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I received different type of ak100 mod recently.
-Addition of the coaxial output

The following photograph is AK100 mod and xDuoo XD-01.

 

post #3167 of 8364
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Originally Posted by takoyaki View Post

I received different type of ak100 mod recently.
-Addition of the coaxial output

The following photograph is AK100 mod and xDuoo XD-01.

 


Who modded this ? What does it change ?

post #3168 of 8364
digital out mod?
post #3169 of 8364

I thought it already had an optical out, what is the benefit of replacing it with coaxial? 

post #3170 of 8364
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

I thought it already had an optical out, what is the benefit of replacing it with coaxial? 


Some feel coax is better. Optical does isolate. Seems it has been debated for quite some time.

post #3171 of 8364
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Originally Posted by jude View Post

 

At some point, I'm sure I'll get to listen to a modded unit, but, as it is, I'm not hearing any brittleness, or truncated depth with the stock AK100. With the headphones I've used it with, I also haven't been dissatisfied with the bass.

 

Again, I'll listen to the Red Wine Audio modded version at some point.

 

I have ordered this and will receive it next week. I will be listening to it with my 1964ears V6 ciem. I wish I was versed in the proper terminology to tell you all what I think about it... 

post #3172 of 8364
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post


Some feel coax is better. Optical does isolate. Seems it has been debated for quite some time.

I guess that is an entire different story for another day. There is a lot of 'pesudoism' in the audio-world but that is part of the fun, isn't?

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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post


Some feel coax is better. Optical does isolate. Seems it has been debated for quite some time.

Also you can make a coax cable whereas Im not 100% sure an optical cable is easy to make

post #3174 of 8364
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


Who modded this ? What does it change ?

+1

 

Very keen to hear about this mod?

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I was wondering anyone with the UltrasoneIQ or EX1000 can they comment on how it pairs with the stock AK100?

post #3176 of 8364
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

I was wondering anyone with the UltrasoneIQ or EX1000 can they comment on how it pairs with the stock AK100?

I use the Ultrasone IQs with the AK100 and think it pairs very well with it.  Only issue is that with the AK100 pairing you can hear more of the differences in the quality of the recordings.  Some music I can now enjoy more with the pairing that used to be muddled with bass or over driven mids.  Guitar crunch in some music especially Aerosmith sounds like I am playing from my amp instead of a processed file.  I am only comparing to the Hippo Biscuit, my PC output, and Galaxy S3 so take it for what its worth.

 

The ultrasones are 20 ohm so it is pretty close to the 22 ohm out on the AK100 not sure if that matters at all.  I have not had mine modified but am unafraid to do it myself if I decide to.

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I haven't tried the IQ's but tested an Ultrasone Edition 8 with my stock AK100. It sounded great and pairs well, but probably due to the 30ohms of impedance. 

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Anyone tried to pair up the AK100 with the AKG Q701?  Would much appreciate a feedback on how it sounds and if it needs an amp to power up the headphones when listening with the AK100.  

 

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Was reading the 6Moons review and ALO founder replacing his Clas Solo + amp stack with AK100. Having searched this thread there is minimal comment. So anyone here care to offer an opinion on SQ vs Clas Solo + amp?

 

Portability is not a factor as am scouting for a transportable rig for indoor use only. (Also have one eye on Hi-Fi m8 reviews if and when it is ever released rolleyes.gif). Thanks!

post #3180 of 8364
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

I guess that is an entire different story for another day. There is a lot of 'pesudoism' in the audio-world but that is part of the fun, isn't?

Coax done right is always better IMO. Less jitter, more bandwidth etc. Isolation is easy to sort if there's space for a small xformer. In this case, with battery power and no risk of a ground loop, the need may be marginal.

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