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I'm thinking of sending my stock AK100 off to RWA to get the RWAK100 mod done. Just trying to work out what benefit I would gain from this? Other than being able to use a wider variety of IEM's with it are there any other major benefits?

Alternatively do i bite the bullet and go for an AK120...however would I still have issues with IEM's which have a lower impedence??

Can anybody comment on the differences between the RWAK100 and stock AK120??

Not really looking to use this option with an Amp....or certainly not on a regular basis.
Edited by Jason36 - 7/17/13 at 2:01am
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I don't think with the AK120 3 ohm impedance you are going to have any issues with iems. Having the wm8740 in dual mode is truly sweet. I am myself leaning towards the AK120 which can be used without amp. It sounds the dap with all of the advantages and without the AK100 limitations. It's expansive but if you stick with it for a little while then it's ok.
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I had a modded ak100 and switched to ak120. With the latest firmware, I find it better...more power and authority. No need to amp with iems. For me the perfect compromise in the current offer. Better to pay it a bit lesw though...like on the FS thread.
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

I had a modded ak100 and switched to ak120. With the latest firmware, I find it better...more power and authority. No need to amp with iems. For me the perfect compromise in the current offer. Better to pay it a bit lesw though...like on the FS thread.

Thanks for that, I must admit I am verging more towards the AK120, especially with the Dual DAC's and 64Gb Internal memory. I probably plan on keeping an eye open on the FS forum rather than new, but probably need to look at moving my AK100 on before biting and making the jump.

 

Jason

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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

I had a modded ak100 and switched to ak120. With the latest firmware, I find it better...more power and authority. No need to amp with iems. For me the perfect compromise in the current offer. Better to pay it a bit lesw though...like on the FS thread.

 

Was that (the AK100) with the older firmware or Listrid's?

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You mean a song?

 

Yes, please.

 

Thanks

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Originally Posted by Jason36 View Post

Thanks for that, I must admit I am verging more towards the AK120, especially with the Dual DAC's and 64Gb Internal memory. I probably plan on keeping an eye open on the FS forum rather than new, but probably need to look at moving my AK100 on before biting and making the jump.

Jason

If you're gonna get ak120, you might as well get a HM901
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If you're gonna get ak120, you might as well get a HM901

 

Hmmm, not necesarily Jonckr. Two very different devices in my mind

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I'm also contemplating whether to send my AK100 for a mod or just bite the bullet and get the 120.

Portability and battery life is important to me, so no HM901 or DX100 for me.

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I'd bite the bullet and shoot for the AK120. Dual dacs, low impedance and usable as a DAC, no amp required, good battery life, light what 's not to like. smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by musicheaven - 7/18/13 at 7:17am
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My wife might not notice the size difference but will surely notice the brown case of AK120 biggrin.gif

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May I suggest some leather spray paint lmao.

Maybe you can do a little bit of a covert operation and slide the whole package in a bag. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by akhyar View Post

My wife might not notice the size difference but will surely notice the brown case of AK120 biggrin.gif

 

But that's the great thing. The leather case disguises the very few visual differences between the AK100 and the AK120. 

 

My girlfriend just pointed out what a nice case I had bought for my device, to which I nodded and smiled.

 

£50 I can explain without problem, £1300.... Not so much!  biggrin.gif

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You're one crafty fella mate smily_headphones1.gif
Will use your trick and tell wifey I swapped the black case for a brown one with another owner tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by CraftyClown View Post

 

But that's the great thing. The leather case disguises the very few visual differences between the AK100 and the AK120. 

 

My girlfriend just pointed out what a nice case I had bought for my device, to which I nodded and smiled.

 

£50 I can explain without problem, £1300.... Not so much!  biggrin.gif

 

And if you get a knob protector, you cannot see the difference(front view) tongue_smile.gif

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