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How about ALO Rx MK3? Single end or balanced. 3 gain switches. Plus bass switch which good for current pairin of se535ltd.
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Originally Posted by kerrys30 View Post

How about ALO Rx MK3? Single end or balanced. 3 gain switches. Plus bass switch which good for current pairin of se535ltd.

 

Rx MK3 is a hiss factory. Isn't the best with sensitive to semi-sensitive earphones. 

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So probably ok for se535 iem and hd650 headphones? Although currently using jds labs c5 and a nice sound. Can use bass boost. Plus drives hd650 ok.
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Saw the AK100/120 docking stand at the Mook Headphone Festival, it was enough to make me hold off on my purchase until I can buy the AK120 with the docking stand.

 

Was told it would be Mid to End August.

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My heart crushed when I heard that the bundle price for AK120 is S$1888 with FAD Heaven VI and Pelican 1010 case.

With the same amount, can order JH13 freqphase or another TG!334 with some spare change :p

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Originally Posted by akhyar View Post

My heart crushed when I heard that the bundle price for AK120 is S$1888 with FAD Heaven VI and Pelican 1010 case.

With the same amount, can order JH13 freqphase or another TG!334 with some spare change :p

Indeed, which is why I was disappointed by the promotions. However, I would definitely pay S$1,888 for the AK120 plus docking stand, which had excellent weight and finishing to match a black AK100/120.

 

I forgot to ask the representative if they were intending on producing the stands in other colours for owners of gold or silver AK100.

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My AK 120 does not seem to be able to play some of my music because the file format is "Not Supported" . But my music are either in MP3 or FLAC format. I don't quite understand why this is so . Can anyone help me ?
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My AK 120 does not seem to be able to play some of my music because the file format is "Not Supported" . But my music are either in MP3 or FLAC format. I don't quite understand why this is so . Can anyone help me ?

Usually that is caused by a corrupted file - either caused by the ejecting the sd card improperly, interrupted file transfer, or bad sectors on the sd card. I had that once after I did't unmount the sd card before taking it out of the card reader, and fixed by reformatting it and copying music over again.
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Usually that is caused by a corrupted file - either caused by the ejecting the sd card improperly, interrupted file transfer, or bad sectors on the sd card. I had that once after I did't unmount the sd card before taking it out of the card reader, and fixed by reformatting it and copying music over again.

I second this, as the AK120 plays pretty much anything you can throw at it.

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I like this review by Steven Rochlin about cold dead hands.....tongue.gif

 

Me? I'm sold hook, line and sinker. Send me the invoice via e-mail or I'll hand the great folks at Astell&Kern cash money at RMAF 2013. Do you want Visa or MasterCard, PayPal, CAD/US Dollars, Euro, Renminbi, Swiss Franc, Yen... and as Astell&Kern is a Korean company could easily get Won if needed. To coin a phrase, "I'll give you my AK120 when you pry it from my cold, dead hands". 

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I like this review by Steven Rochlin about cold dead hands.....tongue.gif

 

Me? I'm sold hook, line and sinker. Send me the invoice via e-mail or I'll hand the great folks at Astell&Kern cash money at RMAF 2013. Do you want Visa or MasterCard, PayPal, CAD/US Dollars, Euro, Renminbi, Swiss Franc, Yen... and as Astell&Kern is a Korean company could easily get Won if needed. To coin a phrase, "I'll give you my AK120 when you pry it from my cold, dead hands". 

 

Amen.

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"I'll give you my AK120 when you pry it from my cold, dead hands". 

My hands are always cold in the winter & I'm pretty sure their not dead at that time. What is he talking about...when its winter or any temp. he fells cold we can pry it from his hands?

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Originally Posted by SenG View Post

Saw the AK100/120 docking stand at the Mook Headphone Festival, it was enough to make me hold off on my purchase until I can buy the AK120 with the docking stand.

 

Was told it would be Mid to End August.

 

Really??? Damn, I've just placed my order on the AK120 deadhorse.gif

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Hopefully Amazon will have the stand soon...

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Whew, just read through all 200 pages of this thread--took me about a month!  I finally decided to order an AK120, it's on the way from TTVJ who have been providing great service so far.  I'm really hoping that the AK120 will be the portable solution I've been looking for but haven't found yet.  

 

I've owned/still own the HM-801, iMod, CLAS, CLAS -db, and HP-P1, and all have had serious drawbacks, whether in terms of portability, storage size, battery life, or sound quality.  I felt the HM-801 sounded too warm, wasn't a good match with sensitive IEMs, and didn't have enough storage space (without resorting to constantly swapping SD cards).  The CLAS sounded great, but using a triple stack wasn't very portable, and it also didn't pair well with sensitive IEMs.  The -dB sounds worse to me than the CLAS but has a gain level more appropriate for IEMs.  And the HP-P1 is portable, but not a great match with IEMs and lacks a bit of resolution and detail to my ears.  All of these players provided me only about 4-8 hours of play time.

 

Not to mention, none of those DAPs/transports could play the variety of files that the AK120 can play.  If the AK120 plays all the file types in my collection, sounds stellar, and has 10+ hours of battery life, I may just end up selling all my other portable gear.  My only concern is that I'll still want to use an external amp, if the AK120's headphone out doesn't pair well with my UERM.  But even that would be a minor inconvenience if I get the whole package that I'm looking for.

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