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post #5131 of 6309
Is there anyway can read about the db level of ak120?
for example db level using tg334 with ak120 at volume 40 and 50?
post #5132 of 6309

ok-guy.

Me, as someone about to press the button on AK120.

You mentioned 'Could you explain to me why a $800 device seems to have people selling their AK120's left right and centre . . .'

 

Please  . . . what is it?


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 1/16/14 at 6:58am
post #5133 of 6309
Absolutely, what is it that this "giant killer" has that the 120 does not to make it so good. For, if it is like every other "giant killer" I have heard that has been touted here as so much better I think it more to do with people getting cold feet having spent the money they did on the 120, return it for a refund, go buy something less costly then justify that by saying its better sounding than that which they returned... Or am I just being a cynical old goat wink.gif
post #5134 of 6309

All,

 

Does anyone here know Listrid (from Russia - he was able to change the AK100.hex files), and how to get in touch with him?

 

Trying to find out how he was able to decompile the AK100.hex (or AK120.hex) files, make changes, and re-compile.  If you know

how to reach him, please PM me.  

 

Thanks,

 

Vinnie

post #5135 of 6309

Hello everyone, sorry for my english. I've heard that on this forum there are developers ak120, I would like to ask a question. 
- When the correct gapless in mp3? 
- Is it possible to do after adding a song, not the whole music library is scanned, only the changes. 
- Will there be support for USB 3.0 USB-DAC? Well, not on my computer USB 2.0: (

post #5136 of 6309
Anyone else having problems with crackling on some big dynamics on DSD file playback?
post #5137 of 6309

Oh ****.....


 

Quote:

Please send us in the device at your own cost (your transportation/ free domicile) without any accessories (except defect ones) including the receipt of payment and the above mentioned RMA number.

Please note that we will accept your package only with above mentioned RMA number within the address field!

Please note also that we can only handle EU-Models as a warranty case (except global warranty card holders). For Non-EU Models, without global warranty card, we can offer you a charged repair service. You will receive a cost estimate after our technicians have keenly checked and tested your device.
Please notice that it will take around 2-4 weeks until you will get back your player.

For further inquiries please feel free to contact us anytime at dm@iriverservice.de

Best regards,
Your iriver Service Team

post #5138 of 6309

If they can't fix my device without me having to pay I might just jump off the AK120 bus for good, repair it at a cost and get me a HM-901.... even though those things over-heat and havea short battery life on balanced. Basically bought my AK120 from here, Head-Fi and its an American model without global warranty.

post #5139 of 6309
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goldlion973 View Post

If they can't fix my device without me having to pay I might just jump off the AK120 bus for good, repair it at a cost and get me a HM-901.... even though those things over-heat and havea short battery life on balanced. Basically bought my AK120 from here, Head-Fi and its an American model without global warranty.
Sorry what happen to your unit?
post #5140 of 6309

I can't upload new music.... everything goes into one folder on the device. Have tried different firmware but it doesn't work. On my PC everything is fine, they're all in seperate folders something wrong with the library scan I think... spoke to iRiver and they said to send it back, think they know its an issue as they did not tell me to try another firmware or anything, just said to send it in.

 

Not happy if I have to pay.

post #5141 of 6309
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goldlion973 View Post

I can't upload new music.... everything goes into one folder on the device. Have tried different firmware but it doesn't work. On my PC everything is fine, they're all in seperate folders something wrong with the library scan I think... spoke to iRiver and they said to send it back, think they know its an issue as they did not tell me to try another firmware or anything, just said to send it in.

Not happy if I have to pay.
Sad.
post #5142 of 6309

.lol. Yeah... did get it for a good price though, they might fix it if I'm lucky, might be resolved in the next firmware?

 

Looking into a HM-901+Balanced now though, just in case.

post #5143 of 6309
Nice
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Originally Posted by Goldlion973 View Post

.lol. Yeah... did get it for a good price though, they might fix it if I'm lucky, might be resolved in the next firmware?

Looking into a HM-901+Balanced now though, just in case.
. Nice, 901 had more bass.
post #5144 of 6309
Quote:
Originally Posted by AudioNirvana View Post

Anyone else having problems with crackling on some big dynamics on DSD file playback?

I don't hear crackling though I must admit DSD sounds a little glassy to my ears, I much prefer the 24/.. files or even FLAC ripped CD's Its one thing I am interested in hearing with the 240, seeing as that is native DSD I am wondering if the conversion with the 120's chips creates (to my ears) that slight glassy sound. Its not terrible but not as warm and analog as the 24 bit files to my ears.
post #5145 of 6309

My 'issue' with SACD's and DVD-A's is they typically contain Multi-channel tracks that you can't listen to with stereo headphones anyway, and they take up HUGE amounts of memory. So, I like to extract the 2 channel stereo. It's usually 24/88hz or 24/96hz and typically ~1gb...much easier on memory. Making your DAP do the conversion process is counterproductive since you have to store the huge file (3 to 5gb's) AND use up the battery power of the DAP to do the processing. Seems better to me to do this BEFORE I store and play it on the DAP. Does this make sense...?

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