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iPad outputs fixed sampling rate?
Last Updated 2 years ago

Question: When I use a normal USB male C to USB A female adapter from the iPad all audio is the same?

Answer: The following is from a customer:

"I went to the audio store today and tried a variety of DAC's with both official and unofficial USB male C to USB A female cables.

Any time you plug in a USB male C to USB A female cable the iPad sets it as a headphone. In turn limits the output to 48kHz. So, until Apple fixes that NO DAC will output above 48kHz, no DSD and no MQA.

This is both the 11" and 12.9" 2018 iPad Pro.

On the other hand the new iPhone XR, XS and XS Max with a lightning to USB C cable works perfectly, and plays back DSD, MQA and 192khz+ files.

If Apple switch the iPhone to USB C, this may result in exactly the same issue the iPad is having."

Past that, its probably worth trying Apple's official USB C camera connection kit:

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