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Google "micro-usb to mini-usb cable"



ok cheers


Edited by herrbbiiee - 3/21/12 at 6:54am
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Sorry to bump and old thread and this may be a dumb question, but can the Aux out on the Mamba be used to plug in an amp.

My Fubar2 MKII died on me and I'm looking to replace it this time with a DAC that is also portable.

I want to plug the Mamba into my computer but I need it to be able to hook up to a Topping TP21 to power my speakers.

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Yes, it can be used as DAC only (which means you need to plug it into an amp unless you want to blow your ears out!).
 

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Sorry to bump and old thread and this may be a dumb question, but can the Aux out on the Mamba be used to plug in an amp.

My Fubar2 MKII died on me and I'm looking to replace it this time with a DAC that is also portable.

I want to plug the Mamba into my computer but I need it to be able to hook up to a Topping TP21 to power my speakers.



 

post #1129 of 1152

Thanks for the quick reply. I figured as much since it's an AUX in/out. I just need a stereo input to rca out? I think I have one somewhere.

post #1130 of 1152

could someone please confirm if the sansa clip+ can output usb audio to the D4?

 

Thanx

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Hi, just power up my D4 mamba with this

http://voyager8.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-yb-642-yoobao-long-march-power-bank.html

 

just switch to USB, and this amp can take USB as power only...

 

solve my battery issue.. :D

post #1132 of 1152

Looks like iBasso just upped the Mamba with a D42. Searched around HF and couldn't find anything here. Specs are as follows :-

 

http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=79

 

Still using the WM8740 DAC and PCM2706, but circuitry around the DAC's been improved. Looks like they've changed the layout slightly differently :-

 

post #1133 of 1152
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Nice, from the images it looks well machined. Something more to enhance our listening pleasure. 

 

 

iBasso D42 Mamba

USB-DAC/Headphone AMP

The D42 is a refinement of the well received D4. While we keep the AMP section exactly same as the original D4, we improved the DAC section by using better components.  The enclosure is very different to the D4's. It is a well made enclosure with hairline finish.

Main features:
- Dual Wolfson WM8740 DAC Chip 
- TI PCM2706 for USB signal input, provides I2S interface for decoding
- Works as a DAC+AMP Combo, a standalone AMP, or a standalone DAC (Line out function) 
- 2-Setting Gain Switch
- OPAMP rollable
- AMP section can be powered by either USB or 9V battery
- Measures 60*20*92mm, and weighs 102g
- Comes with 3.5 to 3.5 interconnect cable, pouch, USB cable, and OTG cable.


Edited by jamato8 - 6/2/13 at 10:19pm
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Its interesting to see that they provide a usb otg cable with the D42, allowing direct connection to a compatible micor usb device (eg most android phones).

 

Does anyone know where these cables can be purchased from?

 

I have emailed ibasso, but don't expect them to be available from them separately.

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Originally Posted by herrbbiiee View Post

Its interesting to see that they provide a usb otg cable with the D42, allowing direct connection to a compatible micor usb device (eg most android phones).

 

Does anyone know where these cables can be purchased from?

 

I have emailed ibasso, but don't expect them to be available from them separately.

I have seen them on Amazon and possibly eBay. I hope to hear the D42 today or tomorrow. Fast delivery here in China. :^)

post #1136 of 1152
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I have seen them on Amazon and possibly eBay. I hope to hear the D42 today or tomorrow. Fast delivery here in China. :^)

 

Could you provide a linky to the item on amazon??

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Originally Posted by herrbbiiee View Post
Could you provide a linky to the item on amazon??

I have seen them in the past. I would do a search on there and ebay 

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I have the D42 now. I am letting it burn in but out of the box it is very clean and dynamic sounding. I found some 9volt batteries here in Shanghai and can notice that with the 9volt battery, there is more authority to the sound but the USB powered connection works great as well. 

 

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Yesterday the bass was a little bloated, which isn't abnormal for caps that need to form. Today, much better and more solid. I imagine after 100 hours or so there will be more to tell, so I will let it play on. 


Edited by jamato8 - 6/5/13 at 4:13pm
post #1138 of 1152
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

I have seen them in the past. I would do a search on there and ebay 

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I have the D42 now. I am letting it burn in but out of the box it is very clean and dynamic sounding. I found some 9volt batteries here in Shanghai and can notice that with the 9volt battery, there is more authority to the sound but the USB powered connection works great as well. 

 

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Yesterday the bass was a little bloated, which isn't abnormal for caps that need to form. Today, much better and more solid. I imagine after 100 hours or so there will be more to tell, so I will let it play on. 

 

Haha, I came all the way through this thread, trying to see when the hell the D42 was released. I was sure that when emailed iBasso about a few amps a week and a half ago I hadn't seen it. Then on the VERY last page I find out it came out 4 days ago...  Happy to hear though, it looks sharp. I like the styling better than the D4, and that USB-B connector is an interesting change. For the better? At least probably more dependable. Any chance you could take some pictures of it and your setup?

 

And How does it pair with your phone? I'm looking to hook mine up to my Galaxy S3, and the D4 could do that and not require the USB Audio Recorder Pro, so I hope the D42 keeps the same USB receiver and capabilities. I appreciate the bridge that USB-ARP is, but I really don't like it's usability. 

 

Also, what headphones are you pairing this with, Jamoto? I'm looking to buy an amp that pairs well with my V-Moda M100s and Sennheiser IE8s. So keeping the big soundstage those both have is key.

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Originally Posted by Benny-x View Post

 

Haha, I came all the way through this thread, trying to see when the hell the D42 was released. I was sure that when emailed iBasso about a few amps a week and a half ago I hadn't seen it. Then on the VERY last page I find out it came out 4 days ago...  Happy to hear though, it looks sharp. I like the styling better than the D4, and that USB-B connector is an interesting change. For the better? At least probably more dependable. Any chance you could take some pictures of it and your setup?

 

And How does it pair with your phone? I'm looking to hook mine up to my Galaxy S3, and the D4 could do that and not require the USB Audio Recorder Pro, so I hope the D42 keeps the same USB receiver and capabilities. I appreciate the bridge that USB-ARP is, but I really don't like it's usability. 

 

Also, what headphones are you pairing this with, Jamoto? I'm looking to buy an amp that pairs well with my V-Moda M100s and Sennheiser IE8s. So keeping the big soundstage those both have is key.

I don't have it with a phone yet. I am using my laptop as a source. I use my JH13 Pros with the TWag v3 OM, and excellent superb cable that lets the 13's do more than I thought them possible, the ESW10 JPN also with the TWag v3 OM (an appreciable upgrade to what I think is an excellent stock cable, and my trusty PortaPros. With all the soundstage is large but well imaged. Using a phone or a computer as a source with the dual dacs in the D42 doing all the real work and then a op amp rollable amp section is something a few years ago, unheard of. 

 

Yes, the D42 is the real deal, it performs. Clean dynamic sound. 

post #1140 of 1152

You convinced me! I placed my order 2 days ago for the black model. I'll keep going with this in the new D42 thread.

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