Campfire Audio Solaris 2020. Chord Mojo 2. Finally the Chord Poly. While it took me a while to configure the set up with my iPhone wondering if the forecasted aural bliss was ever going to happen and then……. The sound came streaming to Poly, processed by Mojo, and all I hoped it would be thru my IEMs. Worth every penny.
When it works, it sounds amazing. Having trouble with Bubble UPNP connecting consistently, MALP works better but cannot stream Tidal or Quboz with MALP. I'm not streaming yet but most likely will start this year. Bluetooth works fine but doesn't sound as good as .wav files from the micro SD. battery life is just ok. Form factor is on the chunky side, but sound quality is warm and deep, with great extension and texture. Leather case needed to hold M/P together on the move. Google pixel 6 cannot browse Internet on cellular when connected to M/P wifi for access to micro SD, kind of annoying. It's quirky but the SQ is worth it, lots of options for playback too.
The Chord Poly is a great addition to the Mojo or Mojo 2 that allows the Mojos to add a micro-SD card reader and to stream from a variety of sources, including Roon, Qobuz, Tidal, internet radio stations, and other sources. Unfortunately, setting the unit up appropriately can take a fair amount of time, from reading the sparse PDF-only manual to searching the internet for the actual meat of how to do it. For instance, it’s not sufficient to simply insert an SD card with music files on them even if organized into albums. You have to manually create playlists or find an app for your particular smart phone that can create them, and even then it takes quite a bit of trial and error. The community of users can be quite helpful and friendly but it’s a shame that Chord doesn’t do as good a job at documentation as it does on making remarkable hardware. Similarly, to use some streaming services requires finding third party apps, again specific to your computer or smart phone, and getting them to find your Poly. The Roon integration is quite simple and painless if that’s the way you’d like to go. The battery life is quite long, as advertised. Overall, after getting all the set up working, it’s a wonderful addition to the amazing Mojos.