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post #106 of 1977
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Originally Posted by alpha10 View Post

Seems like the EU volume restriction can be turned off in the new F-series, that the first time I've seen this:
http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/4432446121/EN/contents/08/03/01/01.html

 

Do you mean there is not AVLS in Z-series like in X-series? There're only 2 thing that pushing me away from Z-series: size and almost unnoticable bass (I tested it on my own XBA-3) and I don't know why. If it's because of something that Sony made to EU version of Z-series...

If it's only because that they made "hardware" limiter, then maybe I should consider F-series as my next player? Form-factor of F-series is almost perfect. Almost...


Edited by Aelavin - 9/18/12 at 11:58am
post #107 of 1977
Tried with mp3s on my Walkman Z now and yeah, there's a noticable gap. FLAC is the reason I'm considering the F, but now I just might not. Not a huge issue, but still a disadvantage that will have me prefer WAV.


I read that Android 4.1 has native support for gapless playback, so it'll probably come in the next line or hopefully through an update. Still hoping for an ICS update for my Z, which a few months ago Sony told me was planned. This would add FLAC support as Android 4.0 (actualy 3.1 and above) has native FLAC support.


Regarding the volume cap, it sure sounds as though it's been replaced with a warning instead of a cap? Unless they are just talking about the AVLS feature that automatically notifies when passing the 50 % limit for the first time...
post #108 of 1977

also interested in this unit

 

i'm planning on using it in my car though (oh i might use it with my etymotics on a plane sometime), as i've given up on apple ever letting me do anything useful with audio.

 

i have a Seagate goflex satellite, which combines a 500G hard drive and a simple wifi access point.

first i replaced the 500G with a 1TB hard drive, then upgraded the f/w with the cool replacement at hackseagatesatellite.com which speeds up the goflex and provides a lot of new useful functionality.

 

so now i have a 1TB drive with almost all of my home music on it, flac formatted, and a DAAP server (firefly) that i can access via wifi (woooooooooooohoooooooooooooo)

 

i plan on using the F806 to log into wifi on the goflex access point inside the car, and use line out of the sony to av-input of my kenwood stereo/nav unit.............1TB of uncompressed music in the car, so i don't care if there is 16G or 32G internal as i expect to keep this unit in the glove box of the car.

 

what i do care about is 

1.  line out quality of DAC

2.  some say that poweramp (and another app that i forget) actually improves the sound of the sony..........anyone check this out?

3.  android 4.0 or 4.1 if it impacts lossless play back

post #109 of 1977
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Originally Posted by cat6man View Post

also interested in this unit

 

i'm planning on using it in my car though (oh i might use it with my etymotics on a plane sometime), as i've given up on apple ever letting me do anything useful with audio.

 

i have a Seagate goflex satellite, which combines a 500G hard drive and a simple wifi access point.

first i replaced the 500G with a 1TB hard drive, then upgraded the f/w with the cool replacement at hackseagatesatellite.com which speeds up the goflex and provides a lot of new useful functionality.

 

so now i have a 1TB drive with almost all of my home music on it, flac formatted, and a DAAP server (firefly) that i can access via wifi (woooooooooooohoooooooooooooo)

 

i plan on using the F806 to log into wifi on the goflex access point inside the car, and use line out of the sony to av-input of my kenwood stereo/nav unit.............1TB of uncompressed music in the car, so i don't care if there is 16G or 32G internal as i expect to keep this unit in the glove box of the car.

 

what i do care about is 

1.  line out quality of DAC

2.  some say that poweramp (and another app that i forget) actually improves the sound of the sony..........anyone check this out?

3.  android 4.0 or 4.1 if it impacts lossless play back

 

 

I have Poweramp on mine, and did some back and forth between it and the stock player recently... I'd be hard pressed to say I heard any real differences. It certainly does not sound any worse than the stock one. 

post #110 of 1977
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post

 

 

I have Poweramp on mine, and did some back and forth between it and the stock player recently... I'd be hard pressed to say I heard any real differences. It certainly does not sound any worse than the stock one. 

On my Z walkman, I noticed that Poweramp has slightly softer edge to the sound in comparison to the original Sony app.   I have no preference b/w the two apps however.

post #111 of 1977
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Originally Posted by cat6man View Post

i plan on using the F806 to log into wifi on the goflex access point inside the car, and use line out of the sony to av-input of my kenwood stereo/nav unit.............1TB of uncompressed music in the car, so i don't care if there is 16G or 32G internal as i expect to keep this unit in the glove box of the car.

 

what i do care about is 

1.  line out quality of DAC

 

 

the DAC won't matter much as you'll be streaming to the car's system, that will be the unit/DAC that controls music in your motor.

post #112 of 1977
Is it possible to get digital output on the F-series, or Z for that matter ?
post #113 of 1977
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Originally Posted by alpha10 View Post

Is it possible to get digital output on the F-series, or Z for that matter ?


On Z,thru hdmi.
post #114 of 1977
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post


On Z,thru hdmi.

 

Turok... would LOD to USB work also?

post #115 of 1977
Is there a special cable from HDMI to optical or how does it work ?
post #116 of 1977
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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post

Turok... would LOD to USB work also?

Haven't tried it, but I am 90% sure it will not work.
post #117 of 1977
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Originally Posted by alpha10 View Post

Is there a special cable from HDMI to optical or how does it work ?

I tested the Z with a Marantz receiver thru micro hdmi to (standard) hdmi.
Take note I have the 1070, the Japanese model.
post #118 of 1977
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Originally Posted by alpha10 View Post

Is there a special cable from HDMI to optical or how does it work ?

what do you have in your mind exactly?
Edited by turokrocks - 9/19/12 at 4:42am
post #119 of 1977
I have a Naim Uniti with an excellent DAC, would be cool to be able to connect the Z directly to it.
post #120 of 1977
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Originally Posted by alpha10 View Post

I have a Naim Uniti with an excellent DAC, would be cool to be able to connect the Z directly to it.

 

get a iChord (mini-jack to RCA)... great cable.

 

http://www.chord.co.uk/products.php?pg=108


Edited by OK-Guy - 9/19/12 at 5:47am
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