Originally Posted by AlanYWM
It is obvious that the gapless issue was never a big deal for iRiver to implement on the AK100. The big question is when to introduce it. With the introduction of the AK120 with gapless feature (and at such a price), would they have the incentive to roll out the gapless feature for the AK100 so soon?
iRiver must be cursing at the Russian guy
Not sure how long it took iriver to properly implement gapless and the new OI, but they really should just release it to AK100 as soon as they launched the 120. Well, given 120 wasn't actually launched in many markets (I think only Germany and Hong Kong has them?) it might as well be the plan but thanks to the russians we don't need to wait and find out
i think gapless was promised for AK100 even before AK120 was launched, also it was even listed in their official presentation slides comparing the 100 vs 120 specs at the Tokyo launch event.
The UI and software feature of 120 working on 100 is no surprise to me. What surprised me is the voltage output (claim to be higher with the modded firmware by vinnie) and if there is any genuine hardware reason to not set it higher from the get go or if it was really iriver taking time to continue to tune and now optimized their firmware to better drive the 8740 and its op amp(s).