I need to get cables / adapters to connect my gen 7 iPod Nano (line out) to the RCA input of either the Vali 2 or Project Starlight / Sunrise amp. I tried this setup using headphone out into the amp and found I lost detail. The iPod had more detail w/o the amp in this configuration so folks suggested the line out method into the amp.
It looks like I need to go from iPod Nano > Apple OEM Lightning to female 30 pin converter (w/built in DAC) > male 30 pin to 3.5mm male (or female?) end > 3.5mm female to L/R male RCA's into amp?
It would be nice to have 1 or 2 less cables to do this line out from the iPod into the amp............ and perhaps there are!
Any suggestions or pointing me in the right direction would be appreciated.
If you prefer to use the Apple 30 pins adapter, then that's the only way to do it. As you already know, the line-out signal comes from the DAC insides the adapter itself, so there is no way to avoid all the cable. It is however possible to find a 30pins to RCA cable so you don't have to go through a 3.5mm-to-3.5mm conversion.