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post #901 of 909
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 909
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 909
Another one for the list of compatible DACs:

Woo Audio WDS-1 dac works with iPad via CCK.
post #904 of 909
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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 909
3rd generation iPad. Camera conversion kit is normal apple kit.
post #906 of 909

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 909
In use this Sony PHA-2 with iPad Air 1, and 2, and can say the same : it' s good!!
post #908 of 909

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 909
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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.

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