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post #1636 of 2160
That custom cable won't work with the leckerton. It is still a full digital lightning to USB cable, same as the one that came with your iPhone.Just prettier.

The leckerton is not licensed by Apple to decode digital signals. For that you would need a clas, Centrance M8, hp-p1 or such.

Personally, I just run the headphone out on my 5g touch (lightning connector model) to the analog input of the Leckerton and it sounds great. Just max the volume on the iPod and knock it down 2 steps. It sounds cleaner than the lightning to 30 pin adapter anyway.
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Personally, I just run the headphone out on my 5g touch (lightning connector model) to the analog input of the Leckerton and it sounds great. Just max the volume on the iPod and knock it down 2 steps. It sounds cleaner than the lightning to 30 pin adapter anyway.

 

This is interesting, as it could imply that the internal CS DAC chip on the iTouch 5G is better than the Wolfson DAC chip on the Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter. Alternatively, it could be just a matter of synergy or preference.

 

I sold the Leckerton a while ago due to the lack of use but am kinda missing it now.

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This is interesting, as it could imply that the internal CS DAC chip on the iTouch 5G is better than the Wolfson DAC chip on the Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter. Alternatively, it could be just a matter of synergy or preference.

 

I sold the Leckerton a while ago due to the lack of use but am kinda missing it now.

i sold mine once then bought another one later, was going HD650 but the noise etc forced me to go CIEM which mean i needed the amp again :P 

post #1639 of 2160

I've had mine for a few weeks now(absolutely loving it, it's just what I wanted.) I've found a rubber band adds just enough extra friction to the volume knob. It just sits against it

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i sold mine once then bought another one later, was going HD650 but the noise etc forced me to go CIEM which mean i needed the amp again :P 


Did you request for the gain to be lowered?

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Did you request for the gain to be lowered?

nop 

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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

 

This is interesting, as it could imply that the internal CS DAC chip on the iTouch 5G is better than the Wolfson DAC chip on the Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter. Alternatively, it could be just a matter of synergy or preference.

 

I sold the Leckerton a while ago due to the lack of use but am kinda missing it now.

....I have thought about selling mine... but just can't! I guess it's a long-term keeper. smile.gif

 

Really, the headphone out signal is so clean and well balanced that it works very well to double-amp it. The 5G touch onboard DAC is implemented very well. I think there is little room for improvement. Well, unless you do an external DAC.

 

While using the lightning to 30 pin adapter, then a LOD, it is just too bulky and awkward to make much sense for portable use. The "flavor" of the Wolfson DAC is just a touch different...not better or worse, just a hair different. So I've decided to just double amp. Of course, just because the chip is named "Wolfson" doesn't make it superior, but I'm sure you know that. wink.gif

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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

 

This is interesting, as it could imply that the internal CS DAC chip on the iTouch 5G is better than the Wolfson DAC chip on the Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter. Alternatively, it could be just a matter of synergy or preference.

 

One more thing to add, in addition to my previous post....

 

There was an article I came across while researching "double amping" This page compared RMAA measurements of the lightning to 30 pin adapter vs. double amping the headphone out of a 7G nano (close enough to the 5G touch). The results were nearly identical except one...channel separation. It was actually BETTER double amping vs. the adapter. Go figure:

 

http://www.inearmatters.net/2012/11/impression-apple-nano-7g-lightning-to.html

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Did you request for the gain to be lowered?


UElover he's referring to the noise that his HD650 made being an open back so he was disturbing his room mates lol :P>

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Originally Posted by Shini44 View Post

i sold mine once then bought another one later, was going HD650 but the noise etc forced me to go CIEM which mean i needed the amp again :P 

 

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Did you request for the gain to be lowered?

 

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UElover he's referring to the noise that his HD650 made being an open back so he was disturbing his room mates lol :P>

 

Haha nope he said that he sold but bought the UHA6SMKII back again because he was forced to go CIEM. The gain is pretty high for CIEM so I asked if he requested for the gain to be lowered to increase the headroom :-)

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I recommend every CIEM user to get the lowered gain setting. I think I have -12db and it's just right for me. Listening at 10'o clock at the most.
 

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I recommend every CIEM user to get the lowered gain setting. I think I have -12db and it's just right for me. Listening at 10'o clock at the most.
 

How do you do that? I'm actually pretty fine without lowering the gain, but I can't lower my volume on my ciem because of channel imbalance.

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You'd have to send it back to Leckerton to have Nick lower the gain. I'm considering lowering my gain, as there isn't much movement on the port with the UERMs. It's basically either quiet, moderate, or loud when fed by a 2v line-out. I usually just lower the pre-gain on my fuze or in foobar if i feel that i need an in-between volume.

 

Btw is the volume supposed to be a lot lower when you use the SPDIF-in on the leckerton compared to input from a dac or dap?

post #1649 of 2160

Mine is. I suppose this is normal then?

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Btw is the volume supposed to be a lot lower when you use the SPDIF-in on the leckerton compared to input from a dac or dap?

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You'd have to send it back to Leckerton to have Nick lower the gain. I'm considering lowering my gain, as there isn't much movement on the port with the UERMs. It's basically either quiet, moderate, or loud when fed by a 2v line-out. I usually just lower the pre-gain on my fuze or in foobar if i feel that i need an in-between volume.

 

Btw is the volume supposed to be a lot lower when you use the SPDIF-in on the leckerton compared to input from a dac or dap?

Hmm. I can't do that because I'm in Korea right now, but I think I will when I'm back in the States.

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