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adapter for older alo docking cable (works with my ipod nano 2g, but not my itouch 3g

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Will this work without any sound degradation? http://cablejive.com/charge-converter  - how large is it?  

 

 Or is there a better item on the market?  (smaller/less impact on sound, etc.?)  I want to use my ipod touch 3g with my ray samuels sr-71a.  Thanks!

post #2 of 10

The older LOD's for iPod were a simple 3 pin connection (2,3, and 5 I think).

Newer iPod touches and iPhones require a resistor jumper wire from pins 11 & 15 to pin 21 inside the LOD for functionality.

 

I am not sure what type of sonic degradation you would get but I would think there would be some (whether audible or inaudible) for passing through a second series of connections and having a jack'd connection rather than a wired connection.

 

Also with a dock stub and a LOD you're going to have dock that's over 2" sticking out the back of your iPod.

 

I would just get a new LOD....

Head Direct has a reasonable one http://head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=68

Or a more impressive one http://head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=69

iBasso has an affordable one http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=55

 

Or get one of the guys on this site who builds them to hook you up.

Then you can sell me your older Alo LOD because I have a 5th gen Ipod ;)

post #3 of 10
Will your 5th gen iPod work with his alo lod?
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

my ipod 5.5g is an imod, so i would not use the alo cable for that (you need a special cable for the imods) - my alo lod cable will work with my ipod nano 2g, but not with my ipod touch 3g.  it's a pretty cable, so i'd like to hang on to it, even though i don't use my nano 2g much, but that's why i'm wondering whether there's an adapter that would enable me to use the cable for my ipod touch 3g, which i do use more than the nano 2g ...

 

i suppose i would be willing to do an even steven swap for a similar alo cable that is compatible with the ipod touch 3g, if anyone has one (not posting this in the classifieds, since i just thought of this, and i'm lukewarm to the idea still...)

post #5 of 10

Fair enough.... I don't have an Alo cable so I am out of the running. Best of luck in your search.

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

thanks all ... well, i do have an old ALO LOD cable, a bit discolored, that i'll try out when i get home from my business trip, that might work.  dumb question, i didn't cause any harm to my ipod touch 3g by using the wrong LOD cable, did i?  (i know that the wrong LOD is an absolute no-no with the imod). 

 

i'm still open, by the way, to any suggestions ...

post #7 of 10

ALO is great with customer service. Maybe send it back to them to have it retrofitted.

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

you know, it's been a long time since i bought a cable from them (and it was a different one; i bought this one second hand off of head-fi); i'm not sure they'd be willing to do that, but i guess it can't hurt to ask - if they can do it at a nominal fee, i would definitely go for it.  i'll let you know what i hear...

post #9 of 10

If your in a crunch, you can just head over to the DIY section and ask someone to help you.

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 

well, sure enough, alo said they can't do the mod - no big deal, as i have an old lod cable i can use, even if, cosmetically, it isn't as pretty as this one.  this is what they had to say:  

 

Unfortunately we can't change the terminations on our LOD cables.  The reason is that we re-enforce the terminations with special epoxy that has a great dialectic property to help keep the cables in place.  This especially important for portable cables which are, by their nature, subjected to rigorous use.  

 

oh well - i'll just use my old lod cable, if i can find it!

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