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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post


Here is the workaround: http://www.head-fi.org/t/630288/the-new-iriver-ak100-a-high-end-dap/2490#post_9135174

shotgunshane: thanks very much for the helpful link!

 

CraftyClown: we've experienced simliar errors, but it was due a corrupted file downloaded from HDTracks. If firmware version 1.33 is giving you troubles with playback of tracks you ripped from a CD, a temporary solution is that you could revert back to firmware v1.32 while we investigate the issue further. I apologize for the inconvenience this may have cause you (and everyone else).

 

I'll forward the issue to our engineering team and should have an official answer for you guys soon. 

post #4637 of 8519
Jmoon, that's great, many thanks for your kind offer of help and regards to your engineers, great to hear :-D
post #4638 of 8519

Great to hear. BTW ver 1.30 has the same problem
 

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Received an answer from our engineering team. I hope this helps a bit.

 

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For MP3 files, the total track time is calculated by dividing the file size by bit rate, but bit rates of VBR encoded MP3 files is differs by each frame. Every frame’s bitrate is read and the average is calculated. If the average of every frame’s bit rate is calculated until the end of the track, it should result in the most accurate bit rate information.

 

However, due to performance issues on a portable device, it does not read every frame. Therefore, the device calculates the average bit rate using only a portion of the frames bit rate information. The bigger the difference in bit rate per frame, the more inaccurate the average bit rate becomes. Due to the inaccuracy of the bit rate information, total time becomes unclear and results in the loss of playback time. 

 

We strive to improve our products and feedback from the community like Head-Fi only helps even more. This issue is something that our engineering team is working to improve upon. We hope to see a fix for it in the near future.

post #4640 of 8519

I very much look forward to the gapless implementation. Also, on my AK100, with 24/192 at times, and it does not repeat in the same area, the sound deteriorates as if the bits of information are corrupted. The song continues and will return to normal but it is the distortion and deterioration of sound that is a puzzle. It is as if the dac is overwhelmed with the hi resolution information. I have another dap that will do this and it requires a firmware update to handle the information correctly. 

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Referring back to the comments before about having to select "Connect Removable Memory" to see the AK100 via the computer's folder browser, is there any way to access this option if you don't do it when first connecting the device?

 

For example, if you plug in the AK when it's switched off and then power it up after it's connected, it doesn't give the option to connect to the computer. It'd be nice to have a menu option for this at any time after connection (if possible and if not already there somewhere).

post #4642 of 8519
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Originally Posted by freesurfer View Post

Could anyone share some thoughts on how good/bad AK100 in pairing with RSA Shadow or Pico Slim, please?

 

Mine is on the way , just ordered ak100+pico slim to pair with red se535. will be posting out how it sounds compared to my jvc v80 + red se535.

post #4643 of 8519
Shipped a new AK100 to Vinnie today for modification. Will think about getting the Indo mod stage 2 done to my other one once the RWAK100 comes back. Can't wait!
post #4644 of 8519
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post

Shipped a new AK100 to Vinnie today for modification. Will think about getting the Indo mod stage 2 done to my other one once the RWAK100 comes back. Can't wait!

Hi Loquah
Congrats for your upcoming new RWA AK 100
post #4645 of 8519
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Originally Posted by superjohny View Post

 

Mine is on the way , just ordered ak100+pico slim to pair with red se535. will be posting out how it sounds compared to my jvc v80 + red se535.

Look forward to your impression, as I like pico slim and thinking of getting ak100.

post #4646 of 8519

Loquah, SuperJohny, congrats on your new toys :-D

 

i am sure you will enjoy it a lot as i enjoy my AK100 with Vinnie mod :-D

 

@Loquah, i am surprised to hear you pulled a trigger on two mods, will be curious to hear your impressions. till now only Gavin had a chance and his conclusion was positive on both. i have RWAK and wanted to go Mod2 but then realised that i better would wait to grab V-Studio 3rd Annv edition when this comes available and then wait for X3 which according to rumour may be released this June if i am not mistaken.

 

also i rather save some pennies for AK200 perhaps :-D)))


Edited by Gintaras - 5/3/13 at 4:35am
post #4647 of 8519
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

Loquah, SuperJohny, congrats on your new toys :-D

i am sure you will enjoy it a lot as i enjoy my AK100 with Vinnie mod :-D

@Loquah, i am surprised to hear you pulled a trigger on two mods, will be curious to hear your impressions. till now only Gavin had a chance and his conclusion was positive on both. i have RWAK and wanted to go Mod2 but then realised that i better would wait to grab V-Studio 3rd Annv edition when this comes available and then wait for X3 which according to rumour may be released this June if i am not mistaken.

also i rather save some pennies for AK200 perhaps :-D)))

I surprised myself! ;-) I really love the AK100 so keen to see how much I can squeeze out of it between RWA and Rudi's friends.

I will probably sell or trade one of them after comparing so I can buy AK120/200 too! (or whatever they produce next)

Also inquiring about UM 3DD, new triple dynamic CIEM.
post #4648 of 8519

Why gapless playback is still in our dreams? If there is no hardware limitation it is simple algorithm, that precashing next track. But we are doomed if there are problems with microsd controller or cash limitation.

 

I forgot to ask you people having problems with indexing problems, or playback disruption: What microSD's do you use? 2x64?


Edited by Petru - 5/3/13 at 5:17am
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@Ace888 I Pm you.
Edited by musicheaven - 5/3/13 at 5:30am
post #4650 of 8519
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post

Also inquiring about UM 3DD, new triple dynamic CIEM.

 

wow, 3DD, i want one :-(

as always, the more there comes there more we want :-D

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