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post #91 of 101
Now, after a day of putting this $99 runt-of-a-DAC/Preamp against a bevy of mucho dinero gear, I am even "more" wowed!

Those who have bought into the high-rez file craze and the more money=better sound reasoning may miss out on what, for me, represents the best buy of my past 30 years in audio. Believe me, I am still feeling very puzzled about this conclusion.

Just ordered another one and relegated my MephistoX transport and EnkianthusX DAC to their respective boxes. The IDo is a clear signal that, today, great sound is available for hundreds, not thousands of dollars.

Gear used for auditioning:

HPs: HD-800, HE-6 and 5LE, T1.

Amps: LF339, Hafler P1500, Threshold A400

Source: IPad, nPlayer using FLAC files over network (no MP3)

ICs and PCs: no-name brands
post #92 of 101
I still love my iDo, except for one thing. I wonder if anyone else experiences this.

With my iPod Classic (and only the Classic ... It doesn't happen with the iPhone or iPad), the first second or half-second of a song is sometimes chopped off, or clipped. It's quite annoying. It doesn't happen with every song, and if I skip ahead and then back it'll usually then play the song properly. Has anyone else run into this?
post #93 of 101

Not here - I'm using it with iPhone 4 (x2) and an iPod Touch.  No issues on any of the three systems but have not tried it on my Classic. 

 

I'll try it tonight or tomorrow to see if I have same issue as you. 

post #94 of 101
Cool; would be interested. Thanks!
post #95 of 101
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 

Not here - I'm using it with iPhone 4 (x2) and an iPod Touch.  No issues on any of the three systems but have not tried it on my Classic. 

 

I'll try it tonight or tomorrow to see if I have same issue as you. 

Not with my iPod Classic either. Have you considered it might be your iPod? 

post #96 of 101
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Not with my iPod Classic either. Have you considered it might be your iPod? 
I have, but it doesn't occur with the Classic in any other situation. I use it in the car via USB connection and it's fine there, for instance. It's only with the iDo that it happens.
post #97 of 101

should i be able to control the volume on my ipod? i also noticed that i can should the ipod's eq to manipulate sound. i thought if using the 30 pin to usb cable would bypass the ipod's internal dac and would bypass volume and/or eq settings... any thoughts? thanks

post #98 of 101
Certain DAC amps like this and ADL's X1 do allow you to controls the volume from your iDevice even when using the Line Out. In the case of this device this is how you can use an Apple TV remote to adjust the volume, skip tracks, etc. As for EQ, I can't answer you as I don't use EQ.
post #99 of 101

I use the ido with an ipod touch as well as a 7th gen classic. When using the touch the volume control on the ipod affects the volume through the ido. The volume control on the classic has no affect on the volume through the ido. Odd, isn't it?

post #100 of 101

Never noticed this either. I use an ipod touch, iphone 4s as well as an ipod classic with the ido. And I have two idos..

post #101 of 101
Brushing off the cobwebs.
iPod Classic > NuForce iCon iDo > Marantz PM4000 > Arcam Delta 2 > my ears.
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