FiiO K5 || FiiO's docking desktop amp
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Nice Guide except you have mentioned in your Notes about Dock In Port at the back. How is that to be used without a proper 11 pin male to 11 pin male micro USB cable.
 
Hi Shezu ,thanks for your kind suggestion, actually we are making the 11 pin male to 11 pin male micro USB cable now ,once it is ready , we will upgrade this guide, thanks again.
 
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  Hi Shezu ,thanks for your kind suggestion, actually we are making the 11 pin male to 11 pin male micro USB cable now ,once it is ready , we will upgrade this guide, thanks again.
Thanks that will be wonderful. I do not want to keep removing my leather case of my dap and the portable bands to dock the Dap.This cable will surely be an  advantage.

 
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  Different ways of connecting FiiO K5 and X-series players & other common playing methods
 
1.Work as an exclusive docking amplifier for FiiO X-series players: connect the X1/X3II/X5II/X7 to the K5 through its docking connector.
 
2.Work as a desktop USB DAC amplifier: connect the X3II/X5II/X7/E17K in USB DAC mode (or in USB input mode for E17K) to the K5 through its docking connector, then connect the K5 to the computer with the supplied USB Type B cable.
 
 
3. Work as a pure desktop amplifier: connect your computer, phone, player or other audio source to the LINE IN of the K5 with a RCA audio cable.
 
4. For better signal transmission: connect the X5II/X7 to the K5 through its docking connector, then output via the double 3.5mm Balanced Line out port at the back of the K5 to a desktop amplifier/headphone amplifier that has an XLR input port.
 
5. For music file transfer: connect the X1/X3II/X5II/X7 in USB Storage mode (not required for the X1) to the K5 through its docking connector, then connect the K5 to the computer via USB and transfer music files from the computer to the player directly.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regarding #4. Can you explain in more lengths how to use the K5 in a balanced connection? A photo or image will greatly help if available.
 
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4. For better signal transmission: connect the X5II/X7 to the K5 through its docking connector, then output via the double 3.5mm Balanced Line out port at the back of the K5 to a desktop amplifier/headphone amplifier that has an XLR input port.
 
 
Regarding #4. Can you explain in more lengths how to use the K5 in a balanced connection? A photo or image will greatly help if available.
Hi kdub, here is the image for your reference : 
 

 
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What cable do I need to connect a mojo to this?
Maybe you could use a 3.5mm-to-RCA cable? Connect the 3.5mm end of the cable to the headphone jack of the Mojo, and plug the RCA end of the cable into the Line-in jacks on the back of the K5. Then, move the K5 input selector switch to "Line," and put the Mojo in Line-out mode.
 
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For a 16 ohm load, does this K5 amp output 1.7w per channel or 1.7w combined total? (TPA6120A2 specs.)
 
Using this to power those bassy cans, JVC HA-SZ2000 
 
 
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  Hi yoyorast10, you may use 3.5mm-RCA audio cable to connect a mojo.
 
 
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Maybe you could use a 3.5mm-to-RCA cable? Connect the 3.5mm end of the cable to the headphone jack of the Mojo, and plug the RCA end of the cable into the Line-in jacks on the back of the K5. Then, move the K5 input selector switch to "Line," and put the Mojo in Line-out mode.
 
Thanks for the help.
 
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Thanks for the help.

Give the K5 time to burn in. Driving the AKG K7xx without a problem and sounding good while doing it. 
 
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is there a reason why k5 use 3.5mm instead xlr for balanced output ?
isnt xlr to xlr more common for cabling ?
 
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  For a 16 ohm load, does this K5 amp output 1.7w per channel or 1.7w combined total? (TPA6120A2 specs.)
 
Using this to power those bassy cans, JVC HA-SZ2000 
 
Hi louspl , It is 1.7W per channel.
 
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  It's solid state...What would burning in do?

Nothing at all for some. For others, they can hear the difference. It is all up to you. 
 
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  Hi kdub, here is the image for your reference : 
 
 
 
 
Can anyone show me the pin-out for the Balanced Cable?
 
I have asked someone to custom make the cable but when I use with X5 Gen2, no sound comes out from my Amp
 
The cable is made using
Belden Star Quad 1804A Cable BLACK(2 Mtr) + Neutrik NC3MXX-B Gold XLR Male + Lumberg 3.5mm 4 Pole Male Connnector
 
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