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Poll Results: What % of your listening is Desktop vs Portable? (click on ONE answer please)

Poll expired: Apr 22, 2014  
  • 22% (30)
    Desktop (100%)
  • 36% (49)
    Desktop (75%) & Portable (25%)
  • 18% (25)
    Desktop (50%) & Portable (50%)
  • 17% (24)
    Desktop (25%) & Portable (75%)
  • 5% (7)
    Portable (100%)
135 Total Votes  
post #211 of 2390
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Originally Posted by iFi audio View Post
 

Hi,

 

This works for us!

 

 

 

 

I wonder how folks would feel about an iFi audio table to mount the devices on that would spin making the setup slightly more user friendly.

post #212 of 2390
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post  Still pushing for the ESS I see ;), would be nice to see someone pick it up by now but does it hits the market yet? Actually I think iDAC uses MAX9722, not the more powerful MAX97220.

 

Not "pushing"... just really, really curious what it'll be able to do. Someone's gotta try it out.

post #213 of 2390

Hi again.

 

Yes, i now that they come with 4 feet. But what i ment whas. 1 a little bigger and you put in the middle under the unit.

post #214 of 2390
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by KmanChu View Post
 

 

I would second this. I already own the iCAN and iUSB Power. I would rather have the best possible sounding line-outs possible to run into my iCAN over the myriad of features. I understand popular demand is driving this thing, but to me you should just make the best possible sounding DAC you can: an absolute, stripped down, hot rodded little DAC that fills its niche in the ifi device structure. Maybe you could make a special "AMR Edition" micro iDSD that is focused purely on the RCA outs rather than the bells and whistles.

Hi,

 

We like the sound of an 'AMR' edition - sounds nice.

 

This suggestion by you alongside the other similar suggestions has given us another idea.....a naming competition.

 

We could give out some iFi accessories to people who come up with good names for products.

 

Let us mull this over a bit.

 

We gotta grab our Billy Lane, our Chief Entertainment Officer - he loves to organise competitions and to give out prizes.

 

Keep em a coming!

post #215 of 2390
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by roamling View Post
 

the thing that i am most curious about right now: when you look at the way the micro iUSB is designed, with dual USB out and the Gemini cable with a dual USB on one side...

 

would it actually make sense to make the input on the other side a split input as well (USB input power only plus USB input power+audio)? (of course you would need a USB cable with dual USB plugs on both sides)

 

If there are any sonic improvements (?) keeping the USB signal split up all the way into the device then why not. 

if there is ever going to be a stand alone micro iDSD DAC, that could be part of that design.

 

Hi,

 

Separate USB inputs for audio+power is not really going to happen. Not enough real estate in the micro chassis.

 

Nevertheless, we'll run your suggestion by Thorsten and his team as they are beavering away in the skunkworks lab trying out some of the features mentioned here already as some are clear winners.

 

The incremental gain of two USB 'B' inputs may not be worth the extra effort but we may still ask our Skunkworks to build a prototype to audition.

 

We got a feeling the mini iDSD is going to be the next Crowd-Design project. mmmm.

post #216 of 2390
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mirromusic View Post
 

هرچی می تونید روش امکانات اضافه کنید ما بیشتر استقبال می کنیم

 

Google Translate: Whatever method you can add the features we're most welcome

Hi,

 

Thanks for the vote of confidence. You mean you trust our call on the features? For the micro iDSD, in turn, we are relying on customer design inputs into the features!

post #217 of 2390
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by semeniub View Post
 

I third this idea. I also already have the iTube and the iUSB Power, and would love a pure DAC version of the micro iDSD to fit into this chain.

Hi,

 

This line of suggestion has given us an idea to run a poll....get ready and be prepared to get involved and ask your friends to come in too.

 

It would be really neat to find out how many of you use your DACs for portable and how many for desktop situations.

post #218 of 2390
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Originally Posted by iFi audio View Post

Hi,

Separate USB inputs for audio+power is not really going to happen. Not enough real estate in the micro chassis.

Nevertheless, we'll run your suggestion by Thorsten and his team as they are beavering away in the skunkworks lab trying out some of the features mentioned here already as some are clear winners.

The incremental gain of two USB 'B' inputs may not be worth the extra effort but we may still ask our Skunkworks to build a prototype to audition.

We got a feeling the mini iDSD is going to be the next Crowd-Design project. mmmm.

i see. i wasn't really aware of the added incremental gain issue. it was more like an idea following the original concept a step further. but with the USB Cable Impedance Deviation only at 1% with the Gemini Cable this might not make sense and there is nothing really to improve there
post #219 of 2390

Hi Vince,

 

Just found this fora and thread, I'm not really a Headphone Aficionado so I feel slightly out of my comfort zone.. :redface:

 

Browsed the thread and most things I'd point to have all ready been touched on.

 

As an IDac )and iPhono) user I have a few thoughts on what would want me to upgrade to a Micro iDSD.

 

Firstly, as I rarely use the the built in headphone amp, I say ditch it for the Micro iDSD as any serious user will want the iCan and if You're portable the nano iDSD!

 

Secondly, I would not mind a co-ax input so that I can hook up something besides the computer.

 

Thirdly, despite me thinking that the USB connectors suck mechanically I guess it is a format we will have to live with for the time being!. Using USB3 would be preferable for me.

 

fourthly, I love the size of the iDac! But it is a tad lightweight when You use it whit a heavy cable like the Genesis, like the included feet are fine but some thick self-adhesive Velcro to anchor it to any surface would be a very positive update in the box of most iFi products... :cool:

 

Keep up the good work!

 

Cheers/ptr

post #220 of 2390
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Originally Posted by iFi audio View Post

Hi,

This line of suggestion has given us an idea to run a poll....get ready and be prepared to get involved and ask your friends to come in too.

It would be really neat to find out how many of you use your DACs for portable and how many for desktop situations.

I think a poll is a really good idea. The question if the dac is for portable or desktop situations is a vital one when it comes to the features that are requested. i have the slight suspicion that many users would not consider the micro line as portable in a sense the you use it on the go but more like portable in a way you bring it from on desktop to another (home, work) or even the bed site locker . the nano idsd is the real portable one in my opinion.
post #221 of 2390
Quote:
Originally Posted by iFi audio View Post
 

Hi,

 

This line of suggestion has given us an idea to run a poll....get ready and be prepared to get involved and ask your friends to come in too.

 

It would be really neat to find out how many of you use your DACs for portable and how many for desktop situations.

i'm venturing that almost everyone uses a DAC for their desktop...and some use it for portable situations. i think with the advent of smaller and better sources and the ability to use things like the CCK and iDevice (with apps like Onkyo's player), more people are willing to use portable DACs.  but still, the size of the micro iDSD is not what i would consider a portable DAC. i would use the nano iDSD for that. that's why i echo some of the opinions here that i'd like to see the micro iDSD be fairly transportable, but i don't see it being the portable DAC of choice for many. perhaps i'm wrong...wouldn't be the first time.

post #222 of 2390
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Originally Posted by iFi audio View Post

Hi,

Thanks for the vote of confidence. You mean you trust our call on the features? For the micro iDSD, in turn, we are relying on customer design inputs into the features!
من تو پستهای قبلی خوندم که بعضی ها امکانات کمتری رو ترجیح می دن ولی خوب به نظر اگه قیمتش خیلی بالا نره بهتره امکاناتش بیشتر باشه.
Google translate:I've read in previous posts, that some people would prefer fewer features, but if prices not getting higher more features could be better.
post #223 of 2390
-1 for funny colors for iFi Micro iDSD frown.gif Black and silver is nice but adding too much color is just ermmm errrr ehhhhh I don't want my desktop to be princess's room xD
post #224 of 2390

Hi Vince

 

Are you intending that the Micro will have better SQ than the Nano, or just better features?

post #225 of 2390
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by snigelkriesjons View Post
 

Hi Vince,

 

Just found this fora and thread, I'm not really a Headphone Aficionado so I feel slightly out of my comfort zone.. :redface:

 

Browsed the thread and most things I'd point to have all ready been touched on.

 

As an IDac )and iPhono) user I have a few thoughts on what would want me to upgrade to a Micro iDSD.

 

Firstly, as I rarely use the the built in headphone amp, I say ditch it for the Micro iDSD as any serious user will want the iCan and if You're portable the nano iDSD!

 

Secondly, I would not mind a co-ax input so that I can hook up something besides the computer.

 

Thirdly, despite me thinking that the USB connectors suck mechanically I guess it is a format we will have to live with for the time being!. Using USB3 would be preferable for me.

 

fourthly, I love the size of the iDac! But it is a tad lightweight when You use it whit a heavy cable like the Genesis, like the included feet are fine but some thick self-adhesive Velcro to anchor it to any surface would be a very positive update in the box of most iFi products... :cool:

 

Keep up the good work!

 

Cheers/ptr

 

Hi,

 

Yes - this is a heavy headphone forum but your comments come from the desktop/hifi system perspective which is still useful as AMR customers also buy the iFi for 2nd systems and recommend to family/friends.

 

So the non-headphone stuff, we'll see they broadly tally with most of what we have rec'd here and from emails/FaceBook.

 

All user inputs are much appreciated!

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