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post #46 of 51
Sean, thank you for your answer.

I consider using it with tralucent 1p2. I think that I will not need an external amp. I wish someone told me the synergy of tralucent with rwak100 smily_headphones1.gif
post #47 of 51
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Originally Posted by portnoy83 View Post

Sean, thank you for your answer.

I consider using it with tralucent 1p2. I think that I will not need an external amp. I wish someone told me the synergy of tralucent with rwak100 smily_headphones1.gif

 

Definitely no amp required for that pairing. The RWAK100 will be able to drive the 1Plus2 easily. If there's any concern I have about the RWAK100 & the Tralucent 1Plus2, it's more to do with whether the RWAK100 will hit the ceiling of what it's capable of delivering to the 1Plus2s. What i mean by this is that I feel the 1Plus2 is capable of delivering greater resolution to the ears than what the RWAK100 is able to feed into it. There's a possibility that I've been too spoilt by some other higher ended (but not necessarily expensive) DAPs than the RWAK100. Such examples would be the Sony NW-ZX1, Fiio's upcoming X5 (which I'm currently demo-ing), and even A&K's AK120 (which I've subsequently sold since getting the NW-ZX1).

 

The RWAK100 was good when it was out. However at least to me, I'm seeing not just a minor increment in DAP evolution but a giant step recently. With the likes of the two aforementioned players, they seem to be able to deliver close to $1000-$1200 level quality at 1/2 or 1/3 of the price. Some higher ended players like the HM-901 still has an edge over those other two but one would have to think really hard to justify the price difference now. 

post #48 of 51
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

Oh! I didn't know the AK100MkII is Japan-only! I should have used a translator.

Thank you for sharing!

Yes, I live in Tokyo - you know me actually smily_headphones1.gif.

Do you remember hearing any background noise/hiss when no music is playing with the volume turned all the way down and all the way up using sensitive iem on either the RWAK100,  MK2 or AK100? 

post #49 of 51
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Originally Posted by Fungus View Post

Do you remember hearing any background noise/hiss when no music is playing with the volume turned all the way down and all the way up using sensitive iem on either the RWAK100,  MK2 or AK100? 
No, I don't remember any hiss on both the AK100Mk1, RWAK100 nor the MS-AK100.

I never tried the AK100Mk2.
post #50 of 51
Hi buddies,

Does rwak line out work? Or is it line in?
Edited by MikePortnoy - 3/8/14 at 2:13pm
post #51 of 51
I'm interested to know what firmware people are using and if there is a general consensus on which is best?
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