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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

RWAK is actually surprisingly better. Haven't heard the MKII, but if only difference between MKI and II is impedance, RWAK will sure sound clearer and more transparent. RWAK sounds better then MKI even with hps that are not affected by high impedance.

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Originally Posted by mcluzar View Post

The MkII has slightly better bass and mids compared to the MkI - the difference is not that big but still quite noticable.

All this talk about the RWAK100 makes me want to try one -- sadly no one that I know in Sydney owns a RWAK100 confused_face.gif

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.
post #8282 of 8663
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Originally Posted by mcluzar View Post

The MkII has slightly better bass and mids compared to the MkI - the difference is not that big but still quite noticable.

All this talk about the RWAK100 makes me want to try one -- sadly no one that I know in Sydney owns a RWAK100 confused_face.gif
Other than the risk of voiding your warranty for modding, i dont see any harm trying this. Go for it, i just sent in an email of enquiry to Red Wine Audio
post #8283 of 8663
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Originally Posted by mcluzar View Post
 

 

The MkII has slightly better bass and mids compared to the MkI - the difference is not that big but still quite noticable.

 

All this talk about the RWAK100 makes me want to try one -- sadly no one that I know in Sydney owns a RWAK100 :confused_face:

 

Come to Melbourne and try mine! :D

post #8284 of 8663

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.

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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. 

post #8286 of 8663

I just had my AK100 today.It is so aduquately with IE800.

 

With IE800 power is enough,combination is nice.

post #8287 of 8663

So... there hasn't been another firmware update for the "Shuffle" bug thingie right?

post #8288 of 8663

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

 

240>120>100

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I want to ask you something.Which is the last update for AK100 ? How can I updete the firmware ? 

 

When MP3 is playing why it shows ''16 Bit'' like flac.

 

It doesn't say ''MP3'' while playing.

post #8290 of 8663

Latest is 2.30.

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Originally Posted by high-fidelity View Post
 

I want to ask you something.Which is the last update for AK100 ? How can I updete the firmware ? 

 

When MP3 is playing why it shows ''16 Bit'' like flac.

 

It doesn't say ''MP3'' while playing.

Technically MP3 files are 16 bit.

post #8292 of 8663

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.

post #8293 of 8663

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.

     Choose c)

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

 

Done

post #8294 of 8663
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Originally Posted by AbsoluteZero View Post
 

Don't understand why Iriver is taking a long time for the AK100 next firmware update.

 

iRiver doesn't reply to emails about the AK100.  What makes you think they are working on a firmware for it ;)

post #8295 of 8663
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

 

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.

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