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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

I'm wondering if anyone has found the diyMods (with Gen 4 Photo) to be somewhat bass light and shallow mid vocals? It seems treble forward and somewhat more sibilant. I'm using the Elna's 6.3V 47uF.

 

I've got my line-out to the headphone jack instead of of the charging connector if it makes any difference. The only resistors I removed are on the mainboard L/R lineout.

 

Anyone? Do you find your diyMods bass-light?

post #2507 of 2999
I made a new one and it sounds great. Pics to be added soon. Remaking lod to include micro USB.

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I plan to try to diymod a 5.5g iPod. However there's something I'm confused about from reading this thread and the tutorial stuff: Is a headphone amp absolutely necessary? I plan for my diymod to attach the connection straight to the existing headphone jack, what happens if I plug headphones straight into the jack? Do I still get sound? Can I still control volume from the wheel? Is it better than the stock or is absolute trash without an amp?

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I plan to try to diymod a 5.5g iPod. However there's something I'm confused about from reading this thread and the tutorial stuff: Is a headphone amp absolutely necessary? I plan for my diymod to attach the connection straight to the existing headphone jack, what happens if I plug headphones straight into the jack? Do I still get sound? Can I still control volume from the wheel? Is it better than the stock or is absolute trash without an amp?

Hi djpharoh

 

You will need an amp with this since it mods the line out, the headphone jack remains unchanged. The amp will then allow you to control the volume output.

post #2510 of 2999

So on a 5.5g iPod you HAVE to go through the line out dock connection, you CAN'T go through the headphone jack? Cause from what I've read so far each player has 3 options: output through headphone jack, output through line out (with either internal caps or LOD caps) and drill through hole in case to for a pigtail which seems to bypass both. Am I wrong in thinking all options apply to all players used in this thread? And if it is in fact possible to connect the DAC directly to the existing headphone jack in the 5.5g iPod, what happens? Will I get this messy blast of loud sound with no volume control? Is it possible for an entire internal mod with no need for an LOD or an amp and still get a boost in sound quality, that leaves the functionality of the player perfectly intact?

post #2511 of 2999

An amp boosts the power and volume of a signal. the diyMOD, no matter if you do it through the headphone jack or the Line Out needs an amp for volume control. If you use the click wheel for volume, you aren't bypassing the internal amp, which is the whole point of the diyMOD. Also, the 5.5 Gen iPod is a bit hard to do the internal caps and headphone out as the output. Never heard of it done, but the capacitors are extremely important. Don't leave them out or you may break something

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Originally Posted by djpharoh View Post

So on a 5.5g iPod you HAVE to go through the line out dock connection, you CAN'T go through the headphone jack? Cause from what I've read so far each player has 3 options: output through headphone jack, output through line out (with either internal caps or LOD caps) and drill through hole in case to for a pigtail which seems to bypass both. Am I wrong in thinking all options apply to all players used in this thread? And if it is in fact possible to connect the DAC directly to the existing headphone jack in the 5.5g iPod, what happens? Will I get this messy blast of loud sound with no volume control? Is it possible for an entire internal mod with no need for an LOD or an amp and still get a boost in sound quality, that leaves the functionality of the player perfectly intact?

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Also, the 5.5 Gen iPod is a bit hard to do the internal caps and headphone out as the output. Never heard of it done, but the capacitors are extremely important.

It's been done. You need an iFlash adapter so you have room for the capacitors.
http://www.tarkan.info/20090113/tutorials/modding-audiophile-meets-ipod-diymod/all/1

I plan to do that myself, but need to figure out how to make the wiring much shorter (I'm going to use 26 AWG UP-OCC Cryo-treated silver wire, extremely pricey).
post #2513 of 2999

I thought you need thinner cables than that to do the diyMod best. (30?)

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Originally Posted by LosNir View Post


It's been done. You need an iFlash adapter so you have room for the capacitors.
http://www.tarkan.info/20090113/tutorials/modding-audiophile-meets-ipod-diymod/all/1
I plan to do that myself, but need to figure out how to make the wiring much shorter (I'm going to use 26 AWG UP-OCC Cryo-treated silver wire, extremely pricey).
post #2514 of 2999
You're probably right, however I couldn't find a decent 30 awg silver cryo treated wire. Suggestions?
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Anyone offering this service in the US of A? I live in Orlando, Florida.

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Anyone ever try this mod for the 1st Gen iPod Touch?

 

From what I can tell it has the same chip

 

I would also be interested in info on other mods to this model.

post #2517 of 2999
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Originally Posted by daveclarkvibe View Post

Anyone ever try this mod for the 1st Gen iPod Touch?

 

From what I can tell it has the same chip

 

I would also be interested in info on other mods to this model.

 

Go back to to the front, 1st post. There's links & guidelines to the models.

post #2518 of 2999

iModding nano 1g is great because if you broke it you can simply send back to apple and they will replace it with nano 6g =D

post #2519 of 2999

After much reading, I'm still a little confused.

 

If I were to do a diymod on a Ipod Touch 1G, I can't access the HPO too? Have to use an amp to bypass the internal amp?

post #2520 of 2999

I have had the 80gb 5.5 sitting around since it first came out and it has been used well with RockBox. However, I think I want to try the DIYMOD including a larger SSD hard drive (preferably 240). This thread is impressive and I am planning to go through it, but is there a WIKI including a list of parts needed (HD's and caps...etc). Sorry if I missed it in the thread.

Thanks in advance. 

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