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post #61 of 2089
Disappointing... i expect China-made player to support as many capabilities as possible :P

Rockbox possible? What's the resolution of that 1" OLED? Battery life is godsend.
post #62 of 2089
Rockbox possible? Probably no... As the player is marketed for extreme audiophiles only... Market not that large so I doubt the Rockbox guys would take it on...
post #63 of 2089
The resolution of the 1" OLED is enough to display 3 songs but since the screen is so small I guess thats ok.
post #64 of 2089
We're talking SD, not micro SD, right? Owners, can you clarify before I buy anything. I can live without gapless, since I am not much of a classical listener.
post #65 of 2089
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Originally Posted by ulsanman View Post
I have put a 4gb in mine, ordered direct from the maker, today I am receiving an 8gb card and will report the use of that, if you love music you'll love this!!
I misspoke. Micro SD cards are $50 here too. But I am confused. This does not support Micro SDHC? I am having a hard time finding a large capacity microSD card that is not labeled as HC (which makes sense, since it means high capacity).

Is this player limited to Micro SD 4GB and under? All the MicroSD cards on Amazon larger than 4GB are designated as MicroSDHC. Can someone who has the device clarify.
post #66 of 2089
Ye... that's what I want to know. If it's mirco SD, the capacity cannot exceed 2GB.
post #67 of 2089
It is micro sd and the maximum capacity for cards is 16gb not 2gb, I am using a 4gb with no problems and I am awaiting an 8 gb which I shall receive tomorrow and report on, micro!!!!!!!!!!
post #68 of 2089
Sorry confirm my 4gb is micro sdhc and it works OK
post #69 of 2089
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Originally Posted by ulsanman View Post
Sorry confirm my 4gb is micro sdhc and it works OK
Thanks for confirming!!

Craig
post #70 of 2089
what type of DAC inside this player? what type of opamp?

and also, rmaa test graph?

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Originally Posted by SACD-Man View Post
Thanks for confirming!!

Craig
post #71 of 2089
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Originally Posted by SACD-Man View Post
That's correct that 2gb is standard. These units will be 4gb with the additional microSD card slot.
Does that mean 2 microSD slots? And I am interested to know if it will support 16GB cards. If it supports 4GB it should support 8GB and 16GB, and 32GB will be released soon.

What microSD controller chip is used? If anyone can find out that info that should answer the questions.
post #72 of 2089
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Originally Posted by ulsanman View Post
Sorry confirm my 4gb is micro sdhc and it works OK
Yes, thanks for that. It would make no sense to release this without MicroSDHC support. Now, all I need to do is buy the size I can afford. Or wait for the 32GB card, which would be very cool (but expensive is my guess). For $50, you can turn it into a 20GB player, which isn't bad either.

While this can't compete with the Sony 16GB X1000 model (that is getting so much buzz) for style and features, I would love to hear a SQ comparison. This offers the digital amp, as does the Sony, but it also can be used as a portable amp (without the DAP), and has a 100-hour real time battery life (based on manufacturer specs, which are probably somewhat overrated).

Also, this player can be expanded with added MicroSD cards, the Sony can't. So if you get the machine for $149 from Whiplash Audio (while the intro offer is open) and add two 16GB MicroSD cards ($100), you get a 40GB audiophile DAP/external HP amp for $250? Not bad if great SQ is what matters most. Oh, I guess the FM radio is also something the Sony doesn't offer.

If the 32GB SDHC cards are less than $100, the price drops on the package as well. My hope is they are like $79.

I can't wait to hear it.
post #73 of 2089
I would guess when the 32GB microSD cards are released they will be in the $100+ range...much smaller technology. But it should lower the price on the 16GB memory.

36GB (minus file system info) would be doable.
post #74 of 2089
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Originally Posted by tstarn06 View Post

Also, this player can be expanded with added MicroSD cards, the Sony can't. So if you get the machine for $149 from Whiplash Audio (while the intro offer is open) and add two 16GB MicroSD cards ($100), you get a 40GB audiophile DAP/external HP amp for $250? Not bad if great SQ is what matters most. Oh, I guess the FM radio is also something the Sony doesn't offer.
2 cards can be used at the same times? Really?

Can't wait for your review though

@SACD-Man: do you have any plan to import, say, the Golden Hall or the Master?
post #75 of 2089
I am not sure about the two slots. Average_Joe says it may have two slots, based on the description. But I think it has one slot and 4GB of onboard flash memory/space. Can one of the owners confirm if there are one or two slots.

I was struck by the fact that one owner says after hearing this machine, the Zune sounds pretty bad. He has the 120, and I have the 80, which I think sounds pretty good (neither of these machines has EQ on board). So that in itself, along with Craig's post on the SQ, have me pretty excited. I may even have to create a few small .wav cards for my favorite music.

The other thing is with no software (I think it is drag and drop only), how easy is it to play complete albums, find tracks, artists? Not sure, but looking forward to finding out. If this sounds as good as I hope, I may sell my Touch 2G and one of the 8GB DAPs I have (probably the Sony, keep the Clip). I may even sell off my T4, since this machine is an amp too (and I am using the T4 much less now that I have sold my PFEs).

Finally, I'll keep the Zune for my home stereo use (I use it with a dock and remote as a music server of sorts). I am using the Touch apps less and less (don't travel much any more for business), and I can get a decent price for it is my guess. I am not a small screen video person (too old), and my HP netbook 10-inch screen is about the smallest I want for video, web, etc.

Anyway, I will do a review, for sure.
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