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Iphone --> DacMagic, possible?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

AFAIK that this setup works:

Ipod --> onkyo DN-S1 dock --> DacMagic

 

It seems that the Onkyo only supports ipod not Iphone(??). Is there any other way to go?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 20

wadia itransport?

there was another product shown at canjam.  but i don't recall the name.

post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 

which means I have to use another equipment, like a dock, in between the iphone and DacMagic? Can I not go directly?

post #4 of 20

I use an Onkyo ND-S1 between my DAC and Ipod Touch. It's much cheaper than the Wadia, and as far as I can tell, functionally identical if you're just using the digital audio out.

 

You'll need either the Wadia transport or the ND-S1, until more competing products arrive.

post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 

Do you have any information that the ND-S1 works with iphone?

 

post #6 of 20

According to the product page http://www.eu.onkyo.com/press/press_release_en_8599729.html it should work with the 3G/3Gs.

post #7 of 20

It's the Algorhythm  from Cypher Labs.

 

http://www.cypherlabs.com/Products.php

 

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Originally Posted by TheWuss View Post

wadia itransport?

there was another product shown at canjam.  but i don't recall the name.

post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by gsilver View Post

According to the product page http://www.eu.onkyo.com/press/press_release_en_8599729.html it should work with the 3G/3Gs.


It only works with iphone in Flight Mode?

post #9 of 20

This sounds like a stupid question, but would a dock connector to a USB "B" cable work?  I have the same question about this, except with an iPOD.

post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by ccbass View Post

This sounds like a stupid question, but would a dock connector to a USB "B" cable work?  I have the same question about this, except with an iPOD.


Nope.

 

There are only a few select devices licensed by Apple who can pull the digital out of an iPod/iPhone. You'd need the following:

 

iPod - iWadia - Dac - Amp.

 

The iWadia's aren't cheap or small.

post #11 of 20
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Nope.

 

There are only a few select devices licensed by Apple who can pull the digital out of an iPod/iPhone. You'd need the following:

 

iPod - iWadia - Dac - Amp.

 

The iWadia's aren't cheap or small.

Damn.

 

Now if only the Onkyo ND-S1 was easier to get....

 

iPod - Onkyo ND-S1 - DACMagic - Speakers
 

post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by niotio910 View Post

AFAIK that this setup works:

Ipod --> onkyo DN-S1 dock --> DacMagic

 

It seems that the Onkyo only supports ipod not Iphone(??). Is there any other way to go?

 

Thanks!


I'm not sure that you'd be getting the digital signal. My Pioneer Elite Receiver does have an iPod dock cable, but it is NOT the digital signal.

post #13 of 20

The issue is that the DACMagic only has coax/toslink and a USB input. 

 

post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by ccbass View Post

The issue is that the DACMagic only has coax/toslink and a USB input. 

 


No, the issue is that the iPod/iPhone will only output the digital bits to "Apple licensed" gear like the iWadia:

 

http://www.wadia.com/products/transports/170i/

 

There may be one or two others who specifically license the rights to do this directly from Apple (I'm not sure). If you don't have this device then you cannot pull the digital information from your iPod/iPhone....sorry.

 

Simply having a LOD into your receiver does in no way mean that you're pulling in the digital information and having your Receiver's dac do the work. What you're getting is the "un-attenuated" analog signal...which is better than through the 1/8" stereo jack.

post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post




No, the issue is that the iPod/iPhone will only output the digital bits to "Apple licensed" gear like the iWadia:

 

http://www.wadia.com/products/transports/170i/

 

There may be one or two others who specifically license the rights to do this directly from Apple (I'm not sure). If you don't have this device then you cannot pull the digital information from your iPod/iPhone....sorry.

 

Simply having a LOD into your receiver does in no way mean that you're pulling in the digital information and having your Receiver's dac do the work. What you're getting is the "un-attenuated" analog signal...which is better than through the 1/8" stereo jack.

 

Well that stinks.  I guess I'm only going to be using my laptop then...
 

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