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post #1921 of 2902
Awesome! I purchased the C5 and the LOD in your second video. Thanks for the tip.

Steve
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Posted part one of my in depth c5 review...

http://handtokey.blogspot.com/2014/01/new-video-review.html
post #1922 of 2902
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You would have to ask JDS, as he graphed them.  I'm not sure about the arrow graph...

On another note, I've finished my 2 part in depth c5 review if anyone is interested:

http://handtokey.blogspot.com/2014/01/new-video-review-posted-jds-labs-c5.html

And... what is the secret underneath? smily_headphones1.gif
post #1923 of 2902
I'll get around to writing the C5D review and video when I get better. I caught a cold and my energy has been pretty drained. frown.gif
post #1924 of 2902
Hey gang, I have a totally newbieish questions. I ordered the regular c5 without the dac. I also ordered a lod for my ipod. Do I need to have the dac to use the lod from my ipod to the amp or will the regular c5 work with this setup? Ipod-->lod--->C5. Thanks in advance.

Steve
Edited by desmoface - 1/16/14 at 2:11pm
post #1925 of 2902
Thread Starter 
Lod just bypasses the amp section of the iPod so it will work fine.

If you wanted to bypass the internal DAC you'd have to have an external DAC.
post #1926 of 2902
Hi Ostewart, thanks for the reply.

Steve
post #1927 of 2902
Yeah, line out connections like from the Line-OutDock connector are in the form of a continuous-time signal (voltage), which speakers and headphones can use. For the LOD, it bypasses the iDevice's internal amp.

Your digital music is still converted to analog with the iDevice's Digital-Analog Converter (DAC). If you want to bypass this DAC, you'll need to extract the digital content via USB, typically, which is how the C5D works with the Apple Camera Connection Kit.
post #1928 of 2902
Hi Miceblue, thanks, thats a great explanation.

Steve
Edited by desmoface - 1/16/14 at 3:31pm
post #1929 of 2902
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That will work, but you are going to want a flexible cable and not just a small adapter...


why? i mean, the apple cck is already a flexible cable... if i would take another flexible cable it would be even longer.. btw this will be for portable use mainly, i'm planning to buy a Aune T1 (or schiit magni/modi combo, another choice i can't make xD) for desktop use.

and if i want to use it for desktop use, i already have a 3ft usb to mini usb cable.
Sorry when i read cck i thought the adapter not the cable...
post #1930 of 2902
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Awesome! I purchased the C5 and the LOD in your second video. Thanks for the tip.

Steve
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

Posted part one of my in depth c5 review...

http://handtokey.blogspot.com/2014/01/new-video-review.html
Isn't that lod awesome? Well you don't have it yet, but doesn't it LOOK awesome? ;-)
post #1931 of 2902
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Isn't that lod awesome? Well you don't have it yet, but doesn't it LOOK awesome? ;-)


Yeah, I've never used a LOD, I always just used a 3.5mm jumper.  I figured if I'm updating my amp, I may as well go all the way.  I also ordered some of those bands for bundling everything together, from ALO.  I'll have some pictures as soon as it all arrives...WOOHOO!!  Thanks again for the video/review.

 

Steve

post #1932 of 2902
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Isn't that lod awesome? Well you don't have it yet, but doesn't it LOOK awesome? ;-)


Yeah, I've never used a LOD, I always just used a 3.5mm jumper.  I figured if I'm updating my amp, I may as well go all the way.  I also ordered some of those bands for bundling everything together, from ALO.  I'll have some pictures as soon as it all arrives...WOOHOO!!  Thanks again for the video/review.

Steve
Sure. The lod is the cleanest way to go with an ipod/amp. The c5 is awesome with a classic. Like a marriage made in audio heaven. ;-)
post #1933 of 2902
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Sure. The lod is the cleanest way to go with an ipod/amp. The c5 is awesome with a classic. Like a marriage made in audio heaven. ;-)

Thats good news because I'll be using it with an Ipod Classic.

Steve
post #1934 of 2902
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Sure. The lod is the cleanest way to go with an ipod/amp. The c5 is awesome with a classic. Like a marriage made in audio heaven. ;-)

Thats good news because I'll be using it with an Ipod Classic.

Steve
That was my main player for 6 years until it died. When i got my c5 i was in heaven.
post #1935 of 2902
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 I also ordered some of those bands for bundling everything together, from ALO.

Hello, just fyi, i'm using 3m low profile dual lock: http://www.uline.com/images/product/Medium/HD_6600_M.jpg

 

i prefer that than bands, it just looks nicer and there is nothing in the way :)

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