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post #1951 of 8723

does anyone know where to pick up one of those cases? any online stores? i cant seem to find one.

post #1952 of 8723
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Originally Posted by caracara08 View Post

does anyone know where to pick up one of those cases? any online stores? i cant seem to find one.

 

Amazon Japan, however originated from Korea :-

 

http://www.dignis.co.kr/

 

http://www.amazon.co.jp/Alvaro_AK100-%E3%82%A2%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AA%E3%83%90%E3%83%BCAstell-Kern-AK100%E7%94%A8-MP3%E3%83%97%E3%83%AC%E3%83%BC%E3%83%A4%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B1%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B9/dp/B00APD7AVY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358416645&sr=8-2

post #1953 of 8723

thank you so much! guess i should take this opportunity to order the s500 haha

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edit: wish amazon also had the neck strap =\ but again, thanks.


Edited by caracara08 - 1/17/13 at 9:33am
post #1954 of 8723
NA availability would be sweet...
post #1955 of 8723
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Originally Posted by toads View Post

NA availability would be sweet...

 

aw i could have added yours to m y order to save on Tenso shipping for you.  If youre interested, you can probably buy one now and forward it to my tenso address and i can ship it out to you after it arrives.  if youre interseted, just pm me. 

post #1956 of 8723
I appreciate the offer but I'll wait for something regionally...maybe ALO will step up...the little bag isn't too bad for the time being...
post #1957 of 8723
I've been burning in aggressively on near max volume with a homemade dummy load jack (2x 24ohm/L&R, as per Vinnie's advice)...

I've notice more positive change in 12hrs of aggressive burn-in than the last 40-60hrs of soft burn-in via IEMs on volume of 45-55...

Get your voltage on people !!!
post #1958 of 8723
Is eq from the player used when pairing it with an amp via OPT out or does it behave like LO bypass?
post #1959 of 8723
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Originally Posted by toads View Post

I've been burning in aggressively on near max volume with a homemade dummy load jack (2x 24ohm/L&R, as per Vinnie's advice)...

I've notice more positive change in 12hrs of aggressive burn-in than the last 40-60hrs of soft burn-in via IEMs on volume of 45-55...

Get your voltage on people !!!


I guess I'll add on the 30 ohm to the 75 ohm etymotic impedance adapter and see how that helps :). So far I think I'm around 115 hours aggressive burn in. I notice the battery barely drains though unless you have an IEM plugged in in comparison to having just and impedance adapter plugged in.

 

Still, so far my most favorite experiences came from this player at very low volumes (micro-detailing).


Edited by lee730 - 1/17/13 at 3:35pm
post #1960 of 8723

If you don't like it by now, I don't see any drastic changes. You might as well sell it.

post #1961 of 8723
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What volume do you generally listen at? Generally I can go up to 30 (probably slightly under it to be ideal and safe) and be comfortable. If I go too much above that I start getting uncomfortable and fatigued.

 

I am using harder to drive phones so its around 40~50. With CIEM I figured that it might be 20~35 depending on their specs.

 

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asurugyq.jpg

 

Nice case bigsmile_face.gif

post #1962 of 8723
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

I notice the battery barely drains though unless you have an IEM plugged in in comparison to having just and impedance adapter plugged in.

 

 

Just the impedance adapter(s) with no phones is not a circuit. There's no load which is why it doesn't drain the battery. You need to plug some (trash) phones in to make a complete circuit if you really want to work the amp.

post #1963 of 8723
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I am using harder to drive phones so its around 40~50. With CIEM I figured that it might be 20~35 depending on their specs.

 

 

Nice case bigsmile_face.gif


I'm finding the player to be most detailed & enjoyable around volume 18 or so. Around volume 30 I'm more tempted to pump up the volume more lol.


Edited by lee730 - 1/17/13 at 4:13pm
post #1964 of 8723
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post

 

Just the impedance adapter(s) with no phones is not a circuit. There's no load which is why it doesn't drain the battery. You need to plug some (trash) phones in to make a complete circuit if you really want to work the amp.


I put the hisound live buds on. They are quite power hungry and I think can take the abuse lol.

post #1965 of 8723

A response from iRiver. Funny how their responses are differing.... rolleyes.gif

 

 

Hi Jim,

 

Thank you for contacting iriver customer support. 

 

After receiving a response from our development team, we have the answers to your questions:

 

1.  Unfortunately the m3u is not supported but the PLS type playlist files are.  When you create the playlist from the device or the iriver Plus 4 software, it will be saved as a PLS file.  

2.  The device is detected on Media Monkey or Jriver but any functionalities of those softwares beyond that, we cannot guarantee that there will be no problems since those softwares are not from our company.  The device is designed to be used with our iriver’s Plus 4 software program so we strongly recommend that you use our program to avoid any malfunctions of the device. 

3.  The gapless playback is not supported and unfortunately there is no plan to support it in the future. 

4.  There is no plan on changing the output impedance of the device.  The reason for this, is because it was purposefully designed to support headphones with high impedance so that users can listen to high-definition music.  Since the AK100 produces a very flat sound balance, high impedance headphones with flat frequency responses will need to be used with the AK100 in order to hear the music as it was meant to be heard. If you would like to check out our recommendations for headphones to be used with the AK100, you can check them out here: http://www.astellnkern.com/eng/htm/showroom/02_showroom.asp

 

If you have any further questions or concerns, please email us back at any time. 

 

Thanks & Regards,

 

iriver

Customer & Tech Support

949-336-4540/4541

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