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post #1711 of 1965
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Originally Posted by hcky91 View Post

Thank you! your comments have been of a great help to me. Appreciated it :))

 

I am going for the walkman F-806. hopefully my decision is right!

 

Thank you ;)

NP, but get the F807 for double the memory if you can afford it.

post #1712 of 1965

Hi guys

 

Has anyone discovered yet how to access the service menu on an E.U F806 or a safe way of installing Japanese firmware on it with a view to bypassing the volume limit?

 

I found this LOD cable but apparently the line out level of this is set to the same as the volume cap and would need a similar cable with pins 20 & 21 connected to access the USB audio functionality.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/FiiO-Line-Cable-Walkman-Player/dp/B004M172JA/ref=pd_sim_recht_25

 

Thanks


Edited by MeltedWelly - 8/24/13 at 12:34pm
post #1713 of 1965
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Originally Posted by MeltedWelly View Post

Hi guys

 

Has anyone discovered yet how to access the service menu on an E.U F806 or a safe way of installing Japanese firmware on it with a view to bypassing the volume limit?

 

I found this LOD cable but apparently the line out level of this is set to the same as the volume cap and would need a similar cable with pins 20 & 21 connected to access the USB audio functionality.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/FiiO-Line-Cable-Walkman-Player/dp/B004M172JA/ref=pd_sim_recht_25

 

Thanks

That's not going to help you.  I have the F807 with no volume limit, and the line out is still like half of the iPods.

post #1714 of 1965
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

That's not going to help you.  I have the F807 with no volume limit, and the line out is still like half of the iPods.


Are we to assume that the usb audio pins would deliver the same level of output as the standard LOD cable I linked above?

 

I can use my Fiio E17 amp/dac which gives me the sound I'm looking for most of the time but it's too heavy to carry both components whilst exercising for example and was just looking for a way to boost the level a bit there as I can hear the gym's sound system faintly above my headphones and it detracts from the immersion of what I'm trying to listen to.

 

Any English language Japanese firmware roms floating around?


Edited by MeltedWelly - 8/24/13 at 1:22pm
post #1715 of 1965

The problem is that I can never the my F807 to work with any Android able DAC so I don't really know, and of course you already know about the weak WM-PORT to 3.5mm LOD.  I am not aware of any firmware refresh for the F806 with F807 ones. 

post #1716 of 1965
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

WM-PORT LOD adapter

Don't forget the is also the WMC-NWV10 USB + RCA cable (in Japan) which enables you to charge your unit while taking advantage of the line output of the unit.
post #1717 of 1965
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Originally Posted by MeltedWelly View Post


Are we to assume that the usb audio pins would deliver the same level of output as the standard LOD cable I linked above?

What audio from the USB pins? Do you mean via an external DAC?

As for the LOD pins, yes, I have found that the line output of these units is measurably 6dB lower than they should be. At least that's what I discovered with my F807.
post #1718 of 1965
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Originally Posted by Artstar View Post


What audio from the USB pins? Do you mean via an external DAC?
 

 

Yeah...

post #1719 of 1965
Are there any options for an external DAC for the F-series?
post #1720 of 1965
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Are there any options for an external DAC for the F-series?

I am not 100% on this, but it is unlikely.  I have a CEntrance HiFi-M8 LX coming in Nov and I will test it out then.  However, both my V-MODA VERZA and VentureCraft SounDroid Typhoon failed, even with the OTG adapter.

post #1721 of 1965
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Are there any options for an external DAC for the F-series?

Perhaps the Fiio E18? whenever it releases...
post #1722 of 1965

Sweet news!!!!
The Walkman F has been rooted with the latest software version.
Take a look here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1981328&page=6

The tool can be found here: http://www.mgyun.com/vroot

Also, if anyone could try it on their Z and report back, it'd be very much appreciated. I can't cuz I don't have computer access ATM.

Happy Rooting :D

post #1723 of 1965
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Originally Posted by sicko View Post

Sweet news!!!!
The Walkman F has been rooted with the latest software version.
Take a look here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1981328&page=6

The tool can be found here: http://www.mgyun.com/vroot

Also, if anyone could try it on their Z and report back, it'd be very much appreciated. I can't cuz I don't have computer access ATM.

Happy Rooting :D

Nice, no more of those 1 button root crap that needs a server connection to China.

post #1724 of 1965
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

Nice, no more of those 1 button root crap that needs a server connection to China.

Please try it out and post back the results.

post #1725 of 1965
Did I ever mention I absolutely love this little DAP? biggrin.gif
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