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post #181 of 254

im gonna try it out as soon as i get a new one/get mine repaired. apparently it doesnt work that well at all ;-(

post #182 of 254

I am really enjoying the NDS-1, but recently I converted all my music to ALAC, and have found that it cuts out in the middle of songs for a few seconds. Not every song on a CD but it does it for every other song on an album. Do I now have to convert it all back to WAV? I have heard in the mac forums that this is an issue. Have any of you experienced and have a solution for it ?

 

I am using an Iphone 4 32GB

post #183 of 254

If this thing doesn't work with ALAC it's a fail for me, back to wanting the Wadia I go.

post #184 of 254
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

If this thing doesn't work with ALAC it's a fail for me, back to wanting the Wadia I go.

Its not the fault of the NDS1 it happens on the unit itself. The data must have been corrupted during transfer. Dunno what the deal is :(
 

post #185 of 254

updating to 4.2.1 iphone firmware fixes it

post #186 of 254

The 4.2 update fixed the issues reported previously with the iPod Touch 3G.

post #187 of 254
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Originally Posted by stainless824 View Post

updating to 4.2.1 iphone firmware fixes it


That might fix the bug but 4.2.1 will turn my IP4 into a brick.

post #188 of 254
Um why? Jailbroken? Need unlock? Apparently u can jb 4.2.1 now as well
post #189 of 254
AFAIK, they still can't unlock the 4.2.1.
post #190 of 254

 

Some days ago I have received a new custom power supply that I ordered from Sean that sells on ebay ( custom.hifi.cables ). He made me a dual PSU for Onkyo dock and the DacMagic and here I my impressions of the unit: 

 

 

The Onkyo dock now has less harsh sound and sounds smoother. The difference is subtle but well worth it as I have now ditched a power strip (photo attached). Before both wallwart supplies took 4 inputs on the power strip, now a single hardwired cable going from a custom power strip is needed to power both devices. The custom PSU also has an on/off button and I can now completely turn off the dock (before it was on standby).
The DacMagic was a decent DAC with the bundled wallwart (I have to note that I hate wallwarts). I then bought the Russ Andrews power pack which was 150€ shipped (I think only the Kimber umbilical cord raised the price by 30%). That PSU made noticeable improvements but again it was a wallwart and it made noise. In the manual it stated that it vibrates in order to convert extra energy into vibrations instead of heat. For me that is unacceptable. The custom PSU Sean made for me makes zero noise and doesn't become hot at all. And it encases two PSUs! Sean's PSU kept all the virtues of the upgraded RA PSU but two things I noticed almost instantly when I plugged the new PSU in- the soundstage has become wider and most importantly the bass became tighter. Before the bass was noticeably "bloaty" compared to my other DAC, the Audio GD Reference 5.
The build quality is amazing, the cables are more practical than I ever imagined to be and the best part is as I have already noted before is that only one power cable is needed to power both devices.
 
He lists a PSU for DM on his site and more info on the circuit can be found there if anyone is interested. I will make some photos and post them later tonight.
post #191 of 254

Pleased your PSU quest is over.

Happy listening!

post #192 of 254
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

Pleased your PSU quest is over.

Happy listening!



Thanks mate! 

 

Here are some photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sups_photos/sets/72157625888330472/

 

post #193 of 254

Nice photos, actually it looks very nice, minimalistic.

post #194 of 254

Get a jitter reclocker like the Monarchy DIP or the pace car. It does wonders for the onkyo dock. Hoping to get one soon, perhaps DIP. they can be found for 150 dollars second hand and reclock the signal to 24/96. Much larger difference than the PSU imo

post #195 of 254

I don't see the point in spending money on something to reduce jitter considering the Onkyo dock is claimed to be only 10ps and people on DIY forum who measured  the SPDIF signal found it to be remarkably clean. Sounds like another case of jitter paranoia.

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