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- Go HERE.

- Click on "AK100_V1.30.zip (28.6MB)" and save the file on your Desktop, or Downloads folder, wherever you can find it.

- Navigate to that folder: if it's still a ZIP file, doubleclick on it so it's de-compressed into a file ending in .hex(!)

- Connect your AK100. Drag that .hex file onto the AK100 drive showing up (NOT into any folder)

- Disconnect, and "wait for it to do its thing" as a poster wrote above. After a reboot it should show v1.30


Edited by TheGrumpyOldMan - 1/30/13 at 4:15pm
post #2267 of 8633
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

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.

My $400 comment is based on the chart I saw in this thread, here is the chart again. As a consumer I dont think wanting a cheaper price is something out of the ordinary or unpredictable. Based on what I have been reading about this unit, and believe me I have read over 5 different detailed review and seen the videos where the unit is having problem playing flac as soon as its screen shuts off, everything is pointing towards this product not been worthy of that price.

 

In particular where most people prefer to spend $350 to mod what is already an expensive unit. I meant no disrespect to the people who have made this or the people who love this product so dearly, it is just as a consumer my first priority is to think about my own self and my wallet :-)

 


Edited by audionewbi - 1/30/13 at 4:30pm
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

Well, I am obviously not the only person that feels gapless is important, judging by the majority of today's posts here.rolleyes.gif

You are worried about gapless playback on a device you have no interest in and would never own. Ok I get it now rolleyes.gif
post #2269 of 8633
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Originally Posted by kcee View Post


You are worried about gapless playback on a device you have no interest in and would never own. Ok I get it now rolleyes.gif

Nothing wrong with point out what we want from a device. I for one would have bought this unit in a heart beat if the price was at 400 and I was willing to ignore all the flaws it is having at its current stage. 

post #2270 of 8633
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Originally Posted by kcee View Post

You are worried about gapless playback on a device you have no interest in and would never own. Ok I get it now rolleyes.gif
This is a public forum, and all are welcome to comment. It doesn't matter if you agree or not,...welcome to the Internet.
Edited by tds101 - 1/30/13 at 4:54pm
post #2271 of 8633
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Originally Posted by elbombastico View Post

If you're on Windows, I found that if your AK100's firmware is out of date, their iriver Plus4 music manager program automatically detects it and will download the new firmware on to the AK.


That program is horse ****. It's extremely buggy and unresponsive. A retarded donkey has more sophistication..... rolleyes.gif

 

When I'd plug the unit in to try the auto-update the program would just hang. This is by far the worst Media player I've seen lol.

post #2272 of 8633
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

I use a Mac computer. Can't get the firmware to download. Strange.

 

Go http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26365374/2013012109112125605.zip

 

try to grab it from dropbox if you can't download from iriver


Edited by speedingredline - 1/30/13 at 5:25pm
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Gapless seems inconsequential to some, and it's lucky for them if this doesn't bother certain people. I just know it would annoy the living hell out of me over time, like a roommate who cuts his nails and leaves the clippings on the floor or doesn't know how to operate a tube of toothpaste without leaving smears of it all over the damn sink. Or something like that.
 

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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post

Gapless seems inconsequential to some, and it's lucky for them if this doesn't bother certain people. I just know it would annoy the living hell out of me over time, like a roommate who cuts his nails and leaves the clippings on the floor or doesn't know how to operate a tube of toothpaste without leaving smears of it all over the damn sink. Or something like that.
 

Nails,...toothpaste,...you must know my 25yo son then,... ;)

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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

Yep, I go the file but for some reason it will not download. My computer, I am not sure. I have downloaded other files today without problem so not sure why I can't get iRiver's file to download.


Try switching browsers. That sometimes makes a difference.  There are also two iriver download pages.  One at iriverinc.com and another at iriver.com.  If one doesn't work, you can try the other.

post #2276 of 8633
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Originally Posted by tds101 View Post

Nails,...toothpaste,...you must know my 25yo son then,... ;)


He must know my relatives in general lol. I can't stand that type of behavior. It's so lazy and self-conceited.... Hell my room can be a nightmare a lot of the time but common areas I always expect to be spick and span...

post #2277 of 8633

Got it now. The file is below what I kept trying to download and in grey so I just never really saw it. Too much information. :^)

post #2278 of 8633
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

Nothing wrong with point out what we want from a device. I for one would have bought this unit in a heart beat if the price was at 400 and I was willing to ignore all the flaws it is having at its current stage. 

Why do you feel that iRiver AK100 just worth $400 and not $699?

I  guess iRiver may need to pay Astell & Kern for marketing purpose???

Or can someone explain  why AK100  costs $699? 

post #2279 of 8633
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Originally Posted by cyberalpha11 View Post

Why do you feel that iRiver AK100 just worth $400 and not $699?

I  guess iRiver may need to pay Astell & Kern for marketing purpose???

Or can someone explain  why AK100  costs $699? 


I think that a 400 dollar price tag is not reasonable.   The ak100 is better than the 400 dollar hifiman 602 in sound, better ui, more stable os, plus touchscreen.  It sounds better than a modded ipod, which costs around 550-650, with no external card slots and no touchscreen.  People think that the iBasso sounds better, but it costs 800+ and it is a much bigger build. Hifiman 801, about 800 dollars.  Colorfly around 750.   Tera player costs 1000+ us dollars.  Some people also like the studio v player's sound better at around 400, but it does not have a touchscreen.

 

A lot of the extra cost is because of the touchscreen; most DAPs don't have it.

  

Don't get me wrong.  I think 700 dollars is a lot of money, but it seems like the price fits the price of what is already in the market.   Obviously, I would prefer if it cost less, but I would prefer it even more if it was free.  Not going to happen obviously.  You are not going to get a DAP with a touchscreen for 400.

post #2280 of 8633
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Originally Posted by daseinpdx View Post


 

 

A lot of the extra cost is because of the touchscreen; most DAPs don't have it.

  

Don't get me wrong.  I think 700 dollars is a lot of money, but it seems like the price fits the price of what is already in the market.   Obviously, I would prefer if it cost less, but I would prefer it even more if it was free.  Not going to happen obviously.  You are not going to get a DAP with a touchscreen for 400.

You can get a touchscreen iPod for $149.....just sayin'. There are other things that drive up the cost more than the touchscreen, I think. I hope for the price they are asking that it sounds much better than the iPods.

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