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post #7156 of 8630
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitor Teixeira View Post
 

How the f**** do i update firmware on this brick?

Jizz...could've been straightforward, no?

 

Just read a thousand pages back on this thread and drag'n'drop the *.hex file to the AK100 root and then reboot, nothing happened, what else?

 

IDK why. You did the right thing. 

 
Just download file from iriver again(seems like many users are having issues with download file being incomplete)
Unzip the file
Drag the *.hex file in the root directory of AK100 and reboot.
 
It worked every time for me.
post #7157 of 8630
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitor Teixeira View Post
 

How the f**** do i update firmware on this brick?

Jizz...could've been straightforward, no?

 

Just read a thousand pages back on this thread and drag'n'drop the *.hex file to the AK100 root and then reboot, nothing happened, what else?

 

Make sure that the file is actually named ak100.hex.  If it was renamed something else, it won't work.

post #7158 of 8630

Also, if you've tried a non-genuine firmware (e.g. listrid) then it can cause issues with future updates in my experience.

 

Normally, the file won't even unzip if the download is corrupt so if you're getting the HEX file, but it's not loading, the problem is probably on the device itself (i.e. currently installed firmware) or the naming of the HEX file.

post #7159 of 8630
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitor Teixeira View Post

How the f**** do i update firmware on this brick?
Jizz...could've been straightforward, no?

Just read a thousand pages back on this thread and drag'n'drop the *.hex file to the AK100 root and then reboot, nothing happened, what else?

It is not *.hex it needs to be AK100.hex
post #7160 of 8630

Do you guys use the boost function if paired with an amplifier ? 

post #7161 of 8630
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Originally Posted by flaco View Post
 

Do you guys use the boost function if paired with an amplifier ? 

 

I would not use the boost function.  The gain is not hardware amplification and iriver warns that this may lead to clipping at higher volumes  Since you are using an amp, you should not use the boost because the gain from hardware amping is less likely to lead to clipping or distortion.

post #7162 of 8630

Question to the community: What is your preferred firmware? Listrid 2.0? iRiver 2.20? Atari 2600? Something else?

 

I am running the RWAK100-S into the ALO Audio International via an ALO Audio Compact SXC 22 interconnect to drive a pair of FitEar ToGo! 334s via an XLR-terminated ALO Audio SXC 24 earphone cable. As such, I am most concerned about sound quality (real and perceived), rather than software features (i.e., boost functions, equalizers, etc.)

 

All replies are appreciated. Thanks.

post #7163 of 8630
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Originally Posted by DICOM View Post
 

Question to the community: What is your preferred firmware? Listrid 2.0? iRiver 2.20? Atari 2600? Something else?

 

I am running the RWAK100-S into the ALO Audio International via an ALO Audio Compact SXC 22 interconnect to drive a pair of FitEar ToGo! 334s via an XLR-terminated ALO Audio SXC 24 earphone cable. As such, I am most concerned about sound quality (real and perceived), rather than software features (i.e., boost functions, equalizers, etc.)

 

All replies are appreciated. Thanks.

 

I personally prefer iRiver 2.2

post #7164 of 8630

Wow. I've just been looking at pics of DX50, and it looks like the UI is rip off of iRiver's.

post #7165 of 8630

muhahah 128gb tape mod

 

 

 

 


Edited by alamakazam - 9/23/13 at 7:20am
post #7166 of 8630

Well there you go! Same as what I did!

 

Very nice!

 

Steve from NYC

post #7167 of 8630
Can anyone with a better understanding of Japanese help translate the comparison and conclusion? I'm still undecided btw AK100 or the MK2, if the extra $300 is worth the jump...

http://m.av.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20130913_615338.html
post #7168 of 8630
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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post

Can anyone with a better understanding of Japanese help translate the comparison and conclusion? I'm still undecided btw AK100 or the MK2, if the extra $300 is worth the jump...

http://m.av.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20130913_615338.html

 

In a nutshell:

 

MKII has got a tighter bass and with fuller sound compared to the MKI + boost. Better extension into the highs and better separation as well.

 

Price difference includes the leather case and 2x32gb

post #7169 of 8630

He says that the first AK100 has some kind of lack of bass, and the AK100 II has powerful and impressive clear bass. Silent sounds became more audible too.

 

Don't care about his words if you use dynamic headphones, because in this case you should have the opposite result (bassy sound). 

post #7170 of 8630
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Originally Posted by tm.chen View Post

In a nutshell:

MKII has got a tighter bass and with fuller sound compared to the MKI + boost. Better extension into the highs and better separation as well.

Price difference includes the leather case and 2x32gb

Thanks for the quick info! Did it say that the difference is a big enough jump to recommend the Mk2 ahead of the normal ak100?
And if the differences with ak120 is smaller?
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