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post #2881 of 8656

No device is perfect.  For example, the DX100 won't support ReplayGain.

 

But at least it has gapless playback...  wink.gif  tongue.gif

 

J/K, I hope this gets worked out for you guys somehow.

post #2882 of 8656

hmmm maybe the newer version of AK100 is the refreshed version with gapless playback + removed impedence?


you never know...

post #2883 of 8656

If that iriver email isn't a translation issue and gapless playback is indeed being reserved for new hardware launching next month (way too soon after the initial AK100 launch, imo), I will feel like an idiot for having spent more money on this thing just this week to have it RWA-modded. 

post #2884 of 8656

Got mine yesterday. Downloaded a bunch of Flac files from HDTracks & CD rips. The album art and tags are a mess (tags and art work fine on the Zune & Media Player) software on Windows 7. That and the playlist issue aren't really an issue for me since I almost always listen to full albums and the Folder feature will suffice. I'm going to start listening with my high impedance stuff - HD800, HD650, Q701, RE262, SM64 and ER-4S.  I may end up sending it in to Red Wine Audio later.

post #2885 of 8656
That's a great selection of higher impedance phones. I see no reason to pay to get yours modded.
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Can you pan left and right with the AK100 EQ? Would be awesome if it is able to do that. I lost some hearing on my right ear because of too much acoustic guitar playing.
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Originally Posted by Jazzyfi View Post

Can you pan left and right with the AK100 EQ? Would be awesome if it is able to do that. I lost some hearing on my right ear because of too much acoustic guitar playing.

If the AK100 won't do this for you, consider any player that you can put Rockbox on - the Sansa Clip+ is probably the most popular choice.

post #2888 of 8656

I downloaded a bunch of high res music from HD Tracks and ripped CD's (used JRiver Media Center).

 

The CD rips worked fine when sent to the RWAK from Jriver, as well as dragging and dropping the files from Windows 7 to the mounted RWAK drive.

 

However, I am having an issue with Chesky HD download for Wycliffe Gordon binaural+.  The album always shows up on the RWAK in the "unknown" folder regardless if I drag and drop from Windows or sending to the RWAK via JRiver.

 

Any ideas here?

 

I'm wondering if the tags are all screwed up? If so, could you suggest an easy to use tag editior that doesnt require you to insall a bunch of bloat ware when trying to download it...

 

Thanks,

 

 

Joe

 

PS: Was listening to the Louis Armstrong "Its a Wonderful World" album last downloaded from HD Tracks.  I used the headphone out into my RS Intruder connected to my HD800's.....all I can say is the RWAK rocks!!

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Originally Posted by joegiz View Post

I downloaded a bunch of high res music from HD Tracks and ripped CD's (used JRiver Media Center).

 

The CD rips worked fine when sent to the RWAK from Jriver, as well as dragging and dropping the files from Windows 7 to the mounted RWAK drive.

 

However, I am having an issue with Chesky HD download for Wycliffe Gordon binaural+.  The album always shows up on the RWAK in the "unknown" folder regardless if I drag and drop from Windows or sending to the RWAK via JRiver.

 

Any ideas here?

 

I'm wondering if the tags are all screwed up? If so, could you suggest an easy to use tag editior that doesnt require you to insall a bunch of bloat ware when trying to download it...

 

Thanks,

 

 

Joe

 

PS: Was listening to the Louis Armstrong "Its a Wonderful World" album last downloaded from HD Tracks.  I used the headphone out into my RS Intruder connected to my HD800's.....all I can say is the RWAK rocks!!

 

The one I like to use is called Tag & Rename:  http://www.softpointer.com/tr.htm

 

It's not free, but it is free to try, and it works very well.

 

But there are many tag editing utilities available.

post #2890 of 8656
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

That's a great selection of higher impedance phones. I see no reason to pay to get yours modded.

 

I've also got a lot of low impedance multi-BA IEMs. But, since a Fiio E12 arrived today, I will try the AK100/E12 pairing first. So far, I've only tested the combo with the Q701. With the Q701, I needed to turn the AK100 volume up to the 60 (out of 75) range with some recordings..

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Originally Posted by BRCMRGN View Post

I've also got a lot of low impedance multi-BA IEMs. But, since a Fiio E12 arrived today, I will try the AK100/E12 pairing first. So far, I've only tested the combo with the Q701. With the Q701, I needed to turn the AK100 volume up to the 60 (out of 75) range with some recordings..

As long as you still have volume range to get loud enough, 60 isn't a big deal but removing the resistor will give you more volume range. For the low impedance IEMs, I'd give them a try and see how they sound first, you may like it, depending on how they are affected. Another thought is to wait until you warranty expires, then mod it.
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post


As long as you still have volume range to get loud enough, 60 isn't a big deal but removing the resistor will give you more volume range. For the low impedance IEMs, I'd give them a try and see how they sound first, you may like it, depending on how they are affected. Another thought is to wait until you warranty expires, then mod it.

Good suggestions. Thanks.

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I heard back from customer service at iRiver and they are working on getting gapless for the AK100. So it appears to be a software, which would seem to be normal.

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

Well remember now their customer support also said they'd be able to resolve the impedance issues via firmware update lmao ;).

 

The new firmware would concentrate massive amount of current at the output resistor to melt them away, thus effectively reducing the output resistance of the AK100 evil_smiley.gif

 

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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

I heard back from customer service at iRiver and they are working on getting gapless for the AK100. So it appears to be a software, which would seem to be normal.

 

And that would be in April?

post #2895 of 8656
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

I heard back from customer service at iRiver and they are working on getting gapless for the AK100. So it appears to be a software, which would seem to be normal.


Sounds like you heard from  customer service person who has a clue.  New hardware isn't needed for gapless.  t just someone who's semi-competent coding; it should be an easy fix via firmware.

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