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post #436 of 511
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Originally Posted by _j_ View Post

Good info ~ Thanks so much for the reply.


Is this behavior standard for CCK?
Is the iPhone just controlling the volume of the amp in the Microstreamer or is there actual attenuating going on on the level of the line out?
My apologies as I don't have anything compatible to test with here so I appreciate the info greatly.

I think the gain change on the headphone out is digital only, so lower gain than max means fewer bits are being used. It is a 24-bit device, so it is not a problem if it works this way; the limit in the dynamic range is the amp section for most portable DAC/amps.

You could ask in the microStreamer thread to be sure as the designer often answers directly about such things.
post #437 of 511
Thanks so much for the info guys.
Microstreamer looks my top choice for next portable amp.
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To make things simple, dac from centrance, Sony n teac incorporated chips to do away with CCK. For awhile I had almost given up trying to hook up a portable rig with iPhone without carrying massive cables.. till I found these adapter.
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Would an iPhone 6+ with ios8 connected via CCK to a Chord Hugo be as good as AK240 (RWAK240) for SQ and user interface? Trying to decide on a portable solution and yes I know that ios8 comes out tomorrow Sept 17 so no one could comment on that yet but based on current experience with ios7? If the AK240 solution is clearly superior then no need to order a 64 gB phone...

post #440 of 511
The user interface when using a iphone with an external DAC and a CCK is really more a function of the app that one is using for playback than IOS.

I use nPlayer as my app of choice, but there are many apps that can do the job.

As far as SQ that is really more a function of the DAC. The phone is just a transport (think bit bucket)

So I think the call is how you feel about the Chord Hugo vs. the AK240.
post #441 of 511
A quick IOS 8 test tonight has shown me that flacplayer and ampliflac both still function via the CCK.

Tested using an iPhone 5, a MATRIX USB to SPDIF converter and a fiio E17.
post #442 of 511

So with Microstreamer and 5S on iOS8. No issues so far.

post #443 of 511
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Originally Posted by Smgwee1 View Post



To make things simple, dac from centrance, Sony n teac incorporated chips to do away with CCK. For awhile I had almost given up trying to hook up a portable rig with iPhone without carrying massive cables.. till I found these adapter.

What adapter is that?

Btw iPhone 5s w/ios8 and dragonfly dac = no go :'(
post #444 of 511

arrghh!!! just got my new iPhone 6 and CCK .. tried connecting it to my RSA PREDATOR and got the dreaded power message.  this cable looks perfect looking for a small solution can anyone link another small cable that works? is it just for bypass or do i still actually have to power the cable as well? thinking of getting a portable power pack to power the hub if thats the case. maybe energizer ?

post #445 of 511
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Originally Posted by thedips View Post

arrghh!!! just got my new iPhone 6 and CCK .. tried connecting it to my RSA PREDATOR and got the dreaded power message.  this cable looks perfect looking for a small solution can anyone link another small cable that works? is it just for bypass or do i still actually have to power the cable as well? thinking of getting a portable power pack to power the hub if thats the case. maybe energizer ?
I use CCK to my M8 LX via usb tipe B, after upgrade to ios 8 its sometime say not enough power, but sometimes work just by restart my ipod touch 5g. Never happen before when used ios 7. Maybe its ios 8 bug/problem?
I suggest to restart your apple device.
If its not work try shorter usb cable. I cut my USB A to USB B its not show power problm
post #446 of 511
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Originally Posted by audiofreakie View Post


I use CCK to my M8 LX via usb tipe B, after upgrade to ios 8 its sometime say not enough power, but sometimes work just by restart my ipod touch 5g. Never happen before when used ios 7. Maybe its ios 8 bug/problem?
I suggest to restart your apple device.
If its not work try shorter usb cable. I cut my USB A to USB B its not show power problm

thanks for this.. i have a really short belkin cord that isn't working but i saw a little earlier that just head type connectors may do the trick... ill try that next 

post #447 of 511

Playing with my CCK LOL
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Spent about one hour to teardown it and resolder.
Still need some epoxy and heatshrink for finishing.
But its flawlessly work with ios8.
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post #449 of 511

Wow. Nice Mod.

 

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I dont use CCK for my Hifi-M8 (I use a Venturecraft lightning 7N), but I have all the bits and pieces for CCK.

 

Not as nice and small as yours.

 

 

post #450 of 511

Great thread.  Thanks for all the helpful posts!

 

So I have an iPad mini.  I purchased the CCK.  Works great with the mini connected to my Woo WA7 (used as a DAC and as an amp) via a 1 meter USB A to B cable.  Then I try to connect the mini via the CCK and USB to my Beresford Caiman DAC > Woo (as an amp only) and the dreaded "power" message pops up.  I tried restarting the mini and no joy.  So I think I may need the powered hub to get this combo to work.  

 

What powered USB hub that's small and doesn't require an AC connection is recommended for this job?  

 

Thanks for any help!

 

HS

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