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Can the alo audio internationals dac be used to bypass the internal dac of an ipod?

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I'm considering on buying the international portable dac/amp and need confirmation on whether the dac can be used to bypass the internal dac of a dap such as the i devices and android phones. I've heard this maybe possible due to the fact that the dac from the international draws power from the battery, not through the usb like the intruder by ray sameuls. 

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The International cannot bypass the DAC from iDevices

Only a few devices do that, Cypher labs algorithm solo (CLAS), Fostex HP-P1, Sony PHA-1 to name a few

It's not about where they draw power or anything like that.
These devices are licensed by Apple to be able to bypass iDevices DAC
Edited by Kiont - 4/27/13 at 4:09am
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There is an exception with the iPad however. 

 

Pre Thunderbolt iPads with the Camera Connection Kit can (usually) with a low power draw DAC unit be used as DAC. There is a thread of DAC's found to work with iPad's,.

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I understand these will work with post-thunderbolt ipads. but not other idevices, using the camera connector. certainly my ibasso dac/amp works by this route and sounds great!
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Originally Posted by julesjjl View Post

I understand these will work with post-thunderbolt ipads. but not other idevices, using the camera connector. certainly my ibasso dac/amp works by this route and sounds great!

post thunderbolt iPads with CCK if I remember will use the CCK's own DAC which is pretty...not good.

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