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post #5896 of 6936
I've come across "Titan 120" in browsing however thay and RWAK modifacation is kind of Greek to me at the moment. Is this a physical modification of sorts?
post #5897 of 6936

http://redwineaudio.com/mods/rwak120-s

post #5898 of 6936
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Originally Posted by Black Label View Post

A couple of quick questions: one of which is probably not discussed, the other probably has but my back is getting ridiculously stiff for any more forum trawling...

I am legally blind, hence this is quite important: what font size are we dealing with here and can it be altered either in settings or additional firmware?

If it's the same size as Facebook-for-iPhone-sized, or similar to an iPod classic's menu font (a manageable struggle), there is obviously approx. zero point in dropping AU$1,400 for the unit.

Secondly, in terms of browsing through music, what's the go? Cue sheets, ID3 tags or file tree (please say the latter!) or (best of all,) all of the above?

Oh and a big favour... To abridge nearly 400 pages of discussion, is this device a worthwhile pairing with the Shure SE846? I am looking for a step (or several) step(s) up from pairing the 846 with an iPhone 5.

Thanks. smily_headphones1.gif

The font size varies throughout the UI and I don't see a place to adjust it. Mostly it's touch bigger than 'News Feed' at the top of the screen on the Facebook app on a iPhone5.
You can browse by Artist, Album, or Folder. Playlists are created on a PC only.
HTH
post #5899 of 6936
The AK120 is excellent with in ear monitors un modified as well.
post #5900 of 6936
Thankyou, Mr Edwards. smily_headphones1.gif I can just about read "news feed" if I squint but 3-fingered zoom is needed at all times when using the fb app. Not having to struggle with reading menus would be a delight paralleled only by the sound of my 846s!

I am on my way to Jaben Audio (Melbourne) who stock the AK120. Hopefully I can audition it even though I do not as yet have an SD card packed with music.
post #5901 of 6936

Hey Black Label, 

A stock AK120 has demo music on it. Just bring your 846s. It's a great player...

post #5902 of 6936
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Originally Posted by Black Label View Post

Thankyou, Mr Edwards. smily_headphones1.gif I can just about read "news feed" if I squint but 3-fingered zoom is needed at all times when using the fb app. Not having to struggle with reading menus would be a delight paralleled only by the sound of my 846s!

I am on my way to Jaben Audio (Melbourne) who stock the AK120. Hopefully I can audition it even though I do not as yet have an SD card packed with music.

You might want to wait a bit more as the AK120II will be on sale soon
post #5903 of 6936
Apparently the mkII will be markedly more ecpensive.

Currently listening to the original at Jaben, Miles Davis in fact, and I am suitably impressed! Bass guitar and the trumpet have serious body and texture, the bass not bleeding through, nor is it overriden by anything else. Gorgeous!

Menu font size is not an issue either. Frankly I am more keen on this kind of form factor: far too many things have far too big screens nowadays; this badboy screams "dedicated music player".
post #5904 of 6936

I think the price of the II will only be a little bit higher than the current version to encourage people to upgrade, and to keep the flagship image of the 240, tho the DAC config the 120II looks almost same as the 240....

post #5905 of 6936
Hmmmmmm could it seriously get better with 240-like specs?

The 120 impressed me as is with listening to Pink Floyd, Paul Simon and Van Morrison... Would a further step up be overkill with the SE846?
post #5906 of 6936
I am also using ak120 titan with 846. Wonderful combo indeed. I also use a silver cable from moon audio, bass got tighter and you can hear more details as well. Now I am amping it with the SR71B and listening in balance mode. Soundstage got wider and the sound has a very nice body to it (fuller). Just throwing it out there in case you want to improve the SQ further smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by Black Label View Post

Hmmmmmm could it seriously get better with 240-like specs?

The 120 impressed me as is with listening to Pink Floyd, Paul Simon and Van Morrison... Would a further step up be overkill with the SE846?
post #5907 of 6936
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Originally Posted by hemtmaker View Post

I am also using ak120 titan with 846. Wonderful combo indeed. I also use a silver cable from moon audio, bass got tighter and you can hear more details as well. Now I am amping it with the SR71B and listening in balance mode. Soundstage got wider and the sound has a very nice body to it (fuller). Just throwing it out there in case you want to improve the SQ further smily_headphones1.gif

As you are amping with the SR71b, have you considered doing the red wine mod? I'm in a similar position now with my ak120 and an rxmk3, but I'm yet to balance my iems. I hear the rwak mod takes it to a whole new level smily_headphones1.gif
post #5908 of 6936
Probably so, but I dun want to loose the ability to use the ak120 as a standalone unit. Right now I have cable adaptors for the SE and balance needs. smily_headphones1.gif


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Originally Posted by CraftyClown View Post

As you are amping with the SR71b, have you considered doing the red wine mod? I'm in a similar position now with my ak120 and an rxmk3, but I'm yet to balance my iems. I hear the rwak mod takes it to a whole new level smily_headphones1.gif
post #5909 of 6936
Wrong thread
Edited by spkrs01 - 5/23/14 at 5:12am
post #5910 of 6936
Not exactly
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