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post #46 of 1285
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Originally Posted by spl237 View Post



That's interesting - I might give it a go. Although if I have to rip to lossless, the classic becomes far too small to hold my library!
 

 



 

Yeah, that's true for a lot of us.  Though remember that Apple lossless, for example, is still compressed.  Let us know what you find out.

 

post #47 of 1285

That's interesting - I might give it a go. Although if I have to rip to lossless, the classic becomes far too small to hold my library!
  

Are your ipod of 5.5 Gen?

If it is and your memory is not enough when you switch to lossless file.  There will be 240GB hard  disk drive

from Toshiba and you can order that from rapidrepair.com.   Superimod or Whipmod uses  the same hard disk.

You may ask them whether it can be used or not because the new ipod gen is thin so it may not have enough space

for a bigger hard disk

post #48 of 1285

the newer ipod classic does not support dual platter drives BUTTTT  you can put a 256GB ssd drive into it and you get huge storage way more speed and more battery life.

 

Check out my ssd mod thread im trying to get started.   http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/566780/list-of-ssd-s-that-work-in-ipod-classic-slim-6-7g#post_7678849


Edited by Freeze - 8/15/11 at 12:23am
post #49 of 1285
iPod 5.5G won't work properly (if at all) with the Fostex so that is not the solution.
post #50 of 1285

cooper you can use the analog line in on the hp-p1 and still use the amplifier section with any ipod version

post #51 of 1285

Yes, but you get just extremly expensiv Amp. If you are not using fostex as dac/amp, dont buy it.

post #52 of 1285

Never said it was a good idea to use it just as an amp. Just stating that technically you can hook the ipod 5.5 to the hp-p1

post #53 of 1285
Freeze, I know that. The complaint was that a certaiin individual could not hear the difference between the Fostex DAC and the Classic. Someone suggested trying lossless. The concern then was that said individual could then no longer fit his entire collection on an iPod. That's when the 5.5G suggestion came up but it was not valid to address the problem. Hence my comment stands.

Your suggestion by contrast is very interesting. I will follow that thread.
Edited by cooperpwc - 8/15/11 at 1:49am
post #54 of 1285

Yea, and if 128GB is enough for you, you can upgrade your 7g classic to 128GB ssd for only 100 dollars.

 

The 160GB single platter drive sells for 100 on ebay and you can buy the 128GB super talent ssd for 200 on ebay. You can get a faster longer battery life classic for only 100 dollars more if you dont mind giving up 32GB of space. Or you can spend 500 more (600-100) and get a huge 240GB renice ssd and get +80Gb space and more performance

post #55 of 1285

Dear all,

   I am a little bit confused here,   can anyone summarize which will be able to use the Fostex HP-P1 as a DAC and amplifier (not as amplifier only)?

   Ipod  : from which generation    (classic ipod is a little bit confused because some may say 7 gen is classic also)

   Iphone : gen?

   Ipod touch : gen?

   Ipad : gen?

Thanks,

    Again if you have the info on CLAS  (cypher lab) please let me know also

post #56 of 1285

From fostex manual, you can use hp-p1 as dac with:

 

Touch 2, 3, 4 G

iPod classic (so 6G and newer)

iPod nano 4, 5, 6 G

iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4

 

I laso tried it without problem on iPad 2.

post #57 of 1285

^ Like he said.

 

In terms of iPods with hard drives, there is an easy dividing line. If you have a Classic with the new metal front (either black or silver), it works. Those are the Clasic 6G and 7G. You can see pictures of the look online at the Apple Strore.

 

If you have anything else in a hard dtive iPod, such as the plastic fronted iPod Video 5.5G or something even earlier, it won't work properly.

post #58 of 1285

F***, what do i do with my 5G iPod now?? Uh? lol

Switched my 2G Touch for it with my gf to get more available space (60 instead of 32) and now i hear this...oh..c'mon...lol

I think i "need" a new iPod..does anybody have one for sale? regular_smile%20.gif

post #59 of 1285

My HP-P1 finally shipped out today; can't wait for it to come in!!!

post #60 of 1285

Can we charge the Fostex HP-P1 via the USB A to mini USB  like when we charge  Iqube V2?

or we can only charge with the adapter supplied.   Then I  may have a problem if I

order that from USA because we use 220V not 110V.   BTW what is the output of the adapter

from 110V to 6V or 9V or 12V?

thanks,

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