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post #16 of 500

ak4480  is the chip the Fostex uses, I wonder how the ak4353 measures against it.

 

googled them both and they have the specs on the Asahi Kasei website, but I`m not really sure what to look for ;)

 

(i would post links to the spec pages but I`m not sure about the forums rules).


Edited by ExpatinJapan - 5/14/12 at 7:05pm
post #17 of 500

Audio engineers can correct me but implementation is probably as important as chip choice, so focusing on which chip is only a part of the answer, imo.

post #18 of 500

Man, I hope this thing's SQ can compete with the dx100!  From what I've read, the CLAS/Amp or HP-1 gives incrementally better SQ than an iPhone, whereas the ibasso's improvement is exponential .  Maybe that's just hype- but still- if this is competitive, I'd much prefer this and not having to deal with ibasso's glitchy interface.  Looking forward to the reviewspopcorn.gif

post #19 of 500

From what I understand, the pricing is competitive. In other words, I'd expect it to be under 400$. I may be wrong, but my impressions follow that bottom line.

post #20 of 500
onizukajp's photos of the new non-integrated Go-DAP unit:

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20120512-DSC_1808 by onizukajp, on Flickr

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20120512-DSC_1809 by onizukajp, on Flickr

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20120512-DSC_1810 by onizukajp, on Flickr

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20120512-DSC_1817 by onizukajp, on Flickr
Edited by gkanai - 5/23/12 at 6:27pm
post #21 of 500

hey in a slightly non-secular question, does anyone know if the Beats Audio line of Phones sound good with the Beats setting off or on neutral, I would love to get this DAP with the new upcoming HTC EVO

post #22 of 500

So is this using the iAP (iPod Accessory Protocol) like the Fostex and CLAS? I don't think so. The previous Go-DAPs don't. They take the analogue signal from the iPod line out and then re-digitize it so that you can use the optical out or the internal DAC. That is a big difference.

post #23 of 500
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

So is this using the iAP (iPod Accessory Protocol) like the Fostex and CLAS? I don't think so. The previous Go-DAPs don't. They take the analogue signal from the iPod line out and then re-digitize it so that you can use the optical out or the internal DAC. That is a big difference.

 

If true, this is a big difference. It is interesting though? How did you come by that info? I've been following the Go-DAP quite closely for some time now and this is the first I've heard that it does AD->DA conversion. I'm mailing the manufacturer right now to confirm this claim.

 

P.S. Assuming you're talking about the Go-DAP 4.0 'cos the Go-DAP 3.0 was only an Amp, and never claimed to be a DAC/Amp in the first place.

post #24 of 500

Edit: I looked at this before and reached the above  conclusion. 

 

The descriptions are a bit convoluted and I have been reading them in a negative light but maybe that is the wrong approach. Apologies if I am incorrect. I will take a look later again.


Edited by cooperpwc - 5/30/12 at 9:15am
post #25 of 500

Okay, when i read the Go-DAP materials before, it seemed clear to me that it was not bypassing the iPhone's internal DAC. Since then they have added quite a bit of extra material to their web site. It is still confusing but the statement "Enhance the iPhone4 original sound with digital out through a 30-pin connector" suggests to me that it may in fact be using the iAP to bypass the iPhone's internal DAC.

 

Would it be too much to ask them to use the words: "bypasses the iPhone's internal DAC"?  That is, after all, the key issue.

 

I officially have no idea now. Maybe it is an iAP device.

post #26 of 500
Thread Starter 
I've sent them mail already. Should get an answer from them tomorrow or Friday.
post #27 of 500

I couldn't tell from the pictures but will this have a line out to send to an external amp or maybe even a digital out to send to a secondary DAC? This looks to be a very interesting product. Can't wait to here more.
 

post #28 of 500
Thread Starter 
So I got a reply back from VentureCraft today & the Go-DAP is indeed iAP. No ADC-DAC conversion going on inside.
post #29 of 500
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

So I got a reply back from VentureCraft today & the Go-DAP is indeed iAP. No ADC-DAC conversion going on inside.

 

Wonderful. Thank you for clarifying that.

post #30 of 500

2 Things.

 

1: if this does work with a pc, with USB audio Class 1, then its possible it will work with CM7 android devices, like mine, which means I can continue to hate on apple, YAY!

 

2: it doesn't fix the form factor of the device like the 4, and the VAMP, which is a bad thing IMHO, what they should do is have interchangeable "covers" that wrap and protect the device and attach to the go-dap, that way the phone protected like it is with the 4 or the vamp, and it can be scaled to other devices. Gives it a great amount of longevity, versus the 1~2 year lifespan they have now.

 

Or am I the only one that thinks this?

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