Tone 2 With iPad and iPhone: SOLVED

Has anyone here had any luck getting Apple devices to recognize their Tone 2 Pro?

I own three of the original Tone boards and have had no problems getting iPads and iPhones to see the the Tone 1 using the Apple Lightning to USB3 Camera Adapter.

Windows 10 sees my Tone 2 just fine.

Thanks,
Arlan

iirc you needed a specific apple USB-C to lightning cable to work with Apple devices, and it would be sold in the store in the near future…

I have several Apple brand USB-C to Lightning cables and have had no luck with them…have you seen any formal mention of Mac OS/X or IOS compatibility?

Hello, I believe what Electr1 was conveying is that no proper USB-C-to-Lightning cable for the Tone2 Pro exists yet. Khadas will add the special cable to their shop soon.

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Yep, to support iPhone and the iPad modles with Lightning port, must use decicated USB C2Lightning cable.

Any standard USB C2C cable will works for the iPad model with USB-C port, for example, the iPad Pro.

Have fun!

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I do appreciate everyone’s willingness to help, but none of this makes any sense (or works).

I just tried again using Apple’s own Lightning to USB C cable connected to the Tone 2s USB port and the other end to my iPad. Here’s the cable:

Supplied power to I2S using a Khadas USB C cable from a Tone 1, and also a standard USB C cable

Everything lights up and controls operate fine, but Tone 2 DAC does not show up as a choice on iPad.

I believe this requires a firmware fix…there should be no need for a “special” Tone 2 to Lightning cable.

Again, does anyone actually have their Tone 2 working with an iPad or iPhone?

There are only two methods to setup iPhone on Tone Seiral DAC/HPA:

  • Lightning to USB Camera Adapter + Any USB A to C cable
  • Decicated Lightning Cable that support USB Host (Normal Lightning charge cable not support USB Host mode)

Good day!

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Okay, here is a combo I found that works:

Connected to IPS port of Tone 2;

Any USB C cable to USB C charger/DC supply…I used a Khadas Tone 1 cable.

Connected to USB port of Tone 2:

IPad/iPhone end:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VU2OID2/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_FFJG8RR0WV9QB6Y9TADA

Tone 2 end:
Samsung USB-C sync/charge cable

I will test pin usage and report back.

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I tested the first solution, with this adapter. And it does not work. Iphone can detect t2p from time to time, but it was not stable, so I think it just don’t work.

As for the second the solution, could someone link an item?

Did you try it with an a power bank connected to the Tone2 Pro’s I2S (USB-C) port?

Yes, the I2S port must be connected to external power

In fact, I did connect i2s port with my pc, hope my pc will power it, and the other usbc with iphone over the adapter (and since it is white light, I thought there is no problem). But this won’t work.

I connect i2s port with an actual charger, and this time it worked! So I guess it is just pc couldn’t power it over i2s port?

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  • I2S labeled USBC port with Power + I2S Data
  • USB labeled USBC port with Power + USB 2.0 Data

That’s difference :slight_smile:

If you’re using a laptop its quite possible. I would guess a desktop PC should have enough juice on the USB hub - but since configurations are often highly variable, it is best to go by trial and error.

Sure, thanks, and I am using desktop pc

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Hello. Just got my tone 2, it’s very nice. Looking at the above thread though, I am none the wiser about the status of iOS and the tone 2. I cannot get my iPhone to recognise the tone 2.

My set is:

-allo nirvana 5v switching power supply into the i2s port

-iPhone se version 2, fully updated iOS. Using Apple camera connector to usb c into the tone 2 usb input.

Everything lights up, but iPhone can’t detect the tone 2. Not sure what version of the tone 2 firmware is running, I assume the latest as it shipped from khadas 2 weeks ago.

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Is it this one? Amazon.com