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When is Fiio coming out with a LOD for the Lightning pin?

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Will it be soon? Since apple ditched the 30 pin port renders the current LOD's from fiio useless unless you buy a $40 adapter.
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There is no such a thing (*technically impossible*) as a 'Lightning connector LOD'.

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This with the lightning pin...
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This with the lightning pin...

 

Again, impossible.

 

Lightning connector only outputs digital signal (1 and 0), and therefore doesn't have any analog signal you can send to the 3.5mm jack. A lightning connector-to-3.5mm 'LOD' will be like forcing your headphone's 3.5mm jack into a USB port, it will get you nowhere.


Edited by ClieOS - 1/4/14 at 9:09pm
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You know I'm really starting to dislike apple.
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Yeah, the lack of line-out signal is my biggest gripe on the new connector as well. But it is probably good business for Apple to license to those who sells iDevice compatible DAC.

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Will it be soon? Since apple ditched the 30 pin port renders the current LOD's from fiio useless unless you buy a $40 adapter.

 

Among other encryption hardware, that $29 Apple adapter (p/n MD823ZM) contains a fairly impressive Wolfson 8533 DAC.

 

So while Apple did forgo an analog line output in the latest iDevices, the adapter is hard to beat for what it is.

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Yes I purchased it at Staples today. Good deals at Staples...
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Among other encryption hardware, that $29 Apple adapter (p/n MD823ZM) contains a fairly impressive Wolfson 8533 DAC.

 

So while Apple did forgo an analog line output in the latest iDevices, the adapter is hard to beat for what it is.

 

Indeed, but the dock version of the adapter doesn't sit right with My Nano 7G (it is on the side and doesn't sit flush with a case)  and the cable version is just too bulky with another LOD. Kind of defeat the purpose of a small portable setup. I just double amp the Nano 7G as I don't find the adapter improve much over the headphone-out.

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Indeed, but the dock version of the adapter doesn't sit right with My Nano 7G (it is on the side and doesn't sit flush with a case)  and the cable version is just too bulky with another LOD. Kind of defeat the purpose of a small portable setup. I just double amp the Nano 7G as I don't find the adapter improve much over the headphone-out.

 

Agreed. It's bulky for a portable setup.

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Agreed. It's bulky for a portable setup.

 

Might I suggest you guy rake a look into the Apple's MFi thingy? Well, with the C5D already supporting iDevice with a CCK, MFi might be the next stop to really get to a smaller i-setup. I personally don't see why a MFi DAC must cost over $400 (unless Apple is getting the extra $100). Well, I am only using Nano 7G so it really won't affect me, but I can see there is almost no competition on the sub-$400 iDevice DAC market.

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Might I suggest you guy rake a look into the Apple's MFi thingy? Well, with the C5D already supporting iDevice with a CCK, MFi might be the next stop to really get to a smaller i-setup. I personally don't see why a MFi DAC must cost over $400 (unless Apple is getting the extra $100). Well, I am only using Nano 7G so it really won't affect me, but I can see there is almost no competition on the sub-$400 iDevice DAC market.

 

Oh, we have. Our first MFi application was submitted in 2011. We submitted another in early 2013. No reply.

 

Having reviewed the substantial legal paperwork and policies behind Apple's MFi program, I'm not surprised that other manufacturers must set $400+ retail pricetags on MFi certified devices. We're interested in trying. Apple is less than easy to work with.

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Oh well,I'm broke anyways.
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