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    What is a good way to hook up a iPhone . And make it sound better then using earphone jack?

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    wadia 171i
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    Quote Originally Posted by newrival View Post
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    ^This is about as good as it gets from the iPhone. Otherwise if you want cheap get a LOD to RCA cable to at least remove the internal amplification from the mix.
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    As a very happy and satisfied Wadia 171 owner, I just want to add that it works with the old style iPhone connector, not the new iPhone 5 type. Second, you need to store files on the phone in Apple Lossless, and you need a good DAC to turn the files into audio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    As a very happy and satisfied Wadia 171 owner, I just want to add that it works with the old style iPhone connector, not the new iPhone 5 type. Second, you need to store files on the phone in Apple Lossless, and you need a good DAC to turn the files into audio.
    you can use a 30-pin/lightning adapter and it works just fine w/iphone5
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    Thank you for the help.

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    There are a number of direct digital docks out now. I would also look at the Pure i20 as a cheaper alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwohlford View Post
    There are a number of direct digital docks out now. I would also look at the Pure i20 as a cheaper alternative.
    Agreed. This is a great unit for casual listening, mine stays on most of the time for background music. The i20 also bypasses the onboard DAC of the iphone/pod. For best results, use a lossless format like BlueFox suggested above.

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    The wadia is very nice but expensive. I'm using this with very good results

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    To the op, I'm sorry to highjack your thread, but it's on the same subject. I have a MHDT Labs Paradisea DAC that has a USB-B input. Right now I'm using it with my Consanance CD-120 as a transport and love it. How would I go about attaching an Iphone 4S to this DAC?

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    No thats ok .The more i learn on this the better. I heard alot about DAC's but dont know much about them.

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    Lasareath that looks nice and is alot better price .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgfish View Post
    To the op, I'm sorry to highjack your thread, but it's on the same subject. I have a MHDT Labs Paradisea DAC that has a USB-B input. Right now I'm using it with my Consanance CD-120 as a transport and love it. How would I go about attaching an Iphone 4S to this DAC?
    You cannot hook an iPhone to a DAC via a USB-B input. You can hook up an iPad using the camera connection kit as long as the DAC is not USB powered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwk455 View Post
    Lasareath that looks nice and is alot better price .
    If your wanting to buy that send helicopterpilotdoug a PM. He is a dealer for them and I am sure would be glad to get one to you. IIRC thats who lasareath got his from.
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    tried to find helicopterpilotdoug and nothing is he under a different name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwk455 View Post
    tried to find helicopterpilotdoug and nothing is he under a different name?
    My mistake: helipilotdoug
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