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Thread Starter 


Finally got the camera connector kit for my Ipad. Connected my nuforce UDAC via USB connector and voila it works. The ipad powers the Udac and boy does it sound sweet

post #2 of 43

sweet hmmm..... can you post a picture?

post #3 of 43

SWEET! And at the price of the uDac, it's hard to resist.

post #4 of 43
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Here goes. Notice the blue is on. One other thing, the usb connector will no work with the ipod touchDSC_0002.JPG

post #5 of 43

This is very interesting. I will be interested to see if others have success with this setup too. I wasn't planning on getting an iPad but that may have changed with your post!

post #6 of 43
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I have no idea if the UDAC bypasses the IPADs internal DAC, I doubt it, but makes a great headphone amp that uses the Ipad as a power source.The Ipad volume contoller is disabled. I am no apple fanboy, but the IPAD has exceeded my expectations.  I use it to surf the web. Pay the extra money to get 3G, for when you are not of range of WiFi. Second, I use it as a book reader. The kindle app is pretty good. Last, I use it as a music player. 

 

Cheers

post #7 of 43

Great mobile toy!

post #8 of 43
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Originally Posted by torcik View Post

I have no idea if the UDAC bypasses the IPADs internal DAC, I doubt it, but makes a great headphone amp that uses the Ipad as a power source.The Ipad volume contoller is disabled. I am no apple fanboy, but the IPAD has exceeded my expectations.  I use it to surf the web. Pay the extra money to get 3G, for when you are not of range of WiFi. Second, I use it as a book reader. The kindle app is pretty good. Last, I use it as a music player. 

 

Cheers

It would bypass the DAC in the iPad, because the usb cable wouldn't be set up to carry analog audio. It must be digital for the uDac to work with it. A surprising feature none the less.
 

post #9 of 43
Can anyone confirm that this truly carrying a digital signal, not an analog signal. If so, this huge! Thanks
post #10 of 43
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Originally Posted by ChicagoNB View Post

Can anyone confirm that this truly carrying a digital signal, not an analog signal. If so, this huge! Thanks


It must be because the uDAC only functions as a USB DAC+amp, not the amp alone.

post #11 of 43
So this USB dac works but has anyone verified if a LOD works? Also are there other amps that connect via USB like this one?
post #12 of 43

Nice, so the iPad isn't a FAIL after all.

post #13 of 43

guys, this is USB here. it IS digital out, not only can USB NOT carry analogue audio, but the udac doesnt have analogue in. it will work for pretty much any other usb dac that uses the standard usb codec. it will not work with other amps or any amp, only dacs and dac amps with usb input. I wonder if one could also connect one of the new usb 2.0 high rez dacs that dont rely on proprietary drivers, instead using a new protocol that is built into the usb 2.0 spec. certainly does make me want an ipad. I was sitting on the fence before, but this is pretty ground breaking stuff. though I think we will find that the upcoming iphone 4g will do it too, very cool :cool:


Edited by qusp - 5/13/10 at 3:00am
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Originally Posted by qusp View Post

it will not work with other amps or any amp, only dacs and dac amps with usb input


the uDAC can be used as a transport with its digital coaxial out...

ka ching devil

post #15 of 43

One of the main reasons I bought an iPad is to use an external DAC. I just hope that someone will come up with a modified camera attachment that doesn't stick out so much. I read that it only works with 16bit DACs but that's okay for me. Now if I only could get my hands on a camera connection kit...

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