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post #151 of 4272

Maybe but right now they are making only Monopoly money, no devices to see nothing material to feel. When they come out with the final viable specs then we can all drool over it, until then it's only going to be something out of their imagination (mean beta unit).

post #152 of 4272
Music, do not worry, Calyx is making real cash with their superb DAC and amps, this is truly high end company, not ak or ibasso so i hold high expectations for their DAP wink.gif
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post #154 of 4272
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

Music, do not worry, Calyx is making real cash with their superb DAC and amps, this is truly high end company, not ak or ibasso so i hold high expectations for their DAP wink.gif

 

actually AK or so call iriver have been in this DAP for a long time

 

Calyx is the 1st time on DAP

 

so both have their expertise area

post #155 of 4272
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actually AK or so call iriver have been in this DAP for a long time

 

Calyx is the 1st time on DAP

 

so both have their expertise area


Yeah I agree Calyx maybe a veteran on DAC/Amps. But A DAP is completely different. I' m sure Calyx won't have to deal with space/power constraints of a DAP compared to their current DAC/Amps.

 

Not to mention the GUI. So, while I'm looking forward for a new player in DAP market especially for a company with good DAC/Amp product reputation I am not holding my breath. I can wait until the coast is clear and Calyx M is really worth having as a high-end DAP.

 

With AK1xx and DXxxx in the market now it is really difficult to attract new customers. They will have to do it right spec-wise and price-wise. In short they have to match or surpass AK120 in spec and  offer it at low enough in price near DX50. $999 is still more than 3 times the price of DX50.


Edited by headwhacker - 12/13/13 at 8:18pm
post #156 of 4272
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Yeah I agree Calyx maybe a veteran on DAC/Amps. But A DAP is completely different. I sure Calyx won't have to deal with space/power constraints of a DAP compared to their current DAC/Amps.

Not to mention the GUI. So, while I'm looking forward for a new player in DAP market especially for a company with good DAC/Amp product reputation I am not holding my breath. I can wait until the coast is clear and Calyx M is really worth having as a high-end DAP.

With AK1xx and DXxxx in the market now it is really difficult to attract new customers. They will have to do it right spec-wise and price-wise. In short they have to match or surpass AK120 in spec and  offer it at low enough in price near DX50. $999 is still more than 3 times the price of DX50.

Entirely agree with you the competition from now on is going to be fierce, they'll either have to beat the AK120 spec wise or drop the price tremendously to compete with the DX50. If they want to maintain the price, the specs will be beefed up else we can go somewhere else, even the ZX1 sounds better at it's price point.
post #157 of 4272

Now I'm counting on Calyx-M to deliver all the spec where it matters for portable hifi DAP.

 

After trying out the AK120 earlier in the Mook Festival here in SG. I was disappointed how it sounded on my JH16PRO. The HO at 3-ohms really does something fuzzy with the bass response.

 

Ok I have a C5D and UHA-4 with me, alas there is no true line out. The HO though sounded better with an amp makes the sound a bit grainy on C5D and harsh on UHA-4. I was excited when I learn the AK120 is on sale during the event. The output impedance and the lack of true LO really killed it for me. It felt like somebody poured a very cold water over my head. Well, at least my wallet scored a victory over me today.

 

The optical line out for me doesn't make sense in AK120. Why bother designing a kickass DAC then bypass it at all. A true line out should have been implemented instead of the optical out. It's just a head scratcher for me.

 

The form factor, design and the UI wowed me. It really feels good in my hands.

 

Hopefully the Calyx-M doesn't disappoint.

post #158 of 4272
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Now I'm counting on Calyx-M to deliver all the spec where it matters for portable hifi DAP.

 

After trying out the AK120 earlier in the Mook Festival here in SG. I was disappointed how it sounded on my JH16PRO. The HO at 3-ohms really does something fuzzy with the bass response.

 

Ok I have a C5D and UHA-4 with me, alas there is no true line out. The HO though sounded better with an amp makes the sound a bit grainy on C5D and harsh on UHA-4. I was excited when I learn the AK120 is on sale during the event. The output impedance and the lack of true LO really killed it for me. It felt like somebody poured a very cold water over my head. Well, at least my wallet scored a victory over me today.

 

The optical line out for me doesn't make sense in AK120. Why bother designing a kickass DAC then bypass it at all. A true line out should have been implemented instead of the optical out. It's just a head scratcher for me.

 

The form factor, design and the UI wowed me. It really feels good in my hands.

 

Hopefully the Calyx-M doesn't disappoint.

 

How much was the sale on AK120 in Mook?

post #159 of 4272
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How much was the sale on AK120 in Mook?

 

Around S$1349 which is around 1050 USD.

post #160 of 4272
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Around S$1349 which is around 1050 USD.

 

That is quite a good price... if i knew i might have held back on the AK100mk2 which i bought few days ago =.=

how much was the AK100 in Mook?

post #161 of 4272
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That is quite a good price... if i knew i might have held back on the AK100mk2 which i bought few days ago =.=

how much was the AK100 in Mook?


AK100mk2 is 799 SGD. They don't have the vanilla AK100 (thank God). The Titan is selling at 1699 SGD.

post #162 of 4272
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AK100mk2 is 799 SGD. They don't have the vanilla AK100 (thank God). The Titan is selling at 1699 SGD.

 

Damn... i should have just went to SG and buy from there =.=

Never knew there was a vanilla colour lol

 

I prefer the normal black brushed design compared to the Titan though, but scratch resistance is useful on a device this sexy =P


Edited by Levanter - 12/14/13 at 8:11am
post #163 of 4272
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Damn... i should have just went to SG and buy from there =.=

Never knew there was a vanilla colour lol

 

I prefer the normal black brushed design compared to the Titan though, but scratch resistance is useful on a device this sexy =P

 

I am referring to the normal AK100 when I mentioned vanilla. I don't like the color of Titan as well. Brushed aluminum still better. That is why I was targeting the normal AK120. I would have gotten it if there is a true line out. My main IEMs I used are all < 24 Ohms. I just can't  find any reason now to get it lol :deadhorse: 

 

I think we are getting way off topic now. :tongue_smile:


Edited by headwhacker - 12/14/13 at 8:17am
post #164 of 4272
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AK100mk2 is 799 SGD. They don't have the vanilla AK100 (thank God). The Titan is selling at 1699 SGD.

Well the 256G memory is one of the main reasons, you pay a premium of about 200$ extra for that additional memory. The player body is truly secondary and now they offer the stand for supposedly free so here is a bonus, not enough to cover the huge amount of money being asked for the player.

post #165 of 4272
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post
 

Well the 256G memory is one of the main reasons, you pay a premium of about 200$ extra for that additional memory. The player body is truly secondary and now they offer the stand for supposedly free so here is a bonus, not enough to cover the huge amount of money being asked for the player.

 

Not entirely true, you only get an extra 64GB. You still have to buy 2 extra 64GB microSD to get to the full 256GG capacity. So at least $150 accounts for the shell. The current AK120 can already go up to 192GB. So the price difference is really hard to swallow. I color of the Titan does not appeal to me as well. :confused_face(1):

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