Chord Mojo 2 – The new benchmark for portable audio!
With the new Mojo 2, Chord Electronics has launched the world’s first lossless DSP, setting a new standard for portable audio quality. Again. In the nearly 7 years since its predecessor was created, Rob Watts has reassessed, rethought and redesigned the original DAC/headphone amp with groundbreaking and world-leading technology.
- Unprecedented transparency
- Lively, spacious, dynamic and open sound
- UHD DSP
- Excellent volume control
- Great control and frequency range
- Perfect for both laptop and desktop use
- 4 Digital inputs
- Long battery life
- Efficient charging
New technologies and features
One of the many new features Mojo 2 enjoys is the revolutionary lossless DSP, the first of its kind in the world. This innovative “UHD DSP” is completely transparent, and it enables extensive tone adjustments across the frequency range without compromising sound quality. This makes Mojo 2 compatible with the wide range of headphones available today, regardless of their type and sound signature. At the same time, it makes it flexible with different source components and digital file types.
Another new feature is the menu system, which can now be navigated via a fourth button, and brings with it a mute function, four-setting crossfeed adjustments, a lock button function for travel, plus the completely lossless tone controls.
For even better functionality, the Mojo 2 even has four digital inputs, thanks to a new USB-C input. USB-C is available alongside optical, coaxial and micro USB, and two 3.5mm mini-jack headphone outputs allow up to two people to listen simultaneously. This makes it perfect for those long flights.
Better battery and charging
The Mojo 2 also features a much better battery, which can be charged much faster and with up to 75% less power loss. This makes for a much cooler and more efficient charge, and a better battery life, which is now up to eight hours.
Mojo 2 “Intelligent Desktop Mode” technology has also been improved, and now features an isolated battery and a redesigned PSU that supports battery-free operation without any loss of sound quality.
The new DAC/headphone amplifier has now also been DC-coupled with a digital DC servo. It benefits from an enhanced WTA filter, which offers a whopping 40,960 taps using 40 DSP cores. This term is an indicator of how complex the interpolation filter is, and in addition there is also an enhanced noise shaper, which provides greater depth and detail perception and lower distortion and noise. The new coupling capacitors also make it possible to achieve much greater neutrality.
The world’s first UHD DSP
The new fully transparent UHD DSP offers an accuracy that no other DSP is capable of. It uses 104-bit custom DSP core running at 705/768kHz and has extensive internal noise shaping, which enables it to deliver complete transparency by preserving the filtering of ultra-small signals.
The unique UHD DSP also allows fine-tuning across the entire frequency range with 18 steps of adjustment per frequency range (lower bass, midrange, lower treble and high treble). The volume control is also improved from +18 dB to -108 dB, and a new four-setting crossfeed function suddenly brings the same spatial effects you experience when listening to speakers.
With the Mojo 2, Chord Electronics has outdone itself again, and if you’re looking for the very best DAC/headphone amp on the market, you should treat yourself to the Mojo 2.