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Digital output for your iPod...
Old 7th January 2007
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Digital output for your iPod...

Old 7th January 2007
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damn audiophools... they make home audio stuff so damn expensive. i'll wait until behringer puts out an ipod dac for $39.95.
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wow....that's cool and all...but 2000?!?!? come on now...is anyone seriously considering actually doing that?
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wow....that's cool and all...but 2000?!?!? come on now...is anyone seriously considering actually doing that?
I think the cheap way is one of those M-Audio digital recorders which run on Microdrives, which I think are getting up there in capacity. Still $500, but also works as a recorder. Digital out is standard.
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This is the reason I am building a Mac Mini into my car, rather than just using an ipod adapter.
My head unit has digital input and decent converters, much better than the ipod..
Xenarc touchscreen takes care of the input side of things.


Should be finished in a week or so.
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Old 9th January 2007
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Yes, you have to send the iPod in for a mod.

It's $2000.

http://www.msbtech.com/products/iLink.php

Don't forget, the iPod will handle full-resolution files.
You have to be insane to spend anything over 15 dollars to listen to crappy mp3 compression. Don't people know what quality is anymore?
Old 9th January 2007
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my bad.. Didn't check the link before I posted.. OMG that is expensive.. Why not just carry a CD-player with digital outputs?
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mp3 players are for convenience, not "quality".
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You have to be insane to spend anything over 15 dollars to listen to crappy mp3 compression. Don't people know what quality is anymore?
When will people learn that iPods can play .wav files at just about any bit rate and sample rate? They are actually capable of much higher audio quality than any fixed media.... so long as you're using good converters.
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This is the reason I am building a Mac Mini into my car, rather than just using an ipod adapter.
My head unit has digital input and decent converters, much better than the ipod..
Xenarc touchscreen takes care of the input side of things.


Should be finished in a week or so.
do you you use something besides standard OSX as the GUI?

thanks
narco
Old 9th January 2007
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When will people learn that iPods can play .wav files at just about any bit rate and sample rate? They are actually capable of much higher audio quality than any fixed media.... so long as you're using good converters.
And if you use "Apple Lossless" you get almost twice the capacity at the exact same quality (Really, like FLAC apple lossless is just a very well designed lossless compressor, winzip/stuffit for audio files if you will).
Old 28th October 2008
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look at the Wadia iTransport...digital out for @$400
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