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iPhone 4s > Fiio E17 Alpen (DAC only) > iBasso P4 Warbler Amp ?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

I want to bypass both the iPhone's amp and the E17's amp.

 

Goal:

From iPhone (bypass amp) > go to the Fiio E17 Alpen as DAC only (bypass amp) > iBasso P4 Warbler amp > headphones.

 

I thought that using the Fiio L7 attachment to the E17 would help; but I realize that it wants a mini-USB input.

I have not found an iPhone LOD to mini-USB cable which I would attach to the L7, then use its Line-out.

as input to my portable amp.

 

 

How do I connect;

iPhone

E17 (DAC only)

portable amp ?

 

 

How do people use the L7 attached to the E17 ?

post #2 of 4

You cant use the E17 as a DAC with an Apple device. It's not possible. You can use the line out which is very acceptable, then go through the E17 as just an amp. I don't notice any between using my E17 as a DAC with my laptop or using the E17 with my iPhone 4 as just an amp. Both sound equally great.

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

Mr jasonb,

Thank you for the reply.

 

I purchased an L7 attachment for my E17 Alpen.

 

OT: Regarding using the E17 with a laptop....I purchased an L7 attachment for the E17, and forgot what use it would be.

 I don't know what good it is for since the E17 already has both a mini-USB input and line-out.

post #4 of 4

The L7 gives the E17 a true line out, that is all. Without it, the E17 has a headphones jack, not a line out. The L7 would be handy is you wanted to play music from your computer, but wanted to use the E17 as a DAC only to feed to a home theater or 2.1 home system or something like that. 

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Originally Posted by Angular Mo View Post

Mr jasonb,

Thank you for the reply.

 

I purchased an L7 attachment for my E17 Alpen.

 

OT: Regarding using the E17 with a laptop....I purchased an L7 attachment for the E17, and forgot what use it would be.

 I don't know what good it is for since the E17 already has both a mini-USB input and line-out.

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