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post #6526 of 8631
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Originally Posted by seeteeyou View Post

So that further tweaked RWAK100-S could finally kick Tera-Player's butts in the SQ department? It's getting even more exciting than ever.

 

>> I notice you own a Tera...lol <<

 

Besting the Tera SQ is important but also consider:

 

Price: $1100 vs. $1400 + $4-600+ for an amp, or 2X the price of the Tera...;-(

 

Size: Tera = petite vs. AK100S + AMP = Fat Stack....;-(
post #6527 of 8631
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Originally Posted by vladzakhar View Post

 

I just got the volume knob protector and I like it. It does protect and it looks good. Of course, it's way overpriced. But better to be safe, when sorry. And now it is much easier to take it from the case without thinking to brake the knob.

Also, I switched to Iriver 2.01 FW and, in my opinion, it is sound better when Listrid FW. Bass is more prominent, treble is more extended.

Soundstage is wider. Of course, with Eq On.

 

Can i check with someone else who has the AK100 volume knob protector(2) if it fits with the iRiver casing. If it doesn't imma place an order for a Dignis Case. :)

 

Any feedback is greatly appreciated. 

post #6528 of 8631
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Originally Posted by seeteeyou View Post

So that further tweaked RWAK100-S could finally kick Tera-Player's butts in the SQ department? It's getting even more exciting than ever.

 

Kinda apple and oranges maybe.  A Terra is built to be stand alone, and the RWAK100-S is made to only work with an amp.

post #6529 of 8631
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post

 

>> I notice you own a Tera...lol  Besting the Tera SQ is important but also consider:

 

Price: $1100 vs. $1400 + $4-600+ for an amp, or 2X the price of the Tera...;-(

 

Size: Tera = petite vs. AK100S + AMP = Fat Stack....;-(

Tera Player costs 1,680 euros now......what's that in dollars? 

post #6530 of 8631

A lot of dollars ... $2155 and change ...

 

http://www.xe.com/

post #6531 of 8631

What sort of portable amp would pair with the ak100-s then? Anything relatively small? 

post #6532 of 8631
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Originally Posted by jonckr View Post

 

Can i check with someone else who has the AK100 volume knob protector(2) if it fits with the iRiver casing. If it doesn't imma place an order for a Dignis Case. :)

 

Any feedback is greatly appreciated. 

 

I'm using the original AK100 Case and also ordered the AK100 volume knob protector(2), yesterday (i think? maybe it was 2-3 days back, can't remember).

 

I will post photos if it fits.

post #6533 of 8631
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Originally Posted by Fatalethal View Post

 

I'm using the original AK100 Case and also ordered the AK100 volume knob protector(2), yesterday (i think? maybe it was 2-3 days back, can't remember).

 

I will post photos if it fits.

Hmm don't think it fits was looking and comparing the difference between dignis and the original one. the original one has a slight curve upwards at the near the volume button whereas dignis' is straight throughout. So i just placed an order for a dignis case. lol

post #6534 of 8631
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Originally Posted by Dumbleroar View Post

What sort of portable amp would pair with the ak100-s then? Anything relatively small? 

 

The options are nearly endless.  But if small is what you're after.  The Headamp Pico Power, Vorzuge has two options, RSA has the Predator and the upcoming Lighting.  I'm forgetting a couple of other small ones.

 

So many amps, so little time...

post #6535 of 8631
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Originally Posted by Dumbleroar View Post

What sort of portable amp would pair with the ak100-s then? Anything relatively small? 

I'm using a rsa predator with my rwak100 and I can tell you that's amazing.
post #6536 of 8631
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Originally Posted by Dumbleroar View Post

What sort of portable amp would pair with the ak100-s then? Anything relatively small? 

 

ALO Rx Mk3 fits almost perfectly  :D

post #6537 of 8631
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post

 

>> I notice you own a Tera...lol  Besting the Tera SQ is important but also consider:

 

Price: $1100 vs. $1400 + $4-600+ for an amp, or 2X the price of the Tera...;-(

 

Size: Tera = petite vs. AK100S + AMP = Fat Stack....;-(

 

Nevermind 'Price' above.

 

See the Tera is obviously 2X as good as we thought.......NOT!.....;-(
post #6538 of 8631

I like the ALO International. I originally bought the Rx-MK3, but the noise floor was too high (i.e., too much hiss). No such problem with the International. Also, the International is slightly smaller than the Rx-MK3 and as such "fits" the AK100 better.

post #6539 of 8631
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Originally Posted by DICOM View Post

I like the ALO International. I originally bought the Rx-MK3, but the noise floor was too high (i.e., too much hiss). No such problem with the International. Also, the International is slightly smaller than the Rx-MK3 and as such "fits" the AK100 better.

 but with a 22 ohm o/i, sounds nasty with any low/mid impedance IEMs i tried it with...ymmv

post #6540 of 8631
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Originally Posted by Dumbleroar View Post

What sort of portable amp would pair with the ak100-s then? Anything relatively small? 

I am planing to use my RSA intruder at home but talking to Vinnie he believes my Pico Slim will pair up beautifully with the RWAK100-S. it is quite small so the rig will be minimal and on the road.
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