Lightning to 30-pin adapter accessory compatibility and DAC question

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by floss, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. floss macrumors regular

    Dec 20, 2009
    Specifically, i'm wondering if the adapter will work with this cable:


    I used it to connect my iPhone 4 to the auxiliary port of my car. It gave me line-out audio amplified by my car's sound system, which is much better than using the crummy headphone port of the iPhone. Now that I have an iPhone 5, my only solution would be to buy a lightning adapter.

    If it does work, my second question is: would the outputted audio use the iPhones DAC or the adapters DAC? (Apple stated that the adapter has a DAC implemented in it, which makes it a little confusing)
  2. theautopilot macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2010
    That cable should work fine in theory. The adaptor has a DAC, the iPhone dock port has no DAC.

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