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post #871 of 880

Question: how can I charge the iPad while using usb dac at the same time? I know nuforce ido can do so, but it isn't exactly a top tier dac. I'm looking for a solution that works for all USB doc if possible...

I want to use my iPad to set up a home head-fi system, but if it can't be charged while playing, that's just too annoying.

post #872 of 880
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Originally Posted by yumyum View Post
 

Question: how can I charge the iPad while using usb dac at the same time? I know nuforce ido can do so, but it isn't exactly a top tier dac. I'm looking for a solution that works for all USB doc if possible...

I want to use my iPad to set up a home head-fi system, but if it can't be charged while playing, that's just too annoying.

 

You don't, unless the DAC can charge it like the iDo. Some hubs might, but I don't really recall any of the reports on hubs workin with DACs actually charging the iPad, they just power the DAC.

 

In any case do you really need continuous recharging while the iPad is working? When I use my iPad as a music server it only drains about 1% to 2%, but I don't keep the display running. I just run it when I select an album then it goes dark on its own or I hit the button on top to kill it.

post #873 of 880
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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post

You don't, unless the DAC can charge it like the iDo. Some hubs might, but I don't really recall any of the reports on hubs workin with DACs actually charging the iPad, they just power the DAC.

In any case do you really need continuous recharging while the iPad is working? When I use my iPad as a music server it only drains about 1% to 2%, but I don't keep the display running. I just run it when I select an album then it goes dark on its own or I hit the button on top to kill it.

Indeed. It does not drains a lot. I play music sometimes while surfing internet using my iPad 2 (far less battery capacity in comparison to later generation AFAIK) and it only drains 10% per hour
post #874 of 880

I can confirm that this USB cable works wonderfully to overcome the iOS power limitation. It's perfect if your DAC has a mini USB input. Plug the Apple adapter into your iPhone or iPad, plug the cable into the adapter, and plug the mini USB end into your DAC. I'm pretty sure it's the smallest solution you could find (I'd spent a good couple hours on eBay searching). Cost me 8 bucks. Tested on iPhone 5C with iOS 7.

 

The seller in the link doesn't have it at the moment, but others sell it too, just search. There are also other versions with different outputs instead of mini USB (micro USB, 30-pin etc).

 

post #875 of 880

What do you guys think of Direct Stream functionality? 

post #876 of 880
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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post
 

 

You don't, unless the DAC can charge it like the iDo. Some hubs might, but I don't really recall any of the reports on hubs workin with DACs actually charging the iPad, they just power the DAC.

 

In any case do you really need continuous recharging while the iPad is working? When I use my iPad as a music server it only drains about 1% to 2%, but I don't keep the display running. I just run it when I select an album then it goes dark on its own or I hit the button on top to kill it.


So you mean that even if you power up the Lightning/CCK from the Usb side it doesen´t charge the Ipad?

Then it must be the CCK thats not connected internelly for charging...... or what?

post #877 of 880

Hi!

I thought this should be easy but apperently not..........

 

I want to put an Ipad mini 2 in my car, its gonna be permanent mounted so I need charging, I want to send the audio digital to my Processor thru Optical cable and let the processors built in D/A take care of it.

 

One idea was to connect it to an Pure i20(that has optical out) with an lightning to 30-pin adapter but I´m not sure if the adapter carry the signal digital to and thru the dock.

 

Do anyone here have any suggestions/tips for me I would be deeply thankfull!!!

post #878 of 880
Well, does your car audio system have a USB input? I'd think that many would accept USB Host Mode for iDevices before they would have an optical input, but if they at least have any USB audio support you could do what most of the people in this thread do, which is connect iPad Mini > Apple USB camera connection kit > small USB hub > DAC/Car Audio.

If the pure i20 actually has an optical output and that's the only digital input on your car audio, then yeah that should work (all digital connection).
post #879 of 880
Just another device heads-up, the upcoming Creative Soundblaster X7 is purported to have a Made For iDevice USB host mode so as to use it's 127 dB Signal:Noise DAC. It'll be priced pretty in-line with early MFi DACs at around $400 MSRP, however it's also able to connect to two Bluetooth devices at once, process headphone surround from PC-Mac-Game console-Movie Disc Player, has a speaker amp, a microphone, user-swappable OpAmp, and probably more that I'm forgetting. Oh, and a built-in headphone stand.
SoundBlaster.com/X7
post #880 of 880
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Well, does your car audio system have a USB input? I'd think that many would accept USB Host Mode for iDevices before they would have an optical input, but if they at least have any USB audio support you could do what most of the people in this thread do, which is connect iPad Mini > Apple USB camera connection kit > small USB hub > DAC/Car Audio.

If the pure i20 actually has an optical output and that's the only digital input on your car audio, then yeah that should work (all digital connection).


Hi and thanks for reply!

My car audio system will not have Usb in, the system is going to be the Ipad and a processor with Optical in and amps connected to processor, nothing else.

Right now it looks to land on Ipad>Apple USB camera connection kit >iFi iUsb>iFi iLink>Processor, its just the charging im looking on to solve now :)

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