CHORD MOJO 2
Chord Electronics says that its new Mojo 2 portable DAC has ‘lossless DSP’. “This is the first of its kind in the world,” said
Rob Watts of Chord. “The innovative new UHD DSP is fully transparent, enabling comprehensive tone adjustments across the frequency range without any degradation in sound quality.”
The most obvious improvement is the introduction of a menu system. Navigated via a new (fourth) control sphere, the menu brings a mute function, a four-setting crossfeed adjustment and a button-lock feature for travelling. Another obvious improvement is the addition of a USB-C data input, bringing the complement of digital inputs up to four. Two 3.5 mm mini-jack headphone outputs allow up to two people to listen simultaneously. Other improvements include more precise control over volume and bass, midrange and treble adjustments.
Watts says the new Mojo 2 has greatly improved battery management, thanks to a new FPGA-based battery-charging system. “This tech brings much faster charging rates, coupled with a huge 75 per cent reduction in power loss for cooler, more efficient charging,” he says. “Capacity is up by 9 per cent, resulting in better efficiency and improved battery life, which is now better than eight hours.”
The Mojo 2 is now d.c.-coupled with a digital d.c. servo and has an improved WTA (Watts Transient Aligned) filter, now offering 40,960 taps using 40 DSP cores. An improved noise-shaper is said to enable greater depth and detail perception, while greater neutrality is said to have been achieved through the elimination of coupling capacitors.