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post #2971 of 8851
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

Hmm ok, that makes sense since the iMod works with my Sony Dock for my blue ray and I can use the blu-ray theatre remote to change songs and it puts up the song info on the screen. So is there any LOD out there that offers something like the 30pin to mini USB so I can use my 5.5G iMod with one of my amps? I realize this will defeat the "iMod" aspect, but it would be nice to see how the DAC in my other amps compare. Also will the fact that the iMod has no caps affect this? Thanks for correcting me!


I'm not sure how the iMod might affect that or not, I don't think it will as the cap-less aspect is specific to analog output, no?

 

Best to check that out carefully before damaging anything like your amp.

 

As far as a cable terminating in a mini USB plug, you could try a Type A to Type B mini adapter on a regular 30 pin dock cable.


Edited by MikeyFresh - 5/16/14 at 7:35am
post #2972 of 8851
Hmm, I may have to look for one. Hopefully I can reduce the clutter (straight 30pin to mini USB) and find a cable that works, or have somone make me one. I wonder how it'll work. Only one way to find out I suppose tongue.gif Thatnks for the idea biggrin.gif
post #2973 of 8851
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

Hmm, I may have to look for one. Hopefully I can reduce the clutter (straight 30pin to mini USB) and find a cable that works, or have somone make me one. I wonder how it'll work. Only one way to find out I suppose tongue.gif Thatnks for the idea biggrin.gif


They are available, I have a very short well-made one by Griffin, and I've seen them on eBay for under $5 though the quality is of course going to be suspect at that price.

post #2974 of 8851
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Originally Posted by netsky3 View Post
 

if it does digital, those docking are too expensive for me, i'll use the LOD hoping that the quality of my ipod video is not so crappy compared to my dac...


The sound quality of the Wolfson chipset/analog output is pretty good, depending of course on what you compare it to.

 

You can further tailor the sound by using a FiiO L11 dock connector along with any good 3.5mm stereo cable that you might already own:

 

http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-L11-Connector-Charge-iPhone/dp/B008EKON56/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1400252388&sr=8-4&keywords=fiio+11

 

The L11 also allows simultaneous charging via USB mini B, however the sound quality while charging takes a pretty big hit.

 

If you don't care about charging (or don't already own a good 3.5mm stereo cable), the Audioquest 30 pin dock to 3.5mm cables are quite good.

 

My favorite LOD (for the money) is the FiiO L30, a longer version of their annoyingly short L3, but it was a limited production run intended for the Japanese market and they are hard to find. I scored one from B&H Photo for under $20, a total bargain considering the sound quality and Oyaide wire it is made from.


Edited by MikeyFresh - 5/16/14 at 8:19am
post #2975 of 8851
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Originally Posted by MikeyFresh View Post
 


The sound quality of the Wolfson chipset/analog output is pretty good, depending of course on what you compare it to.

 

You can further tailor the sound by using a FiiO L11 dock connector along with any good 3.5mm stereo cable that you might already own:

 

http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-L11-Connector-Charge-iPhone/dp/B008EKON56/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1400252388&sr=8-4&keywords=fiio+11

 

The L11 also allows simultaneous charging via USB mini B, however the sound quality while charging takes a pretty big hit.

 

If you don't care about charging (or don't already own a good 3.5mm stereo cable), the Audioquest 30 pin dock to 3.5mm cables are quite good.

 

My favorite LOD (for the money) is the FiiO L30, a longer version of their annoyingly short L3, but it was a limited production run intended for the Japanese market and they are hard to find. I scored one from B&H Photo for under $20, a total bargain considering the sound quality and Oyaide wire it is made from.

 

yeah i know this item but...hell here in italy cost 20€ from amazon.it

i think will my choice anyway use the L11

post #2976 of 8851

This thread made me appreciate my aging 5.5g machine all over again.  The Rockbox firmware really made the audio of this unit come alive.  It sounded fairly mediocre with Apple Firmware.  I never would have imagined that there could be a difference, but the change is not subtle.

post #2977 of 8851
What are some suggestions on Rockbox themese? If thats the case, I may have to get my other 128GB SD card and try rockbox on it. I tried it at one point, but the lag with Rockbox was too much for me and it was slow and not as responsive as the apple firmware. Plus all my music is orgainized and such through iTunes, and I have my playlist collection in iTunes. Anyway to transfer a playlist over via rockbox?
post #2978 of 8851
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

What are some suggestions on Rockbox themese? If thats the case, I may have to get my other 128GB SD card and try rockbox on it. I tried it at one point, but the lag with Rockbox was too much for me and it was slow and not as responsive as the apple firmware. Plus all my music is orgainized and such through iTunes, and I have my playlist collection in iTunes. Anyway to transfer a playlist over via rockbox?


hi

here are all the ipod themes for rb official firmware 3.13...

 

http://themes.rockbox.org/index.php?target=ipodvideo

 

i made my own theme for my personal needs, its not that hard to make a text only theme.

 

here are the codes to make your own theme

 

http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/CustomWPS

 

copy the codes you want to be on your screen in to a file called something.WPS (while playing screen) then copy that file into the wps folder in rockbox on your ipod select the font and size you want and your ready. in rockbox got settings/theme settings/while playing screen    and select something.wps    now your playing screen is showing what ever you created. if you messed up the code it will default to rb default screen

 

here are the fonts...

 

http://download.rockbox.org/release/3.13/rockbox-fonts-3.13.zip

 

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now regarding your slow rockbox ipod

 

make sure it says 3.13 when it starts up because all other builds are either old or experimental

 

when the ipod starts there are 2 apple logos

one is with out back light

one is with back light

 

as soon as you see the apple WITH  back light THROW THE HOLD SWITCH RIGHT AWAY

this will clear all your setting. try using your player with cleared settings and no eq or any database.

 

if its still slow connect it to itunes do restore install rockbox 3.13

if you activate the data base due to love of itunes then be ready to let it work for many hours possibly even over night.

after its done then your player should work fast and fine.

 

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i have no love for itunes so all my music is file name and folder based

i use winamp to make and save playlists for rockbox.

post #2979 of 8851
Actually Rockbox 3.13 is very old, and many themes won't work with it. I strongly recommend running the daily dev builds (here's for the iPod Classic). They have numerous fixes.
post #2980 of 8851
Hmm, transferring some music it stops, and currupts, and I have to reformat the SD card. Guess I'll keep trying in smaller batches.

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post #2981 of 8851
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Hmm, transferring some music it stops, and currupts, and I have to reformat the SD card. Guess I'll keep trying in smaller batches.

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How big is the SD card?
post #2982 of 8851
It's a 128GB SDXC. I have the same issue with iTunes and my other 128GB SDXC. AND Band with two different CF-SD adaptors. With iTunes it will freeze/disconnect. Then I can restart the iMod. With Rockbox it corrupts and I need to restore/reinstall Rockbox.
I'm trying right now to transfer in small batches. All the artists that start with A, then the Bs, then C, ect. Well see if that works. All my folders are separate by artist, album see folders. That's due to iTunes.

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post #2983 of 8851
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

It's a 128GB SDXC. I have the same issue with iTunes and my other 128GB SDXC. AND Band with two different CF-SD adaptors. With iTunes it will freeze/disconnect. Then I can restart the iMod. With Rockbox it corrupts and I need to restore/reinstall Rockbox.
I'm trying right now to transfer in small batches. All the artists that start with A, then the Bs, then C, ect. Well see if that works. All my folders are separate by artist, album see folders. That's due to iTunes.

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Are you using of Tarkan's SD to CF adapters?
post #2984 of 8851

I decided to go this route. 

 

 http://www.ebay.com/itm/181369686535

post #2985 of 8851
Yea, one of my adaptors is from Amazon and the other is Tarkens.

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