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Connecting an iPod to Carver gear...........

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Post Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:13 pm

Damn, Gary. Why not just suggest a BOSE system?

Even better! #-o #-o #-o

Never mind. Y'all have fun. Enjoy the distortion.
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Post Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:26 pm

Re: Connecting an iPod to Carver gear...........

TNRabbit wrote:
dyeraudio wrote:
TNRabbit wrote:I do that with my Zune for parties...great to shuffle 1500 songs~

connect thru the phone jack with an rca splitter

WTF !!! #-o #-o #-o NO WAY you can plug ANYTHING into a PHONO in/out except a turntable........


No, dipshit~ :lol:

The HEADphone jack on the Zune!

Dipshit........ :shock: fuck you Gary........
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Post Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:12 am

Re: Connecting an iPod to Carver gear...........

TNRabbit wrote:I do that with my Zune for parties...great to shuffle 1500 songs~

connect thru the phone jack with an rca splitter


dyeraudio wrote:WTF !!! #-o #-o #-o NO WAY you can plug ANYTHING into a PHONO in/out except a turntable........


TNRabbit wrote:No, dipshit~ :lol:

The HEADphone jack on the Zune!


dyeraudio wrote:Dipshit........ :shock: fuck you Gary........


Thanks! Fuck you back, Scott! :D
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Post Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:37 am

Re: Connecting an iPod to Carver gear...........

I have never A/B'd the connections on an iPod... But Roy swears the iPod dock has a much better signal than the 1/8" headphone jack...
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Post Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:08 pm

Re: Connecting an iPod to Carver gear...........

I believe Roy is correct. That is my experience too.

The biggest difference for me was in the format. Lossless (no matter what anyone may think/say) sounds better.

Still interfacing through the bottom seems better sounding than the top.

Man, that sounds dirty !
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Post Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:11 pm

Re: Connecting an iPod to Carver gear...........

Well, you like anal better than oral!
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:18 pm

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Not really Bill but I am open minded.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:45 pm

Re: Connecting an iPod to Carver gear...........

Well, I'm gonna try my iPod through my Oppo. I have the classic (with a disk), so we'll see if that works.
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Post Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:25 pm

Re: Connecting an iPod to Carver gear...........

You can get excellent cd quality from your iPod if you use Apple Lossless, Wadia 170i doc, a basic external DAC like Musical Fidelity, Cambridge Audio or others, and you will have all your music at your fingertilp. \:D/
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Post Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:28 pm

Re: Connecting an iPod to Carver gear...........

mjcmt wrote:You can get excellent cd quality from your iPod if you use Apple Lossless, Wadia 170i doc, a basic external DAC like Musical Fidelity, Cambridge Audio or others, and you will have all your music at your fingertilp. \:D/

Been thinking of trying a Wadia iPod dock myself. Am currently using the Apple dock conected to my TGP.

Most of my iTunes is in Apple Lossless. You think it's worth the sonic improvement to get the Wadia?
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Post Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:05 pm

Re: Connecting an iPod to Carver gear...........

Forgot how much fun this thread was. More people seemed to get pissed over ipods and Bose than is normal.

I don't have an ipod, but have other flash players. I mostly use them on the dock or boat and they are great entertainment to me.
As to quality sound, maybe the dock takes the file out digitally and has a better dac than inside the ipod.

Here is one (never heard it) that might have a much better built in dac. http://www.hifiman.us/

Music is great if you can sit in a candle lit audio room or here in my candle lit deck cubby hole with great equipment.
To me, music is also great in places with less quality as opposed to no music.

ipods rule the world, no need not to experiment with them.
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Post Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:07 pm

Re: Connecting an iPod to Carver gear...........

AFAIK, the Wadia is the only dock that takes the DIGITAL out of the iPod and does its own conversion to analog (using its own DACs). All others that I know of take the analog off the connector, thereby using the crappy DACs in you iPod.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:45 pm

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BillD wrote:Well, you like anal better than oral!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:46 pm

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frankieD wrote:Not really Bill but I am open minded.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



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Post Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:36 pm

Re: Connecting an iPod to Carver gear...........

i threw up in my mouth a little when i heard just how horrible the headphone jack output sounded throught the system from the iphone /ipod . i will never listen to hifi from an iphone again.
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