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Originally Posted by Baele View Post

Hi folks,

 

can anyone recommend where I could purchase online the leather case for AK100 ??? To be shipped afterwards to Asia or Europe?

 

thx for your recommendations :-)

http://www.amazon.com/Astell-Kern-AK100-Genuine-Leather/dp/B00BQM2TQY

 

http://shop.iriverinc.com/index.php/accessories/cases/leather-case-for-astell-kern-ak100.html/

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/iRiver-Astell-Kern-AK100-Genuine-Italian-Leather-Case-2-Color-Black-Brown-/290848643599

post #3677 of 8634

 

One of the reasons why I don't like this case though is there's insufficient top protection. I can't remember if I saw it on this thread or if I dreamt of one but I seem to recall seeing another case with a top protection (but need to open to access the touchscreen) :-

 

 

post #3678 of 8634

I posted that picture. It is going to be an official release from iriver, the estimated time from what I have been told was April. So I assume we just have to keep a look out on iriver korea website for updates.

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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

One of the reasons why I don't like this case though is there's insufficient top protection. I can't remember if I saw it on this thread or if I dreamt of one but I seem to recall seeing another case with a top protection (but need to open to access the touchscreen) :-

 

 

 

post #3679 of 8634

I have the brown case. Very nice and for me, thrown in the pocket of the jacket or pants, it protects the AK100 fine, while still allowing easy access to the jacks and the on/off button. I want as little bulk as possible, which is the reason for the AK100.

 

I heard from iRiver today. They are still working on gapless, same old story but at least they admit they are working on it.

post #3680 of 8634

Jamato

 

Ive been gathering ideas lately before i make my final setup... Please read post #3664

post #3681 of 8634

thx, ordered through ebay

 

BTW, anyone had a chance compare AK100 to Cowon X7?

 

I just ordered AK but didn't have a chance to listen before and wonder what's SQ difference between 'em ?

 

Use Beyers T5p / Denon D7100 at home and Senns CX400 II / Beyers DTX101 on the go.

post #3682 of 8634
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Jamato

 

Ive been gathering ideas lately before i make my final setup... Please read post #3664


I would use the DB2. It has dual Wolfson dacs and sounds very good and can work with the hi rez files.

post #3683 of 8634
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You will probably find that the impedance is about 1/2 of specified in the bass if it was taken at 1000hz. In single driver BAs it also ends to increase significantly there after. They don't behave like single dynamics. Not arguing with your conclusions regarding the sound but neither may still be that great technical impedance match.

Honestly these are just my findings of good pairings age was just trying to maybe find an explanation. I mean the lear shouldn't work as they have 5 drivers and very low impedance and although the FR is changed we still have Detail and dynamics, something, that is easily lost with this player.
post #3684 of 8634
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Originally Posted by knights View Post

Jamato

 

Ive been gathering ideas lately before i make my final setup... Please read post #3664


I would use the DB2. It has dual Wolfson dacs and sounds very good and can work with the hi rez files.


Thanks for the effort of replying... So, how about D12 (Anaconda)? It has a good DAC and also a rollable amp?
post #3685 of 8634

RWAK is a great player, so you will need a very good DAC to do RWAK justice. I decided against DACing and instead getting decent amp, saves money and sound should be great. I would rather spend big pennies on some top notch IEMs than in invest in DAC.

post #3686 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Baele View Post

 

 

BTW, anyone had a chance compare AK100 to Cowon X7?

 

 

 

 

AK100 wins on everything except gapless, it's purer, cleaner, stronger in every aspect. If you must have a EQ and DSP though...

post #3687 of 8634

mp3, thanks, i can confirm the same for RWAK vs. S9, RWAK wins hands down in every aspect except for what you said and also better UI, but RWAK sounds so pure and refined and effortless that S9 goes far behind. I use S9 now only in my car via USB, else i stick to RWAK and C3.

post #3688 of 8634

Updated to 1.33 & quickly reverted back to 1.32.....  My RWAK100 froze at every screen for several seconds, before accepting any touch screen or physical button input.  Very strange...even right after booting, it'd sit there for several seconds on the screen that shows the progress bar & firmware version # at the bottom before finally transitioning onto the next screen, but then THAT screen would freeze for several seconds as well.  I'm probably doing a poor job of describing my experience.  Anyway, I downgraded to 1.32, and no more issues.

post #3689 of 8634

What is 1.33 supposed to do?

post #3690 of 8634

For my case it just made scanning faster however I still have tagging issue. Certain albums tracks are all listed incorrectly. The song which is suppose to be the first track in the album is placed last for some reason.

 

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What is 1.33 supposed to do?

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