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post #316 of 399
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Originally Posted by Mike33 View Post

Hi Guys,

 

Just received my lighting adapter and I can confirm that anlogue line out is working.

 

Running it to my o2 atm.

That is great! Do you notice any differences in sound comparing to an old iPhone?

post #317 of 399

I echo rasmushorn...how does it comparte to the 30 pin old line out?

 

This looks like unveiling day since headphone out detailed measurements have also popped out.

post #318 of 399
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Originally Posted by Mike33 View Post

Hi Guys,

 

Just received my lighting adapter and I can confirm that anlogue line out is working.

 

Running it to my o2 atm.

Pictures please?smile.gif

post #319 of 399

Quick picture.

 

 

It doesn't really sound any different to my iPhone 4, but i think that it sounded great anyway.

post #320 of 399
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Originally Posted by Mike33 View Post

Quick picture.

 

 

 

It doesn't really sound any different to my iPhone 4, but i think that it sounded great anyway.

Thanks for that. I guess it's not as big as I thought it might be (the adaptor), but I'd be nervous about using it on-the-go....putting pressure on it, you know? 

post #321 of 399
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Originally Posted by Mike33 View Post

Quick picture.

 

 

It doesn't really sound any different to my iPhone 4, but i think that it sounded great anyway.

Thanks for the picture and sound impressions. Please continue to share your impressions on the sound after some more listening normal_smile%20.gif

post #322 of 399
Good, now I just need to figure out how to get digital line out on the new iPod smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by Mike33 View Post

Hi Guys,

Just received my lighting adapter and I can confirm that anlogue line out is working.

Running it to my o2 atm.
post #323 of 399
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

Where can you get one unlocked?

 

Short answer: Hong Kong.  :-)

 

(Even they are sold out for online ordering but apparently you can still buy it in person at the Apple Store.)

post #324 of 399
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It doesn't really sound any different to my iPhone 4, but i think that it sounded great anyway.

 

Good to hear - and quite believable. In theory, the line out from the adapter might be good indeed. If it is a push-pull configuration, i.e. no DC blocking capacitors, and a decent CL Audio Codec is going directly into the 30 pin connector, it could be very clean. 

post #325 of 399

hey...that's a Wolfson DAC WM8533 in this lightning adapter, ABI research just revealed...good news la...dt880smile.png

http://www.abiresearch.com/blogs/


Edited by pouhaha123 - 10/13/12 at 10:10am
post #326 of 399
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

Short answer: Hong Kong.  :-)

 

(Even they are sold out for online ordering but apparently you can still buy it in person at the Apple Store.)

I am not in the area any longer. :^) Well, eventually they will be out in quantity.

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hey...that's a Wolfson DAC WM8533 in this lightning adapter, ABI research just revealed...good news la...dt880smile.png

http://www.abiresearch.com/blogs/

So if you got the adapter, why couldn't you use the authentication chip to pull the digital signal? Adapt the adapter.


Edited by jamato8 - 10/13/12 at 1:18pm
post #327 of 399
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Originally Posted by pouhaha123 View Post

hey...that's a Wolfson DAC WM8533 in this lightning adapter, ABI research just revealed...good news la...dt880smile.png
http://www.abiresearch.com/blogs/

Hey that's big news! Wonder if I can find one in my local apple store yet...
post #328 of 399
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

So if you got the adapter, why couldn't you use the authentication chip to pull the digital signal? Adapt the adapter.

 

It's a good idea. This Gizmodo article suggests that modding the adapter will unfortunately be very difficult. It is seriously glued up, probably to prevent just such efforts.

post #329 of 399

I'm intrigued by the possibility that the adapter system might actually improve line out sound quality. They have more space to work with. If it a push-pull configuration (no DC blocking cap), it could be a very direct clean path to the pins.

 

I look forward to some measurements.

 

(It would be nice if they also come out with an adapter that terminates in 3.5mm jack.)

post #330 of 399
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

I'm intrigued by the possibility that the adapter system might actually improve line out sound quality. They have more space to work with. If it a push-pull configuration (no DC blocking cap), it could be a very direct clean path to the pins.

 

I look forward to some measurements.

 

(It would be nice if they also come out with an adapter that terminates in 3.5mm jack.)


That would all be good. Obviously for some of us having a digital out would be nice but if a clean analog out is available, a small quality amp or something like the new RSA balanced amp would be fun.

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