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post #5071 of 6166
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Originally Posted by Vinnie R. View Post

In theory, if it can be done for the RWAK120S (standard and Titan) then it can be done for the RWAK100S as well.

On my 'free time' I'll dig into this some more...  
My wallet is at the ready.
post #5072 of 6166
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Originally Posted by fonsecaj View Post
 

I got a pair of SE 846s today to use with my stock un-amped AK120.  I had been using SE 535s with the brown dampers.  I thought the sounded pretty good, but they lacked the bass extension I was looking for.  The 120 was running Listrid 2.0 on top of v1.11.  I thought that config was helping round out the low end a bit compared the the normal 1.37.

 

The 846s certainly provide the extended low end as advertised on the box.  However, the far upper mids and highs sounded a bit muffled.  

I was going to try swapping out the filter, but first I figured I'd try updating the firmware since I remembered the 1.37 having a bit more up top.  

Cheese and crackers!  I thought my head was going to split in two.  The shrillness was what I had feared from what some others had said about the 846s.  I put back the 1.11 and then Listrid 2 and then changed out the filter to the white one.  Darker firmware, brighter filter was my plan.  The nozzle is very well designed, I thought.  Made for taking apart.  

 

WOW.  The end result was really incredible.  I got the nice extended yet punchy low end and the and the upper regions were really just beautiful.  For a minute I forgot I was listening through IEMs because it really did sound like a nicely dialed sub.  I cant wait to see what they're like after they burn in.  Maybe I've just been naively buying the wrong ones, but I didn't know that IEMs could be like this.

 

I know that the impedance is mismatched according to the 8x rule, but I think I don't care.

 

I buy a lot of various technological tidbits up to and including eight Leica cameras with a collection of lenses.  Of all the "junk" I've accumulated, this is the first time I can think of that an item exceeded my expectations and didn't have some various stuff that bugged me.  

John


we have listrid v2.0 for AK120 ?!!

post #5073 of 6166
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Originally Posted by Capri87 View Post
 


we have listrid v2.0 for AK120 ?!!

Yeah, it's been around for a while.  Search the thread and you'll find discussions and download links from around July or something.  

post #5074 of 6166
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


My wallet is at the ready.

 

Just a silly thought/question, but how much thicker than the current 0.5" (~ 13mm) thickness of the AK120 would

people be ok with? 

 

If it were 7/8" thick (~ 22mm), for instance, and a killer amp stage and battery could be added in to the RWAK120, would it is

be too thick or still a good size for a one piece solution?

 

Not saying this is being planned - I'm just thinking out loud. ;)

post #5075 of 6166
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Originally Posted by Vinnie R. View Post
 

 

Just a silly thought/question, but how much thicker than the current 0.5" (~ 13mm) thickness of the AK120 would

people be ok with? 

 

If it were 7/8" thick (~ 22mm), for instance, and a killer amp stage and battery could be added in to the RWAK120, would it is

be too thick or still a good size for a one piece solution?

 

Not saying this is being planned - I'm just thinking out loud. ;)

 

I personally could live with that.  Only drawback for me would be that the protective case would no longer fit.

post #5076 of 6166
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Originally Posted by Vinnie R. View Post
 

 

Just a silly thought/question, but how much thicker than the current 0.5" (~ 13mm) thickness of the AK120 would

people be ok with? 

 

If it were 7/8" thick (~ 22mm), for instance, and a killer amp stage and battery could be added in to the RWAK120, would it is

be too thick or still a good size for a one piece solution?

 

Not saying this is being planned - I'm just thinking out loud. ;)

 

This is sounding ridiculously good, Vinnie. I will definitely up for it!

 

May I send in my RWAK 120-S now.

post #5077 of 6166
On top of Vinnie question.. i would like to know if you prefer to double up the battery which is good for B mode to give about 10-12 hour battery life. Add 2 microSD to SD converter which give 128 +128+64 =320GB. But that for sure increase another 6-7mm thickness which i'm struggling now. 

Edited by stvc - 1/14/14 at 7:32pm
post #5078 of 6166
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Originally Posted by Vinnie R. View Post
 

 

Just a silly thought/question, but how much thicker than the current 0.5" (~ 13mm) thickness of the AK120 would

people be ok with? 

 

If it were 7/8" thick (~ 22mm), for instance, and a killer amp stage and battery could be added in to the RWAK120, would it is

be too thick or still a good size for a one piece solution?

 

Not saying this is being planned - I'm just thinking out loud. ;)

 

So, will we have 2 batteries in 1 device? It will be better if you can take out 1 and improve the other one so it will save space as well. The idea is more than welcome as long as the price is acceptable.

post #5079 of 6166
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Originally Posted by midnightwalker View Post
 

 

So, will we have 2 batteries in 1 device? It will be better if you can take out 1 and improve the other one so it will save space as well. The idea is more than welcome as long as the price is acceptable.

 

It is possible to run everything on 1 larger battery - sure.

post #5080 of 6166
I am using a 901 now so a thicker ak120 is just fine...but how will you source the casing?
post #5081 of 6166
I think I am witnessing something great about to happen. With the added amp stage, will it still have the line out just in case i want to change a bit of flavour?
post #5082 of 6166
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Originally Posted by Vinnie R. View Post

Just a silly thought/question, but how much thicker than the current 0.5" (~ 13mm) thickness of the AK120 would
people be ok with? 

If it were 7/8" thick (~ 22mm), for instance, and a killer amp stage and battery could be added in to the RWAK120, would it is
be too thick or still a good size for a one piece solution?

Not saying this is being planned - I'm just thinking out loud. wink.gif

Vinnie, this is sounding very very attractive. Seeing how small the 120 is I have no problem it being thicker if it means better sound with good battery life. Heck, if it turned out the size of the HM801 I would not mind!
post #5083 of 6166

Would the proposed mod apply to the "basic" RWAK120 (as opposed to the -S and -B mods)?

post #5084 of 6166

Guys - I have to be upfront and say "don't get too excited yet."  


I was just curious about the idea.  But to design in an amp and casing would take time and $$$ - both of

which are in short supply these days.

 

So I was just curious about the thought of it.  Making anything happen is another thing, but if there is an

interest (seems good so far), then I'll see what I can do).

 

Thanks!

 

Vinnie

post #5085 of 6166
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Originally Posted by Vinnie R. View Post

Guys - I have to be upfront and say "don't get too excited yet."
Too late, now get to work smily_headphones1.gif
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