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post #6136 of 6362
Might have a bad song. I had this on first copy over and took a while to find culprit. I had to copy chunks at a time and scan as went along. Then when it froze I had about 30 songs to work through until found one causing problem. Once deleted I could scan while library. Fortunately I only had the one bad song.
post #6137 of 6362
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Originally Posted by Troisanneaux View Post
 

Just downloaded and installed 1.40. No problem during the process,

but library scan still freezes when it reaches the 1251 song.

The rest works flawless.

Can you not set the machine not to scan the library?

post #6138 of 6362

Yes I can, no problem.

I must say that I do not understand completely the purpose of the scanning.

post #6139 of 6362
I thought scan updated the database so can browse songs. Artist. Album etc. if only use folder view I guess no need for a scan.
post #6140 of 6362

That is probably why I can't see ARTISTS or ALBUMS and have to go to folders to find everything in MUSIC.

Wow this little player has its small difficulties.

post #6141 of 6362
Haha. Yeah. It's a pain and can be long job to find the bad song but only need to do once! Some others may know some better software to help find it.

If you scan X amount of songs successfully should add some to the songs/album/artist list.
post #6142 of 6362

It's gonna work!

Thanks a lot.

I removed the 700 albums and I am adding now 50 at the time

and scan them.

After scanning they did show up where they have to.

So while this is a bit of work, I am very happy that it's worth doing.

Thank you for talking to me about this issue.

post #6143 of 6362
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Originally Posted by Troisanneaux View Post

It's gonna work!
Thanks a lot.
I removed the 700 albums and I am adding now 50 at the time
and scan them.
After scanning they did show up where they have to.
So while this is a bit of work, I am very happy that it's worth doing.
Thank you for talking to me about this issue.

No worries. Good luck and happy listening smily_headphones1.gif
post #6144 of 6362

Hi, I want to go balanced with my ak 120 titan.

 

Would like to know how to go about doing it.

I suppose I would need

1) a cable terminated with a balanced plug/are single ended and balanced cables the same, btw?

2) a balanced portable amplifier

 

 

Anything else?

Would appreciate a response.

Sorry if this query is so basic.

post #6145 of 6362
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Originally Posted by kinggs13 View Post

Hi, I want to go balanced with my ak 120 titan.

Would like to know how to go about doing it.
I suppose I would need
1) a cable terminated with a balanced plug/are single ended and balanced cables the same, btw?
2) a balanced portable amplifier


Anything else?
Would appreciate a response.
Sorry if this query is so basic.
Presumably balanced DAP? i.e. no external amp? Give @Birdoffice of Mezzo Soprano/mezzanine.com a ping. See if he can help you there.
post #6146 of 6362

Appreciate the response.
Will be using an external balanced portable amp - alo -.

post #6147 of 6362
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Originally Posted by kinggs13 View Post
 

Appreciate the response.
Will be using an external balanced portable amp - alo -.

 

Ah that's my bad. My apologies as I didn't read your initial post correctly. I assumed you meant balanced headphone out of the AK120 Titan as such the recommendation to Phanom for the mod. However if  you're looking at coupling with an external balanced amp you could just :-
 

AK120 Titan -- mini-to-mini 3.5mm SE interconnect -- balanced amp (ALO, RSA, Cypherlabs) -- Kobiconn/RSA terminated headphone cables to your head/earphone

 

One thing to please note :-

 

1) balanced headphone using a balanced-to-SE adapter into a SE port of an amp is OK

2) single ended headphone using a SE-to-balanced adapter into a balanced port of an amp is NOT OK. You can damage your amp.

 

[Aside] BTW about my recommendation above with either Phanom/Mezzo Soprano or Vinnie/Redwine Audio modifications to the AK120, that's for full balanced :-

RW/MS-AK120 Titan -- 3.5mm TRRS balanced-to-Kobiconn/RSA interconnect -- balanced amp -- Kobiconn/RSA terminated headphone cables to your head/earphones

 

This would be fully balanced from the source all the way to the headphones. No phase splitters involved (hope I'm right about this!).

post #6148 of 6362


I will be using the alo rX mk b+ amplifier with the titan.

How would I connect to the amplifier, what cable is needed etc.?

 

As for the IEM cable (mh 334 FITEAR) is the SE and balanced cable the same except for the termination or

is the balanced a completely different type of cable? I am thinking of ordering the cable with balanced termination

from Moon. Hope my queries make sense!

Thanks.

post #6149 of 6362
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Originally Posted by kinggs13 View Post
 


I will be using the alo rX mk b+ amplifier with the titan.

How would I connect to the amplifier, what cable is needed etc.?

 

As for the IEM cable (mh 334 FITEAR) is the SE and balanced cable the same except for the termination or

is the balanced a completely different type of cable? I am thinking of ordering the cable with balanced termination

from Moon. Hope my queries make sense!

Thanks.

 

If you're not planning to do any modifications to your AK120 Titan, then a standard mini-2-mini cable would be sufficient (see in my siganture mini to mini quick shootout comparison). Meanwhile, as for the balanced FitEar cable you'd be looking for a FitEar kobiconn cable like this. Moon Audio should be able to make you one but ALO also sells (ready made?) :-

 

post #6150 of 6362

No intention of making any modifications to the Titan.
Much appreciated!!

May have more queries once I get my mini to mini and kobiconn cables.

Thanks a lot.

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