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:shrug:  I don't get how fellow Mac users are having issues.  I have a late 2012 Macbook Pro retina, running 10.9.1.  I rip/convert/tag all my music using XLD (also use it to embed cover art).  Zero issues thus far in the year I've owned my RWAK100.  The player & microSD cards mount when I connect via USB.  Never a glitch.

 

Now, I just wish I had it in my hands...waiting on getting it back from Vinnie (had him S mod it), and of course it shipped a couple days later than originally thought, and my part of the world had a nasty blizzard today/tonight, likely delaying things (was supposed to be delivered tomorrow--Friday, January 17 here & w/ Martin Luther King day next Monday, no mail, so I probably won't have my RWAK100-S back until next Tuesday.  Can you tell I'm gripping a bit?  LOL

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Anyone uses their AK with their A/V receiver? What cable do you use?
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Anyone else having problems with crackling during big dynamic changes playing DSD files?
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Originally Posted by MistahBungle View Post

^^^^^
So, in summary, because:-

*The device isn't an iThing
*Doesn't conform to the Fruit company's dumbed down locked in view of the world
*iThing users didn't get a version of the POC 'file management' software that was foisted upon Windoze users (that hardly anyone uses anyway)
*Requires an IQ above 5 to actually use & an hour or so (it would take the really slow people this long; most people it's closer to 10 minutes) of your time to familiarise yourself with the device.

Nobody should buy the device ?

 

Wow... IQ above 5. You are a class act...

 

Did I say nobody should by the device? Or did I say:

 

Quote:
 

For anyone buying one of these, I would say DON'T DO IT... Unless some/most/all of these apply to you:

- you use windows

- you don't mind buggy antiquated software for media management

- your media library is less than 96 gb

- you are a software/hardware wiz

- you ooze patience

- you excrete hundred dollar bills on the regular and don't mind blowing 'em

etc...

 

No, that's not exactly what I said. I don't care that it isn't an apple product. I don't care that it hasn't conformed.

 

I've "figured out" much more complicated systems in much less time. It's figuring out how tom manage all of the design flaws, bugs, etc. that takes time. Developing workarounds and fitting the device into one's particular needs takes more than 5 minutes. Glad to see that you think so much of those who might not see the world exactly as you do..

 

To clarify for those with sub-par reading comprehension and/or bitterness:

Some users don't use windows

Some users prefer file/playlist management software

Some users have large libraries

 

The ak100 SUCKS in those respects. You can keep apologizing for it, and if you like it, fantastic! Good for you. Unfortunately, I dropped major coin on it before reading the complaints here (and the snide, backhanded, snarky retorts).

 

I really don't understand this group of people who trash legit complaints. And I certainly don't understand their delusions of superiority.


Edited by MParrott - 1/17/14 at 7:57am
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Originally Posted by feverfive View Post
 

:shrug:  I don't get how fellow Mac users are having issues.  I have a late 2012 Macbook Pro retina, running 10.9.1.  I rip/convert/tag all my music using XLD (also use it to embed cover art).  Zero issues thus far in the year I've owned my RWAK100.  The player & microSD cards mount when I connect via USB.  Never a glitch.

 

Now, I just wish I had it in my hands...waiting on getting it back from Vinnie (had him S mod it), and of course it shipped a couple days later than originally thought, and my part of the world had a nasty blizzard today/tonight, likely delaying things (was supposed to be delivered tomorrow--Friday, January 17 here & w/ Martin Luther King day next Monday, no mail, so I probably won't have my RWAK100-S back until next Tuesday.  Can you tell I'm gripping a bit?  LOL


Well, I have no idea what XLD is, but I will look into it.

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Originally Posted by MParrott View Post


Well, I have no idea what XLD is, but I will look into it.

 

XLD = X Lossless Decoder = Free Mac Program to easily re-format, manipulate, and load files.

 

Link

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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post
 

 

XLD = X Lossless Decoder = Free Mac Program to easily re-format, manipulate, and load files.

 

Link


Many, many thanks! Installed and actually in use on a CD that just came in. Unfortunately, this doesn't meet my needs as a media manager (ala MediaMonkey, Miro, Clementine, etc).

 

Thanks for the heads-up. I'm new to Mac.

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Originally Posted by MParrott View Post
 

The ak100 SUCKS in those respects. You can keep apologizing for it, and if you like it, fantastic! Good for you. Unfortunately, I dropped major coin on it before reading the complaints here (and the snide, backhanded, snarky retorts).

 

I really don't understand this group of people who trash legit complaints. And I certainly don't understand their delusions of superiority.

 

Some people just get b*tt-hurt too quickly and easily!

Don't worry, not every one is like that ;-)

 

Also, we actually had a thread here by DigitalFreak in which he lashed on half-assed UI implementations and stuff like that:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/682750/the-sad-state-of-the-so-called-audiophile-dap-market

 

(nevermind that DF now owns an AK120!! LOL ;-)).

 

 

P.S. Personally I find the AK100 to do what I want to minor a couple of issues. Sound quality is good, build quality is good as well, overall I'm happy.


Edited by gelocks - 1/17/14 at 8:42am
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Hi guys, perhaps it's an old problem.

I have just update FW to 2.3 but the software version in sys info still says 1.33, and while turn on the player the progress bar also says 1.33, is that OK? How can i know the player is running on 2.3?

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Originally Posted by there View Post
 

I just got a new AK100 the other day and upgraded it right away to the latest 2.20 firmware.  I'm having a problem with a small number of files that I've loaded onto the device and I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this.

 

Basically when a particular song is allowed to play all the way through, it will cut off a few seconds short and go to the next track as if the song were over.  If the song is played from the start but the position slider is adjusted and jumped anywhere in the file, it will finish the track properly and play those remaining seconds at the end of the file, so I know this isn't caused by the file being cut off when it was copied to the device/SD card.  I can also copy the file back off of the device and play it on my computer and it plays all the way through in iTunes and VLC.

 

However, the song length time shown on the AK100 is a few seconds short of what iTunes reports it as, which would line up with the point where it gets cut off.  For one particular song, iTunes shows it as 3:32, but the AK100 shows it as 3:16, and it does cut it off at 3:16 in the file.  But as I said, if I skip around in the file first, it will play the seconds after 3:16 though the total song time or the current time never goes past 3:16.


I've had it happen on a few VBR MP3 files and I think at least one Apple lossless file.  It certainly doesn't happen with all files (there are a few thousand on the device and SD card) but the few it does happen with, it always happens on those files and always cuts off within about 2-10 seconds of the end of the file.

 

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Originally Posted by Spadge View Post

This issue has been reported before.

If I remember correctly it was something to do with the AK100 taking an average bitrate from 'x' number of samples throughout the file and working out the length of the track based on the file size and the calculated average bitrate... in VBR files where the bitrate fluctuates a lot then it can report and play the wrong length file.

 

So was this issue fixed in the latest firmware?

(I'm still rocking v2.20...)

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Same with new....as with the VERY ANNOYING shuffle problem....but iriver seems to give a **** about it....
post #7887 of 8825
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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post


can you try with MP3s?

 

I had no problem with MP3 files - no cut off or hickups or similar issues.

Then again I only have a few MP3 files, mostly FLACs.  

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Originally Posted by whoever View Post

Same with new....as with the VERY ANNOYING shuffle problem....but iriver seems to give a **** about it....

 

LOL. Ok.

Actually I have not had ANY problems with Shuffle! (this is basically how I use my players... shuffle through my whole collection).

What was the problem? The one about the player repeating tracks or stuff like that? I haven't experienced that at least...

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Originally Posted by altai View Post
 

Hi guys, perhaps it's an old problem.

I have just update FW to 2.3 but the software version in sys info still says 1.33, and while turn on the player the progress bar also says 1.33, is that OK? How can i know the player is running on 2.3?

 

No, it should say 2.3.  Use the iRiver software to push the update.  Restart the AK100 when asked... should come up as 2.30.

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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

 

LOL. Ok.

Actually I have not had ANY problems with Shuffle! (this is basically how I use my players... shuffle through my whole collection).

What was the problem? The one about the player repeating tracks or stuff like that? I haven't experienced that at least...

haven't you noticed that shuffle is repeating itself at max with 30 songs?

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