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post #16 of 8581
Nice. Now let's see the software. Apps (i.e. spotify) would be great.
Edited by Vibemerchant - 10/4/12 at 7:57am
post #17 of 8581
Digital out - I'm interested but is that a volume knob on the side of it in the first post of this thread? I sure hope you can lock it.
post #18 of 8581
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

Someone has already tested this on facebook and they mention this:
-optical and coax inline
-32gb onboard + 2x32gb microSDHC (tested 64gb and there's no problem wink.gif )
And few other nice things.

It has two card slots? Are you sure about that? Where did you see that? How much does this cost?

post #19 of 8581

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post #20 of 8581

Here is a link with more information: http://forum.mp3store.pl/topic/92701-iriver-astellkern-koreanska-szarza-portable-hi-end/

 

If you scroll down there are some posts talking about money... one of them is 499 usd. Do not take this as given, it is just a speculation.

post #21 of 8581

Interesting. Do want.

post #22 of 8581

$499. UGH. I'll pass.

post #23 of 8581
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Done ;)

 

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Originally Posted by scrypt View Post

ExpatinJapan:

 

For the sake of clarity, would you consider renaming the thread something like this?:

 

The New iRiver A100: A High-End DAP

 

Astell&Kern is involved, but this is an iRiver device.

 

Astell & Kern logo

 

 

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Originally Posted by scrypt View Post

ExpatinJapan:

 

For the sake of clarity, would you consider renaming the thread something like this?:

 

The New iRiver A100: A High-End DAP

 

Astell&Kern is involved, but this is an iRiver device.

 

Astell & Kern logo

 AK100 would be even better.bigsmile_face.gif Like a lot about it. Size, storage, function all seem great. I can live with touch control but prefer tactile. I'm rather ambivalent about HiDef for portable but this at least has enough storage to accommodate and can be used as a transport.


Edited by goodvibes - 10/4/12 at 11:31am
post #24 of 8581

This might seem slightly offtopic, but for Spotify users like me, a DAP without Spotify (or Rdio, Pandora perhaps) is pretty useless. That might sound harsh, because this device by iRiver has great potential quality wise. Still I think more and more people will leave individual music files behind and opt for the luxury of having unlimited access to a huge music library. It's kinda ironic that Apple has one of the few dedicated music players (iPod Touch) that are app-enabled, while they themselves as a company are still ignoring streaming as a business model. iRiver should seize the opportunity and embrace streaming (through apps) - with excellent sound quality ofcourse. 

post #25 of 8581
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Originally Posted by Vibemerchant View Post

This might seem slightly offtopic, but for Spotify users like me, a DAP without Spotify (or Rdio, Pandora perhaps) is pretty useless. That might sound harsh, because this device by iRiver has great potential quality wise. Still I think more and more people will leave individual music files behind and opt for the luxury of having unlimited access to a huge music library. It's kinda ironic that Apple has one of the few dedicated music players (iPod Touch) that are app-enabled, while they themselves as a company are still ignoring streaming as a business model. iRiver should seize the opportunity and embrace streaming (through apps) - with excellent sound quality ofcourse. 

Until the carriers stop raping the public with their obscenely overpriced data plans (at least in the USA) I'll stick to my individual files. I do like Pandora when I have wifi access, however.

post #26 of 8581
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Originally Posted by Vibemerchant View Post

This might seem slightly offtopic, but for Spotify users like me, a DAP without Spotify (or Rdio, Pandora perhaps) is pretty useless. That might sound harsh, because this device by iRiver has great potential quality wise. Still I think more and more people will leave individual music files behind and opt for the luxury of having unlimited access to a huge music library. It's kinda ironic that Apple has one of the few dedicated music players (iPod Touch) that are app-enabled, while they themselves as a company are still ignoring streaming as a business model. iRiver should seize the opportunity and embrace streaming (through apps) - with excellent sound quality ofcourse. 

spotify?

never heard of it.

would love to try this player though.

smily_headphones1.gif
post #27 of 8581
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

Until the carriers stop raping the public with their obscenely overpriced data plans (at least in the USA) I'll stick to my individual files. I do like Pandora when I have wifi access, however.

 

Absolutely, telco's play their part in this. (I make sure to sync on wifi only)

 

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spotify?
never heard of it.
would love to try this player though.
smily_headphones1.gif

 

You should check it out ;) both of them I guess


Edited by Vibemerchant - 10/4/12 at 1:18pm
post #28 of 8581
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Originally Posted by Vibemerchant View Post

This might seem slightly offtopic, but for Spotify users like me, a DAP without Spotify (or Rdio, Pandora perhaps) is pretty useless. That might sound harsh, because this device by iRiver has great potential quality wise. Still I think more and more people will leave individual music files behind and opt for the luxury of having unlimited access to a huge music library. It's kinda ironic that Apple has one of the few dedicated music players (iPod Touch) that are app-enabled, while they themselves as a company are still ignoring streaming as a business model. iRiver should seize the opportunity and embrace streaming (through apps) - with excellent sound quality ofcourse. 

 

This player is targeted at audiophiles who play 24bit flacs anyway. I doubt Spotify even offers flac?

post #29 of 8581

A100 looks like a real thing. I guess my H120 and H340 is going to retire very soon.

post #30 of 8581
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Originally Posted by Vibemerchant View Post

This might seem slightly offtopic, but for Spotify users like me, a DAP without Spotify (or Rdio, Pandora perhaps) is pretty useless. That might sound harsh, because this device by iRiver has great potential quality wise. Still I think more and more people will leave individual music files behind and opt for the luxury of having unlimited access to a huge music library. It's kinda ironic that Apple has one of the few dedicated music players (iPod Touch) that are app-enabled, while they themselves as a company are still ignoring streaming as a business model. iRiver should seize the opportunity and embrace streaming (through apps) - with excellent sound quality ofcourse. 

 

I am a long time Spotify user and fan and even I don't understand what you are saying. You want a portable device to have Spotify support? In what manner? Streaming or offline mode, or both? How do you plan on getting streaming working unless there's a 3G/4G chip SIM built in? Do you think there will be wifi available to you when you are going for a run or at the gym? Possible, but unlikely. 

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