Kent, England-based Chord Electronics has finally gone and done it — the Mojo 2 improves on the original, a TM Favorite DAC since its launch in 2015.
New for Mojo 2 is a USB-C input, welcome to 2022!, that joins the micro USB, optical, and coaxial (incl. dual-data if you decide to add Chord’s M Scaler) inputs.
But the bigger news is what’s going inside the Mojo 2, that can be summarized as Chord2. Up first is the new UHD DSP, the world’s first lossless DSP according to Chord, that allows users to tailor Mojo 2’s sound to taste by offering 18 steps of adjustment per frequency banding: lower bass, mid-bass, lower treble and high treble. Thanks to an improved noise-shaper and improvements to the 4e Pulse Array DAC, the Mojo 2 boasts greater depth and detail perception, lower distortion, and out-of-band noise. Eliminating the coupling capacitors found in the original Mojo, Mojo 2 offers greater neutrality according to the company.
There’s a new menu system for DSP control accessed through a fourth polychromatic polycarbonate control sphere (the little LED lit colored balls), the volume control offers greater range (from +18 dB to -108 dB) and greater control with low and high volume ranges, battery life is longer with faster charging, and Intelligent Desktop Mode comes with improved filtering and isolation for better sound when using wall power.
The friend friendly dual 3.5 mm mini-jack headphone outputs found in the original Mojo remain for v2.
The matching Chord Poly connects to the Mojo 2 too, adding a portable music streamer/player to the package. Nice.
The new Chord Mojo 2 is available now in your choice of black (or black) for $725.
Company Website: Chord Electronics