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

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Mython, Oct 14, 2015.
  1. Devodonaldson
    Or JUST this cable, no CCK MeloAudio 90 Degreee Right Angle DAC AMP HiFi OTG Cable to Micro USB Compatible with iOS Devices,PHA-1, PHA-2, PHA-3, Chord Electronics Mojo, Hugo 6 Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PM3V2KT/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_9HCpDb5BWKG43
  2. kayLF
  3. Devodonaldson
    Granted, I don't know if you're stacking, but a case and 3m dual lock works great
  4. Daniel Johnston
    Don't forget about the iPod touch. Smaller and thinner than an iPhone. It doesn't have all the extra cellular/GPS and other bits you don't need. And, in a pinch, still has an audio jack.
  5. Devodonaldson
    No coax from iPhone. You get 16/44, and 24/96 for the Masters files. That will work, or a lightning to micro USB cable if you plan to stack
  6. ScuseMe
    Question, please.

    If I supposedly purchased a Japanese 70's FM Tuner like a Pioneer/Marantz/Kenwood

    Could I connect its RCA output to a Mojo coax input? Would the signal be compatible and/or strong enough?

    Lastly, does a cable exist?

  7. miketlse
    The Mojo coax input is digital, so if you are referring to a tuner analogue output RCA socket, the answer is no.
    If you are referring to a tuner digital output RCA socket, then @Rob Watts is the best person to advise, because your tuner will predate the SPDIF standard, which the Mojo uses.
    If instead you bought a 80's FM tuner with optical output, then you should be ok to connect it to the Mojo optical input.
    Hope this helps.
  8. GreenBow
    RCA out is analogue. All inputs to Mojo are digital. ………. No you can't.
  9. ScuseMe
    Excellent. Thanks for the quick response regarding my question.
  10. miketlse
  11. GreenBow
  12. BzzzzzT
    My Mojo has develop some not so low level static noise. Does anyone know a fix or the component responsible for the constant static noise. I think I remember reading that this was a problem. It sounds like maybe a transistor to me. This is my 2nd mojo in two years so I am not wasting any money on it besides buying a component to fix it. I'm done. I don't mind de-soldering a bad SMD component. My O scope is acting up otherwise I would try and find whats wrong. I love this DAC, but it has been unreliable for me so I'm not willing to invest much more into it.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2019
  13. miketlse
    Maybe an output capacitor has failed. @Rob Watts any thoughts?
  14. BzzzzzT
    bad mojo.jpg

    I figured out kinda what was wrong. The battery swelled and appears to have damaged something on the board (will dispose of the battery properly). Chord already graciously replaced my first Mojo (same problem). I am going to call this a loss and move onto something else. I don't think the Mojo battery could handle being a dedicated computer DAC. I did not have the money for the Hugo so I attempted to make the Mojo my dedicated DAC. I don't think the battery could take it.
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  15. adeseaso
    My condolences.

    I love Chord but feel the desktop solution at the $1k mark or below is missing in the lineup.

    I found an open box RME ADI-2 DAC a few weeks ago at a good enough price to try and it's an immense upgrade to a Mojo or Hugo 1, as much as I've enjoyed the Mojo and Hugo 1 it's a "hearing your music for the first time again" kind of detail difference. I'll just stick to the RME for a few years and see if Chord wants to compete in the reasonably priced desktop category. I'm sure the Qutest and a good HPA is at the same level and possibly better, but that's too many boxes and too much money just to get rid of the battery power.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2019
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