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Fostex to release revolutionary DAC/amp combo!

post #1 of 173
Thread Starter 
Fostex reveals a plan that they are going to develop revolutionary portable DAC amp combo!
This is a great entry to the portable audio world.
Fostex is primary known for speakers and headphones supplier, but they are also known as professional recording studio gears. so they are experts of electronics as well.

CG images (concept images, subject to change) here. Click to see larger.
     


Here is a key summary that I can open at this moment.

* takes iPod&iPhone DIGITAL out like iTransport (has Made-For-Ipod officially)
* shell is integrated into one piece, iPod/iPhone adjustable. No interconnect cable is required.
(This configuration is subject to change)
* has optical out

The mock-up would be displayed in the headphone festival 2010 Tokyo.

I will post further info whenever available.
This is quite exciting news to headfiers!
post #2 of 173
Looks awesome!!

Too bad they'll never come out with it for anything less mainstream...
post #3 of 173
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Here is a FOSTEX developer interview. He speaks that the amp would be out around the end of October(time of Fall headphones festival) or by the end of this year.

+ YouTube Video


He also mention KOTORI earbuds. This is user customisable colorful earbuds.
KOTORI
post #4 of 173
it's cute how they copy the back of the ipod. Hard to tell what it would look like though from those pics. but it looks rather large. maybe transportable instead of pocket
post #5 of 173
So your ipod goes in it? Cool.
post #6 of 173
Go, Fostex, go!
post #7 of 173
Wow, that is exactly what I have been looking for! I will definitely keep my eyes on this.
post #8 of 173
Interesting, looking for more info. Thanks Sasaki.
post #9 of 173
good, but ibasso d10 has crappy dac and UHA-6S not so stellar amp
post #10 of 173
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Originally Posted by prone2phone View Post
good, but ibasso d10 has crappy dac and UHA-6S not so stellar amp
Interest comments, I have both and I completely disagree. Both IMO sound outstanding either as a dac/amp or amp only.
post #11 of 173
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Originally Posted by prone2phone View Post
good, but ibasso d10 has crappy dac and UHA-6S not so stellar amp
Compared to what?
post #12 of 173
Is iPod 5.5gen compatible with the digital docks, like Wadia, Onkyo and this upcoming Fostex?
post #13 of 173
It looks rather thick - which I don't mind. I want a transportable solution. Very exciting. With so many good amps out there, upgrading the DAC from an iPhone is the only true frontier at this stage.

I wonder how it will control volume? (Looks like it might be all digital controls?)
post #14 of 173
hmmm... last month and I would have had no choice. But now the iPad does USB out....
post #15 of 173
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Originally Posted by kostalex View Post
Is iPod 5.5gen compatible with the digital docks, like Wadia, Onkyo and this upcoming Fostex?
iPod 5.5G woks on Wadia iTransport but with limited UI capability. Ken's iMod also works. Here is a link.
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f70/wa...g-imod-391737/
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