Originally Posted by Mimouille
Welcome to the flock, ALL PRAISE AK120, repeat after me...
More seriously, what made you chose ak120 over 901?
Size, storage, heat, build, battery life.
None of these are killers for me on the 901 and I thought it sounded great on audition but it's not the sort of thing I can put in my back pocket if I want to run the cable behind my head and away from what I'm doing etc and I'll just get more use from an Ak120.
With the 901, I'd still be shuffling between 2 players depending on use. While I like the low level res and openess of the Sabre DAC in the 901, I'm not as enamored with it's tonal color or PRAT so that part is a wash for me since what you do in and out of a DAC is so significant anyway. I need a screen so the Tera was not a consideration. Again, it goes to use and the AK120 was the one that checked every box for me.
Now that I have this player, I wish I had the TWag V3 cable to try with it again before I resold it. I think it would have matched up pretty well. More where that came from. I've got a hybrid cable coming but I suspect a pure copper from that source may have been the better option here. Please make it stop!