Monday, September 26, 2005

The first audiophile hardware mod for the Apple iPod!

Red Wine Audio has announced the first (?) audiophile grade mod for the omnipresent Apple iPod, aiming to turn it into "a superb sounding, battery-powered, miniature sized digital playback source" for high-end audio system.

According to the Red Wine Web-site, "the goal of the Red Wine iMod is to significantly minimize the analog signal path that follows the output of the internal Wolfson WM8975 dac chip." The mod, available for the 60Gb iPod Photo, includes Black Gate caps and silver wiring, and "... converts the 1/8" headphone jack to a line out jack, so the headphone output is disabled. The Red Wine modded iPod is intended o be connected to either a high quality headphone amp or home stereo system."

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