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post #31 of 258

Then what's the point of having the DAC?

I thought the built in dac would replace the crappy one of Ipod...

Then how does something like the TTVJ slim work? Does the dac section in TTVJ also only usb? If you use LO from your ipod, is the dac section in the loop?

post #32 of 258
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Originally Posted by czqdtc View Post

Then what's the point of having the DAC?
I thought the built in dac would replace the crappy one of Ipod...
Then how does something like the TTVJ slim work? Does the dac section in TTVJ also only usb? If you use LO from your ipod, is the dac section in the loop?

My understanding is you need a license from Apple to access the digital out and bypass the internal cheap DAC. I do not believe RSA has that license.
Edited by Audio Addict - 9/30/12 at 3:24pm
post #33 of 258
Quote:
Originally Posted by czqdtc View Post

Then what's the point of having the DAC?

I thought the built in dac would replace the crappy one of Ipod...

Then how does something like the TTVJ slim work? Does the dac section in TTVJ also only usb? If you use LO from your ipod, is the dac section in the loop?

The dac is meant to be replacing your computer/laptop dac, as far as making it work with any idevices you need to pay a lot of "approval" research money in order for apple to give you thumbs up!

 

In summary no device with DAC will bypass the apple DAC unless they have specified it. The USB LOD is just a bridge to initiate handshack between the two devices. The digitial signal tells the ipod whether to accept or reject the so called handshake. 

post #34 of 258

interested in this also

however im anxious about the price

please have it below $900

 

edit: since ive been thinking about getting an odac and slapping it on top of a sr-71b amp


Edited by fuzzyash - 10/1/12 at 4:38pm
post #35 of 258

But... with a Samsung S3 it should be able to bypass the internal DAC without any problems ??

post #36 of 258

Who has heard this at the show?

post #37 of 258
I had a chance to listen to some Johnny cash on the intruder with the he-6 at the Chicago meet.
The bump in gain from the 71b really made the he6 sing.
I'm not a techie but I think the high gain of the 71b is 11 and the intruder is 21.
It was connected to a MacBook via USB.
Ray didn't reveal many specs but I was very impressed.
Big soundstage, lots of punch, I'm guessing this will be a popular choice.
post #38 of 258

is this mean this intruder doesn't require SOLO?

post #39 of 258

Intruder works with US Galaxy S3. Tried it at the show.
 

post #40 of 258
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Originally Posted by gmahler2u View Post

is this mean this intruder doesn't require SOLO?

 

i think the intruder needs a SOLO if you're using it with apple devices, to bypass the apple dac, since it doesnt have the identification chip

post #41 of 258

Thanks for the info.

post #42 of 258

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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 11:55pm
post #43 of 258

Way lower price than I expected. I hope it's not cutting corners tongue_smile.gif

 

I wonder how it compares to the Furutech ADL Stride. Definitely watching thispopcorn.gif


Edited by NorthernAvengeR - 10/16/12 at 3:08am
post #44 of 258

cheaper than the centrance m8!

but doesnt bypass apple's dacs

interesting

post #45 of 258

when is the releasing date of this baby!!!  deadhorse.gif

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