Originally Posted by Jooce
My wallet was afraid of this happening. What do you think pairs well with the intruder? Am I going to use the coaxial out or use the intruder dap with this player? (Looking at X5, DX90, DX50, Ipod classic 5.5, Ipod classic 7)
The coax out only works with an amp/dac coax in which the intruder does not have it does have a balanced in however none of the ones you mentioned has a balanced out. Therefore your only setup will be with the Line Out of any players you specified. I actually tried it with all of the ones you specified except for the DX90. I will be getting the DX90 either today or tomorrow and will try it out. I don't think it will be any different connection wise to the DX50 I already have.
Here is my sound quality rating going from best to worse (note that I base the DX90 according to the few impressions from current owners that are trickling in)
iPod Classic 5.5 (specially with direct dac out + caps)
iPod Classic 7.0
You'll have to figure out what features are important to you to pick the right player.
One last item, you'll need a 3.5 mm male to 30-pin connector interconnect cable for the iPod classic solutions.
The other players can use the provided 3.5 mm male to 3.5 mm male IC.
I suggest you look at the threads for the different players to make your purchase, what I can tell you though you'll never have the EM problem ever again after that.