Originally Posted by Saoshyant
Ok, just got my X5 in, I can't say I was surprised on the EQ that there was a difference in volume between neutral and all the presets, it wasn't huge, but certainly noticable. The sender forgot to include the digital coax adapter, which isn't a huge deal because I have no need to use it, plus have the one from my X3, but I figure it couldn't hurt to at least ask if they can mail it out, assuming they come across it. Right now I'm listening to Rachmaninoff's 2nd piano concerto being played by Richter in '51, I really should order a better copy of this piece given it's my favorite classical piece. I've heard Richter's '59 recording of this piece is possibly the best ever done.
I see no reason I'd ever take this X5/E12 brick on walks with me, but it sounds quite good for an initial listening. My X3 is now most certainly my walking Dap, with my rockbox clip+ for some highly portable sweetness... plus I have my a200p for streaming off my phone... I have too much stuff. BUT I REGRET NOTHING! NOTHING!
BTW, is the beta fw well received so far
Trying to decide if I should update now, or give 2.0 a try first.
Well, the seller contacted me and is ordering a replacement coax adapter for me. I should remember to leave a great rating!
I have an odd sense of humor also and am rather fond of Rachmaninoff. I wish I could help you with the Richter recordings but am not familiar with it but at least with the '59, you'll get stereo, right? With the Symphonic Dances though, I can offer my opinion on the best recording. It's the one on Turnabout with Donald Johanos and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, however, that's from Vinyl, I can't vouch for the SACD one....yet, though I am thinking of buying it soon. The vinyl is from my long-gone Jadis tube amp days when I experienced the best recording of anything I ever heard, from the gorgeous performance to the great air in the recording with the amazing presence and separation of orchestral instrumentation. I wonder how it will sound with my wonderful X5 which I now proudly possess and the K10 I am intending to get, saving up my rare sheckels for 3 months.
Anyway, I'd just like to tell you, Rachmaninoff is one of my 4 favorite composers, along with Paul Hindemith, Arthur Honegger and Eduard Tubin.
I have the 2.07b fw installed and it's working well w/o any hickups but I am still having a hard time going from the music that's playing back to the choice of TF1 &2. If I press and hold the top left button, I don't get there but merely to the folder song choices and I have to experiment each time to get there. It happened with 2.0 and has not changed. Otherwise, some selection options have improved and I recommend it as safe.
Edited by Ripvanlink - 7/30/14 at 9:44am