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Onkyo ND-S1 iPod dock - Page 14
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Any recent and well designed Dac should be able to deal with such a low level of jitter. But if you 've got cash burning your pocket just go for it.
I was also planning to upgrade the PSU (which usually cost as much as the NDS1) but comparing the Onkyo to various other sources I found my DAC was quite immune to jitter so forgot about the idea.
Received my ND-S1 dock from Japan today. Plugged it into the custom made PSU from hifi cables dot uk along with my Meridian DAC via Van De Hul toslink and then to the Heed Canamp and Senn 650s. It all sounds very good. I am pleased to say my iPhone 3Gs works just fine with the ND-S1 to include the remote control for the ND-S1. Also pleased to say that streaming internet radio via the many radio apps work just fine as well, as does the iPod app in the 3Gs.
Perhaps I'll add more pixs to show the great work done on the custom ND-S1 PSU. All boxes are plugged into PS Audio's Duet Power Center 2 zone 4 outlet AC power filter providing protection and improved performance with a PS Audio Power Port AC outlet on the wall. All the gear is sitting on 'vintage' sound organisation stands.
Later, I'll add some Neotech 3001 ICs and 3001 AC power cords.
check one page back, post no.190
Source, my 3Gs iPhone playing Linn Radio's Jazz station streaming at 320 kbs.
I've been running the system with the custom PSU for several weeks now. So tonight was merely substituting in the stock PSU
Simply put, NO comparison. With the stock PSU, everything sounds shut in, closed in, two dimensional, no air around the instruments or voices. The soundstage is much much wider with the custom psu. Everything is more dynamic. I wasn't expecting such a leap between the two
Bottom line, the custom psu makes me want to listen to music (exactly why I bought the Onkyo in the first place) the stock psu is uninspiring, uninvolving. hence no desire to listen to the music.
Before going to the Onkyo and an existing DAC, I was just taking the analog signal out of the LOD iPhone port into my headphone amp. That signal was uninspiring as well.
I thought about buying a $200 plus LOD cable from the iPhone to my headphone amp before I knew about the Onkyo. The wadia iPhone transport was way too much money to even consider.
All things considered, the money in the Onkyo and custom psu was a far better choice than buying a very nice analog LOD cable