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post #1516 of 2351
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by KmanChu View Post
 

I hadn't seen reference to the iMon since pictures from one your shows. Is there anyway you will release any more info about this? I could definitely envision a pair of those flanking my computer screen and being fed from my micro iDSD...

 

Hi,

 

Some info/comments over on the iFi Facebook page.

 

Other than that, no other details at this stage.

 

We will announce something closer to the time...put it this way, it isnt just an active speaker.

post #1517 of 2351
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Originally Posted by zzzmonster View Post

Hi, ordered the Octa-Adopter unit, do you still need the iUsb power for ISO Earth if the source is squeezebox touch ?

 

Hi,

 

Best you look here.

 

See Level 1.

 

http://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/squeeze-box/

 

 

Rather than the micro iDSD, the SBT benefits from a quiet power source. Probably the most major impact here and more than the IsoEarth.

 

We assumed it has already been EDO'd etc...

post #1518 of 2351
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Originally Posted by iFi audio View Post

 

Hi,

 

Best you look here.

 

See Level 1.

 

http://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/squeeze-box/

 

 

Rather than the micro iDSD, the SBT benefits from a quiet power source. Probably the most major impact here and more than the IsoEarth.

 

We assumed it has already been EDO'd etc...

 



Thanks, will wait for the upgraded power supply smily_headphones1.gif
post #1519 of 2351
Thread Starter 

SmartPower® (part 2)

 

Cont'd from our previous article.

 

Full cycles not good for any battery

Of course, full cycles stress the battery most, so try not to do it all the time, normally 200-400 Cycles can be expected until the battery capacity has dropped to 70% (official definition of when the "battery needs replacing")...

 

And always, if you do not play music for 3 minutes, the iDSD micro goes to sleep, wakeup is ~1 second... So you can probably save a fair few cycles just from that.

 

 

iBattery?

Additionally the latest revision of the battery management system and software also automatically and transparently handles iPhone, iPad and Android Phones/Tablets WITHOUT first engaging battery mode. They do not produce "accessory draws too much power" errors, as for example happens with the iDSD nano if battery mode is not engaged.

 

However some power is however drawn from the phone/pad, so to maximise the battery play time in your smart device you should still engage battery mode. In Battery mode even in sleep-charge mode the iDSD micro will not draw power from a Smart device, only from full power USB ports and chargers.

 

On the other hand, if turned off by the power switch, the iDSD micro will charge from any power source offered (it won’t even scoff at an iPhone or iPad) at the maximum rate supported.

 

 

Use Apple Charger or Higher-Power USB ports

Nowadays, higher-powered ports/charges are becoming more ubiquitous. The micro iDSD takes advantage of this so it recharges faster.

 

 

 

Dedicated chargers complying with USB IF BC1.2 standards (anything but Apple, in essence) are detected as offering much higher charge currents, as are the high-power USB ports on many recent desktop and laptop PC’s. Such chargers# and USB ports can support charging at much faster rates than a standard PC USB Port, offering as much as three times the current of a standard USB port, cutting charge time down drastically.

 

This is a table of the different chargers and their typical charge times with the micro iDSD.

 

Source

Est Charge Time

High-Power Charger

6-10 hours

Normal-Power Charger

10-20 hours

Low-Power Charger

20+ hours

 

As USB charging is 5v, then using even the most high-powered iPad charger at 5.1v is fine.

 

As you can see, the Battery management system alone is so smart; it should a PhD or two, really.

 

 

Summary

  1. Outta the box, with the unit off, give the micro iDSD its first full charge: when the blue light is out = 100% full.
  2. Micro iDSD is able to take advantage of latest generation high-power USB ports found in the newest laptops
  3. SmartPower® means Micro iDSD automatically goes into sleep mode if no input or output signal has been absent for a time
  4. Battery protection circuitry ensures customer has to do nothing as it covers virtually every eventuality
  5. Maximum battery life measures means you always get the most juice all of the time for the longest time
  6. Full-compatible with Apple and similar smart devices, no more “this draws too much power message”
  7. All Apple chargers work including the iPad charger, these charger faster from 0%>100% so less than 12-24 hours for a full charge on standard USB ports. Only use genuine chargers from Apple/Samsung or similar. Ideally use latest design USB cables such as the supplied USB3.0 or Mercury or Gemini USB cables as these carry the maximum current.

 

 

While on the exterior, the battery inside the micro iDSD just gets on with things, believe us when we say, OMG this bugger was hard to implement!!!

 

# Please make sure to only buy genuine branded chargers/adapters, many cheap Apple copies and other cheap chargers offered via the net and by street vendors not only do not work correctly (they rarely offer the supposed current) but many also fail electrical safety standards. In some cases such chargers have been linked to severe injury and even death!


Edited by iFi audio - 7/23/14 at 3:37am
post #1520 of 2351

Would i be able to use the USB port of my Yamaha CD-N500 (5V, 2.1A) to charge the micro iDSD and play music over the optical or SPDIF IN at the same time? I know for sure that charging will work but I am not sure about using the digital in at the same time.

 

 

post #1521 of 2351
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Originally Posted by roamling View Post
 

Would i be able to use the USB port of my Yamaha CD-N500 (5V, 2.1A) to charge the micro iDSD and play music over the optical or SPDIF IN at the same time? I know for sure that charging will work but I am not sure about using the digital in at the same time.

 

 

 

Hi,

 

Yes, it will charge and play via SPDIF. Absolutely fine.

post #1522 of 2351
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Originally Posted by iFi audio View Post
 

 

Hi,

 

Yes, it will charge and play via SPDIF. Absolutely fine

 

Thanks, that will be a nice setup bypassing the internal Yamaha DAC and never running out of battery power. 

post #1523 of 2351
Waiting for a Geek Pulse vs iDSD micro ^_^
post #1524 of 2351
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Originally Posted by iFi audio View Post
 

 

GMT+Zero Jitter also kills SPDIF input Jitter via the coaxial.

 

So no need to link the clock back. Any SPDIF source that is Bit-Perfect (not all CDP SPDIF outputs and really cheap DVD players are), will do. We take care to remove the jitter, be it via SPDIF or USB.

 

 

 

I just went trough your remarks about the Jitter Removal circuit. It mentions that it will work with USB and SPDIF (coaxial). Whats not 100% clear to me is if this applies to the optical digital in as well or only the coaxial digital in? 

post #1525 of 2351
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

Waiting for a Geek Pulse vs iDSD micro ^_^

you'll be waiting a loooong time

post #1526 of 2351
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by roamling View Post
 

 

I just went trough your remarks about the Jitter Removal circuit. It mentions that it will work with USB and SPDIF (coaxial). Whats not 100% clear to me is if this applies to the optical digital in as well or only the coaxial digital in? 

 

Hi,

 

Ins/Outs, Optical/Coaxial signal (the micro iDSD is indifferent) and USB, the Global Master Timing and Zero Jitter circuit address all the jitter-related issues.

 

We did post some graphs before and they apply across the board.

 

Later on, we may post some more graphs and measurements if you like.

 

Thanks

post #1527 of 2351
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post

you'll be waiting a loooong time
Why?
post #1528 of 2351
Quote:
Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post


Why?


I think it's obvious - they have not even finished selecting components for the Pulse, so don't even have a prototype completed.  After that, there is internal testing, then beta testing, then finalizing the design, then ramp-up to production, production, shipping . . . it is still months from delivery.

post #1529 of 2351

I wonder when iFi will make their value powerhouse turntable… I actually never heard vinyl from a decent system (speakers or headphones) though… 

post #1530 of 2351
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Originally Posted by maricius View Post
 

I wonder when iFi will make their value powerhouse turntable… I actually never heard vinyl from a decent system (speakers or headphones) though… 

 

Sorry - very unlikely.

 

We would only do if it could be crazy good and there are two things we would address that no other vinyl setup has even done together.

 

1) This flaw is one that 99% of tables do not deal - that we address.

 

Hint:

 

If we ever made a TT, it would have to deal with imperfect records (which virtually are all!).

 

2. And do another thing that no other TT setup has ever done.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Play random tracks on vinyl! Because the monotony of playing your fav albums in the same order is somewhat annoying.

 

Yes we have the vorsprung durch technik but it would never be commercially-viable.

 

We only make the iPhono and let others worry about the TT!

 

So sorry, no AMR/iFi uber turntable!

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