I found this article and it says that the lightning to 30pin cable will work for analog out. Has anyone confirmed this? So does this mean i can plug the lightning to 30pin connector into my iPhone 5 and the 30pin to usb connector that comes with the HP-P1 into the lightning to 30 and the music will bypass the internal dac in the phone and instead use the external dac?
No...it supports analog out. Meaning you could probably go adapter => LOD => external amp, but an external DAC requires a digital signal, and it clearly states analog. Even if you did go the LOD method, you would probably get inferior sound than the headphone jack to an amp, as the DAC in the adapter probably sucks.
Also what is an LOD. Yes i'm a newb. but now i have some sr80i i want to go straight to the top and get some RS1i's but first i want to get the best sound i can out of my sr80i's thats why I'm looking into dac's. or maybe just get a high end cd player with built in dac's.
An LOD is an adapter (usually referring to ones for Apple products, though they exist for others) that bypasses the internal amp of the device. This avoids double-amping the signal (between the internal amp of the device, and the external amp you bought) It plugs into the dock connector and provides a 3.5mm audio jack. It won't allow you to use a DAC-for that you need to get a DAC certified by Apple (common for devices with the older 30-pin connector, this thread is about the iPhone 5 and presumably the iPod Touch 5 and the iPod Nano 7 as well) Also, all devices have built in DACs and amps-the DAC turns a music file into an analog signal for headphones, and the amp puts it at the correct power for your volume. Some devices, whether high-end portable players, or CD players, have better DACs/amps built in.
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