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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

I'm search for getting my iPod to output digitally, I found only 2 docks:

 

Onkyo ND-S1

WADIA 170i

 

But in my world the perfect solution would just to have an iPod connector with a toslink digital cable, it should be possible, or am I just dreaming?


Edited by alpha10 - 6/25/10 at 5:24am
post #2 of 16

Not possible bcos the digital signal straight out of the ipod is encrypted

 

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Originally Posted by alpha10 View Post

I'm search for getting my iPod to output digitally, I found only 2 docks:

 

Onkyo ND-S1

WADIA 170i

 

But in my world the perfect solution would just to have an iPod connector with a toslink digital cable, it should be possible, or am I just dreaming?

post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 

Ok, so the connection needs some kind of hardware, but still it should be possible.

post #4 of 16

That's what those docks are for

 

Also take a look at http://cypherlabs.com/Products.php for a portable dock with SPDIF out.

 

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Originally Posted by alpha10 View Post

Ok, so the connection needs some kind of hardware, but still it should be possible.

post #5 of 16

It is possible.  Alpine worked hand in hand w/ Apple to make the first truly digital connection between a Car's head unit and an iPod.  This was about 2-3 years ago.

post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 

Marantz in Japan just announced a CD-player with iPod digital input using the normal iPod cable, that is cool:

 

http://www.marantz.jp/ce/news/press/2010/sa8004.html

 

post #7 of 16

Fostex was working on something, Sasaki reported it. About time, my H120 needs some rest. 

post #8 of 16

yeah but they all cost about the same as a decent digital source

post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 

Seems like Denons 2 iPod docks have digital out, much cheaper solution:

 

http://www.usa.denon.com/ProductDetails/networked-audio-products.asp

post #10 of 16

yep, still not portable, there are q few options for digi out from an idevice at home, or in a car; but only a couple portable and both are a bit pricey. glad ive got an ipad for that (camera connection kit is cheap and actually sounds quite good), looks like my iriver wont be retired just yet for more portable situations though

post #11 of 16

MSB make one as well

 

It has a balanced digital output and the pod needs a mod as well

post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post

That's what those docks are for

 

Also take a look at http://cypherlabs.com/Products.php for a portable dock with SPDIF out.

 


 

x2. Cypher Lab's AlgoRhythm Solo is probably your best (and smallest) bet.
 

post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by violinvirtuoso View Post



x2. Cypher Lab's AlgoRhythm Solo is probably your best (and smallest) bet.
 

We'll see how long it will take before the chinese copy AlgoRhytm Solo and release a version costing 200 dollars instead of 600 dollars.

Perhaps they will produce LODs with digital out based on AlgoRhytm Solo.
 

post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by MrProggie View Post



We'll see how long it will take before the chinese copy AlgoRhytm Solo and release a version costing 200 dollars instead of 600 dollars.

Perhaps they will produce LODs with digital out based on AlgoRhytm Solo.
 


What termination would they use? Coaxial?

post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by violinvirtuoso View Post




What termination would they use? Coaxial?


It was just a speculation. Have no idea.

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