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post #1126 of 1453
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Looks like you beat me to it Miceblue.
Any idea what the MSRP and release date will be?

 

post #1127 of 1453
Looks like $999
post #1128 of 1453
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

Looks like $999


Yep, looks like the audiophile DAP industry has finally gone summit-fi. I guess it had to happen eventually. Wonder how long it will be before we start seeing dedicated DAP threads in the summit-fi forum

post #1129 of 1453
Yeah, sadface. I was hoping it would be a bit more affordable. Ah well.

Actually thanks for reminding me, I need to send a message to people in the area about maybe having a portable rig group for local Head-Fi meets. Most of the folks here have gigantic desktop/home setups.
post #1130 of 1453

If it was priced around 500 USD, I am sure they would sell it like cupcakes. For 1k, I am not sure how many people would bite it. Cowon has been missing in this industry for a long time. I understand they want to come back but they need to earn audiophiles trust again and this comes with quality, not trying to be another iGreedy brand.

post #1131 of 1453

Cowon have been losing money for years.....looks like they are resorting to Altmann pricing to try and recover! Built with GIF Movie Gear 4.0Built with GIF Movie Gear 4.0Animation by Camilla Eriksson. www.millan.net millan@millan.net.USSPCMT

post #1132 of 1453
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post
 

Cowon have been losing money for years.....looks like they are resorting to Altmann pricing to try and recover! Built with GIF Movie Gear 4.0Built with GIF Movie Gear 4.0Animation by Camilla Eriksson. www.millan.net millan@millan.net.USSPCMT


If they go for 1k, forget about it, I would put my money on Calyx M instead of this. If they try to recover, they better bring a nice pricing strategy like iBasso and FiiO.

post #1133 of 1453
Where do you guys get this price from...there is no info at this point is there? If it is just conjecture, let's not get excited over our own conjectures.
post #1134 of 1453

I think I read on internet, one of the websites were saying the price will be around 1k but I hope they were wrong and we will see something cheaper.

post #1135 of 1453
I pulled that figure out of my hat when I wrote that it looks like $999.
post #1136 of 1453

"My plan will be
Config (1) -- Smartphone DAC with 3000mAH+ battery, DSD2+384K/32, powerful headphone output
Config (2) -- All above, thicker chassis, DAP, communicate via BT with Smartphone and some physical buttons.
128G ~ 512G SD storage. Maybe mSATA to even higher storage"

 

Thats the Geek guys throw their hats in the ring. Should be affordable though going by their previous campaigns but be prepared for a long wait.

 

On the positive side, their Chief Engineer seems to have a very good resume and knows what he is doing.

post #1137 of 1453
Yep that's what I thought, no one has a clue about the price.
post #1138 of 1453
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Yep that's what I thought, no one has a clue about the price.


Well in that case I'm taking the positive note and speculating they will be giving them away for free to establish a following in order to sell the second generation player at a huge profit.

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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post


Well in that case I'm taking the positive note and speculating they will be giving them away for free to establish a following in order to sell the second generation player at a huge profit.
I am betting around ZX1 price.
post #1140 of 1453
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


I am betting around ZX1 price.


It could be good probably, especially if they provide a top notch sound from that chassis. Because as far as I can tell, the design is awesome as well as many features. Optical out is a bit risky though, I prefer coaxial honestly but apparently the decision is already made.

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