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post #2731 of 5087
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

So far, I've got an iDevice to stream 24/192 (but the device it was connected to wasn't happy with the output, which is another issue). Streaming high-res definitely works. Playing back greater than 16/48 files on an iDevice will probably depend on what Apple allows in iOS7 and beyond.

By iDevice, are you referring to an iPad or an iPod or both?  iPhone??

 

Do you have any way of determining if it is true 24 bit resolution or 16 bit padded with 8 zeros?

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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post

What is the best i device to use with the M8? I would guess the iPod touch?

 

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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

It depends what you are using it for and what you choose to pair it with.

There are eight! different versions of the Hifi-m8.

 

see the first page of the impressions thread

http://www.head-fi.org/t/662881/centrance-hifi-m8-and-hifi-m8-lx-8-versions-incoming-impressions-and-appreciation-thread

 

I use an ipod touch 64GB with mine(I use FLAC on flacplayer app).  Some would prefer the ipod classic due to the amount of GB space avaliable.

 

I myself choose the idevice version backplate,

with Unbalanced: 1/4″ jack, 1/8″ jack and Balanced 4-Pin XLR jack -frontplate.

 

I will probably go for the current iPod Classic. Those lossless files take up a lot of space. 

 

BTW, I doubt the older 5th gen. iPods will work with the HiFi M8. It seems that Apple has ceased supporting digital out on those.

 

Example, this FAQ from another manufacturer's dock states this in no uncertain terms ;) -

 

 

 

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"Q: Is there a complete compatibility list for products that are designed to work with the Dock Box S? 

 

 

No, because changes in functionality of Apple iPod products my come up not only with changes in hardware, but also firm- ware changes can cause different behavior. Apple doesn ́t keep any back compatibility of the products, so older products can exhibit strange acting or it can be completely without function. This is related to revision date of Apple Authentication chip. For example: iPod Classic 6th generation works without any problem, but iPod Classic 5th generation doesn ́t work at all. But generally iPod 5th G was discontinued in production in 2007, so from IT point of view it was in stone age and we can ́t admire that it doesn ́t work. iPod Classic 6th G is still in production, that is why it has full Apple Authentication Chip support. "

 

post #2733 of 5087

I just spotted these at monoprice for those looking for an MFI lightning to USB

post #2734 of 5087

Hi!

Did anyone compared sound of Fostex HP-P1 vs HIFI-M8?

Thank you!

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post #2736 of 5087
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post

 

BTW, I doubt the older 5th gen. iPods will work with the HiFi M8. It seems that Apple has ceased supporting digital out on those.

 

Unfortunately you are right. I just tried my 4th Gen iPod on my M8. It charges, but no sound output from the M8. The headphone out of the iPod still works. iPhone 4S works fine.

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I did a bit of research. It seems that Wadia Transport is able to extract digital from iPod 5th Gens. Though older Nanos will need to enter "Extended Interface Mode" to extract digital audio. http://www.audiac.nl/wadia-170i-transport/includes/170i-Manual.pdf

 

I'm guessing that this is the mode that we frequently see when plugged into iPod enabled car audio. So if the M8's firmware can be upgraded to do the same, I believe we can get Digital Output from older iPods. 

 

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Was using the M8 connected via USB to my Mac, and playing balanced. After quite sometime it stopped playing music. Perhaps the battery went flat as the battery indicator was blinking. I thought it would charge through USB as well? Or does it not charge enough via USB if it's also being used? This is an issue for desktop use without the power adaptor.


Edited by eron - 7/26/13 at 11:37pm
post #2737 of 5087

Have anyone try their hifi m8 with galaxy note 2 yet?  I try it before and its work at a show but maybe something have changes.

post #2738 of 5087
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

So far, I've got an iDevice to stream 24/192 (but the device it was connected to wasn't happy with the output, which is another issue). Streaming high-res definitely works. Playing back greater than 16/48 files on an iDevice will probably depend on what Apple allows in iOS7 and beyond.

By iDevice, are you referring to an iPad or an iPod or both?  iPhone??

 

Do you have any way of determining if it is true 24 bit resolution or 16 bit padded with 8 zeros?

 

1. Both. Anything with an "i" in front of the name from Apple.

2. No, but it would be pretty crazy if it was down-sampling then padding streamed audio. It is not the kind of stupid thing Apple does*.

 

*By that, I mean Apple does different kind of seemingly stupid things.

post #2739 of 5087
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Originally Posted by edm230 View Post

sometimes the m8 with ipod play songs the first 3 seconds no sound.:-O
Thank you for the feedback. Anyone else had a similar experience?
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Originally Posted by Trogdor View Post

@mgoodman: When is the next batch due to be shipped out? i.e. what does the production schedule look like?
Mid August. We are waiting for more power supplies to arrive.
post #2741 of 5087
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Originally Posted by eron View Post

Was using the M8 connected via USB to my Mac, and playing balanced. After quite sometime it stopped playing music. Perhaps the battery went flat as the battery indicator was blinking. I thought it would charge through USB as well? Or does it not charge enough via USB if it's also being used? This is an issue for desktop use without the power adaptor.
USB does not provide sufficient power to run the unit and charge its battery at the same time. We are in a different category of "hungry", due to the complexity of the unit. The blinking light means you have a couple of minutes left before auto shut down. A power adapter is needed to charge if the HiFi-M8 is playing. If the unit is off, then USB will charge it slowly, but we recommend to charge from the supplied adapter always -- much faster.
Edited by mgoodman - 7/27/13 at 2:44am
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Originally Posted by mgoodman View Post

Mid August. We are waiting for more power supplies to arrive.

Thank you.
post #2743 of 5087
It is really too bad that we need to choose between LX and iPhone version !. Twice the inventory for Centrance and... Difficult choice for us !

I have the iPhone version on back order since december but... Now i also use a AK100 as source. So now i have 2 sources: my iPhone and my AK100 with optical out !

So .... I'm in trouble Since there is no M8 version With iPhone + optical in :-((.

HEY Mr Centrance, Will you have soon an universal version with iPhone + optical in ?
Edited by bmichels - 7/27/13 at 9:26am
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

It is really too bad that we need to choose between LX and iPhone version !. Twice the inventory for Centrance and... Difficult choice for us !

I have the iPhone version on back order since december but... Now i also use a AK100 as source. So now i have 2 sources: my iPhone and my AK100 with optical out !

So .... I'm in trouble Since there is no M8 version With iPhone + optical in :-((.

HEY Mr Centrance, Will you have soon an universal version with iPhone + optical in ?

Can the i device version take USB in from a computer? If so, that would be a good solution to get the best of both. 

post #2745 of 5087
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post

Can the i device version take USB in from a computer? If so, that would be a good solution to get the best of both. 

Both the iDevice version and the LX version are able to take USB in from a computer.


Edited by tjcheong - 7/27/13 at 12:34pm
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