Already with the successful HUGO, Chord has proven that its superior D / A converter technology is also in good hands in a mobile device.
With the new MOJO, the British are now laying and presenting an even smaller, even more portable headphone amplifier on the go.
MOJO stands for "Mobile Joy" and the name says it all: MOJO offers the ultimate in mobile music enjoyment! The unmistakable Chord design housing is just 8,2 x 6 x 2,2 centimeters tall and milled from one piece of aluminum. Ready to use, the MOJO only weighs 180 grams.
Despite its compact size, the MOJO has a powerful heart, so it can drive virtually any headset on the market (4-800 Ohm).
The converter electronics is a real world first. Because in MOJO works with the Xilinx Artix-7 the very latest FPGA chip, which offers even more processing power than the previous generation. This enables a high-precision D / A conversion, which would be well suited to many stationary devices. Through Micro-USB and the electrical digital input (mini jack), the MOJO even accepts music signals with fabulous resolutions up to 768kHz / 32bit, plus DSD256!
Like all Chord products, MOJO is made entirely in the UK, mostly by hand. For that reason alone, he sets new standards in terms of price-performance ratio.
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With inferred technology from its high-end DACs, Chord has managed to create a compact and awesome USB headphone amplifier housed in a massive block milled housing, with color LEDs indicating operational status. Where most other manufacturers turn to off-the-shelf components, the digital signal processing of the battery-powered Mojo, as well as the converter chips that handle sample rates up to 768 kilohertz and even master DSD256, are based on proprietary developments from the manufacturer. And the device has even more potential, as Chord has announced extensions for SD memory cards, WiFi capability and Bluetooth. A better mix of versatility, sound quality and value is currently hard to find.
EISA Award won!
from the press release:
Hamm / Maidstone (UK), 15.08.2016:
The high-profile EISA jury with members from 22 European countries agrees: the Chord MOJO is and remains the best mobile D / A converter and headphone amplifier.
The Mojo is based on Chord's unique transducer technology, which does not rely on a pre-built solution from a chip manufacturer, but uses its own proprietary and programmed algorithms. That's why the MOJO battery-operated headphone amplifier offers unprecedented sound quality while on the move and can even put many larger and more expensive converters in the field, even in stationary applications.
This also honors the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) and honors the Chord MOJO with the coveted "BEST PRODUCT" award in the category USB-DAC / Headphone Amplifier. The EISA jury praises, among other things, the large format compatibility of the "pocket-sized, super-powerful Chord USB headphone amplifier" and points out that "a better mix of versatility, sound quality and value for money will be hard to find".
With the MOJO, Chord has succeeded in further miniaturizing the technology of the successful HUGO. It receives music data from the mobile phone or hires player via micro-USB, optical or electrical digital input and processes resolutions up to 768 kHz / 32 bit (via USB). Equipped with two headphone jacks and the load-stable amplifier, the mobile small power station drives even top-of-the-line headphones effortlessly and guarantees true high-end sound on the go
1x Micro-USB (PCM to 768kHz / 32bit, DSD256); 1x electr. Digital input (3,5mm mini jack, PCM to 768kHz / 32bit, DSD256); 1x opt. Digital input (PCM to 192kHz / 24bit, DSD64); 1x Micro-USB (charging only)
2x 3.5mm headphone jack
|DIMENSIONS (BXHXT) IN MM||
82 60 x x 22
|WEIGHT IN KG||
Output power: 35mW (at 600Ohm), 720mW (at 8 ohms); Output impedance: 75 mOhm; Dynamic range: 125dB; Total harmonic distortion: - 0.00017%
2 years at registration acc. Chord conditions, battery 1 year
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