Taken from Cypher Labs' site
Cypher Labs LLC is pleased to announce the AlgoRhythm Solo, which delivers uncompressed, high quality audio from Apple iPad™, iPhone® or iPod® devices to portable or home audio DACs and amplifiers, via both digital and analog outputs.
The AlgoRhythm Series consists of high-end, portable audio products designed to unlock the high resolution features of the most popular digital music players available today. The AlgoRhythm Solo is the first product release in the series.
AlgoRhythm Series products showcase reference-level digital-to-analog converters, headphone amplifiers, as well as converter products that deliver high-resolution digital audio to other makes and models of audiophile equipment.
As some of you might've known, the CLAS unlocks idevices and allows bit-perfect playback. It comes at a rather steep cost of 600 dollars (fwir) and I'm thinking some (or most) of what you're paying goes back to Apple.
Why would portable audio products "lock the high resolution features". Is this advertising hoo-ha or what?