the tuning on the mk2 is slightly different than the Mk1 as well. I noticed some similarities with my old Mk1 while a bit different at the same time.
If I'm not mistaken I think Sasaki tried before the modded and Mk2 version.
Come to Melbourne and try mine!
hmmm manage to secure a deal for a used ak100, 380, i want to pair it with se535s. Isit better to mod the ak100 diy, cant get rwak100 since i live in singapore and the cost is gonna be super expensive, or pair the ak100 with maybe a cheap amp like the fiio e6 to lower the output impedence, or just leave it as it is.
I had a person in Japan do the mod for me for a reasonable cost, found him through ebay. PM me if you want his email, not sure if you would trust a stranger with your DAP, mine was through an ebay transaction. Anyway message me if you want that info.
I do think that the modified AK100 really outshines the unmodified.
That's right - probably all of their ressources go into the "New Wonder" AK240.
Unless someone like Listrid (a russian guy who did some alternative Firmware about 9 months back, but vanished fronm the forum since then) does an firmware hack again I fear there will be no FW-update for even longer.
Probably everybodys priorities regarding AK DAPs are
Technically MP3 files are 16 bit.
Don't understand why Iriver is taking a long time for the AK100 next firmware update.
My guess is the fast release of AK120 and AK240 causing the AK100 to be last priority which is quite sad.
on the update -
1) download the FW- file (zip-file)
2) unpack it
3) Start the player and connect it with your pc or mac and open a window in explorer (PC) or Finder (Mac).
4) The player will ask you if you want to a) charge it or b) use it as dac or c) connect it as external drive.
5) wait till your explorer / Finder shows you the AK100.
6) Copy the "AK100.hex" - file into the root directory of the player
7) Eject the player
8) Reboot the Player
iRiver doesn't reply to emails about the AK100. What makes you think they are working on a firmware for it ;)
I feel like they would.... I mean, I think AK10 is their last priority at this point. AK100 still does pretty well, especially in Korea. If I have time, I might try contacting their HQ in Korea. That's probably the best option to hear some updates.