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post #31 of 37
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Originally Posted by nuforce-bob View Post

bareyb,

 

Thanks for giving the iDo a chance.  In the mean time, have no worries about the EQ.  All volume and EQ functions inside any/all iDevices takes place within the processor (DSP function) and well ahead of the DAC stage,  The iDo simply extracts the digital audio at the input point of the DAC stage, so all such functions have already been completed.  We hope this helps.  Thanks and...

 

Take care smile.gif

-Bob

Well I gave it a chance and it is a huge improvement. Unfortunately as I feared, it's just not enough power for me. I am thinking of adding an Icon HDP Amp for more power.

 

Can the Digital Coax OUT on the Icon iDo plug directly into the ICON HDP's Digital Coax IN and utilize the higher quality DAC and much more powerful AMP in the HDP? 


Edited by bareyb - 2/23/13 at 12:17pm
post #32 of 37

can i use my iphone 5 with the ido?

post #33 of 37
Thread Starter 

Sure. iDo works with latest iOS and iPhone5 too.

post #34 of 37

^but will it serve as a transport too when plugged to the ido?

post #35 of 37
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Originally Posted by pinoyman View Post

^but will it serve as a transport too when plugged to the ido?

 

I'm not sure what you mean, but any iDevice connected to the iDo acts as "the transport" while the iDo acts as the DAC (or the S/PDIF converter for another DAC connected to the coax output).  This lets you replace the laptop or CD player as the transport by using the iDevice instead.  I tend to think of the DAC as source, and the thing holding the music as the transport (like iPod, iPad, laptop, CD, DVD).

 

I have said before, this works great with iPhone 5 or iPad with a lightning USB cable, not just older iPods with 30-pin dock cables.  I select the music on the iPad and it comes out of the iDo, through either 1/8" jack or RCA jacks, or digital coax jack.

post #36 of 37

^thank you very much for clearing that up.

post #37 of 37

Does it have better soundquality than the HRT iStreamer? and will it work good with audio technica ath-m50 headphones?

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