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post #256 of 428
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Originally Posted by DLeeWebb View Post
After following this thread for months I just keep getting more confused as to whether I should get this product. I don't understand most of the technical jargon. I want to use my iPod as part of my home system. I don't want to use my Pico for this purpose. Should I be able to hook this up to my Rotel RSX-1058 or do I need to purchase a DAC unit to use it?
You don't need to purchase a DAC. The Rotel has a DAC in it. Just need a cable from the itransport to the Wadia.
post #257 of 428
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Originally Posted by stevenkelby View Post
You don't need to purchase a DAC. The Rotel has a DAC in it. Just need a cable from the itransport to the Wadia.
Thanks! I was hoping that was the case. I guess I have a variety of cable options...?
post #258 of 428
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Originally Posted by DLeeWebb View Post
Thanks! I was hoping that was the case. I guess I have a variety of cable options...?
No worries

You'll need a 75 ohm S/PDIF coaxial cable (not optical / toslink). It will go from number 2 here:



To one of the three digital coaxial inputs here, 5th, 6th and 7th "holes" on the 2nd row down (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4thh are for toslink which the itransport doesn't output):

post #259 of 428
I would get this cable:

Digital Audio Cables at Blue Jeans Cable

Pick the 3rd set of options, the Belden 1505F Digital Audio Cable
(high-flex cable) and get what length and color you want with RCA/RCA termination.

The cheaper one is not as flexible and even if you spend hundreds on a digital cable, maybe you won't hear a difference. Would be interesting to try and hear though, I have no experience with digital cables.
post #260 of 428
Steve,
Thank you so much for your time. This hand-holding is, unfortunately, what I needed with this. I appreciate it a great deal.
post #261 of 428
Looks like it has now been officially released (MSRP $379):

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post #262 of 428
If you preordered at 350 or so, what is the outcome?
post #263 of 428
musicdirect says 2-4 weeks. US only.



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post #264 of 428
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Originally Posted by DLeeWebb View Post
Steve,
Thank you so much for your time. This hand-holding is, unfortunately, what I needed with this. I appreciate it a great deal.
No worries at all, I know exactly how you feel, there's heaps things I need help with and it's great when someone does, just returning the head-fi karma! Let me know if you want any more help with anything.
post #265 of 428
Steven

A program like EAC for Mac is Max. Max from sbooth.org

Stewart
post #266 of 428
Oh, wow. I totally forgot this existed. If this sounds as good as any of the Wadia CDP's (or even close), I'm getting this for my college dorm.

So, whos going to take one for the team this time?
post #267 of 428
[QUOTE=Mher6;4023201]If this sounds as good as any of the Wadia CDP's (or even close), I'm getting this for my college dorm.

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Technically it shouldn't sound like anything at all, it will only sound as good as the DAC you plug it into.
post #268 of 428
[QUOTE=stevenkelby;4023231]
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Originally Posted by Mher6 View Post
If this sounds as good as any of the Wadia CDP's (or even close), I'm getting this for my college dorm.

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Technically it shouldn't sound like anything at all, it will only sound as good as the DAC you plug it into.
True. I probably should have worded that statement better.
post #269 of 428
Still, with a good DAC, yes, it should great!
post #270 of 428
For $349, I'd rather it just throw out the video output functions and add in a good DAC/AMP so that we can have an headphone output option. For me Ill prolly never use the video part and $349 for just getting an s/pdif out from an ipod is not exactly justifiable.
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