iPod internal DAC bypass?
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Just wondering why the internal DAC inside the ipod (or any other DAP) can't be bypassed without a special DAC that is made for the ipod (they are too expensive for me)? DAPs can be connected to computers via usb and transmit digital data. So why can't they output digital signals to external hardware? The only DAPs with digital ouput I've heard about are the super high end ones. (and the upcoming FiiO X3)
 
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FWIW my nokia N8 cell (which has been doing DAP duties too since the fuze kick'd the bucket) outputs a 12s digi signal to external DACs via its USBOTG cable. could be wrong but im thinking all the nokias with USBOTG capability will do this bit magic too so f&%^&k apple & its closed proprietary crap! LOL
 
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FWIW my nokia N8 cell (which has been doing DAP duties too since the fuze kick'd the bucket) outputs a 12s digi signal to external DACs via its USBOTG cable. could be wrong but im thinking all the nokias with USBOTG capability will do this bit magic too so f&%^&k apple & its closed proprietary crap! LOL


hmmm interesting, I'll do some more research on the N8
 
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I don't think it's a technical limitation, I think it's a legal one. So that Apple can charge people to license their tech.
 
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