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post #1516 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Reima View Post
 

At $850 I will get either the DX90 or X5. If the price was closer to the deal they have for Korea I would probably get the Calyx M.

 

At that price you can get both, X5 and DX90.

post #1517 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Reima View Post

At $850 I will get either the DX90 or X5. If the price was closer to the deal they have for Korea I would probably get the Calyx M.

Given us international folks are most likely taking more of a risk in terms of hassles around of taxes, logistics, payment surcharge, delivery, support, warranty etc than local Korean buyers, I was hoping to get a preorder price at least equal to, if not better than the Korean deal. Has to say very disappointed and this is really steering me away from it....
post #1518 of 5502
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post
 

 

At that price you can get both, X5 and DX90.

 

 

Get rid of the volume slider and I'll willingly pay $999:

 

 

 

post #1519 of 5502
I don't want to keep beating the colorfly C4 drum on head fi....but I've been using a slider for over a year now and is great! It is different on the C4, with its quality ALPS innards, it's long throw for precise smooth volume transitions, permanent fixing, etc. It's great and very instinctive. It's all in the detail of implementation....so if you guys are sending not so subtle hints to Calyx, then maybe a, '...If you are keeping the slider, it better be perfect in it's use and ability', might be the easy to go?! Just trying to help and allay fears ;-)
post #1520 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

 

Get rid of the volume slider and I'll willingly pay $999:

 

 

 

shut-up :duggfloat:

 

I'll take me one of each of those thing-a-ma-bobs pictured above though (gonna be a bi&#H saving up for around a PC build, Will be joining the party way past midnight :tongue_smile: )

post #1521 of 5502

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Edited by Mython - 4/1/14 at 4:58pm
post #1522 of 5502
Hmm too bad about the price... I don't think that I am going for it... I know that HDPHNS is getting them in the future... I might wait it out.
post #1523 of 5502
I was looking forward to the calyx product, but they aren't even offering to people down under. That's a shame.
post #1524 of 5502
...not going to get it either. I would have purchased it, no questions, for 650 USD but at 850 USD that's really not comparable to the Korean presale. I too have big reservations with the slider volume implementation. I wish the best to the early adopters if the Calyx M. The Astell & Kern Ak120 is looking more and more like the ideal DAP for me at this point....
Edited by musiclvr - 3/4/14 at 11:45am
post #1525 of 5502

yeah, at $850 with sliding volume, no digital out, and no line out, I think I will wait for SQ impressions.

post #1526 of 5502

with most features on the x5 and fiio being so responsive I am leaning toward x5 now. Due to lack of LO and digital I would pay $700 but no more. You gave Koreans $650 but $200 increase is high even for shipping and vat etc.

post #1527 of 5502

I found the international pre order price extremely high, compared to the domestic pre order price. I don't believe international warranty-shipping would add 200 USD.

 

That was first; second, they insist on slider design apparently. I share thoughts with Mython, I don't believe it is a good choice for pocket player (Mython explained it perfectly in his long post, I can't add more on it with my non native English).

 

So what do we have here? Very high price (only 150 USD less than regular price, it is like a joke) and a extremely weird design choice. As many times before I mentioned, I respected them with their decisions on Output Impedance change, FWD/RWD buttons, capacity over stupid wifi but I guess, they really want to keep that design, so I might just stay behind and wait for other products, as I am not really horribly in rush to buy a player.

 

There is even X5, for only 350 bucks, it brings the worlds to you, heck if I can even force myself to live with the size of HM901, you can get the best sounding player for 1 grand only.

 

Another option for great sound is, there is R10 from Japan, its price is keep on getting reduction, that might also a solution but of course the size is an issue.

post #1528 of 5502

Maybe I'm the odd one out here but I don't mind a sliding volume, then again I don't adjust the volume much and I'd need to have it in my hands to see how much force is needed to move the slider. At $850 I'll probably wait for impressions..

post #1529 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

[J]ust because the slider is capable of fine resolution (as Calyx have responded, to someone, on their Facebook page) does not mean that it is easy for a user to actually actuate in fine resolution. There is only just so much fine motor control a person has. . . .

 

It's an especially important consideration for me, as one who has limited dexterity and fine motor control.

 

Best regards,

Brian

post #1530 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post

 

I still sincerely believe it is a gargantuan mistake to rush the M through to production without a D-O,.....

AHHHH, so I am not the only one ! ;)

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