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post #2716 of 4715

 Also IMO, another strange feature should be dropped or configurable, sometimes the beginning of the first track played fades in. The D&A president says it is for headphone/IEM users, but I think it's pointless.  

 

I see why they did it but i agree with you that it is pointless. I don't think it would bother me much though.

 

It is disappointing that they have bugs.. i thought Calyx would be different than the others.

 

I think all those following the thread just really want some decent impressions of the sound quality and comparisons to other DAPs. Just straight to IEMs or Cans. Well, at least that is what i am waiting for.


Edited by Sauntere - 5/16/14 at 2:20am
post #2717 of 4715

Currawong used it, put a video up of the ui and didn't say anything bad... just saying.

post #2718 of 4715
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Originally Posted by high-fidelity View Post
 

Which player is better,AK120 or this ? 

 

And what are the important differences ? 

More importantly, how is the Calyx M comparing to the new AK players... the AK100 II and AK120II...

UI wise, the AK players are exactly the same as the AK240 with a big touchscreen and the AK100II is the same price as the M...

post #2719 of 4715
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Originally Posted by JonathanCandel View Post

More importantly, how is the Calyx M comparing to the new AK players... the AK100 II and AK120II...
UI wise, the AK players are exactly the same as the AK240 with a big touchscreen and the AK100II is the same price as the M...

Unfortunately no native DSD or 32bit 384khz. But other than that, I'd pick the AK over the M any time in regards to UI, design and features. I'm sure SQ will be equally impressive.
post #2720 of 4715

As a DAP yes, as a USB DAC the M is a better choice.

post #2721 of 4715

I'm not so sure that AK120 is the choice over the M for UI. It depends on how much you value a dynamic playlist. For me, it is everything.

 

I have to try it myself though...

post #2722 of 4715
IMO iRiver missed a chance by implementing the CL DDs instead of the ESS one, to me maybe and that's a big maybe it would have been worth it's price. Nothing bad about the CS implementation, I believe they have done the best they could under the circumstances. D&A should have implemented something similar to the DX90 ESS DDs but with a killer SQ, I would have felt the price to be more in line with the asking, just a thought.

D&A claiming they found a bug in the ESS chip makes me wonder if that was a publicity stunt, why is that iBasso isn't claiming the same times twice? biggrin.gif
Edited by musicheaven - 5/16/14 at 9:41am
post #2723 of 4715

A lot of people do not like the Sabre sound.  Me included.  The 2M is supposed to be better but I haven't heard one yet so... meh.  Doubling up doesn't change that, it makes it worse.  Hence why Burson only uses 2 of the 8 channels on the 9018S ;)

post #2724 of 4715

As good as the  M  may be, for me it is too late: I love too much the sound of my HUGO, and since the  M  do not have Digital Out, I am using a AK100 as a source and plan to move to AK120-II to benefit from the bigger screen and better UI.  If only  M  has digital out to pair with my HUGO !  ( OUPS ! sorry...to bring this back ;-)

post #2725 of 4715
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I am using a AK100 as a source and plan to move to AK120-II to benefit from the bigger screen and better UI.

 

Why?  Just get the AK100II.  As a transport there is 0 difference other than memory capacity.

post #2726 of 4715
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Why?  Just get the AK100II.  As a transport there is 0 difference other than memory capacity.

memory is indeed the issue since they (Stupidly) reduced the number of Micro-SD slots from 2 to... only 1 !!

post #2727 of 4715
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

memory is indeed the issue since they (Stupidly) reduced the number of Micro-SD slots from 2 to... only 1 !!

 

 

I'm a little out-of-the-loop on this, since I don't follow the iRiver threads. I don't wish to go too far off-topic, within this Calyx thread, but can you briefly elaborate on what model has had a reduction in memory slots?

 

Cheers!

 

 

So far, in terms of considering only the topic of memory capacity, I feel D&A have taken the most sensible approach I have yet seen on an audiophile DAP. One MicroSD + one fullsize SD + 64gb onboard is an excellent solution.

 

Even better, would be what I requested in the X7 (and 'pure transport') threads - I don't mind which manufacturer does it (apart from iRiver whom I view with utter contempt), but I would like to see, very soon in the DAP marketplace, provision for an mSATA card slot, so that DAP customers can buy up to a TB of memory, when they wish, to have a truly worthwhile hi-res library in their pocket device.

 

But, right at this moment, I still commend D&A for their memory solution on the M.

 

 

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Edited by Mython - 5/16/14 at 12:43pm
post #2728 of 4715
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

 

I'm a little out-of-the-loop on this, since I don't follow the iRiver threads. I don't wish to go too far off-topic, within this Calyx thread, but can you briefly elaborate on what model has had a reduction in memory slots?

 

Cheers!

 

 

So far, in terms of considering only the topic of memory capacity, I feel D&A have taken the most sensible approach I have yet seen on an audiophile DAP. One MicroSD + one fullsize SD + 64gb onboard is an excellent solution.

 

Even better, would be what I requested in the X7 (and 'pure transport') threads - I don't mind which manufacturer does it (apart from iRiver whom I view with utter contempt), but I would like to see, very soon in the DAP marketplace, provision for an mSATA card slot, so that DAP customers can buy up to a TB of memory, when they wish, to have a truly worthwhile hi-res library in their pocket device.

 

But, right at this moment, I still commend D&A for their memory solution on the M.

 

 

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I believe he was referring to the new AK DAPs which only have 1 microSD slot compared to the older versions with 2 slots.

post #2729 of 4715

The new 100 and 120 are now mini 240s and as such have 1 slot.

post #2730 of 4715
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

 

I'm a little out-of-the-loop on this, since I don't follow the iRiver threads. I don't wish to go too far off-topic, within this Calyx thread, but can you briefly elaborate on what model has had a reduction in memory slots?

 

 

 Well, my "old" AK100 has 2 micro-SD slots, and the V2 has only one !  same thing for AK120 v/s AK120-II!

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