Originally Posted by ttl_ctrll
I just wanna say that this whole thread has marked the beginning of my search for ultimate sound quality. Thanks johneeboi
It's posts like these that get me out of bed every morning. You're very welcome.
Originally Posted by burnwaygta4
As I understand it for ipod 5G do not need high-pass filter? Just replace the capacitor? I use the headamp amb mini3.
diyMods to date have gotten by without the high pass filter. For safety's sake, it's best to do it with the filter as the capacitor will charge indefinitely without shunt resistance, possibly ruining your amp and/or headphones.
Did you ever find the answer? One user (vorax) mentioned bending the master/slave select pins down, but I'm not sure to what effect.
Originally Posted by psgarcha92
is there no diymod for the nano 5th gen?
if not, what should be done to find one?
You should give it a shot. Check iFixit's teardown and try and piece the puzzle together.
Originally Posted by i_djoel2000
so i have an iriver h120 right now, and i wanna ask something
say i want to mod the line out. will the digital out still work? because the line out and digital out occupy the same output jack. this is my only iriver so i don't want to risk it unless i can confirm the validity of this mod. lol
Any luck? Did you take the adventurous route and find out on your own? ;)
Originally Posted by erasertom
Thanks to all who posted, have read almost all 2465 posts. Very informative.
Just started my own 30GB 5.5 imod with internal caps, been meaning to to this for a while.
Replacing the hard drive with an iFlash CF Adapter and a 32GB Kingston CF, and introducing two Elna Silmic II 47uF/6.3vdc caps into the signal path. Using 30AWG solid silver, teflon coated wire. Soldering with Cardas Quad Eutectic solder.
Excepting any missteps, how many hours should it take to complete? I have moderate skill level.
Being meticulous, it could take up to two hours. I usually take about an hour from start to finish.
Originally Posted by normalwrong
im looking for some capacitor to put on my LOD,
i saw a guy using 220uF 25V Elna slimic II capacitor (Huge!!!)
Do u guys if any suggestions if i wanna put the capacitor outside the dock?? which will bring be the best sounding?
The limit is really up to you. We've seen massive boxes enclosing RCA jacks and 5" long capacitors, and the original diyMod used a box of Tic Tacs as an enclosure taped to the back of the iPod with a hole drilled in the back plate. Depends on how portable you want it to be.
Originally Posted by natx
Hope I'm not too late for the party. I'm rather confused about the capacitors.
If I can get my elna caps inside the iPod does that mean I don't need to have them on the LOD?
So sorry for this noob question but the many pages have got me all confused (some just wire straight out to the 30 pin and then put the caps in the LOD, so if I do pin out > wires > caps > 30 pin do I still need caps in my LOD?)
Thanks in advance! (=
You don't need the caps in the LOD. What's important is that there are capacitors in series with the signal path at all. The one set will do, so you don't need caps in the LOD.
Originally Posted by erasertom
Awesome mod. Thought about it for a while, finally pulled the trigger.
Just under 90 minutes from open to close. Burned in for 80+ hours.
Awesome, equals cd quality output with my lossless files on this mod.
Anyone with basic+ solder skills can manage this mod, a 10x magnifier
was the key to an easy time with this mod. Practice on a dead logic board
prior to the real thing.
I desoldered the coupling caps near the DAC, the inductors near the dock,
and the capacitors that comes right after the dock inductor.
Wanted to, just because.
I also love the CF conversion, the player is much quicker to navigate. silent too.
Battery play is 10 hours+
The CF conversion is really the cherry on top. Better sound quality, lighter iPod, greater battery life. Love it.
Originally Posted by klazzera
hello folks, as the thread got too crowded, i didn't have chance to read all the pages. i have four clear questions:
on the ipod nano 1g,
1-) can i use THESE capacitors right after the dac? if not, can you give me an affordable alternative?
2-) do i need to place a resistor after the cap, before the amp?
3-) where can i get the ground around the dac?
4-) can i get the line out right after the smd caps without bothering for some external caps?
5-) does headphone amp connected to line out has better soundquality than ipod's 3.5mm jack?
1) You can use those caps. Electrically, they're more than sufficient. It depends on where you're putting them.
3) You can just use the dock ground from the iPod, pins 1, 2, 15, 16, 29, and 30. We had one diyModder separately wire two grounds together in his diyMod, and then he spent a long time trying to figure out why it was malfunctioning constantly. :\
4) Then what kind of diyMod are you making? That defeats the purpose. We're replacing the capacitors with our own higher quality ones.
5) Depends on if you connect the amp to the 3.5mm jack. The dock and the iPod have the same analog signal output except that the dock is simply one with the volume maxed out. I'd say they're equivalent, but you may hear otherwise.