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post #5191 of 8591
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Originally Posted by Jason36 View Post

AK100 not turning on.....

I'm really struggling with this at the moment...my AK100 will not turn on unless I have it connected to the mains power......FFS what's going on.......

I am at the end of my wick with this at the moment

 

Jason, you probably already know this but you need to hold the power button for a few seconds to turn the device on. It isn't just a quick press

post #5192 of 8591

I'm sure iRiver knows that the AK120 firmware works on the AK100. I would question it deeply if they ever state they didn't. It's very likely that the firmware update was withheld in order to push the AK120 upon release. It's a money grab and I know lots of guys in sales that would have done the exact same thing. But, you can only come away unscathed if nobody figures it out. Obviously that's not the case here.

 

I believe iRiver needs to do some damage control and show us that they do indeed have some ethics and do care about their existing customers in order to keep them interested in the company and continue to purchase their products. I for one will take into account any kind of (non)response into consideration when making purchasing decisions in the future.

post #5193 of 8591

We need an AK140 with 8 DACs in dual-differential mode and a $3k price tag. Nobody but the handful of the craziest people here will buy it, but it will make the AK120 look like good value in comparison, so we can say "I think the AK120 is good enough for my needs" and buy it without feeling too guilty. wink.gif

post #5194 of 8591
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

We need an AK140 with 8 DACs in dual-differential mode and a $3k price tag. Nobody but the handful of the craziest people here will buy it, but it will make the AK120 look like good value in comparison, so we can say "I think the AK120 is good enough for my needs" and buy it without feeling too guilty. wink.gif

 

And there you will have the development of a price bubble in the head-fi industry.

post #5195 of 8591
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

 

And there you will have the development of a price bubble in the head-fi industry.

 

i thought we ALREADY had the bubble for some time.... i still remember people thought I was paying crazy money for the ER4!!  

post #5196 of 8591
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

We need an AK140 with 8 DACs in dual-differential mode and a $3k price tag. Nobody but the handful of the craziest people here will buy it, but it will make the AK120 look like good value in comparison, so we can say "I think the AK120 is good enough for my needs" and buy it without feeling too guilty. wink.gif

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Not crazy but will surely buy something like that........
post #5197 of 8591
Actually I think the next AK dap is supposed to be more budge related. If I remember correctly, their plan all along as to to release a more expensive model and a cheaper model.
post #5198 of 8591

I spent the whole yesterday evening and a part of the night listening to AK100 with the Russian patch. I don’t have any measuring equipment, so I’ll be waiting for Vinnie’s (RWA) post when he tries this out.

I listened the “AK110” with SE535ltd-j (no external amp), and I would assume the sound has changed. And I think it has changed for the better: deeper bass, midbass,  all in all better dynamics. I really doubt that was a placebo effect%)))

And of course, I love the faster and more user friendly interface.

The DAP froze up only once – when I tried accessing my playlists playing a 24/192 file, but then it worked with no issues. Still no idea about the accuracy of the battery meter though – I charged the unit fully this morning. It’s like a totally new DAP, imho.

I read on some Russian forum that the guy who developed this patch is currently working on adding exFat support to this firmware (not to use Fat32-formatted cards). He has almost finished that, but now he would like to see the “official” Iriver’s reaction. The people on that forum read this tread, looks like everyone is happy that Head-fiers like “the Russian patch”.

I’m like a noob, all I know the author of the patch used a Linux-based computer. And he was really helpful to the others, they reported him some bugs from the previous versions of the patch, he fixed them really fast and let everyone download and use it.

All in all I think I would stick to AK100 with this firmware, as I like the sound. Even if the UI was not so smooth I wouldn’t change my mind.

I’d really like to read about a direct comparison of AK120 and AK100 with this patch. I have no doubt that Ak120 would sound better, but how much better though?


Edited by aqtaket - 5/25/13 at 8:12pm
post #5199 of 8591
+1
Please upgrade the patch and provide another comparison on the same firmware between ak120 ak100 and other ak100 mods so we can focus on the result of hardware change of 2 DAC and decide we should pay for it on not. The output impedance, extra memory and other features can be top up on the existing ak100.
Edited by Birdoffice - 5/25/13 at 10:28pm
post #5200 of 8591
So I downloaded the Russian patch for my RWAK100 but for some reason my songs are not showing up in songs, albums, artists, genres and mqs folders. I can only access them through folders. Anyone else having this issue?
post #5201 of 8591

Bjorn,

 

which soft version do you have? MUST have 1.33. Otherwise can have problems.

post #5202 of 8591
Pretty sure I'm on 1.33 as that's what it says when I turn it on.
post #5203 of 8591
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Originally Posted by Bjorn2379 View Post

Pretty sure I'm on 1.33 as that's what it says when I turn it on.

well it could be caused by either "Scan Library" issue or tagging issue.

 

 

 

but before i update to the Russian Firmware Mod, my AK100 was v1.33.

post #5204 of 8591
Just scan library it should solved
post #5205 of 8591
Hmm, very weird. Everything else works perfect, just this. I also took my sd cards out & put them back in to see if my rwak100 will rescan my library but no dice either. As a matter of fact it just reads the cards without scanning.
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