iFi Audio - Official Brand Thread

No, I mean the new cheap one that is almost a dongle. USB-3 to phone jack, 1.5 inch wire for flexibility $59 or so.

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Ah, you mean the Go Link

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Yep. Works good. The :chipmunk::chipmunk:ly part is with interactions of the Go-link android 12 and tablet USB with and without uapp.

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Thanks for clarifying as we have a few Go products now! How has the GO Link behaved with other audio sources? Are you able to check? Tight fit is likely a product of the build.

With iPad Pro - fine. With iPhone - fine, with MacBook Pro fine. iPhone used USB-3 to Lightning adapter. I have not had time to test it with the old Android 8 tablet. Work has been rather busy, causing brain fatigue and nothing but tapioca between my ears.

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It’d be worth a test with the Android 8 when your tapioca has…solidified (haha?). Otherwise I’ll check if we’ve had any GO Link UAPP issues crop up yet.

OK, eventually. Weekend travel planned.

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In the words of that one James Bond song, We’ve Got All the Time in the World.

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iFi are back at CANJAM NYC!! Booth No A1-A2.

Come and hear the latest gear and sign up to enter our GO bar Prize Draw. The first 150 sign-ups each day will bag themselves a FREE iTraveller.

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Meet our USA Team, Jamie, Ricardo, Carter and Liz. Plus a couple of British imports! Kris and Phil are flying over the pond to soak in the sights and sounds of NYC 23.

See you there!!

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I found an incompatibility between Schiit and iFi

Specifically, while the Schiit Lokius’ power supply - 14-16v AC has EXACTLY the same connector as my iFi Zen Blue V2 5 volt power supply, they are not actually interchangeable. In fact, when you plug in the Schiit supply to the Zen Blue V2, the Zen issues smoke signals.

My Sansui AU-919 came back from repair today, and I was setting things back up in the office. I had a 50% chance of choosing the right power supply for the Zen Blue and the Lokius by looking at which lead I had marked with tape. Something went wrong.

As I don’t use balanced in this setup, a NEW ZEN AIR BLUE is on its way - due Monday from Amazon. Meanwhile I brought in my FIIO K9 PRO ESS and am using that until the replacement arrives.

Sorry iFi for naming 4 actual brands in this post. I’m expecting that the ZEN BLUE AIR at a mere 100 Iron Men will be at least as good as a 2 or 3 year old Blue V2, if only being used with Bluetooth.

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Sorry to hear that!

After letting the magic smoke out of many devices over the years (and still not finding a way of getting it back inside), I have become extra cautious with power supplies but still slip up now and again.

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I label my power supplies with tape on the barrel ends. Ugly as Madonna, but it helps with my limited brain function.

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I also wrap the right channel of those blasted invisible Sennheiser “L” and “R” cable markings with tape or add a dot of paint.

Way back when the insides of PCs had ribbon cables that could be reversed, one had to find a tiny mark on the boards to determine the correct orientation. If you got it wrong the electrical shorts would melt the insulation for every other wire. Ask me how I know.

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I remember when the company tech where I worked back in the late '90’s replaced a power supply in a Dell desktop pc. Never heard so much yelling and the smoke! Man it stunk.

Dell used a proprietary power supply in that machine ( We had about 200 of them ) which you could not buy. It LOOKED just like a regular power supply.

Mark Gosdin

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Placed the Zen Air Blue in my office chain today. A worthy piece of work that sounds at least as good as the Zen Blue V2 it replaced. Half the cost stronger BT connection. Lacks all frills- no power supply but a USB A to power connector short cable instead. SE out only. But it does exactly what I need (and, I suspect what most need) very well. Surprisingly smooth sound – I’d guess Burr Brown rather than the ESS it has. Great job, iFi.

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Thats quite the conundrum! But good to know. It’s definitely worth keeping the power supplies separate to avoid this, but I’m glad you were able to find a replacement unit that suits your needs.

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Interesting :star_struck:

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iFi is coming hardcore with this one. Talk about a swiss army knife.

iCAN Phantom by iFi audio - Vanish into the music (ifi-audio.com)

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