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post #3076 of 3082

Can I do the capless mod directly to the lod of an ipod 5.5 with a fiio l9 lod, a topping nx1 amp and a pair of shure se215? (I know that it's better if I upgrade my setup, but right now I don't have a job and to be honest I neither have any kind of soldering experience).

post #3077 of 3082
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Originally Posted by Omegart View Post

Can I do the capless mod directly to the lod of an ipod 5.5 with a fiio l9 lod, a topping nx1 amp and a pair of shure se215? (I know that it's better if I upgrade my setup, but right now I don't have a job and to be honest I neither have any kind of soldering experience).
If your amp has a capacitor to block DC, then go for it, else the amplified DC will do some damage to your earphone.
post #3078 of 3082

Don't know. I just asked in the amp thread... however, what's the difference in your mod between the se and the balanced one?

post #3079 of 3082
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Originally Posted by Omegart View Post
 

Don't know. I just asked in the amp thread... however, what's the difference in your mod between the se and the balanced one?

No difference. Differences are balanced or single ended termination.

 

If you mean the differences between iphd mod and diymod, it would be the cabling for grounding/-ve path. For diymod, the bypass and cabling are done on the signal path only while iphd mod is for both +ve and -ve path. However for iphd mod, the player will not be able to play on stock or original rockbox firmware and require custom rockbox firmware.

post #3080 of 3082
I asked in the topping thread and they told me this:
"They're 1uF polypropylene with 0.1uF PP bypass caps that will block DC but, because the input impedance is high, they won't cause too much low-frequency roll-off."
"The NX1 is is 0.5dB down at 20Hz, which will be inaudible. Yes, you could remove the output caps on the iPod since the NX1's input caps perform the same function. But it looks very fiddly."

I think I'll go for a direct-out diymod capless. Anyway, if the music volume is too low can I add the cap in the lod right? Any raccomandation for the wire or other thing?
Edited by Omegart - 2/13/15 at 12:10pm
post #3081 of 3082
I got a NOS iPod.

Do you think I should MOD it?
Or should I buy other new version player instead?

I don't know DIYmod.
If you think I should MOD it, what is the best option I could have now?

Thanks so much
Edited by modic - 2/21/15 at 2:41am
post #3082 of 3082

Hi,

 

here [http://redwineaudio.com/mods/imod] they offer an Ipod mod. Since they mod it via a “custom dock connector”, I assume they are offering the classic diyMod (with external caps).

 

Now, is really what is claimed there, that is

 

IMod improvements over stock iPod:

 

Increased resolution of fine detail
Better bass control and definition
A richer, more seductive midrange
Superior treble extension and sweetness
A larger more 3-dimensional soundstage

 

Product Features:

 

Exclusively for 4th, 5th and 5.5 generation iPods
Leverages built-in Wolfson DAC (same DAC used in many pricey CD players)
Bypasses iPod’s analog stage that was not designed for audiophile playback


 

Specifications:

 

iMod line out voltage: ~1.0 Vrms
Output impedance: < 1k
Battery life: Same as stock iPod

 

5th and 5.5 generation iPod:

 

Headphone jack remains unchanged, and can be used for headphones
iPod’s internal docking connector now outputs an audiophile-grade signal
5G / 5/5G iMods require ALO Audio iMod dock cable
Apple-supplied USB cables still support charging and music transfer"

 

achievable via the "portable" dynMod (with internal caps – such as Black Gate NX Hi-Q 6.3V 22uF or 47uF) illustrated at this link [http://www.tarkan.info/20090113/tutorials/modding-audiophile-meets-ipod-diymod]?

 

If yes, I am really interesting to mod my Ipod with internal caps, but I am not able to do it in my own. At this end, if there is anyone available to help me somehow, I will really appreciate it.

 

Thanks a lot.

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