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Old 12th February 2008, 07:28 PM   #1
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Default HELP! How to run iPod to DAC

Hi, is any one out there know how to running a ipod in to DAC?
i can't find and dock with data out......

beside, my Mac G5 has optical out coaxi with 3.5 handphone jat.

can anyone help me? thanks

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Old 13th February 2008, 02:42 AM   #2
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You can't - there's no connection for any digital audio data on the iPod Dock connector.
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Old 13th February 2008, 05:19 AM   #3
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There is a digital out on some of the newer iPods (all the Gen 6 & some of the Gen 5 IB), To get at it you have to have an authourization code from Apple. So far the only one that has antied up and has a product out the door i Wadia with the iTransport.

http://www.wadia.com/library/press_r...%20Release.pdf

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http://blog.stereophile.com/ces2008/010708wadia/
http://www.stereophile.com/news/010408wadia/

$350 and it will turn your iPod into a world class transport.

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Old 13th February 2008, 08:00 AM   #4
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Well I imagine that also means that if you happen to have $350 and a logic analyzer, you could reverse engineer it. Unless Apple's got all tricksy with challenge/response or something.

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Well I imagine that also means that if you happen to have $350 and a logic analyzer, you could reverse engineer it. Unless Apple's got all tricksy with challenge/response or something.
Lets hope someone does that. But with Apple getting significantly more profit from licenceing "made for iPod" than they make selling iPods, they may well take drastic measures to protect that

But if the iPhone is any idication maybe not (on one hand they have to look like they are battling against unlocked iPhones, while on the other rooting for the hackers)

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Old 13th February 2008, 10:44 AM   #6
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Hi, would that be a better, if i am using my Mac G5 or a Mac mini as my music source?

i am now running a PC data in to my Meridian 563 DAC, but my DAC only 16 bit and 44khz, it would not double lock the signal. would the Mac do the same? is any one try it before? thanks
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