Chord Electronics introduced its first-ever music streamer and internet radio named the Chordette Index. The high-performance network music player will find and play stored music, whether on NAS, a network computer or a USB drive and is compatible with almost any format including: FLAC; WMA; AAC; WAV and MP3. Index also offers internet radio using the vTuner service, which currently gives more than 10,000 commercial-free stations and over 15,000 related podcasts.
Exceptional sound quality has been achieved by Chord Electronics’ engineering team, thanks to their world-renowned expertise with D/A conversion and DAC production. The unit’s internal DAC chipset has been optimized for sublime sound quality and benefits from its own highly accurate discrete crystal clock generator.
Full control of the Index using a tablet computer or smartphone is available (with full colour artwork, track information etc) as the unit supports many of the major control apps on the market. In addition, there’s a high-quality 128×64 dot matrix LCD display coupled with simple, four-way navigation keys that enable users to easily orientate the unit’s menu system. An infrared remote control is also provided.
The Index offers both Wi-Fi and wired Ethernet functionality and benefits from a comprehensive range of connectivity options, including a fascia-mounted USB input, digital coaxial and optical outputs, plus RCA analogue outputs. Its compact dimensions and DLNA technology make it easy to install anywhere in the home enabling users to quickly start enjoying high-quality streamed music and internet radio.
Price and Availability
The Chord Electronics Chordette Index Network Audio Player will be available from the end of February 2012 for £990.
|USB media player||Play USB storage including memory sticks or HDD storage|
|LCD display||128×64 dot matrix|
|Control||Infrared remote control or via smartphone/tablet PC app with full cover art display, track listings etc.|
|Internet radio||vTuner service with over 10,000 internet radio stations and more than 15,000+ related podcasts. Browse by genre or by location. Streaming support: HTTP/MMS|
|Audio output||(Analogue) RCA L/R; (Digital) Coax and Optical|
|Network||(Wireless) high-performance 802.11b/g with WEP/WPA encryption, WPS; (Ethernet) 10/100, RJ45|
|Player||Digital Media Player (DMP DLNA 1.5)
Digital Media Renderer (DMR DLNA 1.5)
Repeat and shuffle features
|Formats supported||MP3, AAC-LC, WMA, LPCM, WAV, Real Audio, FLAC|
|Power supply||12V 1A 2.1mm connector. 100V – 240V 50/60Hz 1A wall adapter supplied|
|Dimensions||160 x 70 x 40mm (WxDxH)|
About Chord Electronics Ltd – www.chordelectronics.co.uk
Chord Electronics Ltd is a world-leading manufacturer of high-end audio products, based in Kent, England. Since 1989, Chord Electronics has been creating some of the planet’s finest hi-fi, home cinema and professional audio equipment. A technology-driven innovator, Chord Electronics continues to deliver excellence through exemplary audio engineering, cutting-edge design and a true aesthetic understanding.