INTRODUCING THE CHORDETTE GEM –
THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE WIRELESS BRIDGE BETWEEN PORTABLE DIGITAL MEDIA PLAYERS/PHONES AND YOUR HOME AUDIO SYSTEM
WIRELESS DOCK - WIRELESS DAC OR BOTH?
The Chordette GEM is one of the most unique and innovative products in the consumer electronics marketplace. Now, for the first time you can wirelessly stream digital audio signals without compromise in performance thanks to the Chordette GEM’s implementation of Bluetooth A2DP and a high-end digital to analog converter (DAC). Simply choose a Bluetooth enabled media player (e.g. iPhone with OS 3.0 or iPod Touch using OS 3.0), and activate the Bluetooth pairing procedure to login and wirelessly connect to the Chordette GEM and begin streaming music. Your source is not limited to only Bluetooth devices – in fact music players, like the iPod Classic can, with the use of a tiny Bluetooth adapter (available separately), stream their music libraries just as easily to the GEM. Additionally, laptop and desktop computers can serve up their stored music collections to the GEM. Connection to your audio system from the GEM is accomplished with a simple pair of RCA cables into an available input on your preamplifier or receiver. Excellent audio fidelity is realized due to the digital Bluetooth signal being extracted and converted to analog using an audiophile-grade DAC.
The GEM includes a USB input that provides a direct connection to the GEM’s DAC from the USB output found on computers and music servers. This method delivers ultra high fidelity results equaling or surpassing the performance of a high-end CD player. Additionally, the GEM will support sampling rates up to 24-bit / 96kHz necessary for high definition digital music files.
THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ALMOST ENDLESS
When using a smart phone such as the Apple iPhone 3GS or a WiFi based device like the iPhone or iPod Touch with 3.0 software the capabilities and features of the device are more fully realized. For example, both free and for-pay music subscription services like Pandora, Last FM, Rhapsody, Napster and Sirius XM are all capable of streaming content through the GEM with the highest fidelity possible. In addition to the music library stored in your device, you have unlimited access to content.
Your kids can use their iPod Touch/iPhone to play video games and send the sound effects through a stereo system to take their personal gaming to a whole new level.
Captive Music Content
Music Server content stored on your computer in, for example, iTunes (Mac/PC) can be processed by the Chordette GEM for higher fidelity due to the USB DAC. With all the excitement around the Bluetooth portion of the of the Chordette GEM, many people have overlooked the ultimate performance connection method. Using the GEM as a USB DAC has proved to yield truly incredible results allowing a MAC computer running iTunes to compete with CD players in the $2,000 price category! This is really exciting news as you can have an organized, searchable, performance platform without compromise. Connection to the Chordette GEM can be done via a USB cable for best performance or wirelessly via Bluetooth if your computer/music server is not in close proximity to the GEM. Adding the Apple Remote application to an iPod great way to achieve the ultimate in system control convenience.