery power alone, negating the need for external power supplies, expensive mains conditioners, distribution boards and cables etc., and removing the potentially degrading influence of AC mains noise and artefacts.
2go contains highly advanced miniaturised electronic engineering that, in keeping with all Chord Electronics’ amplifiers and DACs, uses proprietary British technology. It enables streamed and SD card-stored digital music files to benefit from Chord Electronics’ multi-award-winning DAC technology, found in the Hugo 2. Adding 2go to Hugo 2, effectively creates the most sonically advanced compact music streamer available today.