• 10-13-2011, 10:10 AM
    bipper
    Wadia dock or better options
    So when I connect my Ipod/iphone to my Myrad Pre-amp ($900) the sound is "good" but my cambridge cd player is much better

    I understand the Wadia makes a product that takes the digital sound from the Ipod/Iphone

    Are there any other products that can by pass the DA converter in the Iphone/Ipod that are cheaper than the Wadia?

    thanks for looking
  • 10-13-2011, 10:16 AM
    Hyfi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bipper View Post
    So when I connect my Ipod/iphone to my Myrad Pre-amp ($900) the sound is "good" but my cambridge cd player is much better

    I understand the Wadia makes a product that takes the digital sound from the Ipod/Iphone

    Are there any other products that can by pass the DA converter in the Iphone/Ipod that are cheaper than the Wadia?

    thanks for looking

    Have you looked into the B&W Zeppelin? Not sure if it is what you want.

    iPod speakers, Apple iPod docking station - Bowers & Wilkins | B&W
  • 10-13-2011, 10:30 AM
    bipper
    I dont want a ipod dock with speakers. I already have a "audiophile" system and want to get a cleaner sound.
  • 10-13-2011, 10:37 AM
    Hyfi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bipper View Post
    I dont want a ipod dock with speakers. I already have a "audiophile" system and want to get a cleaner sound.

    I don't have an ipod but there are plenty of units like this or cheaper.

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  • 10-13-2011, 10:50 AM
    Hyfi
    Onkyo makes one as well as Goldmund but the Wadia is a reputable product with good reviews.
  • 10-14-2011, 04:43 AM
    noddin0ff
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bipper View Post
    So when I connect my Ipod/iphone to my Myrad Pre-amp ($900) the sound is "good" but my cambridge cd player is much better

    I understand the Wadia makes a product that takes the digital sound from the Ipod/Iphone

    Are there any other products that can by pass the DA converter in the Iphone/Ipod that are cheaper than the Wadia?

    thanks for looking

    Is it safe to assume you have lossless files on your iPod? Otherwise, it's not quite a fair comparison of CD to iPod lossy.

    Personally, I have an Apple Airport express (or an Apple TV, I have both arrangements) feeding an optical signal to a DAC. When I want to listen to music from my iPhone on my main system I simply stream it wirelessly from the iPhone to the AE or ATV. You might consider this solution cumbersome, but the $$ premium attached to all these specialized docks seems silly to me. Either Apple device is $99 and feeds whatever DAC or equipment I want downstream. One can focus the value on the DAC instead of some hybrid dock thingy. Plus you can still wander around with the iphone/ipod. Just a thought.
  • 11-07-2011, 09:41 AM
    filecat13
    That's good advice. The first step to quality sound is quality files.