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Fishoz

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OK...decided I may want to hook up an Ipad to the stereo for reasonable $'s (if possible).

Completely clueless on how to go about this. I know someone here can steer me into reasonable equipment and tell me how to go about this.

I'm of the mind that digital is digital - numbers don't vary and whatever is read is transmitted. Is the DAC itself enhancing the analog output?
 

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Even cheap, cheap CDP's do an OK job with ones and zeroes, Stereophile said so. It's in the analog section that mediocrity (usually) and excellence (sometimes) lie.
 

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​Is the output digital or analog? All else follows...
Laz, I assume output from an I Pad is digital.....?
NO! If you can plug headphones into it, it's analog. If the output was digital you wouldn't hear much other than noise (and it would probably be a SPDIF connector).
 

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You can get a digital signal out of the iPad via the connector used for charging/syncing the iPad. This digital signal can then be sent to an external DAC. Exactly how to do this is dependent on what model/generation iPad you have.
 
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