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Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Mython, Oct 14, 2015.
  1. miketlse
     
    I will hazard a guess that the reduced speed is to minimise the amount of heat that is generated internally by the Mojo.
    However only Rob can tell you the definitive answer.
     
    I had missed Mythons reply.
     
  2. Mython Contributor
     
    No need for anyone to get upset; your subjective opinion is as valid as anyone else's subjective opinion [​IMG]
     
     
    With that said, are you aware of Rob's commentary on that aspect of musical presentation?
     
     
     
    I'm not saying that to 'defend' Mojo - psychoacoustics is an extremely subjective thing; there's no getting away from that fact.
     
    I'm just quoting the above, as an interesting perspective on the topic.
     
    I read a review of one of Rob's very early DAC designs, and the reviewer made an interesting remark that he feels one way in which vinyl can (subjectively) differ from digital audio reproduction is in (what he perceives as) a more-centralised presentation, and, as a fan of vinyl, he liked the way Rob's DAC sounded (to his ears) closer to the presentation he subjectively appreciates, in vinyl audio reproduction. Please bear in mind that this review was for a DAC long before Mojo, but the remark was nonetheless interesting.
     
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  3. Sound Eq
    thanks for the perspective,still wishing its sounstage was wider but totally appreciate the mojo which makes everything sound so good
     
    since we are talking about sound stage, I noticed something which I appreciate if anyone can answer.
     
    Sometimes when I watch a movie and a song comes along in the movie which I have in my library, the sound stage of the song in the movie is wide and so amazing compared to the same song i have on cd. There are so many songs that come in movies that I wish that the cd have the same mastering and huge wide sound stage. 
     
    Are they using a special effect to achieve that perception in songs in movies and if yes does anyone know how they do it, as everything sound so deep and wide and the bass, mids and highs are engulfing me from everywhere, unlike the poor perception i get when i play the same song from cd on my same home theater that i watch movies on as well. ( both listened on my home theater but the song in the movie sounds so much better than my when i play it on cd )
     
  4. miketlse
     
    Probably a lot to do with movies having the sound split into multiple channels for 5.1, 7.1, 9.1, atmos etc.
    If you like the wider soundstages, have you tried listening to any of remixes of 1960s and 1970s prog rock band albums that have been performed by Steve Wilson? These remixes include both stereo and 5.1 versions of their albums, all on the same DVD or Blu ray disc. 
     
  5. Wyd4

    There is software called "out of your head". You could try the demo of that and see if you get the same effect/desired effect. I don't use it myself, but have done and it works very well
     
  6. bikutoru

    That's the reason 2Qute exist. It was designed without a battery and with regular RCA connectors.
     
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  7. Peaceofmind
    If you crave the wide sound stagings that only come with omnidirectional speakers (and I do, the speakers really do disappears as a source) may I direct you to Ohm Acoustics and their Ohm line of speakers.
     
  8. GreenBow
     
    As far as I remember, I think I read that the Hugo TT does have a battery. I think I read it on the What Hi-Fi review. ...I can't recall for sure but I think I they may have said the Hugo TT can run portably. I really can't remember though, and I think it's more to do with power supply.
     
  9. SearchOfSub
    Can anyone recommend a good 3.5 to Quarter inch plug adapter to plug my headphone into Mojo quarter inch headphone jack. Thanks in advance.
     
  10. theveterans

    FURUTECH F35G
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    High quality gold strike plating that is incredibly scratch and wear resistant compared to other connectors in my experience. On the expensive side, but worth the money.
     
  11. Mython Contributor
     
    Personally, I would avoid using a solid adapter.
     
    I realise it has a nice short signal path, but there is too much risk of causing too much accidental leverage upon Mojos 3.5mm jack.
     
     
    Instead, I would use something like Sennheiser's adapter:
     
    http://en-uk.sennheiser.com/accessories--adapter--jack-plug--gold
     
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  12. x RELIC x Contributor
    Grade mini works very well. My Audeze adaptor died within a week.

    https://www.amazon.com/Grado-Mini-Adaptor/dp/B001DK1ZVO/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_pdt_img_top?ie=UTF8
     
  13. Traveller
    TGIF !!! [​IMG]
     
    This evening I really wanted to hear some music on my home system. I'd plan on listening to some vinyl as my CD Player, an older Meridian, is currently somewhere in England getting repaired (...hopefully). I went to spin up my turntable and (long-story-short) looks like that will be the next thing to get sent off for repair... [​IMG]
     
    That only left me with one other option...
    ...Plan B! [​IMG]
     
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    p.s. I eventually swapped out the iHP-120 (DAP) for my Smartphone to enjoy some hi-res goodness, but it wasn't particularly photogenic... [​IMG]
     
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  14. SearchOfSub
    Holy crap that McIntosh tube amp looks nice.I'm sure it will sound even nicer! Love the kimbre cables too. I think they are most performance/value for speaker setups, I cuurrently have some in my Hugo speaker setup.

    Happy listening :)
     
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  15. SearchOfSub
    ty all for the headphone adapter recommendations. Have LCD 2.2 (non fazor) coming in soon to pair with Mojo. Will leave impression.
     
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