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post #4216 of 6349
hey guy,

since the RWAK120-B must pair with an amp.
I have a stupid idea to remove the inter connect cable from RWAK120-B to SR71-B as I feel the cable make the setup look a little bulky.

1. Remove the SR71-B casing
2. Instead of inter connect cable now solder the cable from trrs connector through hole on SR71-B board to RWAK120-B board thru volume knob that removed, RWAK120-B casing can remain as it is.
3. Make a new casing stack SR71-B board and RWAK120-B together. 1 cable less and now it become 1piece.

SR71-B faceplate still remain there, only make a bigger case that can fit 120 & SR71-B together.

Looks neater? What you guy think? Crazy? Haha
post #4217 of 6349
If you get it done I would like to see how looks.
post #4218 of 6349
Something like this?





But the cons is if any failure will need to desolder the wire then can send for repair.
Something like this? Anyone know if we can purchase the battery for the dap and amp above?
Edited by stvc - 11/2/13 at 8:57pm
post #4219 of 6349

Need Help to manage, create playlist on mac OS for AK120.

post #4220 of 6349
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Originally Posted by Samuel777 View Post
 

Need Help to manage, create playlist on mac OS for AK120.

 

Hey Samuel,

Parallels Desktop?

I don't think there's currently any way to do this, as there's no iriver software for a mac.

I was considering making some 'pseudo albums' by playing with making symbolic links to songs in a new folder. I don't know if it would work because it appears that the AK120 is reading the tags encoded in the flac files.

You could certainly use a program like Tag (~$5 on the iTunes app store) to put a playlist name in place of the real album name in your flac files. They would show up as an album. You can get them to play in the right order by messing with the track number tag.

I'm pretty handy with unix commands on the mac. Maybe we could get somebody to post the playlist files the iriver software creates on the PC and we could figure out a way to make them on a mac. I can't promise until I've had a look. 

Any PC users want to help us out? PM me if you have a playlist file and we'll look into dropboxing or emailing it.  

Thanks!
Sam

post #4221 of 6349
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Originally Posted by Sam Edwards View Post
 

I don't think there's currently any way to do this, as there's no iriver software for a mac.

 

Incidentally this seems really short sighted, as there's a pretty obvious overlap between people who buy premium computers and people who buy premium DAPs.

post #4222 of 6349
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam Edwards View Post
 

 

Hey Samuel,

Parallels Desktop?

I don't think there's currently any way to do this, as there's no iriver software for a mac.

I was considering making some 'pseudo albums' by playing with making symbolic links to songs in a new folder. I don't know if it would work because it appears that the AK120 is reading the tags encoded in the flac files.

You could certainly use a program like Tag (~$5 on the iTunes app store) to put a playlist name in place of the real album name in your flac files. They would show up as an album. You can get them to play in the right order by messing with the track number tag.

I'm pretty handy with unix commands on the mac. Maybe we could get somebody to post the playlist files the iriver software creates on the PC and we could figure out a way to make them on a mac. I can't promise until I've had a look. 

Any PC users want to help us out? PM me if you have a playlist file and we'll look into dropboxing or emailing it.  

Thanks!
Sam

Thank so much for your contribution.

i'm trying Media center 18 but don't really know if it will work. Hope that one developer will work on this issue du make mac users and AK120 happy.

regards

sam

post #4223 of 6349

Are there not programs like WINE that allow you to run Windows programs on a Mac?

 

Should be if you look.

 

Writing to them would help also... is a major over sight considering the device accepts apple files (from what I recall)


Edited by Goldlion973 - 11/5/13 at 9:53am
post #4224 of 6349
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goldlion973 View Post
 

Are there not programs like WINE that allow you to run Windows programs on a Mac?

 

Should be if you look.

Parallels get's my vote been using it for years.

post #4225 of 6349
Just seen on FB that the AK100 now supports DSD with todays firmware update.

http://www.iriver.com/company/notice_view.asp?sno=71&irTop=0
post #4226 of 6349
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

Just seen on FB that the AK100 now supports DSD with todays firmware update.

http://www.iriver.com/company/notice_view.asp?sno=71&irTop=0

I'm sure they'll enjoy it. Gives me hope that they'll keep things coming for us, as well!

post #4227 of 6349
I'm still hoping that they release the firmware that lets the AK120 play nice with USB3 computers.
post #4228 of 6349

Hey guys just out of curiosity with gapless playback for the first song being played is there this problem that the player kinds of clips of like a millisecond of the start ??

post #4229 of 6349
I have not had that happen with mine.
post #4230 of 6349

I'm still holding out for true m3u playlist support. That is my main qualm at this point. Come on iRiver it's been centuries already ;).

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