Originally Posted by Rusty143
Also, I would really
appreciate advice on my sources. If I get a cheap DVD or CD player with a coaxial out, as a transport, I could play CDs through the bifrost or repaired Melior. I also want to use my iPhone 5 as a source. Anyone tried the Pure i20 as a connection for the iPhone 5 and output to a DAC? Other suggestions for linking in the iPhone 5?
iPhone5 uses a lightning connector, so even if it works, I'm not too confident about how well it fits on the i20 cradle. If you want one that makes those iPhones compatible as a digital transport as well as keep it upright, you can use a stock Apple dock and another iDevice transport/DAC like the NuForce iDo, which can be found in some sites for a lot less than $200.
However, you might want to try this Shanling - it has dedicated inputs for PC-USB (and presumably also Androids with the proper OTG hardware and software) and iOS devices, plus SPDIF inputs; and also it has a discrete Class A headphone amp in it.