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post #4981 of 6118

Can you show how you've fixed them in at the bottom please?

 

Is it possible to open the device and hardwire the adapters in perhaps?

post #4982 of 6118
Not sure if I'm using the same converter as Sam, but the cable does look different. I had not fix them yet.

Hope my can work with 256gb card as well.
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Just bought the AK120 to go with my new LEAR LCM-5! Really enjoying the great synergy of these 2.

post #4984 of 6118

Am thinking about selling my device to get the AK240 when it comes out .lol.

post #4985 of 6118
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post
 

The power button on my unit isn't loose?


I don't have that problem either, and never have.

post #4986 of 6118

Which is why he has to send his back and we don't .lol.

post #4987 of 6118
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Originally Posted by Goldlion973 View Post
 

... what does the button look like on the faulty device?

Mine looks like :


Edited by Samuel777 - 1/6/14 at 10:40am
post #4988 of 6118
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Originally Posted by Goldlion973 View Post
 

Can you show how you've fixed them in at the bottom please?

 

Is it possible to open the device and hardwire the adapters in perhaps?

Hey Goldlion,

There's not much to see except more black gaffers tape. 

I bought two of these devices:

http://dx.com/p/sd-to-microsd-transflash-card-converter-module-27001

They took a long time to arrive in the US. But the price was right!

I had to trim the back edges of the tiny circuit board because they protruded outside of the AK120 and the slightest bump unlocked them. I probably cut too much and they don't stay locked very well in the MicroSD slots. 

I used black gaffers tape to secure them so they stay put, first taping each one, then adding a cover piece to make it lay flat(er) against the bottom of the device. The flakiness of the MicroSD card mounting in the AK120 really made debugging a pain. 

It has worked well since October. 

I have over 300GB of Hires music from DVD-A, SACD and Vinyl rips. It mostly sounds great. 

I tried dragging and dropping my entire iTunes library (5000+files!) to the device but the scan hung. I probably have something funky in there that it can't read. So now I have about 100GB available on the AK120. I may try exporting my entire iTunes library as MP3 and copying that over. I'll report back. 

Copying 448GB to the AK120 was very slow. I used an older USB SD card reader and it still took all night. 

post #4989 of 6118

USB 3.0 card reader should do the trick, although I'm not sure if its transfer rate is slowed down when it hits the SD card and tries to write... was talking to STVC about these at one point...

 

 

 

Couldn't find them at the time.... should be barebone cable like extensions like them as stripped down or it should be at least possible to reverse engineer and extend a few cables (IMO).

post #4990 of 6118

Sorry... its a Micro SD to Female USB card reader btw.... not a standard SD card to Male USB device.

post #4991 of 6118
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Originally Posted by Samuel777 View Post

Mine looks like :


Definitely has more play there than mine. My one has very solid fit. Will try post picture when in office.
post #4992 of 6118
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Originally Posted by Samuel777 View Post
 

Mine looks like :

 

 

Here is mine.......sorry that photo not great!!!  Hope it helps.

 

post #4993 of 6118

@Samuel777,

 

How about measuring, or a picture, of your power button from the side...how much does it sit proud?

 

Mine (no rattle or loosness) sticks up no more than 1mm, probably 0.5mm.

post #4994 of 6118

Guys, there's a dedicated AK240 thread. Please redirect AK240 posts there :-

http://www.head-fi.org/t/697166/the-astell-kern-ak240

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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

Guys, there's a dedicated AK240 thread. Please redirect AK240 posts there :-

http://www.head-fi.org/t/697166/the-astell-kern-ak240

Do you mean our post re power button and pictures of power button? Trying to help a fellow ak120 owner with suspicious loose power button.
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