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post #5011 of 6936
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post
 

It was so good that having the mod done on the 120 was a no brain-er. You cannot realize how good the RWAK120S is until you plug it into a desk top rig, with the exception of the TU-05, and that is transportable, I do not feel there is any portable amp that can fully realize the RWAK120-S true potential. For me it slogs it out with $1.5K+ Dacs.

 

I tried to look up on the RWAK120-S mod and got a little confused. I can understand the B-mod which changes the stereo jack into a true line-out and adds a balanced-out on the volume dial side. But what exactly is the difference between these 2 parts of the S-mod:

 

  • Hardwiring the stereo line-out signal to the 3.5mm (1/8”) stereo output jack (formerly the headphone output jack), hence completely bypassing the headphone output stage
  • Removing the unused digital volume control wheel and installing a higher quality 3.5mm (1/8") stereo line-out jack that is hard-wired to the line-out signal.

So the S-mod will end up with 2x 3.5mm (1/8") line-out? Why does it need 2 of these which are the same thing? Or I misunderstood this?

post #5012 of 6936
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Originally Posted by Bluebear View Post
 

 

I tried to look up on the RWAK120-S mod and got a little confused. I can understand the B-mod which changes the stereo jack into a true line-out and adds a balanced-out on the volume dial side. But what exactly is the difference between these 2 parts of the S-mod:

 

  • Hardwiring the stereo line-out signal to the 3.5mm (1/8”) stereo output jack (formerly the headphone output jack), hence completely bypassing the headphone output stage
  • Removing the unused digital volume control wheel and installing a higher quality 3.5mm (1/8") stereo line-out jack that is hard-wired to the line-out signal.

So the S-mod will end up with 2x 3.5mm (1/8") line-out? Why does it need 2 of these which are the same thing? Or I misunderstood this?

They are same but better quality connector, some claim that it sound better.

post #5013 of 6936

The first one is the wiring and the second is the output plug.

post #5014 of 6936

I am not sure if this is old news, in which case I apologise, but I recently picked up a Samsung 128gb micro sd for little more than a 64gb card.  It works perfectly with the AK120 so now I have potentially 384gb storage.  How many days music is that?

post #5015 of 6936

Really?  Where did you buy it?

post #5016 of 6936
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Originally Posted by Divory View Post
 

I am not sure if this is old news, in which case I apologise, but I recently picked up a Samsung 128gb micro sd for little more than a 64gb card.  It works perfectly with the AK120 so now I have potentially 384gb storage.  How many days music is that?


There is no micro sd 128 gb card to my knowledge.

post #5017 of 6936
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 


There is no micro sd 128 gb card to my knowledge.

 

 

Right, only being tested.  Like for the last 532 years…...

post #5018 of 6936
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Originally Posted by Divory View Post

I am not sure if this is old news, in which case I apologise, but I recently picked up a Samsung 128gb micro sd for little more than a 64gb card.  It works perfectly with the AK120 so now I have potentially 384gb storage.  How many days music is that?

Can you show us all a picture? Where did you get it?
post #5019 of 6936

Not much point in a picture - it looks just like any micro card, but in this case worse for the lettering has worn off.  I bought it from eBay.co.uk for £51, which, even if it was used, seemed a bit of a bargain.  System Information shows 124.97gb, and it works.

post #5020 of 6936

What the?  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sandisk-128mb-128-mb-Micro-SD-Memory-Card-for-Mobile-Phones-Other-Devices-/360831611963?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_PDAsAccessories_MemoryCards&hash=item54033d743b

post #5021 of 6936
128mb....haha. Maybe one hires song then.
post #5022 of 6936
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Originally Posted by kerrys30 View Post

128mb....haha. Maybe one hires song then.

LOL I guess the guy be mistaken and saw MB instead GB. He only has 3 posts.

post #5023 of 6936
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Originally Posted by Divory View Post

Not much point in a picture - it looks just like any micro card, but in this case worse for the lettering has worn off.  I bought it from eBay.co.uk for £51, which, even if it was used, seemed a bit of a bargain.  System Information shows 124.97gb, and it works.

Which make is it? Up till yesterday I was under impression no company in the world had released these.....I and several (hundred) headfiers would be over them like a rash smily_headphones1.gif
post #5024 of 6936

Well I can't believe that one - I am surprised that they allow it on the site!  Mine was obviously used and I took the chance and it is full capacity.  Whether it lasts is quite another matter, but I don't foresee any real problem.  Once it is in the AK120 I won't take it out and that will reduce the chance of physical damage.  The important thing is that such a card really exists.

post #5025 of 6936
Are you using the ak120 Titan?
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