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Originally Posted by jonckr View Post

http://dropbox.com/sh/tft1ydwrdbk9dh2/uF3du-7MCR/Listrid%20patch%202

 

just install it over your firmware by unzipping and placing the hex file in the root folder of your ak100


I tried reverting to Listrid 2.0 from iRiver 2.10 and it didn't work. The Listrid hex file is on the root and stays there. When I disconnect the USB cable nothing happens. I turn it off and on again and still nothing.It's like the player doesn't detect it. Maybe I'm doing something wrong?

post #6782 of 8689
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Originally Posted by Imod View Post


I tried reverting to Listrid 2.0 from iRiver 2.10 and it didn't work. The Listrid hex file is on the root and stays there. When I disconnect the USB cable nothing happens. I turn it off and on again and still nothing.It's like the player doesn't detect it. Maybe I'm doing something wrong?

 

Try downgrading to 2.01 then install listrid 2.0

post #6783 of 8689

Thanks for the tip jonckr, it's working now. I can now alternate between Listrid 2.0 and iRiver 2.10 with no problems. That's weird that I couldn't do it before. Anyway, I did some quick listening tests between both firmwares to see wich one sounds the best to me and I agree with rudi0504 that Listrid 2.0 sounds better. One thing I find though, is that iRiver 2.10 is more airy than Listrid's. My setup is as follows:

 

RWAK100-S 

SR-71B

HD800


Edited by Imod - 7/28/13 at 10:06am
post #6784 of 8689
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Originally Posted by Imod View Post


I tried reverting to Listrid 2.0 from iRiver 2.10 and it didn't work. The Listrid hex file is on the root and stays there.

FWI -

 

Listrid FW does not re-label the iriver Boot Page FW ID#.

 

That will always say the ID of the iriver FW at the time the Listrid 'patch' was installed (on top of it).

post #6785 of 8689
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post

FWI -

 

Listrid FW does not re-label the iriver Boot Page FW ID#.

 

That will always say the ID of the iriver FW at the time the Listrid 'patch' was installed (on top of it).

 

I know. When you go in system information, firmware version will show 1.00 on Listrid's firmware.
 

post #6786 of 8689

Just recently got an AK100 and am experiencing a problem. Wanted to see if anybody else has experienced the same.

 

When I try to play back ALAC files, they always play back at 16 bit.

So, when playing a 24/192 ALAC file, the AK100 displays that it's playing a 16/192 file. 

I don't know if there is a sonic difference, but on these these files the track will sometimes start to skip, and then as soon as I touch anything on the player, the track starts playing normally again.

 

I've tested these files on my computer with audirvana plus and they playback without skipping at the proper bit depth. They also seem to playback fine when using the AK100 as a usb dac (I can't tell what bit depth the tracks are being played back at, but there is no skipping).

I am having no problems with my FLAC files, the issue is only with ALAC files.

 

Has anybody else experienced this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

post #6787 of 8689

Did you try updating ? or try Listrid 2.0 ??it pretty good sound quality improves and it comes with a Pro EQ setting !

post #6788 of 8689

Ya, I tried with all the different firmwares and had the same problem...

post #6789 of 8689
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Originally Posted by Arven View Post

Just recently got an AK100 and am experiencing a problem. Wanted to see if anybody else has experienced the same.

 

When I try to play back ALAC files, they always play back at 16 bit.

So, when playing a 24/192 ALAC file, the AK100 displays that it's playing a 16/192 file. 

I don't know if there is a sonic difference, but on these these files the track will sometimes start to skip, and then as soon as I touch anything on the player, the track starts playing normally again.

 

I've tested these files on my computer with audirvana plus and they playback without skipping at the proper bit depth. They also seem to playback fine when using the AK100 as a usb dac (I can't tell what bit depth the tracks are being played back at, but there is no skipping).

I am having no problems with my FLAC files, the issue is only with ALAC files.

 

Has anybody else experienced this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

I experience the same problem with displaying bit-depth, but not the skipping problem. The provider of the downloaded ALAC-file (highresaudio.com) guarantees 24-bit-depth. However, my stock AK100 displays playing a 16/96 file. The problem does not change after converting the ALAC-file into FLAC.

Greetings

Hobbyte

post #6790 of 8689

sound like a problem with hardware the dac might be defective so it downscales the music to still "work" go get it repair or exchanged before its too late lol

post #6791 of 8689
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Originally Posted by Hobbyte View Post

The provider of the downloaded ALAC-file (highresaudio.com) guarantees 24-bit-depth. However, my stock AK100 displays playing a 16/96 file. The problem does not change after converting the ALAC-file into FLAC.

 

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Originally Posted by Nukeshock View Post

sound like a problem with hardware the dac might be defective so it downscales the music to still "work" go get it repair or exchanged before its too late lol

 

....or, your problem lies with the HRA.com files themselves. Hobbyte, can you check those files with another DAP to see if they are legit 24 bit?

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Originally Posted by Hobbyte View Post

I experience the same problem with displaying bit-depth, but not the skipping problem. The provider of the downloaded ALAC-file (highresaudio.com) guarantees 24-bit-depth. However, my stock AK100 displays playing a 16/96 file. The problem does not change after converting the ALAC-file into FLAC.

Greetings

Hobbyte

Do the files also show up as 16 bit when playing elsewhere? Try playing them on a your computer and see what they come up as.

My ALAC files play as 24 bit everywhere else except on the AK where they play as 16 bit.

My files were originally downloaded from HDTracks as 24 bit flac, and when played on the AK as flac they show as 24 bit.

However, when i converted them to ALAC using MAX, they show up on the AK as 16 bit (played on my computer they are still 24 bit).

post #6793 of 8689

... unfortunately I don´t have another High-End DAP. And because I´m not shure about the bit-depth I didn´t download any other ALAC-files from HRA. Is there any freeware program running under OS X to measure the bit-depth of the original download? I appreciate any help.

Thanks

Hobbyte

post #6794 of 8689
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Originally Posted by Nukeshock View Post

sound like a problem with hardware the dac might be defective so it downscales the music to still "work" go get it repair or exchanged before its too late lol

That's what I'm worried about.

But with FLAC files I'm having no problems, so I don't understand how the hardware only had problems with ALAC....

 

 

Does anyone have an ALAC file that they know plays as 24 bit on their AK?

Would they mind sending it to me so I can see how it plays on my AK?

Or could I send someone one of my problematic ALAC files to see how they play on their AK?

Please PM me if you can help.

Thanks.

post #6795 of 8689
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Originally Posted by Hobbyte View Post

... unfortunately I don´t have another High-End DAP. And because I´m not shure about the bit-depth I didn´t download any other ALAC-files from HRA. Is there any freeware program running under OS X to measure the bit-depth of the original download? I appreciate any help.

Thanks

Hobbyte

If you import into itunes and look at media information it will tell you the bit depth.

Also, you can get a trial of audinirvana plus and see how the file plays on that, it will also give you the bit depth (this is what I did to test my files).

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