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post #991 of 1650
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

Just had an email from David at cypherlabs. He confirmed the chip is not the one mentioned here and went on to add that it is not just about the chip but all the other components that make up a DAC which affect the sound as well which I feel is quite right.
We can get caught up on various names and so called upgrades of components when if something is done right in the beginning then it is simply right, sure, time may pass and technology changes things but it has to be a pretty profound shift to make considerable changes.
When you see, as one does with this component it being used in really high end home based systems and satisfying folks who have spent hundreds of thousands on components it speaks volumes of the basic rightness of this product.
Have you noticed as well that unlike some other much lauded giant killing products featured on headfi this one has just quietly gone about its business of providing users with a reliable, high quality sound, no constant up grades or new shiny stuff to make the previous stuff obsolete over night, no buggy issues or complex needs to simply hear music, just plug, play and revel in the music which is all it is about after all!

This is a great information and I totally agreed with the comment from CypherLabs.bigsmile_face.gif

post #992 of 1650
Hmm the new iPhone 5 with its new Lod design. What will happen to our solo USB cables?
post #993 of 1650

Apple is releasing in Europe a " Micro-USB Adaper " :    

 

http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/13/apple-lightning-to-micro-usb-adapter/

 

 

Will this allow to bypass the internal DAC (like a CKK on an iPad) and supply digital music to an External DAC ?   In this case a SOLO may net be needed anymore to connect to a DAC/AMP ? 

 

 

post #994 of 1650
Maybe a cable redesign?
post #995 of 1650
I doubt that very much. The main reason is that in EU any device has to support this usb port for charging so every device wont require proprietary chargers
post #996 of 1650
So no new solo cable for now?
post #997 of 1650

A friend of mine bought a Dragonfly at Best Buy today, during lunch, played with it on his work PC this afternoon, then loaned it to me for the weekend!  

 

Nice guy, huh?  biggrin.gif  

 

I can't wait to get started!  

 

I will be comparing it to my DACport LX (if I can figure out how to bypass the Dragonfly's head amp - so that I'm getting Line Out instead).  

 

 

Here are the two chains:

 

WAV -> Foobar2000 -> Dragonfly Line Out -> 16V-powered iBasso PB2 with LME49990s and HA5002 Buffers -> balanced out to Toxic Cables' Silver Poison -> LCD-2 rev.1

 

vs.

 

WAV -> Foobar2000 -> DACport LX -> 16V-powered iBasso PB2 with LME49990s and HA5002 Buffers -> balanced out to Toxic Cables' Silver Poison -> LCD-2 rev.1

 

 

Any quick tips for getting Line Out from the Dragonfly would be very much appreciated.

 

Thanks!

 

Mike

post #998 of 1650
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

A friend of mine bought a Dragonfly at Best Buy today, during lunch, played with it on his work PC this afternoon, then loaned it to me for the weekend!  

Nice guy, huh?  biggrin.gif   

I can't wait to get started!  

I will be comparing it to my DACport LX (if I can figure out how to bypass the Dragonfly's head amp - so that I'm getting Line Out instead).  


Here are the two chains:

WAV -> Foobar2000 -> Dragonfly Line Out -> 16V-powered iBasso PB2 with LME49990s and HA5002 Buffers -> balanced out to Toxic Cables' Silver Poison -> LCD-2 rev.1

vs.

WAV -> Foobar2000 -> DACport LX -> 16V-powered iBasso PB2 with LME49990s and HA5002 Buffers -> balanced out to Toxic Cables' Silver Poison -> LCD-2 rev.1


Any quick tips for getting Line Out from the Dragonfly would be very much appreciated.

Thanks!

Mike

Mike...

Setting both your music player volume and OS volume to max will allow the Dragonfly to function as a Line-Out device.
Edited by HiFlight - 9/14/12 at 5:52pm
post #999 of 1650
Thanks Ron!

I've just now realized that I posted to the wrong thread! Sheesh!

I thought I was looking at the Dragonfly thread when I wrote that.

Thanks again,

Mike
post #1000 of 1650

Does CLAS support the new 5th Generation iPod Touch?

post #1001 of 1650

hey guys is it true about the new CLAS going to be released on October?

post #1002 of 1650

There has been a few mentions about that, not too sure if there will be one though!  I still love my CLAS, and I will probably buy this one too. :P

post #1003 of 1650
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Originally Posted by kingice10 View Post

hey guys is it true about the new CLAS going to be released on October?

I would suggest you ask them directly, it would only be guesswork here.
post #1004 of 1650

well I did the battery upgrade, I now have 2 ultralife ubbp01's, not sure the playtime I will get from them? will know in few days,

 

but holy sh!t does ALO ever put them in, like almost permamently? some 2 faced foam tape that has to be cut in two to get it out! job done! and some two faced scotch tape now holds it all together just nicely, and I got a great bargain on the batteries from Mouser Electronics, http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Ultralife/UBBP01/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMsG1k5vdNM%2fczyjOq%252bW10wD, what they have pictured isn't labled the same, still an ultrlife battery, but it is labled the same as whet ALO has in th eCLAS alreday, so that was an awesoem surprise,

 

Happy Listening everybody!

 

now only if I can replace my iPod Classics battery?

post #1005 of 1650
Yep, nuclear tape for sure. Other than that, it's an easy mod.
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