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Haha thanks AnakChan, I will see what we can do here. I can't part with my stage 2 yet, but I am sure someone here is :D

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Originally Posted by Dumbleroar View Post

Earlier on in the thread someone mentioned that a software update for gapless was in the works. Is this not the case anymore?

I got a reply a couple of times from iRiver that they were working on gapless. I hope they hold true to their word. 

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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

I got a reply a couple of times from iRiver that they were working on gapless. I hope they hold true to their word. 

I can't imagine why gapless is so hard to code for...Cowon did it several years ago and updated firmware to several of their players including the venerable D2 which I enjoyed for a very long time.
The Chinese DAPs that I have tried (Little Dot DP_I, iHIFI960, Dugood HDAP-01) all seem to suffer from this same limitation.  It could be they are all based on the same Rockchip processor family but how is that even limited?  I would think the firmware code could be programmed to "start next song immediately after previous".  Or am I missing something?

 

The most frustrating issue I've had has been trying to explain what gapless even is (and the need for it) to some of the Chinese manufacturers when there is a severe language barrier on both sides.  Nobody's fault of course, but it is frustrating.

 

Sorry...off my soapbox...

 

Looking forward to seeing gapless firmware appear on some more of these DAPs...that will determine whether I am willing to try them out or not.

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends


Edited by HK_sends - 4/28/13 at 12:40pm
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

I can't imagine why gapless is so hard to code for...Cowon did it several years ago and updated firmware to several of their players including the venerable D2 which I enjoyed for a very long time.
The Chinese DAPs that I have tried (Little Dot DP_I, iHIFI960, Dugood HDAP-01) all seem to suffer from this same limitation.  It could be they are all based on the same Rockchip processor family but how is that even limited?  I would think the firmware code could be programmed to "start next song immediately after previous".  Or am I missing something?

 

The most frustrating issue I've had has been trying to explain what gapless even is (and the need for it) to some of the Chinese manufacturers when there is a severe language barrier on both sides.  Nobody's fault of course, but it is frustrating.

 

Sorry...off my soapbox...

 

Looking forward to seeing gapless firmware appear on some more of these DAPs...that will determine whether I am willing to try them out or not.

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

LIke many have stated, when playing live performances, without gapless it really messes with the flow and actually, for me, interferes as if songs are chopped up, not just the point between them since it is a continual flow and not a studio album. 

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How is the RWA AK100 compared to the RWA iMod? This should be interesting and I am wondering which of the two is preferred/recommended by people at RWA or the head-fi'ers here.

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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

LIke many have stated, when playing live performances, without gapless it really messes with the flow and actually, for me, interferes as if songs are chopped up, not just the point between them since it is a continual flow and not a studio album. 

Yep! +1...  Although I have studio albums mixed the same way like ELO "Time"...

The Lord of the Rings Complete Recordings has very smooth flowing transitions as well (sucks with any break in the flow).

 

We are in agreement.

 

Cheers!

-HK sends

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guys, there is some reason why no gapless on audiophile players. remember even a mighty Terra has no gapless? i think Terra creator even had an explanation for no gapless, you must google to read this :-(

ah, yeah, ELO Time album, love it along with Secret Messages and a cople of older ELO albums.
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

guys, there is some reason why no gapless on audiophile players. remember even a mighty Terra has no gapless? i think Terra creator even had an explanation for no gapless, you must google to read this :-(

ah, yeah, ELO Time album, love it along with Secret Messages and a cople of older ELO albums.

Yep!  Got the collection!

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

guys, there is some reason why no gapless on audiophile players. remember even a mighty Terra has no gapless? i think Terra creator even had an explanation for no gapless, you must google to read this :-(

 

 

I'd love to hear that reason, if there really is a reason.rolleyes.gif  iPods can do gapless, many Cowons can do gapless, and anything that Rockbox will run on can do gapless (and most of those ports did not do gapless natively). So all these so-called audiophile players should get with the program.

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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

 

I'd love to hear that reason, if there really is a reason.rolleyes.gif  iPods can do gapless, many Cowons can do gapless, and anything that Rockbox will run on can do gapless (and most of those ports did not do gapless natively). So all these so-called audiophile players should get with the program.

+1

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

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Does anyone ever have a problem with the ak100 freezing when doing a scan?

 

I deleted all the music off its internal drive, then reloaded my memory cards, and it keeps freezing on the scan at song 603 until the battery dies .  At that point, if I charge the unit so it starts up, the artist, album, song folders show as empty but my music partially shows up in the sd1 and sd2 folders (some is missing).

 

What to do??

 

ps: unrelated note- ak100 + alo international + audeze lcd3s is a really good combination


Edited by ChrisSC - 4/28/13 at 9:55pm
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Originally Posted by ChrisSC View Post

Does anyone ever have a problem with the ak100 freezing when doing a scan?

I deleted all the music off its internal drive, then reloaded my memory cards, and it keeps freezing on the scan at song 603 until the battery dies .  At that point, if I charge the unit so it starts up, the artist, album, song folders show as empty but my music partially shows up in the sd1 and sd2 folders (some is missing).

What to do??

ps: unrelated note- ak100 + alo international + audeze lcd3s is a really good combination

I haven't had this issue, but sounds like a corrupted file or something.
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post


I haven't had this issue, but sounds like a corrupted file or something.

 

Thanks, that could definitely be it.  I'll have to poke around... what a PITA

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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

 

Don't get me wrong..I like them both..... normal_smile%20.gif

 

Is just that the Stage 2 changes the character completely.....and it will work with low impedance IEMs as does the RWA

 

However, I love the sound of a stock AK100 with FitEar C/IEMs. I am listening to the 334 on the stock AK100 and enjoying it very much!

I had a chance to listen to the stock AK 100 with my 334s and the sound was very good. The unit I was using was a A&K factory's rep and of course was not modded. There are going to be new models......FWICR in August/September. And one will be double the price.

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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

I had a chance to listen to the stock AK 100 with my 334s and the sound was very good. The unit I was using was a A&K factory's rep and of course was not modded. There are going to be new models......FWICR in August/September. And one will be double the price.

 

Saraguie

 

I loved the stock AK100 with the 334. I just had my 334 returned and I listened for an hour......sounds clean and focusednormal_smile%20.gif

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