2go streamer/server brings both Ethernet and
wireless streaming, plus 4 TB of microSD card storage to the award-winning Hugo
2 DAC/pre/headphone amp; 2yu digital interface turns 2go into a
2go is more than just an
enabling device for Hugo 2, however. Chord Electronics has also developed 2yu,
a digital interface that connects to 2go to provide four digital outputs (USB,
optical, coaxial and BNC), effectively making 2go and 2yu a standalone Chord
Electronics streamer/server, to be used with any compatible DAC
or digital-input device. This means the 2go/2yu duo can also benefit from the
Hugo M Scaler’s 768kHz upscaling.
Crucially, when using 2go
with Hugo 2, (once charged) 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 artifacts.
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.
2go brings the benefits of both
wireless convenience (2.4GHz Wi-Fi and A2DP Bluetooth) plus 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.
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. Based around a
powerful triple-core audio processor, 2go’s proprietary streaming circuit has
been skilfully engineered into a slender chassis which offers Micro USB
charging of the internal batteries, a power on/status/battery/network
indicator, 2x 2 TB-rated SD card slots, a Gigabit Ethernet port and an IR
window; an internal voice engine also allows for audible status information.
Set-up is via Chord Electronics’
well-established Gofigure configuration app which is also being upgraded and
streamlined for Android users. The updated version (due early 2020) will
feature simplified, intuitive operation for fast and efficient set-up, a
new fast Wi-Fi configuration option, plus a new Bluetooth LE configuration
In order for 2go to perform as a fully functional streamer, a connection with Hugo 2 (DAC/Preamp/Headphone amp) or 2yu is required.
Internal battery with up-to 8hr playback. Desktop mode activated upon insertion of Micro USB charging cable).
Long-range 2.4GHz WiFi
Bluetooth 4.1 A2Dp
Connect to (allows 2go to connect to an existing 2.4GHz WiFi network)
or Hotspot mode (activated within the Gofigure app, which allows 2go to
broadcast its own WiFi network with SSID and password in the
eventuality that the device cannot connect to a static network).
Gigabit (GbE) ethernet
PCM and DSD Support:
44.1kHz – 768kHZ (16bit – 32bit) | DSD 64 to DSD 256 (via DoP)
File format support:
ACC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, OGG VORBIS, ALAC, WMA, MP3 and more…
Initial setup, configuration, and updates:
Via free Gofigure app available on iOS and Google Play store
2x Onboard Micro SD card slots (up-to 4TB of total storage)
Roon (Endpoint), DLNA (server and render), AirPlay, Bluetooth audio (A2DP), Tidal, Qobuz, Internet radio and more coming…
1.5m 5v 2a Switching Micro USB Power Supply
Get started with 2go guide