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post #736 of 3110
No. I RMAA'ed the iPod Classic and it has a ruler flat Frequency Response. Same with Rockbox installed.
post #737 of 3110

 Wow thanks man! That worked!! A lot smoother with only few gaps.. I was very stupid to turn it off, I thought I could save some extra battery life;)

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post #738 of 3110

Glad it worked out!

post #739 of 3110
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Good to hear! I always assumed it was simply being downsampled...

Hi

 

i just read 50 pages here on this RB and my eyes burn lol

 

i still see no definitive answer on whether a 24/96 is being downsampled or not in

JRoMan s case ?

 

And if so , to what ?

 

For me installing rockbox would be a deal , if it supported 24/96 ,because i believe , as apple told me today . my Ipod classic 160 GB will play

24/48 as it is untouched , and the main reason i would install RB is if it would do better than 24/48 .In my reasonable and semi sensible

mind its obv. its down to Apples hardware , not software , but im always so ever hopeful

 

If not able to support 24/96 , are there any other portable devices that do support such , even 24/192 would be a dream

 

Any other gear/setup would have to work with my SR 71B , as i bought that recently from ray and some nice cables from Drew

 

Based on GREAT advice i read here , so cheers for that

post #740 of 3110
iBasso DX100 supports true hi-def but the firmware and music player are both still quite buggy.
post #741 of 3110
Great new build, thanks guys!
post #742 of 3110

Hi ya mates

 

Being kinda new to this game , ive JUST now read some poo news about our ipod

(and classics) that seems to announce a waste of our time as even seminal audiophiles

 

It was sad news to me to read , that after all my efforts(and money spent) that not only

will my/any ipod not play 24/96 , but after my getting over that ,and downsampling

to 24/48 , that its still not playing 24/48 , its again downsampling to 16/44 ,this is apparently

a limitation of the sound chip in the iPod can output only to 16/44 . And the ipods limited

frequency response of 20-20,000Hz

 

Im not sure why apple touts its classics capabilities of 24 bit then , seems like a classic

snake oil salesman trick , IF its true

 

What good is it if it only degrades all your efforts from the go .

 

Am i able to bypass this limitation via the LOD to my SR71B ? Or will i also need a DAC ,Ie

Burston(i wish) , Rex or algorythm . As it is i was under the understanding via LOD to

sr71b i was bypassing the lower quality ipod workings , and ipod was just a storeage device

 

can someone school me quite a bit more on this please

 

Cheers
 

post #743 of 3110

The Classic uses the Cirrus Logic CS42L55 chip. According to the specs, it can output up to 24/48:

 

http://www.cirrus.com/en/pubs/proDatasheet/CS42L55_F1.pdf

 

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Hi ya mates

 

Being kinda new to this game , ive JUST now read some poo news about our ipod

(and classics) that seems to announce a waste of our time as even seminal audiophiles

 

It was sad news to me to read , that after all my efforts(and money spent) that not only

will my/any ipod not play 24/96 , but after my getting over that ,and downsampling

to 24/48 , that its still not playing 24/48 , its again downsampling to 16/44 ,this is apparently

a limitation of the sound chip in the iPod can output only to 16/44 . And the ipods limited

frequency response of 20-20,000Hz

 

Im not sure why apple touts its classics capabilities of 24 bit then , seems like a classic

snake oil salesman trick , IF its true

 

What good is it if it only degrades all your efforts from the go .

 

Am i able to bypass this limitation via the LOD to my SR71B ? Or will i also need a DAC ,Ie

Burston(i wish) , Rex or algorythm . As it is i was under the understanding via LOD to

sr71b i was bypassing the lower quality ipod workings , and ipod was just a storeage device

 

can someone school me quite a bit more on this please

 

Cheers
 

post #744 of 3110
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Im not sure why apple touts its classics capabilities of 24 bit then

Where/when did Apple say that?
post #745 of 3110

Aha !

 

Great news indeed mate

 

Goin on holidays in a few hours now with a smile

 

Cheers
 

post #746 of 3110

For Ie just a few minutes ago on the phone

 

im in canada , not sure where the 1-800 number is located tho

 

Cheers
 

post #747 of 3110

Alas apple may have been misleading or ill informed on their own product ?

 

Reading http://www.apple.com/ipodclassic/specs.html , i see the Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz

 

And am otherwise informed , that no matter what the cirrus chip states it can do , the classic

indeed will not do , due to the limit in Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz

 

Not understanding , yet , how all this works , is indeed now a fact , if my 24/48 files are playing

on my classic , due to Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz being such , its being

downsampled to cdda/16-44 quality ?

 

If this is a fact , will adding a dac to my setup(sr71b , HD800s) like Rex or algorhythm , by pass classics

limits and play these files unhampered , even up to 192 possibly ?

 

i admit being real confused , one apple link said classic plays 24 bit , but another sez thats misleading because

its downsampling to 16/44

 

This seems to be the place to go for straight answers ,as im pleased with all advice i got when i purchased

all my gear thus far

 

Cheers
 

post #748 of 3110

DAPs that can put out 24/48 are hard to come by, and usually expensive. As I understand it, to get that quality from your iPod you need something like a CLAS. They managed to get the necessary permissions from Apple to build a device that could bypass the DAC on their products and process data separately (rendering the device, effectively, a large hard-drive)...

 

Either that or you can shell out for a DX100 or an HM-801 :)....I personally take comfort in the fact that CDs are 16/44...how much more could I take until my head explodes in pure audio bliss? How much am I going to shell out to hear just one more subtle nuance in my favorite albums?

post #749 of 3110

Aha

 

Thanks for the quick reply mate

 

Yes ive considered the algorhythm for a while now

 

BUT , am caught up between two things i want/need to do ,and told i

need two seperate devices ,so im trying to decide which task is

most important to me

 

1. I want the solo (unless u can advise another even as a suggestion/alternative) to

get true digital hi res from my ipod ( tho ipod is still limited to 24/48 even to simply

use ipod as storage simply ? )

 

2. The ipod being limited in space ( yes i find 160 Gb limiting lol ) , i have a few

     external hdds hooked into my laptop , and to get the true hi res output i

      want ,i believe ill need something like a kingrex

http://audiooasis.com/blog/2012/3/23/king-rex-ud384-dac-32bit384khz-usb-dac-new.html

 

 This will do the trick for my laptop /pc scenario only im told . it will not do what the solo

does , as it seems you suggested they were the only ones who have apples permission

to pass their dac ? Am i correct ?

 

If i could get one device to do both tasks id be a happy pig in the mud lol .

 

Thing is with the rex , its kinda in the lead a bit , as it will not be limited to 24/48 , look at it

it does up to 32 bit /384 Khz , LOL , your ears may explode matie .At my age maybe

i wont be alive long enought to ever hear those 32 bit sounds . Tho im told there is some

swiss site / 2L or something that has such files for sale/download . i lost the name and

the link right now . Sorry

 

 cheers
 

post #750 of 3110

Aaaah...I see...I've never heard of the CLAS being shared between a portable and a laptop setup...actually haven't seen it used outside of portable...Hmmmm.

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