Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost
besides the cost, I would like to understand if this mod will prevent future firmware upgrade. still, it is quite a financial commitment without being able to try it out in shops....
Future firmware upgrades will not cause a conflict with the RWAK100-S because we configure the WM8741 dac to run in "hardware mode" - which means it is no longer controlled
by software (no longer runs in "software mode").
I'll be on the look out for your AK100. I am glad to see your expectations are high - because they should be!
Is worth having this mod done to AK120?
Or any mod available for it/ benefits?
If you are just looking for a portable source (line-out) to feed your headphone amp, the RWAK100-S is smaller and less $$$ than the stock AK120. I'll let others comment on how they compare sonically... I'll be looking forward to seeing the comparisons! As you all know - I cannot post my opinions here since I am not a site sponsor.
I will say that two WM8740s does not equal one WM8741 with minimal phase filtering and pure line-out.