Using an old iPad mini

xsmixsmi Posts: 1,514
Hi guys,

I'm thinking of attaching an iPad mini that I have lying around the house to my Marantz SA-8005 player to stream Apple Music, but use the DAC in the SA-8005 to decode the sound. Do you guys see any problems with this set-up? ( Besides Apple Music streaming in 324 AAC format.)
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,522
    xsmi wrote: »
    Hi guys,

    I'm thinking of attaching an iPad mini that I have lying around the house to my Marantz SA-8005 player to stream Apple Music, but use the DAC in the SA-8005 to decode the sound. Do you guys see any problems with this set-up? ( Besides Apple Music streaming in 324 AAC format.)

    Most USB DACs can’t take an iPod input, only an input from a computer. But just try it and see! SQ won’t be the best, but it will be convenient
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,747
    Marantz players can and will decode AAC and ALAC (or at least my CD6004 will.)

    xsmi, that is pretty much what I run (iPad Mini 2) and it works great and sounds nice enough. Happy listening!
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  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,514
    Thank you for the responses.
    2-channel
    Belles 22A Pre, Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 2, Marantz SA8005, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Turntable, Pro-Ject Phono Box MM, Magnepan LRS, Polk Audio SDA-SRS, AudioQuest Cable throughout. Pro-Ject RPM 5.1 (soon)
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