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post #571 of 813

Can I use this cable and get USB input from iPod to Glacier so that I could utilize the DAC inside Glacier instead of that in iPod?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-USB-Male-to-Apple-Dock-30pin-iPhone-iPod-iPad-Charge-Data-Cable-30cm-White-/160925976365?pt=US_Tablet_eReader_Chargers_Sync_Cables&hash=item2577ef872d

post #572 of 813
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Originally Posted by dural View Post

Can I use this cable and get USB input from iPod to Glacier so that I could utilize the DAC inside Glacier instead of that in iPod?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-USB-Male-to-Apple-Dock-30pin-iPhone-iPod-iPad-Charge-Data-Cable-30cm-White-/160925976365?pt=US_Tablet_eReader_Chargers_Sync_Cables&hash=item2577ef872d

No.  

 

iPods require DAC's specifically made for them such the Algorithm Solo, Fostex HP P1, and the HRT iStreamer.  And on those units I just mentioned you have to have a 3rd generation or higher iPod iTouch of iPhone.

post #573 of 813

Wow, thanks for quick reply.

So, you mean there's no other way to bypass iPod DAC unless I'm willing to stack those 3 layers of device-dac-amp, right?

I see a picture on the right in which a device is directly connected into Glacier USB input. Is that possible because that device is not iPod?

post #574 of 813
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Originally Posted by dural View Post

Wow, thanks for quick reply.

So, you mean there's no other way to bypass iPod DAC unless I'm willing to stack those 3 layers of device-dac-amp, right?

I see a picture on the right in which a device is directly connected into Glacier USB input. Is that possible because that device is not iPod?

iPads, certain Android devices via OTG cable to the Glacier DAC will work.  For example my Note 2 was paired up with the Apex Glacier via an OTG cable.

post #575 of 813

Here's what I did to get the iPad3 to work with the Apex Glacier :-

 

1) Apple CCK

2) cable that came with the Apex Glacier (is that OTG??)
3) Set the Apex to lower power mode (see instruction booklet)

 

post #576 of 813
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

Here's what I did to get the iPad3 to work with the Apex Glacier :-

 

1) Apple CCK

2) cable that came with the Apex Glacier (is that OTG??)
3) Set the Apex to lower power mode (see instruction booklet)

 


Hmm how does the apex glacier pair with your fit ear customs? They are 335DWs right?

post #577 of 813
I should have said that the iPad needs the CCK to pair with an external DAC.
post #578 of 813
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Originally Posted by iamdacow View Post


Hmm how does the apex glacier pair with your fit ear customs? They are 335DWs right?

 

It works quite well, however I kinda prefer the Apex's amp more than it's DAC. I actually use the VentureCraft DD and feed lineout into the Glacier's line in instead. The above pix was just to test if I could use it in DAC/Amp mode with the iPad.

post #579 of 813

Hmm, i wonder if i could use the apple CCK ===> ipod> glacier, wld it work? Can anyone who has the CCK try this pls :D

post #580 of 813
Hi...
Does anyone know how does the glacier perform when coupled with the hp p1 dac ?
Thanks in advance.
John
post #581 of 813
Hi john. They matched very good. Sound of glacier is quite neutral and smooth. I would agree if someone said is more like a tube amp sound. Pairing with hpp1i notice the sound is smoother indeed . And is more impact full. It is clean sounding..snappy sound..and detailing is quite something. However...i just did comparison of pairing glacier with hpp1 dac VS clas db (new version)...in driving my hd650..i prefer the sound from combo glacier+ clas db. The clas db gives a bit of energy in the low end and i found clas db also just a tad sharper sounding compared to hpp1 dac which is a bit smoother imo. So in some cases i found the clas is a bit cleaner but is hard to tell as well. Overall sound quality they just about the same. But one thing to note...the power that come out from hpp1 is bigger than class db. Other than to drive my hd650...i like to use combo hpp1dac + glacier even better.
post #582 of 813
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Originally Posted by iamdacow View Post

Hmm, i wonder if i could use the apple CCK ===> ipod> glacier, wld it work? Can anyone who has the CCK try this pls :D


I tried that a few months ago and it doesn't work. If you have an older gen Touch you can try jailbreaking it and getting an app from Cydia so the CKK works. There's a thread somewhere on here about that. I tried it and couldn't get it to work but others supposedly got it to work. You ever thought of just going with an ALO International? That's a DAC/amp and is iPod capable.

post #583 of 813
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post


I tried that a few months ago and it doesn't work. If you have an older gen Touch you can try jailbreaking it and getting an app from Cydia so the CKK works. There's a thread somewhere on here about that. I tried it and couldn't get it to work but others supposedly got it to work. You ever thought of just going with an ALO International? That's a DAC/amp and is iPod capable.
the international is iPod capable 0.0
post #584 of 813

I tried the glacier with LCD2 recently at the London meet...amazing! so smooth, detailed and involving! Really want to get a pair at some stage! 

 

Dan 

post #585 of 813
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Originally Posted by daniel_hokkaido View Post

I tried the glacier with LCD2 recently at the London meet...amazing! so smooth, detailed and involving! Really want to get a pair at some stage! 

 

Dan 

 

I looked out for the glacier at the London meet as I really wanted to try it with my JH-13s. Shame I missed it. Hopefully it'll make a re-appearance at the October meet.

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