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The IE800 at 16 ohms sound excellent with the AK120 if that helps.
post #1532 of 5998
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Originally Posted by Soria View Post

Hello everyone,

I need your help!
I was wondering if any of you own or have used the AK120 with the Westone ES5 custume earphones. If yes, please give your impression on this setup. I'm trying to decided between buying the RWAK100 and the AK120 to use with my Weatone.
Do you think the 5 ohm in the AK120 would be an issue with the Westone ES5 20 ohm?

Thank you so much,

FR chart will be effected, wouldn't recommend. However maybe the effect will make the ciems better for your tastes who knows. It is not guarentee that it will sound bad. It is just the FR of ES5 will change but maybe you can even like the new sound.

post #1533 of 5998
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Originally Posted by GSARider View Post

The IE800 at 16 ohms sound excellent with the AK120 if that helps.

I second that.

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Originally Posted by GSARider View Post

The IE800 at 16 ohms sound excellent with the AK120 if that helps.
Hopefully UM Miracles will also sound good, as if I recall correctly, their impedance is around 16 ohms too.
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Originally Posted by tonyl59 View Post


Hopefully UM Miracles will also sound good, as if I recall correctly, their impedance is around 16 ohms too.


Let us know how you get on with them, good to have an ever expanding knowledge base.

post #1536 of 5998

I got my AK 120 from audioaffair from UK, but didn't got a tracking number?

And they didn't replay my email today?

Anybody had problems with them before?

Cheers

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Originally Posted by GSARider View Post


Let us know how you get on with them, good to have an ever expanding knowledge base.
I will indeed!
Edited by tonyl59 - 6/18/13 at 2:07pm
post #1538 of 5998
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I got my AK 120 from audioaffair from UK, but didn't got a tracking number?

And they didn't replay my email today?

Anybody had problems with them before?

Cheers


when did you order? haven't used them myself, but have had a look on their site.

post #1539 of 5998

Just sitting listening to https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=catalogdetail&valbum_code=HX090368035769

 

Binaural Chesky recording...absolutely amazing in full 24 bit format on the AK120...try it for an amazing experience chaps.
 

post #1540 of 5998
I order it on Saturday and made the payment on Monday but they haven't got from them since.frown.gif
Maybe the device will be with me in the next two days? At least I have got a discount.
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Give them a call in the morning.
 

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I purchased mine from Audio Affair. They were in stock at the time and mine arrived the following morning. They were great throughout. I am sure there's nothing sinister to worry about. I'd give them a call tomorrow morning. 

post #1543 of 5998

Thanks guys I will give them a call.

It was in stock when I order it..

What headphones shall I get to use with it?

Momentum, R1, or anything else up to £250?

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Momentum's sound very good with the AK120, however extremely uncomfortable if you have average or large ears. I need up getting D7100's at £450 to replace them.
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Looks like a DISCRETE output section ahead of the DACs. My S:flo2 uses opamps instead. Now, it used to be that CAREFULLY designed discrete sections were the cats meow ... like separate amps and preamps. But then came the super integrated amps that blow away many separates. As I noted earlier, the cheaper DAPs use cheap opamps (or poorly chosen med-price opamps). Mid-price but great OPAs for DAPs, like AD8397, about $2.50/ea., are very nice for LO and HO sections. I'll take this OPA over many discrete sections any day!

 

Anyway ...

Still waitin' on you rich n' "brave" owners to post your innards ;)

 

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I think from Mezzo mod Thailand has already posted the internal AK 120 :

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