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Originally Posted by daerron View Post

Have you seen the display on the S4 yet? I have a Note 2 as well and S4 screen makes the Note 2 look like old tech..

Yeah, my brother got the S4 and I've been comparing our friend's Note 2, my S3, and his S4. The screen on the S4 is amazing, absolutely ahead of the other two phones. Like I love my S3, and the Note 2 is very sharp, but the S4 has an easily noticeable higher quality screen. It is next gen.

 

I've also just recently swapped my old iPhone 4 into the mix, it does sound nice. I actually think I like the default sound on it better than the S3. Tough to say so far, but this 1 day old, brand new set of V-Moda M100s seemed a little off on the S3, I was rather disappointed with them, but out of the iPhone 4 they sound very solid. Might have just shot myself in the foot, I really hope this doesn't push me back to Apple... Haha. It's really making me wonder what the Glacier would do with them on either device? Like sure either one is going to be put through the Cirrus DAC chip on the Glacier, but I wonder if they sound different? Anyone have any experience running both?

 

Possibly a stupid question, but can we go 30pin/Lightening -> micro-usb -> Glacier? Or are we limited to 30pin/Lightening 1/8" LOD -> Glacier? This is just in reference to the iPhone 4/5/6(assuming it's the same) and not the iPad, since I already know with CCK it can do what I'm asking.

post #617 of 796

A small update to hide all the scratches...I blame myself.

 

post #618 of 796

haha yeah got a fair few myself also

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Anyone tried DACport (or DACport LX) as a DAC into the Apex Glacier?

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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

A small update to hide all the scratches...I blame myself.

 

 

That's gorgeous, too bad I won't be doing that with mine...

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I've got a pair of UM Merlins that I'm trying to find a good portable amp/DAC combination for. Does anyone have any insight as to how this amp would pair with the Merlin?
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post #623 of 796
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Originally Posted by Benny-x View Post

Possibly a stupid question, but can we go 30pin/Lightening -> micro-usb -> Glacier? Or are we limited to 30pin/Lightening 1/8" LOD -> Glacier? This is just in reference to the iPhone 4/5/6(assuming it's the same) and not the iPad, since I already know with CCK it can do what I'm asking.

 

No, we can't deadhorse.gif

post #624 of 796
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Originally Posted by edmundtyw1 View Post

so the Venture craft cable here:
http://www.amazon.com/microUSB-Digital-Short-Cable/dp/B00B1NSW8C/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1371619051&sr=8-7&keywords=venturecraft
will not work if i use it to connect my S3 to a Apex Glacier? 

Will this work?

http://hakshop.myshopify.com/products/micro-to-micro-otg
VentureCraft cable needs a mod & some soldering to get it to work. Search this thread for VentureCraft & you should be able to find TuroRock's handy soldering work.
post #625 of 796

Does anyone have both the Apex Glacier and the Pico and could do a comparison? 


Edited by edmundtyw1 - 6/19/13 at 10:46pm
post #626 of 796
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Originally Posted by midnightwalker View Post
 

Originally Posted by Benny-x View Post

Possibly a stupid question, but can we go 30pin/Lightening -> micro-usb -> Glacier? Or are we limited to 30pin/Lightening 1/8" LOD -> Glacier? This is just in reference to the iPhone 4/5/6(assuming it's the same) and not the iPad, since I already know with CCK it can do what I'm asking.

No, we can't deadhorse.gif

Thanks, I thought that one got lost in the shuffle :-)  Too bad, it'd be a nice little combo, I think. I'm still impressed with the sound from the iPhone vs. the S3, so lets hope the iPad + CCK is going to bring the same or better game to the table. 

post #627 of 796

If you use iPad + CCK => Glacier, it will use both dac and amp sections of the Glacier so the iPad will act likes the interface and music server only, the sound will be very different compare directly plug into the iphone/ipad.

 

By the way, is there anyone can use the DAC section of the Glacier when pairing with the Samsung Galaxy s4? I tried with one S4 (9500 I think) but failed.

post #628 of 796

Just got my Glacier. First impressions as a usb dac. Huge soundstage, a bit warm, fast. Going to hook it up with my Fiio X3 and DX100 and see what happens later.

post #629 of 796
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Originally Posted by Metalboy View Post

Just got my Glacier. First impressions as a usb dac. Huge soundstage, a bit warm, fast. Going to hook it up with my Fiio X3 and DX100 and see what happens later.

Congrats.

Please keep us posted. (Esp. X3 vs the Glacier)

post #630 of 796

Anyone tested on this cable? Look nice and cheap.

 

http://hakshop.myshopify.com/products/micro-to-micro-otg

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