Introducing 2Go and 2Yu Music Streaming Solutions
Thu, 13 Feb 2020
Bluebird Music today announced two upcoming new music streaming products from Chord Electronics, the 2go and 2yu. Both products make their worldwide debut at CanJam New York February 15 and 16, 2020.
2go is a high-performance streamer / server that transforms the Hugo 2 into a full-featured Wi-Fi- and Ethernet-enabled device.
In addition to its music streaming abilities, because 2go has up to 4 TB of SD card music storage it also is functions as a high-capacity digital music server (using MPD). When being powered from its battery alone the Hugo/2go delivers the ultimate in purist audio.
2go contains highly advanced miniaturized electronic engineering and is the most technically and sonically advanced compact music streamer available today.
Wireless convenience (2.4GHz Wi-Fi and A2DP Bluetooth) combine with the stability and performance of wired (Gigabit) Ethernet connectivity, the latter offering set-up-free plug and play operation. 2go also benefits from comprehensive audio interfacing and offers Tidal, Qobuz and Internet radio playback with Spotify (and others) earmarked for the future. 2go is also Roon Ready, offers gapless audio and DoP/Bit Perfect support, as well as being fully DLNA-compliant (server/renderer) and AirPlay-ready.
A key feature of 2go is its 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; 2go convenience-switches between all its inputs automatically, giving a seamless user experience when playing music from different sources or even streaming services.
2yu is a digital interface that connects to 2go effectively turning the 2go2yu into a full-function standalone music streamer / server.
2yu offers four digital outputs so it can be connected to any DAC or any other device with a digital input, and it can be connected to Chord's own Hugo M Scaler / Hugo TT2 to create a state-of-the-art streaming system.
2yu connects directly to 2go to add TOSLINK optical S/PDIF, coaxial and BNC (both 75 ohms) digital outputs, plus a cleverly integrated USB-A output.
2yu boasts 2,000 MIPS (million instructions per second) of processing power, an integrated sample rate converter, plus a low-jitter audio phase lock loop. Highly flexible in its potential applications, 2go with 2yu is also ideal for installers wishing to create a discreet remote Roon streaming solution: the duo can be wired into an Ethernet port to provide streaming to a system in any room. 2yu alone can also be used with PCs and Macs via USB to create a high-quality USB-to-digital-audio convertor for audio.
Like 2go, 2yu is also hand-made in the UK using aircraft-grade aluminum and the same high-quality manufacturing processes inherent in all Chord Electronics products. Like the Hugo 2, 2yu features four polychromatic spherical controls governing output selection, power, mute and dim functions.
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Pricing and Availability
2go and 2yu are both hand-made in the UK using Chord's trademark aircraft-grade aluminum and available in silver or black finish. 2go will retail for $1,295 US, ($1,695 Canadian) and is expected to begin shipping in USA and Canada by the end of February. 2yu will retail for $595 US, ($749 Canadian) and is expected to ship in March 2020.