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I've recently acquired an ALO Island DAC/amp, and while I don't know if it will work with the CCK (I suspect it won't without external power) I've posted the "lsusb" output from a Linux system in the Island thread when dcginc asked if it could be powered by the CCK. I noted that it requested 500ma, so it probably wouldn't work with limited power from the CCK. shipsupt then suggested I post that information here, I guess for completeness.    So here's the original post,...
I don't know if this will be helpful or not, but here's everything my computer will tell me about the Island. It does say that it requested 500ma from the computer, which is too high for the CCK, is it not? Unless they specifically engineered a mode into it where it will back off on it's request, I suspect the iPad will complain that it draws too much power. It was also news to me that it is an XMOS device. I guess it's not surprising, but I don't think ALO was forthcoming...
 See, that's why it says "Junior Head-Fi'er" under my name. Sorry for the ill-informed response.  Maybe I'll try to pick up a CCK in the next few days and see if it works with my Island.
 Since there is no battery in the Island, it can not be run from a device that can't provide USB power.
 Heh, I just realized that this might be the recording, not the equipment. I just learned that Can's "Flow Motion" and "Saw Delight" are binaural recordings, so I gave them a shot on the headphones. Wow, no "right between the ears" sound on those albums (well, at least not unless it was intended to be there.) I guess I have a lot to learn about headphones. I'll probably waste half of my free time reading Head-Fi from now on (and the other half with my eyes closed and the...
Greetings Head-Fi.   Not sure exactly what goes into an "Introduction" post, but I was instructed to make one after registering here, so here it goes:   I've been into Hi-Fi for at least 15 years, but have always had a loudspeaker-based setup. I've currently got 300B SET monoblocks powering high efficiency speakers in the listening room. But, I don't want to go into too much detail, it is head-fi, not speaker-fi, after all.    I figure I should probably explain my...
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