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For reference, I bought my brand spanking new AK120 last week in the bundle kit (dock, extra case, remote) from a vendor in the UK for £599.  Don't know if that helps.any....

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Originally Posted by MrTed View Post
 

Sorry but I didn't ask quite the right question! I found a review on the AK120 that stated that the internal database organised the tracks of an album alphabetically i.e., didn't preserve the running order.

 

So, for albums where correct running order is essential you have to play it using a playlist.

 

Thanks!

No, that's not right at all.  In album view, it preserves the correct running order of tracks - 100%.  In artist view when you select an artist you can drill down into each album and it preserves the correct running order.  In the root for each individual artist it presents an ALL SONGS option - this option is alphanumeric for all songs from that artist regardless of how many albums you have. 

 

I'm running 1.40 firmware and all my music - FLAC - is properly tagged.  

 

I imagine that review was in error or for an older firmware version that I've never experienced.

post #6243 of 6399
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Originally Posted by VictorRomeo View Post
 

For reference, I bought my brand spanking new AK120 last week in the bundle kit (dock, extra case, remote) from a vendor in the UK for £599.  Don't know if that helps.any....

 

Yes, and it goes at UK499 for buyers outside UK.. very good deal, would have jumped on that if i had lots of spare cash lying around.

Too bad they have already sold out their promo 

post #6244 of 6399

Actually, there are a few left if one looks hard enough!  The place I bought from have three left....  With the purple cover....!

post #6245 of 6399
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Originally Posted by VictorRomeo View Post
 

Actually, there are a few left if one looks hard enough!  The place I bought from have three left....  With the purple cover....!

 

Oh i thought you were talking about custom-cable.uk

I didn't know there are other vendors who also offered the same promo!

post #6246 of 6399
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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post
 

 

Oh i thought you were talking about custom-cable.uk

I didn't know there are other vendors who also offered the same promo!

No....!  Given I'm relatively new here I'm not up to speed on the protocol for posting links to suppliers that may not be sponsors or who compete with those who are!  I'll happily post if I'm allowed to!  Or pm me if necessary!

post #6247 of 6399

A quick piece of advice to those receiving new AK120s - buy a screen protector asap (if one isn't included in the bundle). I find the screen scratches far more easily than an iPhone. 

post #6248 of 6399
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Originally Posted by Wilderbeast View Post
 

A quick piece of advice to those receiving new AK120s - buy a screen protector asap (if one isn't included in the bundle). I find the screen scratches far more easily than an iPhone. 

The bundle I bought had one already applied as well as one on the back.  There was also a spare for the screen and and back in the box....

 

Great advice tho'...

post #6249 of 6399
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Originally Posted by Wilderbeast View Post
 

A quick piece of advice to those receiving new AK120s - buy a screen protector asap (if one isn't included in the bundle). I find the screen scratches far more easily than an iPhone. 

  It even comes with a spare apart from the one that is already applied on the screen

post #6250 of 6399

Does the ak120 read 128 gig micro sd cards?  The clip+ does so I'd be surprised if this didn't...

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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

Does the ak120 read 128 gig micro sd cards?  The clip+ does so I'd be surprised if this didn't...

It sure does. I have 2 fully loaded working fine....well, the unit plays up often and have to reboot to see cards but that was same with 64gb also.
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

Does the ak120 read 128 gig micro sd cards?  The clip+ does so I'd be surprised if this didn't...

It'll read them, but the more music you have, the more playing a track is like trying to drive a car starting in fifth gear.
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Originally Posted by kerrys30 View Post


It sure does. I have 2 fully loaded working fine....well, the unit plays up often and have to reboot to see cards but that was same with 64gb also.

Hmm, doesn't sound good.  I tend to do bulk of my listening at work (got to make those 8 hours pass somehow whilst remaining clinically sane :P) so the things got to work first time every time (one thing the ipods are good at to be fair to them).

 

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Originally Posted by ChrisSC View Post


It'll read them, but the more music you have, the more playing a track is like trying to drive a car starting in fifth gear.

That doesn't sound good either!  As said above I listen to music at work and feel guilty enough scrolling through an ipod classic to get to the album I want!

 

Thanks both.

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Today was just a bad day on bus ride to work. Seemed to eject the cards after every song and had to keep restarting!

But generally it doesn't happen every day so you should be fine.
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I don't mean to exaggerate things too much either. There's always about a 4 second delay when playing a new track, which gets annoying quick, but is tolerable. The scrolling itself does not cause the unit to stutter/freeze. And I never could get gapless playback to work. Make couple annoying things for an otherwise great DAP.
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