Super Duper feature 2.1
The CCK/OTG USB port
Nowadays, high-fidelity portable audio is on the rise and shows no sign of abating. If you just look around and see how many IEMs there are, it gives you a sense of the sheer number of users who want audio on the move.
For the micro iDSD Crowd-Design, the CCK/OTG connection came up. And so now you have it.
To use a Smart device as a portable transport + DAC, there are two options:
1. Apple - has the Camera Connection Kit (CCK) is the previous, 30-pin version. The newer USB Adapter is the 9-pin version. But both are essentially the same.
2. Android - Samsung has the On-The-Go (OTG) cable.
Both the CCK/OTG have the proprietary manufacturer connection at one end and the USB type A socket at the other end.
With USB type A socket, this NORMALLY goes to a short USB cable and then connects to the USB Type B port (as most DACs have this port).
With the micro iDSD, there is no need, the CCK/OTG cable can be connected directly to the micro iDSD as it has a type A plug.
When you are home on a desktop/main system, you just use either of these USB adapters (both are to be found inside the micro iDSD box) to connect the USB cable > micro iDSD.
How this benefits the listener
Now you get the best of both worlds with unrivalled convenience:
Portable audio = Smart device + CCK/OTG + micro iDSD > IEMs
Desktop/Home audio = Computer + USB Adapter + micro iDSD > Headphones/Amplifier
For Apple - the playback players range from iTunes, Onkyo HF Player, Capriccio and Hibiki.
For Android - best stick with the most ubiquitous which is the USB Audio Player Pro UAPP.
You can open a, iFi support ticket (http://support.ifi-audio.com/) and we shall email the pdf to you concerning these connections.
Edited by iFi audio - 6/24/14 at 5:24am