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post #46 of 118

I see. In that case you need the camera connection kit (30 pins) for the original iPad to connect to USB DACs

 

iPad Mini -> Lightning-to-USB -> 30pin CCK -> DAC

 

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Originally Posted by carminedemaria View Post

nooo i bought lightning to 30 pin adaptator for old FiiO :S

is good?


Edited by pekingduck - 3/5/13 at 9:27pm
post #47 of 118

False. The iPad mini has a lightning connector, therefore you will only need the Lightning to USB, and an unpowered USB hub if your DAC draws too much current (for some strange reason, this allows it to work).

post #48 of 118

I am not sure if this is a reply to my previous post. I did suggest a Lightning to USB adapter couple posts back, but then he said he had already bought a lightning to 30-pin adapter, and hence my suggestion of the original CCK.

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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

False. The iPad mini has a lightning connector, therefore you will only need the Lightning to USB, and an unpowered USB hub if your DAC draws too much current (for some strange reason, this allows it to work).

post #49 of 118

Oh, okay. Thanks for clarifying. I thought that chain seemed very redundant, but that makes sense.

post #50 of 118

I have an iPad 4 which has the same lightning plug as the mini.

When trying to go iPad 4 > lightning cck > USB cable > Schiit Bifrost it freezes up my iPad and requires a hard boot.

I have been told by Schiit that iPad 3 > 30-pin cck > USB cable > Schiit Bifrost works.

If i went ipad 4 > lightning to 30-pin adapter > 30-pin cck > USB cable > Schiit Bifrost would it make a difference?  Schiit has not tested it befor.

This is very frustrating as i pieced my bedside setup without obviously knowing that there was a compatibility issue.

Hoping someone out there has tried it.

Thanks

post #51 of 118
Fraid I can't comment on the 30 pin adapter, but have you tried inserting a powered usb hub in the chain?

My odac, blue circle usb transport, and topping tp30 all work fine with all three of the usb 2 hubs I've tried (the dlink referenced above and the hubs in two different dell monitors).

My note 2 works with (or without) usb 3 hubs as well, but my ipad4 doesn't seem to. Humorously, the dlink hub actually triggers a "this device is not supported" popup when connected to my odac, but the sound outputs perfectly through the odac regardless. Apple and their silly proprietary ********... /sigh
post #52 of 118

So implementing a power hub in the chain allows you to get audio through the dac from your ipad 4?

post #53 of 118

Tried the lightning to 30 pin adapter to cck and did not make a difference.  Would something like the Stello U3 help with the situation?

post #54 of 118
Get an unpowered USB hub. For some strange reason, putting that between the CCK and the DAC makes it work.
post #55 of 118
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

Get an unpowered USB hub. For some strange reason, putting that between the CCK and the DAC makes it work.

Thanks, I'll give it a try.
post #56 of 118

So has anyone tried the iPad Mini (or 4th gen iPad) -> Lightning-to-USB -> unpowered USB hub -> DAC ??

I have an iPad 4th gen and if this works, I can get the NuForce UDAC2 and use it for my iPad, phone and laptop instead of buying two DAC&amps for iPad and phone+laptop which is a heckuva lotta money for me

post #57 of 118

"Same thing using an iPad 3, plus the Lightning-to-30 adapter, into the CCK 30-to-USB, to USB iMic. Same short wait, and as mentioned, this is a lot of adapters...but sound does come and it does have Bongiovi enhancement. "

found this on http://www.dpsinsider.com/forums/topic/usb-to-dac

dont know the reliability but its hope in the least xP

although he did get it wrong when he said "iPad 3, plus lightning" smh

post #58 of 118
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Originally Posted by asianafrican View Post

So has anyone tried the iPad Mini (or 4th gen iPad) -> Lightning-to-USB -> unpowered USB hub -> DAC ??

I have an iPad 4th gen and if this works, I can get the NuForce UDAC2 and use it for my iPad, phone and laptop instead of buying two DAC&amps for iPad and phone+laptop which is a heckuva lotta money for me

 

Don't know if this has been answered elsewhere but yes, just tried it and it works.

post #59 of 118
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Originally Posted by wingtsun View Post

Don't know if this has been answered elsewhere but yes, just tried it and it works.

Thank you!!
post #60 of 118
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Originally Posted by asianafrican View Post


Thank you!!

 

No worries. BTW, I just picked up this hub:

 

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/accessories-and-bags/power-cables/usb-cables/iluv-icb709-4-port-usb-2-0-hub-18985845-pdt.html

 

 

 

 

The blurb reads:

 

Increase the functionality of your PC or Mac with this iF Product Design award-winning 4-port USB hub. Connect additional USB devices such as keyboards, mice, flash drives, etc. The aluminum finish matches the premium look and feel of your MacBook.

  • Portable 4-port USB 2.0 hub
  • Convenient plug-and-play installation
  • Shielded cable reduces electrical noise for optimal signal transfer
  • Compatible with both PC and Mac computers
  • Aluminum finish matches the look and feel of your MacBook
  • Cable Length: 3.9 in. (10 cm)

Compatibility

Mac OS X v10.5 and later, PCs with Windows 7, Vista and XP

 

Not sure how much help the shielded cable will be but it sounds good, at least. What is nice is at least the aluminium finish matches the iPad so it's not as butt ugly as it could be. :-) The price was decent, too, though obviously that's a UK supplier but it worked out at about $15. It should arrive tomorrow and will hopefully replace the old scratched hub I'm using in the meantime.


Edited by wingtsun - 6/24/13 at 9:12am
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