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Anybody know a rockbox developer to see if they are interested?  Isn't Saratoga one?

Yes, he is.

post #2567 of 8620
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Originally Posted by toads View Post

ive got an idle RB hp120 as well...beat up too...the hd crapped out and battery is near dead but up until then coupled optically with the modded (full BG caps stuffed in there, i mean stuffed) D10 and topkit...it sounded fantastic tonally....dynamics were compressed a bit and the soundstage a tad shallow and narrow, but great for rockin' out nonetheless....

 

actually jamato, i think you helped me out with some cap placement questions i had a few years back...!!!


I may have. I sold my D10 that was total Black Gates. The BG alone were worth a lot as they were all the best nonpolar. Oh well.

 

I am playing some Hirez stuff on the AK100 right now. WAV 24/196 and WAV.

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My RWAK100 is going strong. Love the sound, love the size. Just need gapless. One note, having the eq off vs on w flat settings leads to markedly different sound, leading me to conclude the player's base/flat setting is not exactly flat.

post #2569 of 8620
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Originally Posted by woodcans View Post

My RWAK100 is going strong. Love the sound, love the size. Just need gapless. One note, having the eq off vs on w flat settings leads to markedly different sound, leading me to conclude the player's base/flat setting is not exactly flat.

Agreed, IMO I prefer the eq off. Sounds a bit better to me, and it saves some juice I believe. I am getting excellent batter life and I use it alot.
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Hi guys. I need some advice. I have alo the national amp. And now i am waiting my ak100 to arrived. I am planning to pair my ak100 with the national. Now my local store already has alo international in stock. I am wondering if the international is worth to buy again. The only thing makes me want it is because the size is more compact for ak100. But i also do not mind with the size of the national. If i mainly use the single ended out...do you think the sound from international is significantly better than national? Has anybody experinced of using both? Tx guys. smily_headphones1.gif
post #2571 of 8620
I forgot to mention...they also have the continental v3...or maybe is better for me to get conti v3 instead. Tx guys.
post #2572 of 8620
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Originally Posted by woodcans View Post

My RWAK100 is going strong. Love the sound, love the size. Just need gapless. One note, having the eq off vs on w flat settings leads to markedly different sound, leading me to conclude the player's base/flat setting is not exactly flat.

Try the EQ set around 8-6-4-6-8....close to EQ off

Edit: maybe more like 8-6-5-6-7...bumped up more I notice clipping induced distortion frown.gif
Edited by toads - 2/7/13 at 10:49pm
post #2573 of 8620
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Originally Posted by muzic4life View Post

Hi guys. I need some advice. I have alo the national amp. And now i am waiting my ak100 to arrived. I am planning to pair my ak100 with the national. Now my local store already has alo international in stock. I am wondering if the international is worth to buy again. The only thing makes me want it is because the size is more compact for ak100. But i also do not mind with the size of the national. If i mainly use the single ended out...do you think the sound from international is significantly better than national? Has anybody experinced of using both? Tx guys. smily_headphones1.gif

 

The International is more powerful than the national, being able to power the HE-6, for example. The sound is also closer to neutral (compared to RSA Intruder).

 

If you're using only IEMs, the National is good, but the International is good for both full-sized cans and IEMs. V3 is decent but not good for IEMs due to heavy hiss.

post #2574 of 8620

HI guys~I am from HK. I hope that my English wont get you all mad><

I am using AK100 (not RWAK100 T_T) with Sennheiser IE800 earphone and Audio Technica ESW11LTD headphone.

I am considering to buy the ALO Audio the International. I would like to ask some questions:

 

1. Is it worth to buy the international if I just use the single ended?

2. If I connect the ak100 with the international through singled ended, will the dac part of the international override the ak100's? Or just override the amp part?

3. Should I turn the volume of ak100 to max while connecting with an amp? There are some cases that the volume of left and right earphones are different if i connect them in this way........but if i turn the amp's volume higher, it will be normal (but it is always too loud to listen).

 

Thanks so much for your help!


Edited by poorjesse - 2/8/13 at 1:40am
post #2575 of 8620
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Originally Posted by poorjesse View Post

HI guys~I am from HK. I hope that my English wont get you all mad><<br /> I am using AK100 (not RWAK100 T_T) with Sennheiser IE800 earphone and Audio Technica ESW11LTD headphone.
I am considering to buy the ALO Audio the International. I would like to ask some questions:

1. Is it worth to buy the international if I just use the single ended?
2. If I connect the ak100 with the international through singled ended, will the dac part of the international override the ak100's? Or just override the amp part?
3. Should I turn the volume of ak100 to max while connecting with an amp? There are some cases that the volume of left and right earphones are different if i connect them in this way........but if i turn the amp's volume higher, it will be normal (but it is always too loud to listen).

Thanks so much for your help!

1. Yes, because even your computer will be happy smily_headphones1.gif
2. No, only the amp section, but also it will be double-amping.
3. At AK100 max volume even if the volume knob on International is low, you can hear loud music.
post #2576 of 8620
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

The International is more powerful than the national, being able to power the HE-6, for example. The sound is also closer to neutral (compared to RSA Intruder).

If you're using only IEMs, the National is good, but the International is good for both full-sized cans and IEMs. V3 is decent but not good for IEMs due to heavy hiss.

Thanks visceriousZero smily_headphones1.gif
I think i am going to get the international. And yes...u are right about the hiss. I've been told the same thing by some people too.
post #2577 of 8620
FWIW I heard hiss is only an issue during 100 hr of break-in of the v3...
post #2578 of 8620
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Originally Posted by toads View Post

FWIW I heard hiss is only an issue during 100 hr of break-in of the v3...

I'll see if it changes smily_headphones1.gif
post #2579 of 8620

AK100, what a piece of trash. I hate it. I absolutely hate it. I have never hated something so much in my life. The sound is okay, but not worth the rest of the package, and certainly not worth the price. Overpriced even if it sold for $300. Wow. 

post #2580 of 8620
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Originally Posted by Yggdrassilious View Post

AK100, what a piece of trash. I hate it. I absolutely hate it. I have never hated something so much in my life. The sound is okay, but not worth the rest of the package, and certainly not worth the price. Overpriced even if it sold for $300. Wow. 


Interesting. So what in particular do you not like? Seems to work fine for me.

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