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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. Duncan Moderator
    For clarity / the record, ALL of my opinions are based on using the JH Layla, which is a seriously fussy IEM with its crossover network, 12 drivers etc. etc. so, this may well be why I'm noticing quite a pronounced difference in tonality between the two devices?!
     
  2. audionewbi
    crossing fingers........


    Thank for you your help, no rush :)
     
  3. uzi2
    Rob has said that the power output is the same as Hugo.
    There is no separate amp section with the Hugo or Mojo, so they are equally capable as desktop preamp.
    The Hugo does have RCA outpus to make the connections simpler, but they are equal to the the headphone outputs.
     
  4. Uncle E1
     
    until someone can measure it ... volume may be the same, what about current [​IMG]
     
  5. raypin
    mmm.......just a caution to the chorus of praise: the Mojo may be the equal (debatable) or close to  but still inferior to the Chord Hugo (also debatable) , but what is missing is PERSPECTIVE. The Chord Hugo is a much older product than the Mojo. So, any impression putting the Mojo alongside the Hugo, in terms of SQ,  is TEMPORARY, i.e., until Chord launches the NEXT version of the Chord Hugo. By that time, I fully expect Mojo owners to feel the strong urge to upgrade to Chord Hugo 2.0. lol!
     
    Similarly, when the much-cheaper-than-HE-1000   Edition X is finally released, many will be saying the same thing. It will ignite a debate between current HE1K owners and soon-to-be Ed X owners.
     
  6. Duncan Moderator
    FWIW, I put the two on different paths (as alluding to in my past analogy) - the MoJo is pocket friendly, and feisty, the Hugo is backpack friendly, and refined - personally, for my own on the go life, I can tell now that what I was missing in the Hugo is there on the MoJo, the same will equally be true for some others, and - completely the opposite with others further still - part of what keeps this hobby entertaining :)
     
  7. mscott58
    Hey gang - Think it's worth starting another thread - "Best portable source for the Chord Mojo"
     
    Cheers 
     
  8. tin427
    Any reason why there are two headphone jacks?
    maybe balanced signal under secret condition[​IMG]?
     
  9. jlbrach
    The differences between high end DAPS is more subjective than anything else nowadays....I have the schiit Yiggy at home and have been using my Hugo on the go when on trips etc and IMHO the Yiggy is better but it is a marginal difference....my guess is the Hugo will remain marginally better than the Mojo but i may be wrong...as for the HE1000 and the new HE-X coming out I would guess the difference between the 2 will be greater....all i know is the HE1000 is the best can i have ever heard and i have heard most of the high end cans.....
     
  10. raypin
    mmm......no. I think it is just a nifty product feature to enable Mojo owners to share music. Think of it as being more sociable. Also, it makes A/B comparison of headphones/earphones  so much more convenient. Nothing new: all the Chords have it.
     
  11. audionewbi
    I get a far better results when I listen to hugo using headphones, I think maybe is going to me more iem oriented?

    The picture of ultimate ears reference monitor pairs with mojo is so tempting.
     
  12. Rob Watts

    The earlier prototypes had less current than Hugo - 0.2A RMS. But last Feb we were with Nelson (Malaysian distributor) and I showed him the prototype. He brought some headphones, and we compared it to Hugo - and it was bad, a lot of clipping from Mojo, none from Hugo. It so happened (luckily) Nelson gave us possibly the only 8 ohm headphones on the market Final Audio Pandora.
     
    So I upgraded the current to match Hugo, its the same 0.5A RMS. To do this I used 6 small OP transistors in parallel as size would not permit use of the large devices I use in Hugo.
     
    Mojo development had some weird fortuitous events - the first time we showed the prototype happened to use the only 8 ohm headphones that would show problems - and the day we were deciding on the design Xilinx emailed me with a new FPGA that would enable Hugo performance but with the needed power, and happened to be in production just in time for Mojo. 
     
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  13. NZtechfreak
    So, does it sound great with the Pandora Hope VI now, after that fortuitous meeting? It's one of the headphones I'm likely to pair with the Mojo.
     
  14. Rob Watts

    Yes its fine now. It was a simple problem of not enough current.
     
    Rob
     
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  15. NZtechfreak

    I always make sure to keep a very low impedance set of cans/IEMs around to check for current-related clipping, good catch!

    (usually that's with smartphone headphone outputs, which sometimes fail spectacularly there)
     
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