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Does anybody know if the internal DAC on the iPod Classic can be bypassed by replacing the Apple firmware with Rockbox?
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Originally Posted by tvolpe1600 View Post

Yes indeed! I almost moved to Android because Apple's proprietary lock on everything in their chain was starting to become a bit much. This is a huge move and makes the JDS C5D an essential buy in my opinion for the iDevice user - a series coup d'état for JDS in this market. Previously you had to pay around $500-700 for a portable DAC compatible with iDevices. $250 for a serious piece of hardware!? Done.

The iDevice needs iOS7, so an old classic iPod won't work, but any current generation iPhone / iPad / iPod will work for sure. In addition to having iOS7, these all have Lightening USB ports that can handle the Camera Connection Kit. Open question as to whether the previous generation traditional 30-pin usb port iDevices with iOS7 are compatible (e.g. an iPhone 4s running iOS7). They are. JDS Blog links to the CCK for 30 pin USB previous generation iDevices: http://blog.jdslabs.com/?p=722
Is this for certain? Maybe it's just that Apple hasn't updated their product details, but the original 30-pin CCK was for the iPad. I recall a thread for iPad + CCK-compatible DACs, but not other iDevice.
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Yep. JDS confirmed this a few posts ago. If the device has iOS7 + CCK, then it will work.

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Thread Starter 
Rockboxed doesn't allow Digital audio out. Just normal line-out.
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Pity. Thanks for the clarification ostewart.
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The iDevice needs iOS7, so an old classic iPod won't work, but any current generation iPhone / iPad / iPod will work for sure.

 

Is this confirmed?

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I think iPod Touch was what was supposed to be said. iPod Touches can use iOS 7.

But anywho, thanks for the clarification everyone. That's just awesome! I think the C5D is the first DAC [and amp] to be advertised to work with iOS 7 + CCK devices! I think I know what to do with my Best Buy gift card finally. ^_^
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Originally Posted by ostewart View Post

Rockboxed doesn't allow Digital audio out. Just normal line-out.

Going by this, can I still play music without using the DAC in the C5D? Using an LOD from my ipod that is, so that I only use the amp part of the C5D..?
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Going by this, can I still play music without using the DAC in the C5D? Using an LOD from my ipod that is, so that I only use the amp part of the C5D..?

 

Look here.

 

CONNECTIVITY

Analog Input 3.5mm

 

DAC is only active if you connect a UAC1 output to the C5D's USB input.

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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post

Look here.

CONNECTIVITY



Analog Input 3.5mm


DAC is only active if you connect a UAC1 output to the C5D's USB input.

Thanks alot! Wasn't completely sure and wanted a 'personal' confirmation.

Another question: what about the C5D's DAC? I am aware that there are no reviews as of now, but is it (spec wise) better than, for example C5 + ODAC?
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Yes, I meant to specify iPod Touches that use iOS7.
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Does anyone know where I can get a short (1 inch to 1.5 inch) right angled mini to micro usb cable? I plan to stack my phone on top of the C5D and use the cable to connect them together. Any longer in the length and the cable will jut out from the width of the stack and render it "unpocketable". I've searched around on google and while there are a few custom usb cable makers, they are unable to make the length as short as I want it.

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With the charging light indicator. Well its charging its blue..but how will I know when its fully charged?

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With the charging light indicator. Well its charging its blue..but how will I know when its fully charged?
If you're just charging it, the blue light should turn off when it's fully charged.

I'm not sure what happens if it's done charging charging it and you're using it at the same time. When I have it charging and it's turned on, the both the green and blue LEDs turn on and the resulting light is a light-blue colour.
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

If you're just charging it, the blue light should turn off when it's fully charged.

I'm not sure what happens if it's done charging charging it and you're using it at the same time. When I have it charging and it's turned on, the both the green and blue LEDs turn on and the resulting light is a light-blue colour.

nice thanks I appreciate it
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