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post #61 of 102
Sounds same to me! smily_headphones1.gif do what you like!
post #62 of 102

 

 

Hello, I'm wondering if anyone here would be able to shed some light on a question I have regarding this lightning to USB cable...

 

 

Should I expect to run into any problems if in addition to the lightning to USB cable I add a USB 2.0 A Female to Mini B 5-pin Male adapter because the MiniB USB is what my DAC utilizes?

 

Thanks in advance for any info on this.

post #63 of 102
You can try it. Trial and error.
post #64 of 102
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Originally Posted by yamikeigo View Post

 

 

Hello, I'm wondering if anyone here would be able to shed some light on a question I have regarding this lightning to USB cable...

 

 

Should I expect to run into any problems if in addition to the lightning to USB cable I add a USB 2.0 A Female to Mini B 5-pin Male adapter because the MiniB USB is what my DAC utilizes?

 

Thanks in advance for any info on this.

That shouldn't be a problem but make sure that your DAC is compatible with MFi. Not all DACs will be able to extract the digital signal from iDevices unless they're in MFi program from apple.

post #65 of 102

oh dang. I wasn't aware of the MFI issue. Thanks!

post #66 of 102

If you want to use a regular DAC, you'd need the Camera Connection Kit, which adds a USB socket to an iDevice. However, not all DACs work. Many draw too much power, for example or aren't compatible with the software.   This is different to what that cable does where a DAC has been built to Apple's specifications to get digital output.

post #67 of 102

This is so frustrating. I'm fine with not using a DAC but I'd at least like an unamped signal to use. My iPhone 5 creates a lot of clicking/popping sounds when amped and I'd like to bypass the onboard amp entirely. 

 

If I read correctly, a lightning-30 pin + l9 should do this right? But there's an onboard dac that might suck in the adapter?

 

so annoying...

post #68 of 102
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Originally Posted by Advil View Post

This is so frustrating. I'm fine with not using a DAC but I'd at least like an unamped signal to use. My iPhone 5 creates a lot of clicking/popping sounds when amped and I'd like to bypass the onboard amp entirely. 

 

If I read correctly, a lightning-30 pin + l9 should do this right? But there's an onboard dac that might suck in the adapter?

 

so annoying...

The Wolfson DAC in the 30 pin adapter is decent, so and it will work with the L9.  Of course it will still be the best if you can get a MFi DAC/AMP combo unit.

post #69 of 102
Yea you need check compatible iphone dacs. Not all of them work even if it connects. Just check with manufacturer or get the cypher labs solo dac.. And another separate amp.
post #70 of 102
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

The Wolfson DAC in the 30 pin adapter is decent, so and it will work with the L9.  Of course it will still be the best if you can get a MFi DAC/AMP combo unit.

I can't afford any of the MFi ones since they're all 400+ and i'm in college. I have a Fiio E17, a Pa2v2 and a Little Dot tube amp so I'm 100% fine with just using the onboard DAC and using my own amplification. I just need a clean line-out because the current headphone out is unlistenable. Lots of crackling/popping sounds. My old iPod nano from 2008 has better audio than my iPhone 5 but it's limited by it's capacity.

post #71 of 102
You need to save your money.
post #72 of 102
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You need to save your money.

^ that.

post #73 of 102

yeah I just decided on going with Apple's proprietary adapter to the L9. 

 

Thanks for all the input

post #74 of 102
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Originally Posted by Advil View Post

I can't afford any of the MFi ones since they're all 400+ and i'm in college. I have a Fiio E17, a Pa2v2 and a Little Dot tube amp so I'm 100% fine with just using the onboard DAC and using my own amplification. I just need a clean line-out because the current headphone out is unlistenable. Lots of crackling/popping sounds. My old iPod nano from 2008 has better audio than my iPhone 5 but it's limited by it's capacity.
I suspect there may be something wrong with your equipment or cable if you are getting crackles and pops.
post #75 of 102

Can someone confirm for me, Will the iPhone 5 with iOS7 work with the original CLAS?

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