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

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Mython, Oct 14, 2015.
  1. Julienstanford
    Are you sure it’s an authentic CCK? There are clones that look exactly like the real thing.

    I use lightning to micro USB cables. They are much more convenient, cheaper, and last just a long.
  2. Light - Man
  3. jooonnn

    Yep, same cable ive been using since last year straight from the apple store (latest model). There is a chance this cable could be “bad” now, but i highly doubt it considering the history of shoddy ios updates that apple releases. I had it replaced mid last year by apple only to find it was an iOS 10 issue, so its a fairly new cable. Is anyone here running the latest ios version without issues?
  4. Julienstanford
    My new version CCK on iOS 11.2.2 with an iPhone 7 Plus still working. But the old version just stoped working for me last week.

    I’ve had two other CCKs (yes, in total 3) stop working for no reason. I for sure won’t buy them anymore. Seen I have better luck with the Chinese lighting to USB cables. You can find them for $10. They even work with my Aurender FLOW.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2018
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  5. jooonnn
    Ill swing by the apple store to get an exchange today and see if it helps. I hope it is not an iphone x specific issue
  6. maxh22
    I suggest you read this review from Darko:


    Unfortunalty it looks like the GCA has some issues of it's own..

    "Despite the electrical isolation of a TOSLINK connection, the Google puck serves up more treble glare than an unmodified Sonos Connect. Playing catch on an Airplay stream, the 3rd Generation Apple TV sounds better."

    There is also mention of a lack of gapeless playback if that's important to you. Since it uses custom software we cannot even be sure it plays audio bitperfectly so there might be some compromise there.

    A while back I was looking at the GCA myself but all these compromises held me back. The device is cheap as hell that's for sure. So if you wanna buy it, try it, and return it using a reputable store that's also an option.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2018
  7. x RELIC x Contributor
    The latest iteration of the 2Qute was announced at CES 2018, the Qutest. You can select 1V, 2V, or 3V output. It also has the Hugo2 DAC so it’s quite a nice update.
  8. Mython Contributor

    Yes, although iOS betas (and even recent full-release iOS 11) can (and often do) break external DAC functionality from iDevices, there are plenty of people successfully using iOS 11 with Mojo and other external DACs, in recent weeks.

    On the other hand, there are numerous examples (not just in this thread) of genuine Apple CCKs becoming faulty, with all sorts of confusion, disbelief, misappropriated blame to other devices, etc. etc., only for people to eventually realise that, yes, genuine Apple CCKs really do sometimes develop faults.

    In short, since iOS 11 is currently working well for many people with external DACs, your first port of call should be to an Apple store, to try a new CCK.

    I hope this works for you (I suspect it will), and please let us know how you get on, either way! cheers beerchug EMOTICON.gif
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2018
  9. Slim1970
    I have the X2HR and love the synergy between the Mojo and it. Bass is taunt and punchy, mids have very good presence and not to forward, the treble has very good clarity. In my opinion, they are a very good match for each other.
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  10. GreenBow
    Then the Chord Qutest, (the new model of the 2Qute), would suit you. It has output variable to 1V, 2V, or 3V. ... Three volts isn't that high though, for a lot of amplifiers in the price range of the 2Qute. .. They seem to operate at about 3V to 5V. Cheaper amplifiers like the Marantz PM6006 are set to 2.25V I think, or 2.5V. Mostly that information can be found on the manufacturers website, and by downloading the manual from there.

    I have the £600 Rega Brio (2017) , and it is specified for up to 10V on line level in.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2018
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  11. DavidW
    It is my experience that the Apple CCK cable lasts a few months before it gives out. Apple will cover it for a year, so just mark the date of purchase and seek a replacement if it breaks within the first year. The Apple warranty applies no matter where you purchased the CCK.
  12. canali
    anyone ever used their chord mojo as part of a tv/headphones setup?

    i am considering buying a nice pair of bluetooth cans (b&w px, sony 1000x md2) for late night
    tv listening (my lg oled has bluetooth pairing abilities)...

    but i first thought to save some $$$ and try an optical out from
    my tv into the chord mojo then into my massdrop fostex thx ebony cans first.
    i emailed chord, they said it would work...
    just wondering if anyone is using their mojo in this manner too?
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2018
  13. canali
    i posted on this much earlier: apple's cck are not the most robust...i was using it with my ipod touch/mojo/extender.
    and then swapping it out with a dragonfly red...the CCK doesn't like to be folded, unfolded much it seems.
    so now i keep the cck in a bent position even when removing the mojo, with an elastic holding it in place.
    so what i thought was an ios update was instead the cck dropping out due to the connection being broken inside.

    i'd be careful of the cheap asian cables...i tried that route, too...didn't fit into my mojo extender (if you have one)
    and the quality can suck....i took my broken cck cable back to apple almost a yr later...got a new one replacement for free.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2018
  14. fordski
    I have used my LG TV in that configuration with my Mojo. It works great. The only glitch I found is that there is a delay in the audio restarting when you pause something playing on the TV so you miss a bit of the dialogue. It's related to the optical output on the TV as it happens with my external speakers which also operate via optical output. I've since gotten a Poly and now just use the bluetooth feature on Poly/Mojo for my late night listening.
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  15. canali
    many thanks for this! saves me cash outlay for now (i've already spent alot as it is on upgrading to new gear: a new lg oled tv (getting it professionally calibrated this wkend),
    kef ls50w white speakers, matching white stands, svs sb2000 white subwoofer, yamaha yas 207 sound bar etc)..that's most of my vacation money spent for this yr, lol
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2018

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