I've read 46 pages just to know if the Fostex HP-P1 is able to receive 24 bit /xxx Khz files from iDevices, but nobody is interested in clarify it???
Is that less important than changing dock to usb cable???
Just connect the optical out to a dac able to display bit/freq and report back please!!!
That way we could be sure that at least the digital section is passing bit perfect data.
It's sure iPad + CCK + USB battery powered HUB (like the D-Tech or Tekkeon, be careful not all battery powered USB charger pass data) + FLAC Player app (and others) can send 24/192 files to a lot of USB DACs (like my portable iBasso D7 even if it's not battery powered).
MAIN PROBLEM: STORAGE IS LIMITED BY THE IPAD MEMORY.
It's sure the iPad + CCK + USB battery powered HUB + iTunes Home Sharing (*) can send 24/192 files to the same USB DACs.
MAIN PROBLEM: WI-FI / NETWORK LIMITED RANGE.
I've tested successfully both configs with iBasso D7 digital coaxial out to Dac dispay bit/sample rate.
BTW, with my iBasso D7 I use the latter configuration at home just because it sounds better than D7 attached directly to the USB port of my Dell M6600 (clearer sound, more details, dynamic and better bass definition), and I don't want to became crazy with Windows 7 optimizations.
Another plus: I can also move around instead of keep myself attached to the notebook...
The main iDevices I'm interested are:
iPod Classic 160GB could be a good solution for hi res files (bigger memory and not limited by a wi-fi/network) but it's not compatible with CCK or FLAC player and other apps.
So if HP-P1 could do 24 bit /48 Khz which seems the limit of the iPod Classic loadable files, I could live with it while traveling ouside home. With dbpoweramp converter I could load same high res files with less memory space than originals.
If iPad + Fostex HP-P1 could do 24 bit /192 Khz it'll be the best with Home Sharing and FLAC Player and similar apps.
Thanks in advance for answering this silly question after more than a year and 46 pages!!!!!
(*) Other configs when not using Home Sharing are not up to the task:
Same config above + PlugPlayer UpnP app + various UpnP servers (Jriver, Asset, Foobar...) never goes above 48Khz no matter what settings is changed in the server, in the app, transcoding or not, wav or ALAC... The DAC show only 48Khz max from same coax out of iBasso D7.
Edited by Thraex - 9/4/12 at 12:14pm