So, if there's anybody out there who is using an iONE directly from coax spdif to analog outs, can you tellme what kind of sonics you are getting? How do you manage battery charging?
Considering this little gem for my living room system -- very basic, but decent sounding -- source -> chip amp -> Older bamboo Orcas (no subs). I plan to feed the chip amp from a hifi berry spdif "hat" or a justboom DAC hat, but if I go with the spdif, then I'll need something to convert the spdif signal to analog. I plan to use the digital input. on the iONE for my iPad/Pod.
Also, if there is a substantial difference between the coax input and the digital input, it would be good to know.
Forgive the nature of this post, but I'm just going over various scenarios -- all of which, but some are more inconvenient than others.