Originally Posted by jerg
Tough luck bro, Apple locked iPods by design not to have its internal DAC bypassed.
You might as well just use the DAC/amp setup with your PC permanently, since they are not portable anyhow, and you can store lossless music in huge archives on the PC, and not on the iPod.
From what I've read, and heard from other sources, there are just a few companies that have gone through the licensing and approval by Apple to do this. Fostex, is one such company with the $550 amp/DAC offering, as well as a few others. But, that number is quite small. This is why there are some of us die hard iPod Classic "5" / Video, where that last model featured the Wolfson DACs and had great sound. After that, things changed and not for the better.
Edited by wje - 1/17/13 at 2:39am