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

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Mython, Oct 14, 2015.
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  1. GreenBow

    Some line-outs transfer SPDIF also. I think that's what people are talking about. My Meridian Explorer has such a socket. I am thinking of testing the Mojo with the SPDIF signal from my ME. I want to make sure it's not a Mojo that hisses on optical or coaxial whichever it is. Very confusing.
    I am not sure but I think people are saying a standard 3.5mm to 3.5mm jack cable will do it. I have one of those so I could be set up to try it.
    I think I am wrong here but I hope someone will clear it up. To confuse matters more there is coaxial SPDIF and optical SPDIF.
  2. headwhacker

    ok to make it simple, you can't send analog signal to Mojo. But using the 3.5mm stereo cable via coaxial will work.
  3. muah
    i have not seen 3.5mm to 3.5mm Coaxial cables. Those i have seen are 3.5mm to RCA. The one i use for Hugo was BNC to RCA.

    Maybe it is do-able, since it is just sending digital signals, one positive and one negative.

    The jack that comes with dX90 is 3.5mm one end, goes into DX90, and the other end is RCA, so unless one gets an adapter, it will not fit the MOJO. Hugo has RCA on the other end so that will work.
  4. muah
    or an ipod touch with CCK.


  5. Duncan Moderator
    Sorry if this has since been acknowledged, went forward a couple of pages and didn't see a response...

    Anyhow, the optical cable, the end that looks a bit like a headphone jack needs to go into the HEADPHONE socket of the AK, not the line out (which strangely doubles up as an optical IN for using the AK as a DAC,)

    Hope this helps, sorry if already answered.
  6. x RELIC x Contributor

    The cable transmits the digital signal. Coaxial output does not transmit analogue signals. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IN 3.5mm COAXIAL STANDARD CABLES IS IN THE SHEILDING AND TOLERANCES. The Mojo accepts the digital signal just fine and it is not analogue signal or it would not work. All the sampling rates are available. The pins in the jack ignore the third pole in a TRS cable. If the sampling rate light (power button) is on that means it's accepting a digital signal.

    I have it right here. It's working. It is the Mojo DAC and it is magical compared to the source. The Mojo simply does not accept an analogue input. I suggest you understand a little more about the input of Mojo, the output of coaxial jacks, the transmission of data or try it yourself before you continue posting inaccurate and confusing responses. I've already replied and shown the proof so I'm not sure why you continue to be persistent on a fact you do not know. Not all devices output coaxial signals with an RCA connection and as you can see the Mojo and X5 use a 3.5mm coaxial jack. That doesn't mean it's analogue.

    Observe this picture. It's coaxial out from the X5 (not line out or headphone out) and coaxial input on the Mojo. It works, it's cheap, and readily available. You may get RF noise as its not shielded but I hear none whatsoever. First hand experience.


    Edit: I should add that this will not work if you want to use the X7/X5ii/X3ii because the pins are different as they all use a shared line out with coaxial out. For that you need the proper cable made, make it yourself, or use the 3.5mm to RCA adaptors. If using the adaptors it's not so convenient, like in the pic below (from my review):

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  7. GreenBow

    Thank you for your thoughts. I just checked. The coaxial input on the Mojo appears 3.5mm. However the 3.5mm output on my Meridian Explorer is optical SPDIF; (I should have known this: slow day).
  8. x RELIC x Contributor

    It's one signal and one ground. Not voltage like in analogue.

    The RCA end is just a different connection. Doesn't mean it magically alters the signal from digital to analogue or vice versa. It's just a connection.
  9. gavinfabl

    Thanks everyone. I certainly can connect the Nexus 6P without OTG with the mix of cables currently in my possession. Just one problem, I was so tired last night, I left my Mojo powered on . Grrrrrrrr, so now its charging.
  10. purk Contributor
    I hope you are able to get it going.  The Mojo is really a sweet sounding portable DAC/Amp that punch way above its weight. 
  11. micropixel


    Ain't gonna look elegant but get you your music for now until you are able to get one custom made.
  12. gavinfabl

    Thanks, but don't worry, as the editor of gavinsgadgets.com , I get to review loads of phones. I have used the Mojo already and it totally rocks :) Just got the Nexus 6P to review at the moment and its a challenge.
  13. audionewbi
    The cases look great. I look forward to the accessories yet to come.

    My hope is chord will eventually release an app for mojo accompanying the mojo extended storage accessory that as been mentioned informally before. I think this will make alot of people happy.

    Currently apple sales a 128 GB ipod touch. Together with the extended storage add on this can possibly offer us over 300 GB of storage. we can easily use the camera kit cable which is widely available and honestly that will make it as good as a dedicated stand alone dap.
  14. salla45
    absolutely right. Ive just ordered one of each, ie the male to male jobby and the female to female.
    like you say its a clumsy fix but it'll do for now.
    In all honesty i am AMAZED that the manufacturers of the gear (eg Fiio, iBASSO, Chord, et al), don't give comprehensive options for various connection configs from their accessories departments. Providing the facilities to connect the things together would be pretty high on the priority list of requirements, I would have thought :) - i know they're competitors but surely there would be room to open a dialogue to get some mutual connections going?
  15. gavinfabl

    No I don't have this cable, but I have a feeling I am going to have to order this one.
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