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post #2221 of 8689

who is selling the ak100 for 400?

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who is selling the ak100 for 400?

No one AFAIK,...

post #2223 of 8689

I said it based on the chart picture. Cheapest I found was 512 AUD

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I said it based on the chart picture. Cheapest I found was 512 AUD

For $400USD I might bite,...then send it to RWA so it works correctly. 

post #2225 of 8689

At 400 I am willing to buy their dedicated IEM specially design for the AK100 and forget about RWA mod. However at 699 nope. 

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At 400 I am willing to buy their dedicated IEM specially design for the AK100 and forget about RWA mod. However at 699 nope. 

 

I may have taken this the wrong way but whilst you have your preferences is fine, but throwing a low ball question is also not very nice.

post #2227 of 8689

I don't think he's trying to lowball anybody, but I could be wrong. I have a hard time with the lack of gapless playback - how in the heck is something as basic as gapless not available on a top-tier dap? It's almost as puzzling as the output impedance.
 

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I don't think he's trying to lowball anybody, but I could be wrong. I have a hard time with the lack of gapless playback - how in the heck is something as basic as gapless not available on a top-tier dap? It's almost as puzzling as the output impedance.
 

Yep, definite fail.

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I have a hard time with the lack of gapless playback - how in the heck is something as basic as gapless not available on a top-tier dap?

Because those in charge aren't digital audio professionals and they couldn't care less. Or, they're not even aware of what it is and why it's important. Or, they subcontracted the firmware on the cheap, to a team of incompetent software "engineers". Just a few guesses.

Lack of gapless playback is ridiculously common, even on supposedly "high end" gear. Personally, I can't take any piece of gear seriously without it.
Edited by skamp - 1/30/13 at 7:53am
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I have a hard time with the lack of gapless playback - how in the heck is something as basic as gapless not available on a top-tier dap?

Because those in charge aren't digital audio professionals and they couldn't care less. Or, they're not even aware of what it is and why it's important. Or, they subcontracted the firmware on the cheap, to a team of incompetent software "engineers". Just a few guesses.

Lack of gapless playback is ridiculously common, even on supposedly "high end" gear. Personally, I can't take any piece of gear seriously without it.

+1

post #2231 of 8689
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Yep, definite fail.

I have read through this entire thread, and I swear at some point you said you where un-subscribing.

I just don't get why you would continue to come around and participate, and literally only bring negativity to the conversation.
Especially if you do not have any interest int he product, and have no plans on owning it ?

I get it, you don't like this product. Why don't you let people have a conversation about it who own it or are interested in it without adding your petty rants and hate.
I mean you are not even constructive, it is just a bunch of aimless bitching and piggy backing on what other people say.

I am all for being critical about deficiencies in a product, but not owning the product or possibly even using/hearing it makes your participation worthless.
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I have read through this entire thread, and I swear at some point you said you where un-subscribing.

I just don't get why you would continue to come around and participate, and literally only bring negativity to the conversation.
Especially if you do not have any interest int he product, and have no plans on owning it ?

I get it, you don't like this product. Why don't you let people have a conversation about it who own it or are interested in it without adding your petty rants and hate.
I mean you are not even constructive, it is just a bunch of aimless bitching and piggy backing on what other people say.

I am all for being critical about deficiencies in a product, but not owning the product or possibly even using/hearing it makes your participation worthless.

Just exercising my First Amendment rights....wink_face.gif

post #2233 of 8689

It's too bad - it's got a lot of good features. If that thing had gapless playback and 20+ hours of battery life, the RWAK100 would be hands down the best dap and I would happily juggle kittens to get my hands on one.
 

post #2234 of 8689
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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post

It's too bad - it's got a lot of good features. If that thing had gapless playback and 20+ hours of battery life, the RWAK100 would be hands down the best dap and I would happily juggle kittens to get my hands on one.
 


1000th post = kitten juggling. There's just no excuse for this type of talk....

post #2235 of 8689

Let assume iRiver has good engineers and they know people want gapless playback, is this a feature that is hard to implement or can be introduced as a firmware upgrade or is purely a components based decision?  It would seem like if it was easy they would do it because they are appealing to audiophiles who care about this feature.  I actually thought I did not care about this feature but turns out I can see why there is fuss about this.  It would not stop me from buying it again but now gapless playback is on my radar.

 

The RWAK100 is really a top-tier DAP.  I had it for a couple days then sold it.  Mainly because I had too many devices and an opportunity came up to purchase something of a rarity.  But in terms of sound quality, the RWAK100 really appealed to me.  The price tag is steep but build/sound quality were not issues.  I would prefer a volume knob at top but that's just me.  Like many have said, the DAC section is really good and as for the amp section I found the soundstage to be adequate but not as wide I would like.    However, as an ultra portable solution I do recommend it.

 

 

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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post

I don't think he's trying to lowball anybody, but I could be wrong. I have a hard time with the lack of gapless playback - how in the heck is something as basic as gapless not available on a top-tier dap? It's almost as puzzling as the output impedance.
 

 

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Yep, definite fail.

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