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post #901 of 911
Colin,

You are right that this hub comes unpowered although it does have a power socket in case anyone wants to power it.

Unpowered it works with the Dragonfly DAC which the iPhone 5 would otherwise reject as needing too much power.

It won't work with the Dragonfly and my ipad3 although all current iPads worked when I tested them.

It only works for a few seconds with my old Fiio E17.

So my answer is maybe. What is your DAC?

The other option which I know works is the Matrix USB to SPDIF converter. I think it cost me about £40. I ordered from China using eBay and it arrived in about a week. I am sure it's been discussed in this thread. The device looks like an AA battery and works with both iPad and iPhone using ampliflac and Flacplayer.
post #902 of 911
Thanks for the info. I'll try the Hub and then the Matrix if it doesn't work.

The DAC is a Beresford Caiman 2.

Do you know of any other higher performance/more pricey USB to SPDIF converters that also work with the iPad?

Cheers
Colin
post #903 of 911
Another one for the list of compatible DACs:

Woo Audio WDS-1 dac works with iPad via CCK.
post #904 of 911
Quote:
Originally Posted by Faddius View Post

Another one for the list of compatible DACs:

Woo Audio WDS-1 dac works with iPad via CCK.

What model iPad?  I've found that the iPad Air2 does NOT work with other DAC's that worked with earlier iPad's.

post #905 of 911
3rd generation iPad. Camera conversion kit is normal apple kit.
post #906 of 911

Well surprise!  The Sony PHA-2 works with the iPad Air 2 digital throughput!  No error message and great sound.  All the more reason to go with the 2 vs. the very expensive PHA-3, especially at the closeout prices.  Listening now with Hifiman HE500's with a comfortable sound level at 12 o'clock on the PHA-2 volume pot.

post #907 of 911
In use this Sony PHA-2 with iPad Air 1, and 2, and can say the same : it' s good!!
post #908 of 911

I'm pleased to say I'm using a PS Audio Sprout via iPhone 6>CCK>USB hub>Generic usb cable

 

Jitter was noticeably higher with two usb hubs I used with their own cables, but I switched to this one and it made a big difference: http://www.amazon.com/Cute-USB-2-Port-Splitter-White/dp/B00A81ISJ6

 

I'm going to try switching out the usb cable with this: http://www.trianglecables.com/ad-usbaa-mm.html?utm_source=ad-usbaa-mm&utm_medium=shopping%2Bengine&utm_campaign=FROOG&gclid=CJPPsNPPvMMCFUQ6gQodSgkABw

 

 

Any ideas on how to further reduce jitter? It also seems the battery dies pretty quickly :( ...

 

Pentagonal

post #909 of 911
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pentagonal View Post
 

I'm pleased to say I'm using a PS Audio Sprout via iPhone 6>CCK>USB hub>Generic usb cable

 

Jitter was noticeably higher with two usb hubs I used with their own cables, but I switched to this one and it made a big difference: http://www.amazon.com/Cute-USB-2-Port-Splitter-White/dp/B00A81ISJ6

 

I'm going to try switching out the usb cable with this: http://www.trianglecables.com/ad-usbaa-mm.html?utm_source=ad-usbaa-mm&utm_medium=shopping%2Bengine&utm_campaign=FROOG&gclid=CJPPsNPPvMMCFUQ6gQodSgkABw

 

 

Any ideas on how to further reduce jitter? It also seems the battery dies pretty quickly :( ...

 

Pentagonal


If you don't supply extra power via the Hub, the DAC is being powered by the iPhone. My 5S losts 1% per minute driving a Fiio E10K.

post #910 of 911
So apologies if I'm re-treading old ground with this question, but I'm very new to the world of CCK connections from my iPads and iPhone and after a chunk of reading I'm still confused about what's the best way forward.

Basically, I have an iPad 4, an iPad Air 2 and an iPhone 5S and recently bought the Lightning to USB CCK cable, with the aim of streaming from my iOS devices to my Violectric V800 DAC. The CCK works great directly to my Leckerton DAC/AMP, but the Violectric gives the 'too much power' message on all the iOS devices. I see folks mentioning the Matrix USB to SPDIF converter, and others talking about USB hubs, but I'd love some advice on what's easiest / makes the most sense. Help? smily_headphones1.gif
post #911 of 911
If you're listening at home with a good wifi connection you can stream wirelessly to an airplay device, then on to your dac/amp via usb/optical.
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