Wednesday, December 9, 2015

MOJO: The most advanced DAC technology launches in the Philippines!

Mojo - Your Music. Just Better!

 STUDIO-GRADE SOUND QUALITY FOR SMARTPHONES AND CONNECTED DEVICES:  Chord Electronics, with their exclusive distributor Beyond Innovations, Inc, has launched Mojo, a British-built headphone amplifier and DAC that enables smartphones and connected devices to deliver recording-studio sound quality from any headphone (Php 30,990).
However, this is my 1st Techie Event Blog to write and I was so fascinated and overwhelmed with the product,
it launches last
 Dec.3, 2015 at JBL Sound Gallery at
Bonifacio High Street, BGC, Taguig!!!

To tell you more about my experience and the presentation.
Here is a preview of MOJO specs aka: Mobile Joy

 Chord Electronics, a world leader in digital audio, has launched Mojo. A contraction of ‘Mobile Joy’, Mojo is a headphone amplifier and DAC (digital-to-analogue convertor) that empowers smartphones to deliver music content at up to studio-master-tape quality. Mojo enables this due to Chord’s advanced proprietary digital signal processing technology.  Low-cost, widely available apps, such as Onkyo’s HF player (iOS and Android), now make high-resolution music file playback easy from all smartphones. Mojo connects to these devices digitally, processing the files using the most advanced conversion technology available, to deliver genuinely unrivalled sound quality to up to two pairs of headphones.  Mojo is entirely designed and manufactured in England using British expertise. It distils 27 years of high-performance audio know-how into a single mass-market device designed to empower the smartphone. Mojo is the most advanced device of its kind in the world.

Mojo Features:
 Mojo was designed for the music loving Smartphone owner.
 It is powerful, but small and comfortable to carry.
 It works with your iPhone, Android or Windows phone... Also DAPs.
 Mojo is also compatible with your Mac, PC, or Linux computer.
 Mojo has three digital inputs - USB, Coaxial, and Optical.
 Mojo charges in just 4 hours to provide up to 10 hours use.
 You can use any pair of headphones with Mojo, from 4Ω to 800Ω.
 With two 3.5mm analogue outputs you and a friend can listen too!
 Mojo plays all files from 32kHz to 768kHz and even DSD 512.
 Mojo is fully automatic and remembers its last used settings.
 Its case is precision machined from a single solid block of aluminium.
 Mojo is entirely designed and manufactured in Great Britain.

Technical specification:

Digital inputs 1 x Micro
USB 768kHz/32-bit capable
1 x 3.5mm jack
coaxial 768kHz/32-bit capable
1 X Optical Toslink
192kHz/24-bit capable Outputs
2. x 3.5mm headphone jacks
Charging 1 X Micro USB
charging port  Output power @1kHz: 600 ohms 35mW; 8 Ohms 720mW
Output impedance: 75m ohms
Dynamic range: 125dB
THD: @3V 0.00017%
Weight: 180g
Dimensions: 82x60x22 (LxWxH mm)

Ofcourse, I was glad to meet the Digital Designer of Mojo named Rob Watts.

From JBL Sound Gallery, We transferred to Bo's Caffe near JBL, to accomodate bigger crowd. However, the presentation goes smoothly as he discussed the MOJO designed started in 2012,
 its features and MOJO PCB.
Demo and comparison between normal
Music without MOJO and with mOJO..
It was done to
Exhibit a soothing and distinct
 depth & clarity of music. 

Here are some descriptions of MOJO:

It offers three different high-resolution digital inputs: Micro USB, optical and a 3.5mm coaxial input. Input selection is fully automatic: if more than one input is active, they are prioritized as USB first, coaxial second and optical third.  A Micro USB to USB cable is supplied with each Mojo and 

Chord Electronics will be offering consumers a range of approved, low-cost connecting cables for iOS devices and various other digital connections.  Fast charging  Mojo utilises new high-temperature battery technology, giving much faster charging (up to twenty hours’ faster than competitor units). A full charge is reached in just four hours via USB, giving around ten hours’ playback; Mojo's charging Micro USB port has a battery status and charging indicator light, too.

Compact, portable, aircraft-grade aluminium
  Mojo’s ultra-compact form, based on Chord’s award-winning Hugo platform, has been designed to be easily operated with no confusing or superfluous switches. Its simplicity means anyone can enjoy high-end sound quality straight out of the box. 

Mojo's casework is machined from solid aircraft-grade aluminium and has a hard, fine Matt-black finish that does not finger-mark.    High-resolution file playback 

 Mojo is capable of playing all of today’s music formats, including the very latest high- resolution standards. It can deliver breath-taking realism from any digital music file: PCM; WAV; AAC; AIFF; MP3 and FLAC. It is designed to work with all smartphones and music players and covers specialist high-resolution formats such as DoP DSD files: DSD 64; DSD 128 and DSD 256. 

Mojo’s three high-resolution digital input options comprise optical (to 192kHz), plus Micro USB and RCA (mini-jack) which operate at up to an incredible 768kHz. 

Proprietary technology  Mojo uses the new Artix-7 FPGA chipset from Silicon Valley’s Xilinx, making Mojo the most advanced DAC of its type on the planet! Unlike other audio products, that process digital files using crude off-the-shelf chips from Asia, Chord uses an FPGA — a programmable circuit that enables its skilled engineers to directly implement its own digital audio expertise, making Mojo unique in the marketplace. 

 Spherical coloured buttons  Mojo uses spherical buttons for power on/off, volume control and file frequency information. The spheres illuminate and cycle through a range of rainbow.

Also, Here are some photos of
BGC, Taguig.
Cool glass designs of speakers, 
bluetooth mini speakers,
Headphones and Stereo Devices!!!

Mojo sells for Php 30,990 and is available now
  Contact Kristel or Karen for others  Pricing and Availability.

 Available in the following JBL showrooms and stores:   

 A. Refinery in UP Town Center – Level 2 (7185135) 
 A. Refinery in Ayala Center Cebu – Level 3 (987017)  
Egghead in Robinsons Galleria – Lower Ground Floor (6310431)  
JBL Digital Dreams - 3rd Floor SM North EDSA Annex (216-4985)
  JBL Acoustical Space - 4th Floor Cyberzone SM Megamall Bldg B (919-6012) 
 JBL Sound Gallery - B3 Bonifacio High Street (799 9344) 
  JBL Kiosk - 3rd Floor TriNoma (959-3552) 

 Chord contacts for publication  
Tel: +639164687272



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