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    Connecting a ipad3 to a vacuum tube hifi equipment

    Hi ...
    I am new in this forum. I came from a traditional vacuum tube diy'er world.
    Builded our own vacuum tube equipment.

    I like to connect our new ipad3 into our existing audiophile vacuum tube system.
    The current vacuum tube system to connect with consist of
    CD Players - Shanling T100 tubed , a tubed Marantz CD4000 , tubed china CDplayer
    Line amplifier - DIY , using vintage 112A tubes
    End amplifier - DIY , using vintage 2A3 type tubes
    speakers - Proac R1S.

    I hav recently purchased a PURE i20 ( i-20 - Hi-Fi Quality Dock for iPod/iPhone.) ; with a extended dock cable from dockXtender: Dock Extender Cable for iPad, iPhone and iPod , I may succeed connecting the new ipad .

    The Head-Fi forum stated that ipads can be connected to this PURE i20.

    Any other input, information as how to , what to watch for , suggestion for better results etc.. is much appreciated.
    I am a newbie in this digital world. Always was a analog guy.


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    Some nice tubes you have there, keep your bit rates high to take full advantage. I use spotify on 'extreme' connected to my system.

    I notice the iPad supports FLAC (via app), although I have not tried this myself.
    Last edited by iDuffer; 05-26-2012 at 06:37 AM.

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    You have a respectable system for analog playback. But you've just opened a huge can of warm with your new iPad. First you must consider the music format before getting your music. Just like in the analog world, the quality varies a great deal. The best is the ripped SACD but takes a huge amount of storage space, followed 96-24 (DVD-A), then FLAC, APE 24-16, and MP3 (the lowest quality but smallest in size). And you need different software on iPad to play it back. But if you connect your iPad directly to your pre-amp, then your iPad will be your weakest link since its built-in OP, whilst fairly descent for a hand-held device, isn't exactly audiophile caliber. To get the best out of your system, you need at least a music server or a high quality D/A convert adapter on your PC (such as Sound Blaster Platinum). You probably can use your iPad as a remote control. But that iPad 3 isn't going to satisfy your golden ears for too long as a musical source.

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