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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

Would a usb to optical converter help?

Sorry but I am not sure about that. What I do know is that if you have a source like the DX100 or AK100, you can try to run an optical or coaxial cable to the Leckerton. The sound coming out of the Leckerton this way is better than via its USB port. That is my personal opinion.

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I recently rediscovered my Leckerton MKII and am trying an optional 8610 Op-Amp in it. Very rich sound. I don't have the terminology to adequately describe it. Listening to an ancient iPod with Etymotic HF3's. Soundtrack to the Total Recall remake.

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I should hopefully be finally getting mine today!! I'm all essited and whatnot!! wink.gif
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You get a clear, unvarnished sound with the Leckerton and the right 'phones.

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Originally Posted by FieldingMellish View Post

You get a clear, unvarnished sound with the Leckerton and the right 'phones.

They are great, aren't they? No match for over hyped BH or Fiio.

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FINALLY GOT MINE!!!!! (You don't understand, this was a Christmas gift, and it's June...) I cannot WAIT to give it a listen!!! Stupid work, always getting in the way of quality listening time... 

 

I have to say, though, that I was quite pleasantly surprised at the build quality of the unit. The pictures really don't do it justice. It is much smoother and more tactilely pleasing than the iBasso D-Zero and Meier PCSTEP... I think I like the overall look of the Apex Glacier better, but this is in the same ballpark. Really well-done enclosure. Only thing I'm worried about is catching the gain switch and having my skull explode... which would be bad. 

 

Can't WAIT to hear this!!

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Originally Posted by FieldingMellish View Post

You get a clear, unvarnished sound with the Leckerton and the right 'phones.

 



I fully agree with this. Its' effects are subtle, but they really relax the listening experience and open things up.  I have never particularly liked the sound from my Cowon X7 (it never worked well with my Zo), but the Leckerton really cleaned it up and it's quite lively with my IEM's and headphones now.

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I'm quite confused as to whether it is possible to connect Iphone 5 to Leckerton (By passing the iphone 5 amp using the port). I've seen people here claim that using a lightning to 30 pin adaptor then a 30 pin adaptor to 3.5 mm would help by pass iphone 5's internal amp. However, I just e-mailed Nick and he said it's not possible.

 

Can someone out there confirm what is true?

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I'm not the expert on iPhone whatnots and whatevers, but I'm pretty sure you'd need a LOD designed for the iP5 (not an adapter for an iP4 LOD) in order to get an unamplified line-out. If I'm mistaken, I feel confident someone will let me know with a quickness. 

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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post

I'm not the expert on iPhone whatnots and whatevers, but I'm pretty sure you'd need a LOD designed for the iP5 (not an adapter for an iP4 LOD) in order to get an unamplified line-out. If I'm mistaken, I feel confident someone will let me know with a quickness. 

Yep. You're right. I did some research and it came to be that it would be the lightning to 30 pin adapter. But I just asked Nick and he said it's not possible which is confusing me now because that's different from what some people have said on this site. 

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Doesn't the lighting to 30-pin adapter contain a Wolfson DAC in addition to a security chip in there? i.e. thereby allowing std 30-pin - analogue lineout to the Leckerton as an amp?

I've not seen a Lighting straight to Lineout cos I thought the Lighting is now only purely digital?
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

Doesn't the lighting to 30-pin adapter contain a Wolfson DAC in addition to a security chip in there? i.e. thereby allowing std 30-pin - analogue lineout to the Leckerton as an amp?

I've not seen a Lighting straight to Lineout cos I thought the Lighting is now only purely digital?

I'm not sure. I thought the 30 pin adapter contains a wolfson dac too.. it's just nick at leckerton told me it cannot be done. :S Can someone please confirm?

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The lightening connector is purely digital. You can't just buy a lightening connector anywhere because Apple chipped the cable meaning no more third party knock offs sold for cheap on the market. If you really want a lightening connector for your Leckerton you only have two choices. First choice, you get Apple's flimsy looking adapter which has a DAC inside. From there you hook up a traditional 30 pin LOD cable and use that to hook up the amp. End result, although it will work your rig will now not only look ridiculous it will also be far from ergonomically pocketable. The second option, find someone who knows what they're doing to custom build you a cable. It CAN be done. The bad news, it'll most likely be expensive. That lightening connector I linked you to will bypass both the iPhone5's DAC and amp. Whether the 6S-MKII's DAC will work with that cable is completely another question. According to another head-fier on the CLAS thread that custom lightening connector does work with the CLAS-db DAC.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 6/6/13 at 9:59pm
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

The lightening connector is purely digital. You can't just buy a lightening connector anywhere because Apple chipped the cable meaning no more third party knock offs sold for cheap on the market. If you really want a lightening connector for your Leckerton you only have two choices. First choice, you get Apple's flimsy looking adapter which has a DAC inside. End result, although it will work your rig will not only look ridiculous it will also be far from ergonomically pocketable. The second option, find someone who knows what they're doing to custom build you a cable. It CAN be done. That lightening connector I linked you to will bypass both the iPhone5's DAC and amp. Whether the 6S-MKII's DAC will work with that cab;e is completely another question. According to another head-fier on the CLAS thread that custom lightening connector does work with the CLAS-db DAC.

 

Flimsy Looking adapter: Are you referring to this one? http://store.apple.com/ca/product/MD823ZM/A/lightning-to-30-pin-adapter

or this one? http://store.apple.com/ca/product/MD824ZM/A/lightning-to-30-pin-adapter-02-m

 

The custom cable looks amazing. Can anyone confirm it works with Leckerton? It would be cool if it does!

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Originally Posted by serious7 View Post

 

Flimsy Looking adapter: Are you referring to this one? http://store.apple.com/ca/product/MD823ZM/A/lightning-to-30-pin-adapter

or this one? http://store.apple.com/ca/product/MD824ZM/A/lightning-to-30-pin-adapter-02-m

 

The custom cable looks amazing. Can anyone confirm it works with Leckerton? It would be cool if it does!

I'm referring to the first one but both those adapters you linked to would work.

 

I just know the custom cable works with the CLAS-db. I'm guessing you would have to email the site and request a cable with a different mini USB plug. The USB in on the CLAS-db is different from the UHA-6S USB in.

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