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post #151 of 256

I just ordered my Onkyo ND-S1. I'm in the US, but found very reliable ebayers from Japan (99%+ positive feedback) selling it for under $200 including expedited shipping. I'll be using it with my Ibasso D10 and Sennheiser IE8s. I can't wait to finally be able to conveniently use the DAC section of my D10 at home now without being at my PC. I've usually been using the amp section only via my Ipod Classic 7G LOD.

post #152 of 256

Anyone tried the RA PSU http://www.russandrews.com/product.asp?lookup=1&region=UK&currency=GBP&pf_id=1827&customer_id=PAA0471064510699WMVILGHDDKNHEPEB ? or any other PSU for the ND-S1? Its discounted atm.

post #153 of 256


 

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Originally Posted by .Sup View Post

Anyone tried the RA PSU http://www.russandrews.com/product.asp?lookup=1&region=UK&currency=GBP&pf_id=1827&customer_id=PAA0471064510699WMVILGHDDKNHEPEB ? or any other PSU for the ND-S1? Its discounted atm.


I'm very interested in this question as well. Does anyone know if CI Audio can tailor one of their PSU's for the Onkyo? I'd also love to hear if anyone could try and quantify the level of improvement an upgraded PSU like the Russ Andrews mentioned would bring. It's hard to justify spending as much or more on a power supply than the dock itself to the wife... O.O

post #154 of 256

I just setup my new Onkyo ND-S1 this morning...I am very impressed. I had been using my Ibasso D10 (first DAC/amp) for about a year now through either my desktop's or laptop's USB or through my iPod 160gb via LOD. I expected my setup to sound the same through Onkyo and bought it for the convenience of being able to use my D10's DAC anywhere in the house (had been using it with my Ipod via LOD for the majority of the time).

 

After setting up the Onkyo and listening, I was very surprised to hear a very significant improvement in SQ. The sound was much clearer and separation improved very noticeably. The sound also became more polished (closer to live) and I literally couldn't believe it was sounding that much better. Although I have loved my D10 (with HiFlight's latest topkit) for almost a year now, I had no idea it was quite this good. I am very impressed!

 

Would most of this improvement be due to superior jitter reduction from the Onkyo versus high jitter through my desktop's USB?

post #155 of 256

HI,

 

I was wondering if anybody tried it with the newer ipod Touch 3G or 4G...

 

regards

 

Chris

post #156 of 256

Welcome to Head-Fi

I have tried it with the iPod Touch 3G but there is a lot of problems with the ND-S1 and iOS4.

See:http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/440571/onkyo-digital-media-transport-nd-s1-alternative-to-wadia-170-itransport/255#post_6999996

post #157 of 256
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Welcome to Head-Fi

I have tried it with the iPod Touch 3G but there is a lot of problems with the ND-S1 and iOS4.

See:http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/440571/onkyo-digital-media-transport-nd-s1-alternative-to-wadia-170-itransport/255#post_6999996


Rosgr63

Thanks for the welcome to the forum and the fast reply  ! smily_headphones1.gif

 

I have an Onkyo NR905 with Polks LSI Speakers, and I´m still trying to decide between the NS-D1 and the DS-A3 dock. Obviously I prefer to use the AVR audio processors, and go with the NS-D1.

I read that the problems are mainly with the new IOS4.1, and alsa that they dissapears with the IOS4.2....

My main concern is if the ND-S1 can work with G3 and G4 ipods touch doing the transport to the reciever. (and in this case I will pray in order to see the IOS problems solved)

 

Thank you again for the fast response!!

 

Chris
 

post #158 of 256

Chris where are you based?

If you're in EU there is a modified Aqvox that may be worth the extra cash.

http://www.aqvox.de/highend%20ipod%20iphone%20nd%20s1.html

Check it out.

post #159 of 256

Rosgr63,

I live in Argentina... I must import the product from EU, USA or Asia.

Thank you for the information on Aqvox. I will download the user manual to see it in detail.

 

Chris

post #160 of 256

Chris also email Aqvox as from what I can see they don't mention iPod touch 3G or 4G.

Best to email and double check first.

Good luck and let us know your decision.

post #161 of 256

hi...

im a newbie here.

 

 

i would like to know if i put my ipod on top of the onkyo nd-s1, do i need an external DAC with it before i plug it to my audioengine a5 active speakers???

 

can i use the maverick audio d1 as my DAC?

 

 

thanks!

post #162 of 256
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Originally Posted by pinoyman View Post

hi...

im a newbie here.

 

 

i would like to know if i put my ipod on top of the onkyo nd-s1, do i need an external DAC with it before i plug it to my audioengine a5 active speakers???

 

can i use the maverick audio d1 as my DAC?

 

 

thanks!



yes on both accounts 

post #163 of 256

thanks sup..

 

anyone here tried 320kbps on them?

are they still great sounding with it?

post #164 of 256

Hi guys! It's my first post. If I'm playing 24bit flac on my laptop -> USB -> ND-S1 -> Optical -> DAC, will the DAC still recognize it as 24bit? Thanks!

post #165 of 256

Rosgr23,

Just recieved my ND-S1 (s), and connected to my ipod touch 4th Gen, 64Gb works like a charm.

I´m also using ZumoCast to stream flac files from my PC.

 

Great sound!

 

Regards

 

Chris

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