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post #46 of 59
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Originally Posted by Metalboy View Post

 

Hopefully it will be fixed soon :/ I have atleast win 7 on another pc.

 

Today it seems that I sound overly pessimistic, but probably this will not happen. It is not something that Hifi ET could change so easily, this is stuff that the Rockchip (the processor inside the MA9) company provides.I saw it back then with the Teclast T51, it is so many years, but that damn firmware upload tool is still the same.

 

On the other hand... maybe there will be an easy to use rockbox loader. Who knows.

post #47 of 59
Thread Starter 

LINK to my review of the HiFi ET MA8 if anyone's interested. It's like the little brother of the MA9. 

post #48 of 59

Can you compare it to HM-801???

 

They seem to share some of the chips.

 

I wonder how does it compare to HM-901 (if hm-901 had dac i wouldnt ask of anything here :))) )

 

Thanks!
 

post #49 of 59
Thread Starter 

Sorry it's been a long time since I heard the 801, and I never really owned one myself. So I don't really have a meaningful opinion. Sorry!

post #50 of 59
Only question to me is where I can buy it in australia?
post #51 of 59

I PM you
 

post #52 of 59

Have anyone compared MA9 with HM-901/DX100/ak120?

post #53 of 59

It is on par with DX100 in terms of SQ and outperform it on a usability (especially when flash rockbox on it).

Outperforms ak120/100 in SQ whithout any question.

post #54 of 59
Just a quick question regarding your MA9AE - does it work with that new balanced amp card? http://alexmod.do.am/forum/11-157-4 Since many of us don't really understand Russian language, would you please kindly talk about AK120 versus MA9AE in terms of SQ? Thank you.
post #55 of 59

I dont have an ak120 on a hand. Just because it is not interesting for me. I'm an engineer and can imagine it's potential regardless the asked  price. This units just coming from a different leagues of the sound and direct comparsion between them is not possible to perform.

 

As for MA9AE it can work with different (say balanced) amp module. Some of them coming to me right now for testing. Didn't hear it until now. So can't comment.
 

post #56 of 59

Im really interested in this beast. 

There is a point that really annoys me.. the crosstalk is huge..specially for a +/- power supply. Any fix for that?

Any idea how the rock box is performing on the M9. 

Regards!

post #57 of 59
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chefano View Post
 

Im really interested in this beast. 

There is a point that really annoys me.. the crosstalk is huge..specially for a +/- power supply. Any fix for that?

Any idea how the rock box is performing on the M9. 

Regards!

 

What do you mean about crosstalk? I'm unclear. 

 

I have not been able to find an XP machine to install Rockbox. So no comment on that yet. 

post #58 of 59
Any update on rockboxing this thing? I wonder if it does improve the player usability significantly.
Can someone provide the playtime of MA9 playing standard red book files? One more question, does it support 64GB uSD card?
post #59 of 59

Hello,

 

Does someone have a idea how to switch back to original firmware?

 

I know that I have to boot original firmware to uninstall rockbox. I follow the instructions on Rockbox website. But I could not boot it to original firmare.

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