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Originally Posted by Vinnie R. View Post

Hi Phanom,

The external coating material is just an anodize.  All 3 version are anodized aluminum.  The only difference is the color of the dye they use in the anodization process.

If anyone can hear the difference based on the color of the dye, they must have extraordinary hearing.  Hopefully they weren't offended by my comments.  

PS: Thanks for updating your post with your experience swapping the batteries.  

Best regards,

Vinnie
Hi Vinnie
Some person may extraordinary hearing like you said or their reference system is good enough to show the diff
Even it minor, I am still stand behind them and respect their hearing.

Please try it yourself or check with one of your big fan customer who recently sent his black ak100 for rwak100s but keep the gold ak100.

I think we should stop here since it is not related to you or my mod and you also do not hear it yourself yet. I just want to show them it is not battery matter so many people not ask for changing gold battery.

Phanom
Edited by Birdoffice - 6/30/13 at 8:10pm
post #6287 of 8618
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Originally Posted by Vinnie R. View Post

 

Hi Phanom,

 

The external coating material is just an anodize.  All 3 version are anodized aluminum.  The only difference is the color of the dye they use in the anodization process.

 

If anyone can hear the difference based on the color of the dye, they must have extraordinary hearing.  Hopefully they weren't offended by my comments.  

 

PS: Thanks for updating your post with your experience swapping the batteries.  

 

Best regards,

 

Vinnie

 

Vinnie, I agree when all internal parts and circuits remain the same there is no reason why sound should change. However are you sure all capacitive, conductor and other parts in gold version were kept the same make? Lets say what if some circuits for this version came from different manufacture? We all know Intel Chips are Intel Chips but different make means different quality Intel, same applies to graphic cards … make means quality difference IMHO.

Of course there is no question if all inner parts were kept same quality and from the same manufacturers.

post #6288 of 8618
Omg that RWA AK100-s is EXACTLY the dap I have always longed for.
Do Red Wine Audio have any distribution in the UK?
Or do they ship to the UK?
post #6289 of 8618
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Originally Posted by KT66 View Post

Omg that RWA AK100-s is EXACTLY the dap I have always longed for.
Do Red Wine Audio have any distribution in the UK?
Or do they ship to the UK?

They ship to Uk. Getting mine on Friday. Can't wait!
post #6290 of 8618
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Originally Posted by Birdoffice View Post


Hi Vinnie
Some person may extraordinary hearing like you said or their reference system is good enough to show the diff
Even it minor, I am still stand behind them and respect their hearing.

Please try it yourself or check with one of your big fan customer who recently sent his black ak100 for rwak100s but keep the gold ak100.

I think we should stop here since it is not related to you or my mod and you also do not hear it yourself yet. I just want to show them it is not battery matter so many people not ask for changing gold battery.

Phanom


I do not know if it has been considered that it has nothing to do with the color. Maybe one AK100 can sound slightly differently from another, just because of slight differences in manufacturing?

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Ok, I see the new firmware is out that everyone was waiting on.  My AK100 is just barely a week old and still on 1.20 but I guess I'm ready to upgrade now.  Total noob question but I just want to make sure I can install the new 2.01 fw straight from 1.20 right?  Would seem silly to have to install them all in succession to get up to the latest but with all the talk of people having issues with the russian patch being loaded over the wrong firmware I thought I'd just ask.  Thanks

post #6292 of 8618
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


I do not know if it has been considered that it has nothing to do with the color. Maybe one AK100 can sound slightly differently from another, just because of slight differences in manufacturing?

 

+1

 

I'm more inclined to believe in slight audio differences from batch to batch manufacturing.  And I doubt I have the ears to notice, but other "more tuned" Head-Fiers might...

post #6293 of 8618

I agree. I wouldn't root quality control out. It's very possible and I've actually heard this mentioned before regarding iRiver units.

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I've been noticing that stock 2.01 is laggy.

post #6295 of 8618
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

I've been noticing that stock 2.01 is laggy.

I noticed the same thing.
post #6296 of 8618
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Originally Posted by akhyar View Post

I noticed the same thing.

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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

I've been noticing that stock 2.01 is laggy.

Hi all

The same like me too .
That's the reason I download fw listrid 2.00
The SQ from fw listrid 2.00 is excellent
High : very detail and more extended than fw 2.01 to smooth
Mid : more weight / body and clear
Bass : much better bass impact and Bass detail and fast er speed as well
Separation : has better separation compare to fw 2.01
Soundstage : is wider and toller

I love my AK 100 with Listrid fw 2.00 more than before .
The best SQ what I can get from my AK 100
post #6297 of 8618
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post



Hi all

The same like me too .
That's the reason I download fw listrid 2.00
The SQ from fw listrid 2.00 is excellent
High : very detail and more extended than fw 2.01 to smooth
Mid : more weight / body and clear
Bass : much better bass impact and Bass detail and fast er speed as well
Separation : has better separation compare to fw 2.01
Soundstage : is wider and toller

I love my AK 100 with Listrid fw 2.00 more than before .
The best SQ what I can get from my AK 100

Yup. Currently downgrading to 1.33 to install Listrid.

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I managed to install Listrid 2.0 from either 1.33 or 2.01, no problem from any of them. Don't think you have to downgrade to 1.33 to install Listrid.
 

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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

Yup. Currently downgrading to 1.33 to install Listrid.

 

why 1.33? you can put Listrid 2.0 directly over 2.01 or Beta 2.0 without a need of going back to 1.33.

only Listrid 1.0 patch required to have 1.33 FW but not Listrid 2.0 as far as I know.

 

what i would love to hear from owners of RWAK how they found different firmware because to me it seems Listrid 2.0 sounds differently on stock AK100 and RWAK. i can see why AK100 owners love Listrid 2.0 but ´trying this with my RWAK i prefer Beta 2.0. May be not as punchy or spacious soundings but more accurate and more natural sounding.

 

here nearly all people talking about goodness of Listrid 2.0 come with stock AK100, not moded.


Edited by Gintaras - 7/1/13 at 6:01am
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

 

why 1.33? you can put Listrid 2.0 directly over 2.01 or Beta 2.0 without a need of going back to 1.33.

only Listrid 1.0 patch required to have 1.33 FW but not Listrid 2.0 as far as I know.

Really? The Korean site(Cafe@naver) said that I should downgrade to 1.33. I guess I don't. But it's too late! BTW, where can I download listrid?

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