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post #4576 of 6309
Lee, i believe you and many people who praise Terra on this site. But for me it did not make it, as simple as that... and if i need higher fidelity i always have my front end rig at home.

btw, i also like dx50 paired with T1, very good sounding combo, and i still wait for Calyx to see if it will unseat ak120 which is what i hope for.
post #4577 of 6309

The Calyx does look quite interesting indeed. Maybe I can borrow that as well..... :evil:

post #4578 of 6309
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

The Calyx does look quite interesting indeed. Maybe I can borrow that as well..... evil_smiley.gif

hrrrrrr.... you bad boy smily_headphones1.gif
frankly speaking 1p2 ended large part of my portable gear journey since i know now better what i need. i also stopped bothering about compromises and law of diminishing returns because in the end botn are waste of my time and money.

i just hope Calyx to become end stop for some time for me.
post #4579 of 6309
I see on Facebook A&K US have just put the MK II AK100 on sale, $799 including the leather case a micro SD sampler card and 15% off a purchase at HD Tracks. No news on the larger memory AK120 yet. They also still list the original AK100 for sale though if I were going for either I would stump up the extra dosh as a large amount of the extra can be accounted for with the case.
post #4580 of 6309
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

I see on Facebook A&K US have just put the MK II AK100 on sale, $799 including the leather case a micro SD sampler card and 15% off a purchase at HD Tracks. No news on the larger memory AK120 yet. They also still list the original AK100 for sale though if I were going for either I would stump up the extra dosh as a large amount of the extra can be accounted for with the case.


What a bargain.

post #4581 of 6309
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Originally Posted by Goldlion973 View Post
 

Yeah, type 32bit into amazon's music search and it comes up with quite a few....


I don't see any. All I see are audio CDs. Audio CDs are 16 bit, 44.1kHz.


Edited by Imod - 11/28/13 at 7:28pm
post #4582 of 6309
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What a bargain.

 

lol on April fools day :).

post #4583 of 6309

Hello all, first post here on head fi! 

Updated my AK120 to firmware 1.37 and to be I find the sound to be fatiguing, the bass is sharper and so are the highs. Interestingly, turning on user EQ (mine's completely flat) brought the sound back closer to where it was before, closer to my perceived neutral. Isn't that weird though? That the default no EQ should already have EQ applied to it and I had to turn on EQ and set it to flat to get a neutral sound?  

post #4584 of 6309
I found exactly the same with the ak100, EQ flat is the most neutral.
post #4585 of 6309

Hmmm, I think I remember that on 1.33 that EQ switched on to flat is the same as no EQ.

post #4586 of 6309

It is, no EQ and will measure flat. The device is just revealing enough to hear the inline buffers or circuitry. 

post #4587 of 6309
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 


What a bargain.

Getting closer. ASTELL&KERN HOLIDAY PROMOTION (AK120 + AKS01 DOCKING STATION + JASON MRAZ. Same with the basic AK100. Free $200 docking station.

 

http://shop.iriverinc.com/index.php/astell-kern.html

post #4588 of 6309
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post
 

 

lol on April fools day :).

3 ohm output and leather case. I know the standard AK100 didn't agree with you but it was likely the output impedance that limited it.

post #4589 of 6309
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

My Complete Audio case.  A little bit bigger than yours, but.... with tubes  :-)

 

 

 

 

 

bmichels,

What are these beautiful cans? :)

post #4590 of 6309
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bmichels,

What are these beautiful cans? :)

Fostex TH900.  VERY VERY good !

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