Welcome Mojo, the world’s most advanced portable digital to analogue converter DAC/Headphone amplifier. Thanks to technology derived from our Hugo series units and Dave reference converter, our little powerhouse, that’s just the size of a pack of playing cards, will not only make your music sound better, but will effortlessly drive any pair of headphones – wherever you are, no matter what.
Mojo is the ultimate portable DAC/Headphone Amp that allows you to hear more from your headphones – anywhere. A multi-award winner, you can pair Mojo with your Smartphone, tablet, music player, DAP, games console, PC, Mac, or almost anything that allows audio out via USB, Optical, or Coax. Most importantly, whether you’re at home of on the go, you can experience up to eight hours of music playback meaning that you’ll never be caught loose and when you need to recharge you’ll be back up and running in only four hours when you use a 2A charger.
Because Mojo is designed and built in England using only the finest components, using the world’s most sophisticated machines, with a solid CNC milled aluminium shell with fun globe style LED indicators, you can be sure that Mojo still retains Chord Electronics renowned reliability, build quality, and tank proof aesthetic. But when you combine this with the latest trickle down FPGA DAC technology from the Hugo series and Dave products, Mojo is an unbeatable pocketable device that offers Hugo like performance for a fraction of the cost.
Chord Custom FPGA DAC
8 Hour Battery Life
768kHz Micro USB Input
Separate Micro USB Charging
768kHz Coax Input via Jack
192kHz Optical Input
2x Headphone Outputs
Line Level Mode (3v RMS)
Supports 800Ω Headphones
Supports up to 768kHz
DSD 256 (4x/11.2MHz) Capable
DSD via DoP (DSD Over PCM)
CNC Aluminium Chassis
1x Micro USB capable of 32-bit, 768kHz and DSD256 1x 3.5mm Coaxial Jack (Mono plug minijack) capable of 32-bit, 768kHz 1x Optical TOSLink capable of 24-bit, 192kHz 1x 1 Amp Micro USB Charging port input
2x 3.5mm Headphone Jacks
Output Power @ 1kHz - 600Ω 35mW Output Power @ 1kHz - 8Ω 720mW Output Impedance 75mOhms Dynamic Range 125dB THD @ 3V: 0.00017% Weight 180g Dimensions
What can I plug into my DAC?
DAC's will usually have a number of inputs. Coaxial and Toslink Optical are the most common, while USB is still also very common.
The Optical and Coaxial connections can have a CD player, network streamer, television, dvd/blu-ray disc player, game console, and some computers.
The USB input can handle pretty much any kind of computer, or a phone with the appropriate adapter (OTG for android, Camera Connect Kit for iOS devices).
What is a DAC?
Every digital device with an analog output has a Digital to Analog Converter of some kind. In the case of phones, televisions, and computers, they are usually stuck on as an afterthought, or just to do the job of creating analog sound to be amplified and played through speakers.
Having a standalone DAC is a worthwhile investment in any modern Hi-Fi system, essentially all the circuitry involved in creating that signal you can hear from the 1's and 0's is housed in its own box, with usually a much better design than what you would find in your television or computer.
A DAC can be useful to connect digital devices to an analog amplifier if the amplifier doesn't have digital inputs. Or if you are after a cleaner, more refined sound.
Things to listen for in higher quality DAC's are separation of sounds (how well you can hear a single voice or instrument in the mix of all the others), "textures" of sounds (raspyness of a bow being drawn across the strings of a double bass), or the clarity of echo's and quiet noises among loud instruments.
How do I use Mojo with my Hi-Fi Stereo system?
Depending on what inputs your amplifier has, if it has a Minijack (or often labeled AUX) input, a simple minijack cable is required.
If your system has RCA inputs only, using a 3.5mm to RCA stereo adapter, or cable will solve this issue.
When powering Mojo on, press the 2 volume buttons at the same time to push the volume of the Mojo instantly to line level volume.
Can I charge my Mojo and play it at the same time?
BUT, because the Mojo is so compact, with a powerful amplifier built in, and a very powerful battery, it can get very warm.
Using a high current fast charger can make the Mojo run very hot while in use. It will shut itself down if it gets too hot, for its own protection. The Mojo will not run excessively hot when it is fully charged but still plugged in. Using a 1A or less (500ma) USB charger can keep it from getting too hot.
What can I plug into Mojo as a source?
The Mojo has 3 inputs. A Micro USB port, an Optical Toslink port, and a 3.5mm Minijack Coaxial port.
The Micro USB port can be used from a computer (Mac, PC), an Android Phone (more on this later), or an iOS device (iPhone, iPod, iPad) via a CCK (Camera Connection Kit).
The Optical Toslink Jack can be used with anything with a Optical Output, such as a Television, network streamer, CD player, Blu-Ray/DVD Player, or Game Console.
The Coaxial minijack requires an adapter, or a specifically made cable, as the coaxial standard is usually an RCA plug. But devices you can plug into this are CD players, Blu-Ray Players, Network streamers, and some computers.
Why should I Buy a Mojo?
Using Mojo with either your headphones/earphones or your Hi-Fi system will improve clarity of sound drastically.
What is Mojo?
The Chord Electronics Mojo is a compact, portable Digital to Analog converter (DAC) and Headphone amplifier. Mojo, standing for "Mobile Joy", is designed to be used on the go with your mobile phone, or Digital Audio Player.