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post #61 of 74
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Originally Posted by Straightrazor View Post
 

I have recently purchased a HIFI ET MA9c directly from HIFI ET.

I am very pleased with it, the only problem I am having relates to Rockbox, I am hoping for some advice from this forum.

 

Not having a PC with Winows XP or 7 32bit, I requested that it be shipped with Rockbox preinstalled. This did happen, and when booting from the card it boots into Rockbox with no problem. The combination of this player and Rockbox I find to be excellent.

 

Having Rockbox preinstalled, I expected to be able to download the latest Rockbox files for the MA9C from the Rockbox site, place on the SDHC card and boot to the newest version.

 

When doing so, I receive the message “bad id No”. I have then looked at the info file (Rockbox) that was on the card that came with the player and work. Comparing this file to the one on the Rockbox site, the id numbers for the payer are different ( do not have the details here with me).

 

I checked the relevant details for the files for the MA9 on the rockbox site, this file has the same player id as the files pre loaded onto my player. Despite this being for the MA9 not the MA9C i tried these files, the player booted but of course the screen colours were wrong as expected using the incorrect files.

 

I am at a loss as to why this is the case. I have contacted the company and they were of little help. All they suggested was to install as per the instructions on the Rockbox site. This is no help to me as I still do not have a machine that will allow me to do the installation.

 

I would like to know it would be possible to place the files for the MA9 on to my card, then replace the files that impact the screen with those from the MA9C (if anyone can identify them).

 

Whilst I am pleased with the player and that it has Rockbox on it, I am currently unable to upgrade to the most recent Rockbox files where it should have been a simple issue of placing the MA9C files onto the card.

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

You picked wrong rockbox version... that id is the device id it checks.

 

Just download the one from ma9 website, it has also the BASE file so you have dual boot.

 MA9 version havent changed much for a year. You can update to newest from rockbox, but download ond OVERRIDE the .rockbox files, not replacing. Also, when you use rockbox, u still must pick the build for the device.

post #62 of 74
Does anyone know if this company still exists? I have not been able to find their website nor any information about them recently. I am very pleased with this DAP (with Rockbox) and hoped to see more from them.

Thanks
post #63 of 74

Anyone tried the new expansion cards?

post #64 of 74
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Originally Posted by Straightrazor View Post

Does anyone know if this company still exists? I have not been able to find their website nor any information about them recently. I am very pleased with this DAP (with Rockbox) and hoped to see more from them.

Thanks


they do exist. go to russian distributor.

post #65 of 74
For those who have listened to both the MA9 and the Tera Player, please fill in the % in the following sentence, "The MA9 is __% of the SQ of the Tera Player for less than 25% of the cost."
post #66 of 74

I just picked one of these up. What is the largest capacity Micro SD card have people found to work in the MA9 without reformatting? Brand name and link to purchase online would be appreciated.


Edited by scottcw - 5/30/15 at 9:38am
post #67 of 74
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Originally Posted by scottcw View Post
 

I just picked one of these up. What is the largest capacity Micro SD card have people found to work in the MA9 without reformatting? Brand name and link to purchase online would be appreciated.

 

Anyone? Bueller?

post #68 of 74
I use 128GB sandisk and runs it without problems smily_headphones1.gif
post #69 of 74
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Originally Posted by piotrekfronc View Post

I use 128GB sandisk and runs it without problems smily_headphones1.gif

 

Thanks. Did you have to reformat? Also, which Sandisk - ultra? pro?

post #70 of 74

Sandisk 128gb (there is only one). I tried many cards, it works with all cards. I use fat32.

post #71 of 74

I heard that MA9 is EOL (end-of-life) soon, so anyone interested might want to hurry and get one while they're still available.

post #72 of 74

Does anyone know where you can buy one of these? Some sellers on Alibaba have it listed, but do not actually have any in stock.

post #73 of 74

As I mentioned in the post earlier, MA9 is end-of-life now.

You might try contacting Alex Nsk, he is Monster Audio dealer in CIS countries and perhaps he's got one or two pieces left.

Actually I've heard these sad news from him.

Otherwise, look at secondary market... No other option, I suppose.

 

P.S. Alex mentioned there are around 300 pcs of MA9 made worldwide. Not nearly as much as I supposed.

post #74 of 74
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Originally Posted by 3stun View Post

As I mentioned in the post earlier, MA9 is end-of-life now.
You might try contacting Alex Nsk, he is Monster Audio dealer in CIS countries and perhaps he's got one or two pieces left.
Actually I've heard these sad news from him.
Otherwise, look at secondary market... No other option, I suppose.

P.S. Alex mentioned there are around 300 pcs of MA9 made worldwide. Not nearly as much as I supposed.
Hi, thanks for the info. Alex is banned here, so I have no way to contact him. I haven't seen any MA9 active classified listings here for months. One seller just had a demo unit left, and wouldn't sell it because no warranty could be offered. Oh well , I missed the boat on this one.
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