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post #286 of 5495
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

And now, back to our regular programming...  who here is seriously considering buying this DAP?

 

count me in, if the sq is just as good as zx1 or ak100, I'll surely buy this one, I don't know why, but I think I've already taken a crush on this lol

 

btw, Happy New Year you all :biggrin:


Edited by Rednuht - 12/31/13 at 10:03am
post #287 of 5495
128 Gb is a NO NO ! My Ak100'd 160 Gb are already FULL !
post #288 of 5495
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Originally Posted by dc-k View Post
 

ditto, doesn't look like it'll be a significant upgrade from my DX-100...


The only upgrade I can think of, possible easier to use and thinner design but for what cost? I seriously doubt that this M has a powerful amp section. Forget about DX100, I am almost sure it is not even as powerful as X3.

 

EDIT: Big thanks to Mython:

 

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Originally Posted by Tindersticks View Post

calyx:
The output power is 70mW+70mW @ 16Ohm

Edited by AmberOzL - 12/31/13 at 10:49am
post #289 of 5495

Highly disappointed, as expected.

post #290 of 5495

unsubbed

post #291 of 5495
I never really understood why people have to announce their subscription or un-subscription from a thread.

I am curious to see forthcoming reviews on the calyx. Has a release date been set?
post #292 of 5495
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post

 

 

And as also feared, there are no   [<<REW]    and    [FFW>>]    buttons...    (face-palm..!) :confused_face_2:

 

 

 

 

 

 

...I've been giving this some more thought.

 

...and I have concluded that the volume buttons that can be seen in this picture:

 

 

 

 

 

 

...may not be what they first appear.

 

 

I am now wondering if those '+' and '-' buttons may be slideable, not to control the volume by sliding, but to operate as normal press buttons for volume (when in the position lower down the DAP), and then be slideable to the  position you see in the pic, at which position the '+' and '-' buttons may then function as   [<<REW]    and    [FFW>>]    buttons... 

 

 

I could be completely wrong about this, but if my hypothesis is correct, then:

 

 

1) I am glad if there are [<<REW]    and    [FFW>>]  button functions, after all,

 

but

 

2) That would be a really stupid gimmick that just makes life more difficult for someone to operate the DAP whein it's in their pocket, so it would certainly be no grounds for Calyx to feel clever with themselves. It would also contribute to unnecessary wear and tear. The NW-ZX1 may not be perfect, but Sony got the buttons almost perfect, IMO.

 

 

We'll just have to wait and see what Calyx have done on the M...

 

 

 



Edited by Mython - 12/31/13 at 1:09pm
post #293 of 5495
True time will tell. She is certainly sexy though...
post #294 of 5495
[<<REW]    and    [FFW>>]  button functions will be à very Good news, but... 128 Gb Max ( if there is only 1 MicroSD slot) remain à deal breaker :-(.
Edited by bmichels - 12/31/13 at 2:43pm
post #295 of 5495

This DAP looks quite promising, especially since I'm going to need a good dap soon. I'm really thinking about getting this one or the Sony ZX1. If someone is willing to help me out with some advice I'd really appreciate it (http://www.head-fi.org/t/697751/advice-on-new-high-quality-dap-for-heir-audio-8-a).

 

Does the Calyx M feature balanced outputs and is the display and rest of the surface scratch resistant? I can't see this information anywhere.

post #296 of 5495
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Originally Posted by Fairwell View Post
 

 

Does the Calyx M feature balanced outputs and is the display and rest of the surface scratch resistant? I can't see this information anywhere.

 

 

I think you'll probably be disappointed on both of those particular counts, with the Calyx-M (though it may be wonderful in other respects).

 

One thing to be careful of (don't anyone flame me; Fairwell asked for a bit of help, choosing) is that the Sony has relatively low power output, and the output impedance is not yet known. However, it is ergonomically very well designed (e.g. wise button placement) and almost everyone reports that the user interface is a dream to use.

 

Personally, I would suggest you try to be patient and wait and see what the first 3 months of 2014 bring.

 

There's going to be a lot of audiophile DAP action happening, from Fiio, iBasso, Calyx, and (shudder! :wink:) iRiver.  There may be even a wildcard from another vendor who perhaps hasn't shown their hand yet, so-to-speak.. Things are really hotting-up in this market segment, at long last.

 

 



Edited by Mython - 12/31/13 at 4:00pm
post #297 of 5495

It will take like 2 months till I get my CIEMs anyways and purchasing a DAP (+ shipping) is done in a couple of days. But if necessary I'm always on the side of willing to wait a couple more days to get the right things instead of rushing out to purchase the first thing I come across. :-)

 

Both (the Sony + Calyx) look appealing design wise (design + buttons + size). I've read only good comments about the Sony in the corresponding thread but there is still no review out.

 

I was not aware that Ibasso, iRiver or Fiio are about to bring out new devices. Fiio just recently released their X3 (ok this is not a high end dap ...), no information about a new DX100 or something and iRiver just updated the AK120 to the Titan (even though the changes are not that big). But maybe all that is needed is some new input to get the whole thing going ... :-)

 

Unfortunately the chinese information on the Calyx is also not all too informative.

post #298 of 5495
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

NO line out !

NO  >> Skip  botton (the one I use most when the AK is in my pocket, and want to go to the next song)

3.3 ohm output impedance !

 

          --> ... NO Thanks !

 

plus, no infos about the DAC chip !  which one ?  one or dual ? 

apparently only 1 Micro-SD Slot ?

 

Agreed.  No line-out is LAME

post #299 of 5495
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Originally Posted by bond007 View Post
 

no support for ALAC and AIFF...

 

Well crap.  Calyx is batting 1.000 here, and not in a good way for me.  iRiver is gonna sell a ton of those hyper-expensive AK240's if the competitors can't do better than this

post #300 of 5495
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Originally Posted by Fairwell View Post
 

 

I was not aware that Ibasso, iRiver or Fiio are about to bring out new devices.

 

(click on the blue text, for related threads):

 

 

iBasso = DX90

 

iRiver = AK240

 

Fiio = X5 (and possibly end of 2013, beginning of 2015, they will have X7)

 

 

 



Edited by Mython - 12/31/13 at 5:12pm
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