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Don't put it in any folder.
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Originally Posted by daseinpdx View Post

I am using a windows computer. I don't know if this will be useful for you or not.  There is a hidden "system" folder with ak100.sys files in addition to what looks like database files.   I don't know what tuner.dat is for.  Using the directory command from the command prompt option, the contents of that drive are: <snip>

Thanks for providing that. Looks actually the same as on a Mac, I discussed them (incl. System folder) in an earlier post. I was hoping there would be UNIX-style hidden folder (starting with a dot) which are hidden by default in the Finder/Explorer. Since you used the command prompt, they would have shown up though.

 

I have a copy of my set of folders and alas putting them back didn't help either. The AK100 just doesn't see the drive as a whole, incl. those folders...

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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

Don't put it in any folder.

And to be very clear: The download is a .zip file, you first need to unzip it (OS X has support built-in, just double-click on the file) then put the resulting AK100.hex file in the root folder of the INTERNAL drive, as in daseinpdx's example listing a couple of posts back.

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I don't even have to double click it. My OS auto extracts it when the download finishes. It's my first Mac, so I've no idea if this is standard.
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

I don't even have to double click it. My OS auto extracts it when the download finishes. It's my first Mac, so I've no idea if this is standard.

It's more likely a function of the browser: if it's set to automatically open files, it may forward it to the Archive Utility for extraction. So it will depend on the browser used and its security settings.

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Originally Posted by esmBOS View Post

I'm thinking about getting an AK100 + ALO National. This would solve the impedance issue and give me ability to drive basically anything OTG. I'm on the fence about buying a RWAK100, and I would have use of the National with other gear that really need amplification. The footprint match of the AK100 and the National is basically identical and they are small units so I don't think the setup would be too bulky for portable use. What do you guys think about this? Price wise it's about the same as RWAK anyways. Appreciate your input!
AK100 does not has LO and how do you bypass the 22 ohm impedance in the circuitry with external amp?
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In term of sound quality per cost which is a better choice?

Option 1:
iPod + CLAS (DAC) + external amp

Option 2:
iRiver AK 100
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Originally Posted by cyberalpha11 View Post


AK100 does not has LO and how do you bypass the 22 ohm impedance in the circuitry with external amp?

You REALLY need to read through the thread,...

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Originally Posted by tds101 View Post

You REALLY need to read through the thread,...


Good luck with that ;).

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LOL.

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Quick update: iRiver finally got back to me regarding my little issue, they'll forward my email to the techs and we'll see...

 

Also, I finally received my Tzar 350 which I preordered quite a while ago. Was looking to get some IEMs that I'd actually really like, and with those there definitely should be no impedance issue whatsoever with the AK100, even considering the 8x rule...

 

Don't want to double-post, so here's my conclusion at this time: "After all I've tried in the past year, really noticeably good or at least improved experiences have become increasingly rare, and I'm happy to say the Tzar 350 is one of those." If you're interested in more details, head over to the Tzar thread.

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Originally Posted by tds101 View Post

You REALLY need to read through the thread,...

Sorry I was too late in this thread and it has almost 140 pages......
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Originally Posted by cyberalpha11 View Post

Sorry I was too late in this thread and it has almost 140 pages......

 

That's OK.....but now you know how it got that way (140 pages)  rolleyes.gif

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Originally Posted by cyberalpha11 View Post

Sorry I was too late in this thread and it has almost 140 pages......
Believe me, it's 140 pages of humor as well as educational facts. You can sit and find yourself laughing at some of our back & forth banter. I stayed away, but like a moth to a flame I'm getting my eyes burned again!!! But, it's worth it IMO. Great people, great read,...and due to RWA and Vinnie, a great device. cool.gif
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Mine will get here Thursday. And trying get a leather case for it too. What are you using for RWAK100?L3000.gif
 

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