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I don't want to start an argument here, so I'm going to dismiss myself from this debate.

Very smart young man!  ;)

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"Let's not argue and bicker over who killed who."

 

 

For my part, thanks to everyone for sharing their opinions; I appreciate SO much there's been this much interest and enthusiasm, and thoughtful comparison to other products through pros and cons.     


Edited by mrspeakers - 12/7/13 at 3:31pm
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I’m wondering what are the different elements of the following AD setup shown at the Tokyo 2013 Fujiya Avic Autumn Headphone Festival.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/693483/tokyo-2013-fujiya-avic-autumn-headphone-festival-report

 

 

 

Thanks.

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AK100 -> iBasso DB2/PB2 (balanced).

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AK100 -> iBasso DB2/PB2 (balanced).

How do they sound with iBasso twins?
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How do they sound with iBasso twins?

I have no idea... I listened to the Alpha Dogs for the very first time this past monday, thanks to a very nice head-fier that loaned them to me for evaluation.

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This setup sounds really good. I heard it at NYC meet but I don't know which firmware version Dan has, but I tried demo pair driven straight from AK100 with 2 different firmware versions and they sound way better with latest version
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This setup sounds really good. I heard it at NYC meet but I don't know which firmware version Dan has, but I tried demo pair driven straight from AK100 with 2 different firmware versions and they sound way better with latest version

There is significant difference in price between AK100 and AK120. Do you know what is the difference one can feel? Would you hear difference on AD?
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I never heard AK120 but the major difference between AK100 and AK120 not longer applicable since with latest firmware AK100 also supports DSD. Also I read in Red Wine Audio that it possible to use 64GB cards with AK100 as long as it is formatted FAT32 but will be able to verify this after my unit will be back from them. If we can trust The Absolute Sound he was able to hear life difference with HD800 but he had both models at the same time for comparison otherwise he said he wouldn't be able to do it
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Sorry for that... I might have defiled a little my Alpha Dogs...

Drivers look very fragile


The earcups are not so thick as one could imagine



I have decided I want to hear RH-A30 on Alpha pads...

Back view


Front view


Inner side



Dan, your Alpha Pads do magic! Normally RH-A30 are neutral or even bright sounding headphone with very strong (some would consider it harsh, and some others would say distorted) response in 6-10kHz range. With Alpha Pads RH-A30 almost becomes bass-head headphone. The bass becomes huge and treble become softer. But when it happens these headphones sound really clear, detailed and really pleasant to listen to. With Alpha Pads they are warmer than HD600, but because these are M50 drivers they are fast and very crispy (unlike HD600). It really is an at least interesting if not astonishing combo. I will definitely order spare Alpha Pads now rolleyes.gif
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How indecent!

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There is significant difference in price between AK100 and AK120. Do you know what is the difference one can feel? Would you hear difference on AD?

 

It's worth noting that I also use the Sysconcept Toslink nano-glass cable (first time I have heard TOSLKINK that I liked, a lot).  If you take the digital out of the 100 or 120 they're identical. 

 

EDIT:  I also have the ALO International, which I like a lot, and I would love to get a RSA Intruder.  


Edited by mrspeakers - 12/7/13 at 5:48pm
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It's worth noting that I also use the Sysconcept Toslink nano-glass cable (first time I have heard TOSLKINK that I liked, a lot).  If you take the digital out of the 100 or 120 they're identical. 

 

EDIT:  I also have the ALO International, which I like a lot, and I would love to get a RSA Intruder.  

 

How good is this output compared to, say, a Mac with a good USB DAC or converter (Audiophileo, Schiit USB, ...)?

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How good is this output compared to, say, a Mac with a good USB DAC or converter (Audiophileo, Schiit USB, ...)?

 

Well it's Apples and Oranges to go desktop vs portable.  No question my BiFrost Uber is going to outdo the DB2, regardless of optical vs USB, but then again my BiFrost doesn't work to well at 40,000 feet. 

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No, I ment the AK as a transport - feeding a standalone DAC with optical input - versus the same DAC fed by a good DDC converter (or its own USB input, if good enough).
By good enough I mean Audiophileo or better.
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