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Can the "imod" be done to the iPod mini?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
I'm new to Head-fine so please bare with me. I have an iPod mini with a 32gb CF installed. Can the "imod" be done with the same audio quality as the 5th gen diy?

Thanks
post #2 of 21
Well, the iMod is done by Red Wine Audio, and I'm pretty sure that they only perform the procedure on 4 and 5 gen iPods.
post #3 of 21
Don't know about the imod but this thread lists both minis and how to diymod them:http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f6/app...ano-1g-269604/
post #4 of 21
Yes, it can be done by yourself. However, I'm not sure of its audio quality comparing to iPod Video modded.
post #5 of 21
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post #6 of 21
No iMod, since Red Wine Audio only modify the 4, 5 and 5.5G iPod.
You can diyMod it though. As shown here: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f6/app...ml#post3895941
post #7 of 21
Not sure about the same quality, but I "iModded" my 1st Gen Mini along with a dock that contained the output caps (Solen PIO 10uF).







post #8 of 21
Never seen the diyMod on the Mini in action, but that looks pretty simple!
Nice work on the dock, bmwpowere36m3!
post #9 of 21
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Not sure about the same quality, but I "iModded" my 1st Gen Mini along with a dock that contained the output caps (Solen PIO 10uF).
How does it sound to you?

I have four mini, they are my favorite. I see a DIYmod in the near future.
post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
Very nice bmwpowere36m3. I have 2 iPod Mini's that I'm thinking about diyMod.
Here's my questions:
-Do caps fit inside mini? If so what ones can I use?
-Would I be much better off putting the caps on the LOD cable? & if so what ones?
-Does the modded mini compare to a 5th gen modded iPod Video?
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by Billyk View Post
How does it sound to you?

I have four mini, they are my favorite. I see a DIYmod in the near future.
It sounds good, but I recently finished a ϒ1 so its no comparison and the convenance of running it off the computer It was my first "DAC" since I had an old mini laying around with no purpose...

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Originally Posted by Singlespeednut View Post
Very nice bmwpowere36m3. I have 2 iPod Mini's that I'm thinking about diyMod.
Here's my questions:
-Do caps fit inside mini? If so what ones can I use?
-Would I be much better off putting the caps on the LOD cable? & if so what ones?
-Does the modded mini compare to a 5th gen modded iPod Video?
Nope, there's no room inside for caps unless there surface mount.
post #12 of 21
Gamma1, that's great, I have one on deck just gathering the last few bits for it. I use my iriver hp-120 digital out to external DACs so I am sure that there is no comparison really.
I want to mod one of my minis 'cause I am sure there will be an improvement and just the fact that I can and it's DIY! I bet it will sound pretty good with my mini 3. I'll have a nice mini-mini setup
post #13 of 21
Thread Starter 
bmwpowere36m3 does the headphone jack work or does it completely get bypassed with the mod? I've thought about modding my 5th gen video iPod too, will the headphone/video jack still work after modding that?
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by Singlespeednut View Post
bmwpowere36m3 does the headphone jack work or does it completely get bypassed with the mod? I've thought about modding my 5th gen video iPod too, will the headphone/video jack still work after modding that?
Nope, the headphone jack still works... this only modifies the LINE-OUT.
post #15 of 21
bmwpowere36m3, that one looks nice.
Well done!
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