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post #151 of 526

The "low power" message can sometimes be avoided with some connection trickery.  For me, it tends to be avoided by plugging in the headphone into the jack of the DAC, start playback of the audio on the iDevice, then plugging in the CCK, in that order.  This is with the HRT microStreamer which is batteryless.  I think all of this is to avoid a power glitch that sets off the message.  Your DAC's behavior might be different.

post #152 of 526

Will any powered hub work with the CCK or do I need a special kind?

post #153 of 526
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Originally Posted by shaocaholica View Post

Will any powered hub work with the CCK or do I need a special kind?

I think any one should work. I purchased a cheap Belkin one and it has been working fine. I use mine powered but some people have posted that it will work to avoid the "low power" reading even if you don't connect power to the powered hub. I don't know if it will work with an unpowered hub however.
Edited by teb1013 - 10/20/13 at 11:37am
post #154 of 526

So whats the consensus on lightning CCK?  Seems like only 1 or 2 people have reported working.

post #155 of 526
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Originally Posted by shaocaholica View Post
 

So whats the consensus on lightning CCK?  Seems like only 1 or 2 people have reported working.

 

Works fine on 5S for me.  Tried it with a Pico AMP/DAC and had no issues.

post #156 of 526
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UPDATE: Although this does work, I think a powered USB hub will be better, as the 'low power' msg does flash on periodically. btw, tried this same set up with my ipad 2, iOS6, works, but get the 'low power' msg as well.

 

UPDATE 2: Sure enough, plugged in a D-Link AC Powered USB hub, model DUB-H7, and everything played well together.  Now to find a small-ish portable self-powered USB hub.

 

thoughts? thanks.

FWIW, I've yet to see the message with a Modi into an iPhone 5 using the Lightning 'CCK,' and I've been using it pretty regularly since I last posted that the combination was working. 

post #157 of 526
It should be possible to rig up a 4xAA pack with DC-DC power regulation to a powered hub but then your kit is going to get big.

Edit: might be better to get a portable battery pack with usb power out.
post #158 of 526

Just picked up a 30pin CCK for my IP4.  Pretty fun.  This is working for me:

 

IP4 > CCK > Belkin powered hub > MUSE PCM2704 > SPDIF > Tascam DA-P1 DAT deck (as a DA)

 

Sounds pretty good although I don't have the greatest gear yet.

 

The Tascam DA-P1 might be a pretty nice DA.  Plus its fun to have VU meters on it.

 

post #159 of 526
So if I hook up an async dac up to an idevice, how I know it's operating in async mode and not falling back to adaptive?
post #160 of 526
It works. Sorry for these crappy photos.
Iphone 5s + CCK + powered hub + meridian explorer + earphone/headphone



Oops here it is iPhone 4S both iphone running latest iOS 7.02. It is transportable.

Cheers
Edited by Burju - 10/20/13 at 9:44pm
post #161 of 526
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Originally Posted by Burju View Post

It works. Sorry for these crappy photos.
Iphone 5s + CCK + powered hub + meridian explorer + earphone/headphone

Oops here it is iPhone 4S both iphone running latest iOS 7.02.

It is good to be precise with the setup.  Having said that, I've checked both a 4 and a 5c both running iOS 7 and with their respective "CCKs" on two different DACS (microStreamer and HiFi-M8). I think one can be pretty confident that if a 30-pin iDevice setup works, the Lightning iDevice setup should work and vice versa.  

post #162 of 526
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Originally Posted by jazzman7 View Post

It is good to be precise with the setup.  Having said that, I've checked both a 4 and a 5c both running iOS 7 and with their respective "CCKs" on two different DACS (microStreamer and HiFi-M8). I think one can be pretty confident that if a 30-pin iDevice setup works, the Lightning iDevice setup should work and vice versa.  

Yes, the key in my setup is the powered hub. I have tried without the powered hub and it didn't work. I wish that I have found ways to clean up these cables, they are long and messy. But they are transportable. I haven't tried the lightning to USB camera adapter for the iphone 5s without the 30 pin CCK.

My setup also works with iPad2 and iPad mini.

Cheers
post #163 of 526

What would be great for transport is an integrated hub and battery pack the size of an iphone.  Hell, might as well build the DAC and amp into it too.

post #164 of 526
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Originally Posted by shaocaholica View Post

What would be great for transport is an integrated hub and battery pack the size of an iphone.  Hell, might as well build the DAC and amp into it too.

+1......biggrin.gif OR integrated hub and battery pack the size of Audioquest dragonfly with 30 hrs running time, it will cover intercontinental flights....where are these nano technology implementations? Those engineers need to work harder.....biggrin.gif

Cheers
Edited by Burju - 10/20/13 at 10:44pm
post #165 of 526
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Originally Posted by shaocaholica View Post
 

What would be great for transport is an integrated hub and battery pack the size of an iphone.  Hell, might as well build the DAC and amp into it too.

 

I think Venturecraft Go-Dap Unit 4.0 was designed for that intention.

http://venturecraft.jp/gadget_jp/gd04.php

 

Too bad it doesn't support hi-res digital output, but it'll be interesting if they make something similar for the 5/5s/5c.

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