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post #31 of 82
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Originally Posted by bansal98 View Post
Hi Vinnie:
If, (for some pervert reason), I connect low-impedance phones to line-out of an iMod iPod , will there be bass fall-off? In other words, will it maintain the square wave under 32ohms or 24ohms load?

Hi bansal98,

The iMod is not intended to drive headphones without a headphone amp. The modded output that goes to the 1/8" stereo jack is a line out, NOT a headphone output. Ideally, the input impedance of the next stage (preamp, power amp with volume control, headphone amp, etc.) will be above 5k. Just about all of them are.

Best regards,

Vinnie
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post #32 of 82
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Vinnie, thanks for the detailed reply. I have used "Lossless" to rip CD's, and that seems to make a remarkably small difference in comparison to AAC 320; less than I would have thought. What HAS made a difference is trying a different interconnect. I recently borrowed a Crystal Cable Piccolo which made a fairly substantial difference in sound compared to the Kimber Kable I had been using. Not only was the sound smoother, which I expected, but the bass was more weighty and faster. Now I'm going to be accused of selling Crystal Cable, no doubt, but truthfully it is extremely impressive. It also is very expensive, and scary thought, this is the bottom of the Crystal Cable line! Either way, the combination of Imod and Crystal Cable brings the Ipod up to an absolutely stunning source. I will say my CD has MORE bass, but not better bass; but I think the IMOD with the Crystal is absolutely better sounding. Time to get a new CD player, undoubtedly. Also, as you suggest, there may be more reasonable, but excellent sounding interconnect, but there's no doubt that the Imod is good enough to reveal differences amound good interconnects and great ones. Finally, again, I have been struck by how well AAC 320 works, there seems little reason to use up 2-3 times the space with lossless. What I will do, maybe, is use lossless on particularly complex well recorded CD's where it has greater chance of a difference than on a blues CD recorded in the 60's.
post #33 of 82
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Originally Posted by skilover View Post
I have no idea what would happen if you inadvertently plugged a cable without the cap into the Imod and plugged it into an amp--if it would just sound bad, or if something could get broken. Also, would the capacitor somehow discharge if it didn't remain plugged into the circuit--again, I don't know.
But is the capacitor at all needed?!?

See this interesting thread for a discussion on this:

Coupling Caps, do we really need them, find the answer here!
post #34 of 82
I found that with both my iMod iPods, the bass was much fuller after 100 hours.

I have an iMod iPod connected to a Krell Preamp, driving a Sunfire II Signature amp, driving B&W Nautilus 800 signatures (the big guys). $30,000 worth of stereo equipment being driven by a $400 iMod. And the sound regularly SHOCKS people. No one can believe it's an iPod. I have to explian to them that it's not a normal iPod, which aleays makes them glaze over, but it really is amazing that suck a small device can sound to good in the context of a high-end stereo.
post #35 of 82
an ipod powering b&w 800's yeah it would shock me enough to kick the hell outta you. them rob you. well its whatever you like to listen too. but damn that like caviar on mighty white.
post #36 of 82
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Originally Posted by dirge View Post
an ipod powering b&w 800's yeah it would shock me enough to kick the hell outta you. them rob you. well its whatever you like to listen too. but damn that like caviar on mighty white.
Remember, this is olny when I'm not playing LP's or SACDs...
post #37 of 82
Since we are talkin about the iMod...
I know that Vinnie have previously iMod'ed the iPod nano, but I have seen no word of it lately. How come?

Click image for source thread.


/me really want one.
post #38 of 82
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
Remember, this is olny when I'm not playing LP's or SACDs...
heh sorry mate, but sometimes i feel hifi nuts would use an electron microscope to measure their ****s.

damn nice speakers tho
post #39 of 82
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Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
Since we are talkin about the iMod...
I know that Vinnie have previously iMod'ed the iPod nano, but I have seen no word of it lately. How come?

/me really want one.
me really want one too!!

vinnie, does it take an impossible amount of time to mod the nano? i just wanted to get an idea as to how difficult it is. looks like you have to drill a hole off the side of the nano.

anyways, i wouldn't mind paying 200 bucks to get an imod for my nano. maybe you can offer the mod by saying that you can't guarantee the turn around time and you'll only work on it when you have nothing else to do... frankly, i wouldn't mind waiting 3 months for you to mod an 8gb nano...
post #40 of 82
Maybe for the 5G, it'll be this odd limitation where you can only have the 30GB HDD, but you need the 60GB metal backing, to add more room.

Just a thought, but it seems too simple, and I'm sure Vinnie thought of it already.
post #41 of 82
why do you need to mod 5g ipod anyways... the imod has more space, therefore as 1.8" harddrives improve, you'll be able to fit more music, such as the upcoming 120gb 1.8" from Seagate. you'd spend more on a newer ipod too.. i don't mean to offend, but i'd rather get a Kenwood HD30GB9 than a 5th gen iMod. you'd spend pretty much the same amount for the same sound quality and probably less hassle for vinnie...

edit: an exception would be the nano. i already have a nano and i'd kill to get it modded. it would make me actually bother to get a big expensive itank!
post #42 of 82
well what i don't know is if vinnie can do an imod on a nano, which is small as hell, then what is really stopping him not to mod any other types of ipod. i mean i am sure that there is some kind of major soldering involved which could potentially make our ipod not work... so i would understand if vinnie doesn't wanna take that risk. well i just wanted to know the reason...
post #43 of 82
Wow. My comment about it seeming like an advertisement was really misinterpreted. Now, I probably should have said "reads like an advertisement" (I admit that), but I'm sure that if the iMod had been some new product/service that no one a head-fi had ever heard before and a first time poster wrote this review, most people would think that it was an advertisement; that's what I was getting at. Anyone remember what happened with the introduction of the Yuin earbuds?

I have read many threads about the iMod and would not expect Vinne to pay some one to do an advertisement. I plan on getting an iMod myself, anyways.
post #44 of 82
He obviously have iMod'ed the iPod nano in the past (see picture above).
But according to the Red Wine Audio website he currently only mod the 4G iPod:
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** We only offer the iMod for all 4th Generation iPods (black/white screen and the iPod Photo units) **

The 4th Gen. iPod uses what we have found to be the best sounding DAC of all the iPods...the Wolfson WM8975. We do NOT offer the iMod for the new iPod Video units (5th gen.), or any of the other iPods (Mini, Nano, older units).
Seem like the cause is that the 4G iPod use a DAC which Vinnie think is the best one.

But if this is the case, then I don't understand why he no longer mod the 1G iPod nano, since it use the exact same DAC as the 4G iPod. A Wolfson Microelectronics WM8975.

Hopefully Vinnie have a good reason not to...
post #45 of 82
It has to be all about the size factor, apparently.
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