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

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Mython, Oct 14, 2015.
  1. stephen0351
    Crazy! no way Im paying $175 for a cd, lol. so I guess Im seeing that there was no real benefit to buying the WM1A, had I of know I get same quality on my iphone I wouldnt have bought it, I thought I was going to get awesome better quality on the WM1A, lol, oh well live and learn
     
  2. Sonic Defender Contributor
    Diminishing returns mate, diminishing returns.
     
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  3. baiyy1986
    New Sony turntable can rip vinyl,which support dsd, I think it’s 300 or something now,that would be a better choice than 175 bucks for one single cd.
     
  4. Mython Contributor
    Honestly, standard CD (AKA Redbook) 16 bit 44.1khz (and .flac files of the same resolution) really do sound surprisingly good through Chord DACs. So much so, that I would be more concerned about finding a well-mastered version of an album rather than whether it is higher res than Redbook.

    DSOTM is available very cheaply on CD - e.g.: www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004ZN9RWK


    If you want to find the best mastered CD version of this album, that is generally considered to be the Japanese 'Black Triangle' pressing, but it's as rare as hens' teeth, to purchase (it does exist in .flac format, in the shadowy regions of cyberspace, but I wouldn't recommend taking that risk).


    Some further reading, on the topic of .DSD:

    www.head-fi.org/search/6715205/?q=dsd&o=relevance&c[user][0]=394072&c[p][sonnb_xengallery_photo][focal]=0&c[p][sonnb_xengallery_photo][iso]=0&c[p][sonnb_xengallery_photo][aperture]=0
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2018
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  5. stephen0351
    thanks all! I found a “Japan black triangle” copy of dsotm in Germany for $70 shipped so I got it

    Just for general knowledge is it best to find digital remastered versions of albums for high res devices? I pretty much only listen to oldschool classic rock
     
  6. WarrenR
    I'm having a weird issue with foobar and asio with windows 10. Sometimes when I stop playing music the globe that indicates sample rate changes from redbook to another colour (orange I think) and ASIO fails to work brining up a foobar error box. I have to change foobar settings to WASAPI, play a track to get the globe to change to red and then go back to ASIO in settings.

    Has anyone has this before?
     
  7. Deftone
    16.44 is high resolution, find the original U.K. first press CD, rip to WAV and play back through a Chord DAC. You won’t care about 24/96 or DSD from there onwards.
     
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  8. musickid
    how many taps in mojo? can't find answer anywhere. i know they run half speed of hugo.
     
  9. fiddlestickers
    I got sick of the Apple cable crapshoot, and decided I had waited long enough for Poly to mature - So I bought a Shanling M1 and updated the firmware so I can use Hibylink app on my phone.

    It's great! 200gb of FLAC on an SD card, and it's been rock solid so far. The only downside is that current firmware doesn't allow power auto shut-off.
     
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  10. theveterans
    Effective 26000 taps, same as Hugo. If Mojo runs the same speed as Hugo, it would've had 52000 taps
     
  11. musickid
    i thought if mojo runs same speed as hugo you still have 26k taps but here they would be fully utilised. not a doubling of taps.
     
  12. theveterans
    ^ It's twice as much as Hugo, but run at 1/2 speed so 26K effective taps
     
  13. musickid
    so is it 52k taps in mojo or more like hugo 2's 49k somin?
     
  14. Deftone
    Around 50,000
     
  15. Deftone
    I think the exact number is still unknown for Mojo but iirc Hugo2 runs same model FPGA as Mojo but this time its running at 101% with 49,000 taps at full speed and 10 element pulse array.
     

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