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post #211 of 249
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


I've ordered a silicon case for C3 from Mistertao and it went fine. The CK4 battery however I found out today has been refunded. rolleyes.gif

 

That is interesting, but I can understand. With the nowadays security restrictions and the actual dangerousness of Li-batteries something like this can happen.

 

Thanks for the confirmation. Now I will order something from Mistertao :D

post #212 of 249
Have had my ck4 for a little over a month now, only problem I have is the memory card?

Fairly often when playing music off the memory card, it won't read it properly. Files will disappear and be replaced with blank boxes and lines.

Anyway of fixing this?

Thanks.
post #213 of 249
Whoops. Double post.
post #214 of 249
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Originally Posted by chiman View Post

Have had my ck4 for a little over a month now, only problem I have is the memory card?

Fairly often when playing music off the memory card, it won't read it properly. Files will disappear and be replaced with blank boxes and lines.

Anyway of fixing this?

Thanks.

Never had this problem, possibly try another card.
post #215 of 249
Do you know if having the card formatted to ntfs will effect it?
Currently using a sandisk 32gb, never had problems with them before.
post #216 of 249
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Originally Posted by chiman View Post

Do you know if having the card formatted to ntfs will effect it?
Currently using a sandisk 32gb, never had problems with them before.

You want the card formatted to FAT32 if you aren't already, the only other thing I can think of is your card reader in the player is faulty. I've had my CK4 about 5 months now and never had a problem with audio formats or cards, I will say there has been one or two times I have turned it on and nothing showed up in the TF menu, this usually means shutting down and reinserting the card quickly. That has only happened probably twice and the player is frequently turned on / off several times a day about 5 hours in total. I have however suffered a broken button, the spring has given out on the fast-forward / change tracks / select button, however it still works if you press down on it. It's a great player when amped from the line out.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 4/6/13 at 5:31pm
post #217 of 249
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Originally Posted by chiman View Post

Do you know if having the card formatted to ntfs will effect it?
Currently using a sandisk 32gb, never had problems with them before.


lol that could be the issue if you formatted it to that. Why would you want it in the "new technology format system" anyways? That's for security purposes for the most part....

post #218 of 249
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

There's other settings as well like...

Settings > System settings.

Digital Filter set up > Slow Attenuation > Fast Attenuation

Output Phase settings > 0 Degrees > 180 Degrees.

I have no idea what they do because the manuals not in English, I can hardy hear what they're effecting. I can hear a change but not sure what's going on. tongue.gif

I really like the player it sounds great, but there's a serious lack of support going on here.


"Very easy to operate, not even need manual" rolleyes.gif


You should take a picture for your profile Berkovajazz. smile.gif

 

I was reading through and saw this, I did some digging and I believe I can throw some light on the filter options. It is referring to the mode of the interpolation filter in the DAC http://www.cirrus.com/en/pubs/proDatasheet/CS4398_F1.pdf as mentioned in the description and detailed on pages 10 and 11. A discussion of what this means can be found here http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=92825. The fifth post has a good explanation and links to further information. My understanding is that fast attenuation creates a sharper roll off, with all the normally associated benefits. Slow attenuation has a shallower roll off, which is useful is you are getting "ringing" effects on certain sounds (particularly on percussives). Hope this helps!

post #219 of 249

initial impressions are good.

 

every once in awhile it will pick up random waves and hiss.  

 

LO is great but kind of weird you can still control volume with it.  LO to Pico Slim was just amazing with JH13's.

 

HO is quite good also.... comparing it to my ipod mini>LOD>Slim.... its quite comparable.  Need some more head time to A/B them.

post #220 of 249

also, is using a headphone/iem with a trrs plug not compatible?  

 

mh1 the omtp sony ericson version sound fine plugged straight in the ho.

 

another set of iems that compatible with every other dap requires the omtp/ctia adapter to sound fine....if not use it sounds like crap.

 

anyone else have this problem?

post #221 of 249

I tried to buy one of these mod-kits on Taobao, but failed with two agents and same with the battery.

 

Is there a list of items that I need to perform the mod? The pages about the mod, that I have found, were all Chinese.

 

Is there an english mod guide somewhere?

post #222 of 249

Mine just came today, flashed the firmware straight away without issue. I'm a picky listener, and I am seriously impressed. For the £110 I paid (brand new) this is a mighty little piece of kit. I've only listened for about an hour so far but the level of separation and detail is immediately obvious. My favourite test track for this is a flac (cd ripped) copy of wake by the antlers, a track in which the vocals are usually lost on anything but the best equipment (to the point that the person who posted it up on youtube tells people to look up the near inaudible lyrics). On the ck4 the vocals are as clear as day. In this respect it outperforms some of my better equipment. Looking at equipment in a similar price tag it certainly outperforms my fiio e17 usb DAC in this respect. I need to listen for a lot longer before I can decide which of the two I prefer overall, but in that single category it wins. I can certainly back up what other people have said about parts of tracks coming to the foreground which have barely (if at all) been noticed before. After I’ve had some good time to sit and do critical listening I will post further impressions.

post #223 of 249
Did anyone get any further with the sd card sound issues? Got a card being shipped at the moment
post #224 of 249
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


lol that could be the issue if you formatted it to that. Why would you want it in the "new technology format system" anyways? That's for security purposes for the most part....


Sorry not been on for a while, had it as NTFS cause I needed to copy and move a file bigger then 4GB.

 

Forgot the memory card was formatted this way. Still having problems with the memory card, only goes weird if I play and keep skipping and changing tracks.

 

Using a Sandisk 32GB btw.

post #225 of 249
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Sorry not been on for a while, had it as NTFS cause I needed to copy and move a file bigger then 4GB.

 

Forgot the memory card was formatted this way. Still having problems with the memory card, only goes weird if I play and keep skipping and changing tracks.

 

Using a Sandisk 32GB btw.


Chiman can't you do this with FAT32 or is that the limitation for size? I thought the size limitation was in reference to exFAT which is native on the SDXC cards.... SDHC has FAT32.

 

Edit: Never mind the limitation is just under 4 GBs for FAT32. BTW what exactly are you trying to accomplish here by using NTFS? What files are you trying to use? Is this video.... If so you will have to shrink it down to less than 4 GBs. Also exFAT can overcome the limitation of 4GB files. But the device you intend to use it on needs to support it. I'm also not sure if 32 GB SDHC cards can even use the exFAT file system.... If you are trying to export files to another PC you could break the files down into zip files and combine them later on the PC (if that is indeed what you are trying to accomplish here...).

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