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post #61 of 78

I have a Go-Dap 3 and was wondering if there's any way to mod this thing to attach a DAC on it since it runs current through the 30 pin port (to charge the Phone). Could we do some fancy cable tricks and cut the case to attach an external DAC inline with the amplifer circuit to get an interesting portable rig for cheap? Anyone attempted this besides TekeRugBurn? I would prefer a DAC that doesn't need a USB line to function and just takes from the iPhone, but any modding ideas are appreciated since I'm pretty bored with my Go Dap at this point. 


Edited by goldenSHK - 6/7/13 at 9:57am
post #62 of 78

If you use the iPhone 5 or Touch 5th gen with the Lightning to 30 pin adapter then you are all set, as the adapter itself has a Wolfson DAC inside.  As far as other DAC for iDevice goes, I haven't heard of anything that is just DAC only from the 30 pin line out.

post #63 of 78

willl these be an improvement over a iphone 5or 4th gen ipod touch?

 

which cable do you use when connecting a ipod nano 4th gen
 

post #64 of 78
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

If you use the iPhone 5 or Touch 5th gen with the Lightning to 30 pin adapter then you are all set, as the adapter itself has a Wolfson DAC inside.  As far as other DAC for iDevice goes, I haven't heard of anything that is just DAC only from the 30 pin line out.

 

I actually have an old iPhone 3GS I'm using for this set up so no adapters here for me. I'm actually really liking the clearity the Go DAP provides over the normal 3.5mm. Is there a recommended way to boost bass/mids/highs on this set up? I'm guessing the only real way is just through the equalizers apps within the iPhone itself? No hardware can really be added to this, right? 

post #65 of 78

You DO know that it uses the 30 pin line out, and if you use the 3.5mm then it will be double amping right?

post #66 of 78
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

You DO know that it uses the 30 pin line out, and if you use the 3.5mm then it will be double amping right?

Yes of course. I was just looking at ways to get even more sound quality out of this. To be honest, I'm slightly unsure why so many people use this for non-high impedance IEMs since I can barely hear the difference amped or unamped. With full size cans, it becomes very very noticeable. 

post #67 of 78

IEMs sound ranges AMP differently so it is a uniform boost, so even for low-impedance ones you can hear the difference.  Think of it as EQ-ing with hardware instead of with apps.

post #68 of 78
post #69 of 78

It will, as any 30 pin extensions will work.

post #70 of 78

Thought so too...but these are chinese made items. They can make anything unwork in the course of getting things cheaper.

Found comments on dealerextreme that suggest some of the cables sold are only data cable.

post #71 of 78
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Originally Posted by count zero View Post

I ordered one off amazon. Going to try it with a iPhone 5 and a lightning 30 pin adapter. I will post pics and results.

Does anyone know of a 30PIN <--> Lightning connector "CABLE" with the wolfson DAC

 

I like to connect it to my IPAD 

 

What about android phones  is there a micro USB to 30 pin that would work ?

 

TIA

post #72 of 78
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by goixiz View Post
 

Does anyone know of a 30PIN <--> Lightning connector "CABLE" with the wolfson DAC

 

I like to connect it to my IPAD 

 

What about android phones  is there a micro USB to 30 pin that would work ?

 

TIA

I think your best bet for those would be to just add a line in stereo jack to the go-dap and then find line outs for the ipad/android phone

post #73 of 78

I dont have a Mini USB to Micro USB to try 

 

I was wondering since its communicating with the PC via USB 

Would this amp able to receive signal from the USB from my Samsung galaxy III (USB out port)

post #74 of 78
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by goixiz View Post
 

I dont have a Mini USB to Micro USB to try 

 

I was wondering since its communicating with the PC via USB 

Would this amp able to receive signal from the USB from my Samsung galaxy III (USB out port)

USB on this particular amp is just for charging.  All the audio is analog only

post #75 of 78
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Originally Posted by jonnio View Post
 

USB on this particular amp is just for charging.  All the audio is analog only

Not entirely,  The USB connection/cable can be used to transfer data into the iphone

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