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How about the sad state of the so-caled audiophile DAP market?

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Here here, you guys think Calynx will be able to fill the void?
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Here here, you guys think Calynx will be able to fill the void?


It's a good start at least. More competition will force other companies to step it up.

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Here here, you guys think Calynx will be able to fill the void?


Calyx might avoid these bug problems but one can never know, it is their first dap. Their UI seems to be very good and well thought but we gotta see it in action, in our hands. I am keen on this dap, might purchase if they introduce a tasty pre order discount.

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I agree, I just hope they cover all the bases before they release it. I also hope it's not a lot of hype where the sonics isn't up to snuff.
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Going by this spec, the Calyx M might be limited to use with IEMs or efficient headphones, only:

 

Quoting this post:

 

2. Power rate: 1.254V at 16 Ohm, 98.2mW per channel.

 

Only 98.2mW per channel into 16-Ohms - that's fine for so small a DAP, but with no Line Out? 

 

I just lost interest in this one.  With only a headphone out, they must have attended the Astell & Kern school of DAP design. 

post #921 of 1303
Nah, they will offer that in the next version or just give you a $200 addon.
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post
 

Going by this spec, the Calyx M might be limited to use with IEMs or efficient headphones, only:

 

Only 98.2mW per channel into 16-Ohms - that's fine for so small a DAP, but with no Line Out?

 

According to the company's CEO (as translated by Head-Fi member Maxlight):

 

"The output voltage is fixed. it gives 1.25V at 16ohm. But it has 1.25V even at 300ohm. Only differences are the electric current. But the outpower is determined by voltage, so please don't worry about the capacity of driving in Calyx M."

 

Who knows? Still, I must admit to being skeptical: The M sounds too good to be true, especially for its price.

 

Best regards,

Brian

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Well speaking as an AK120 owner my player drives my 600 ohm K240 Sextettes with authority as well as my Alpha Dogs, Paradox and everything else I've thrown at it. not sure why people in the past have commented how limited the power output is.

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Well speaking as an AK120 owner my player drives my 600 ohm K240 Sextettes with authority as well as my Alpha Dogs, Paradox and everything else I've thrown at it. not sure why people in the past have commented how limited the power output is.

 

What is the AK120's output power?

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Well speaking as an AK120 owner my player drives my 600 ohm K240 Sextettes with authority as well as my Alpha Dogs, Paradox and everything else I've thrown at it. not sure why people in the past have commented how limited the power output is.
Because you always need moar powah, at least 1.21 GW!
Edited by miceblue - 2/26/14 at 7:10pm
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Because you always need moar powah, at least 1.21 GW!

 

You and your significant other must have quite the electrifying relationship. . . .

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How about the sad state of the so-caled audiophile DAP market?

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You're off topic.
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Yes that was sarcasm...........biggrin.gif
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What is the AK120's output power?


No idea, I just remember reading posts from people saying it wasn't worth buying because from the listed specs they read it probably couldn't drive demanding headphones. I was surprised when I hooked up my AD, Paradox and high impedance AKG that the AK could drive them all so well. It even drives my Q701 better then my ALO RX MKIII amp. The ALO amp has plenty of power to drive my Q can but it just isn't a very good pairing with my Q701, no synergy whatsoever.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 2/26/14 at 8:19pm
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There is no sad state of audiophole DAP, there is personal preference and perception, what is good for me might be not good for you or anyone else, and vice versa, so i am afraid the board title is largely redundant. Mind this i am fine with others expressing opinions provided they also listen to a different point of view.

Ah, yeah.... and what was the topic?tongue.gif
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There is no sad state of audiophole DAP, there is personal preference and perception, what is good for me might be not good for you or anyone else, and vice versa, so i am afraid the board title is largely redundant. Mind this i am fine with others expressing opinions provided they also listen to a different point of view.

Ah, yeah.... and what was the topic?tongue.gif


Hi Gintaras, you've been around the DAP block a few times just like I've been. My point is if a manufacturer is going to charge big money for a DAP then it should perform well in the user experience as well as the sonics. You know just as well as me there's been a trend over the last few years to release DAPs with buggy UI's. My point with this thread is to say if these companies are going to release pricey DAPs then they should take the time to at least release these products with an acceptable user experience. I'm not asking for an iPod like user experience I'm simply asking for a passable user experience, nothing more. For example, if a company lists that the DAP has playlist capabilities then in my mind the player should be able to do playlists without any hassles. Not have a playlist option that doesn't work no matter what the user tries.

 

By the way, cute avatar where did you get it?

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