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post #571 of 3982

Do you know what I would love to see Calyx do?...

 

Add an additional full-size SD slot.

 

Think of it.

- You would have true flexibility with both SD and microSD.

- You can inexpensively put 256GB onboard (64 internal, 64 microSD, 128 SD)

- You can put massive memory on board if you wan to spend the bucks

- You can use it as dual microSD system with a standard adapter - that's an inexpensive 192 GB system

 

Calyx would not have to increased the internal memory from 64 GB and it would seem to solve all memory issues.

 

Am I onto something here?

post #572 of 3982
I'd buy it if it had a full sized SD card slot or more on board memory. I will not buy it in its current form with storage being the deal breaker.
post #573 of 3982
Not to be offensive to anyone in particular, but when a product is already fully developed and about to hit the market, reading pages and pages of what people would have liked the player to be like is not only boring, it is also pointless. They cannot change it at this stage. You will say : yes but it's for the next version. Well try this one before thinking about the next.

Besides everyone is mostly always repeating the same tired old rant about capacity...I would also like a 500g player. But I think trust that some brands make the choices.
post #574 of 3982
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Not to be offensive to anyone in particular, but when a product is already fully developed and about to hit the market, reading pages and pages of what people would have liked the player to be like is not only boring, it is also pointless. They cannot change it at this stage. You will say : yes but it's for the next version. Well try this one before thinking about the next.

Besides everyone is mostly always repeating the same tired old rant about capacity...I would also like a 500g player. But I think trust that some brands make the choices.

 

I agree with you to a degree but... perhaps you missed that Calyx did just announce some key changes in response to feedback yesterday. So the design clearly is not finalized.

 

I did not post my idea to be critical of Calyx but rather to provide a suggestion as to how they might improve function and therefore sales while perhaps maintaining what appears to be their desired sub $1,000 price point. It is meant with the best of intentions for their consideration.

post #575 of 3982
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Not to be offensive to anyone in particular, but when a product is already fully developed and about to hit the market, reading pages and pages of what people would have liked the player to be like is not only boring, it is also pointless. They cannot change it at this stage. You will say : yes but it's for the next version. Well try this one before thinking about the next.

Besides everyone is mostly always repeating the same tired old rant about capacity...I would also like a 500g player. But I think trust that some brands make the choices.

If the product was finished like the AK240 is I'd agree. However, Calyx just announced a bunch of changes so the Calyx M is not.

If they are listening to the customers I think we are doing them a favor in stating a simple change would make us go from not buying their product to buying their product. I feel like there are many others that share this feeling and they would stand to gain a lot of profit by making the switch.
Edited by JackDiesel - 1/29/14 at 11:21pm
post #576 of 3982
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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post

How about AK100 and ZX1?

 

At 98.2 Mw per channel, the Calyx M will be more than 6 times as powerful as the Sony NWZ-ZX1 (15 Mw). It will be a bit more powerful than the AK100 (70 Mw).

 

The output power of the Calyx M is pretty good.

post #577 of 3982
I understand what you are saying but what I have seen is that these DAPs are never perfect. So we will have to live with compromise at some point.
post #578 of 3982

guys, when Calyx M is available in retail and IF there is promotion offer please give a loud buzz (PM to be great but i will follow this board too)

post #579 of 3982

@ Calyx Staff: thankyou for deciding to include [REW] [FFW] buttons - but please do not place them directly on the opposite side of the chassis to the volume buttons. This is a silly mistake that Samsung, iBasso and Cowon made with the Galaxy S2, DX100 and J3, whereby they put the power button directly on the opposite side of the volume controls, so every time you squeeze the DAP in your pocket, to change the volume, you accidentally press the power button at the same time.

 

Sony did a good job designing the button placement on their NW-ZX1:

 

 

 

You can squeeze the DAP to press any button, and there is no risk of accidentally pressing a button on the other side of the chassis :smile: 

post #580 of 3982
Calyx, Thanks for the [REW] [FFW]

Please also add a DIGITAL OUT. So that we can use it as a transport with our big Home DAC like for exemple.... a FEMTO. :-)
Edited by bmichels - 1/31/14 at 1:21am
post #581 of 3982

I'm back on board. It appears Calyx is taking feedbacks seriously now. Perhaps pressure from DX90? :L3000:

 

Nevertheless, this is a good announcement. If they keep the THD numbers that low and HO clean it can be used as a LO with preamp.

 

In a sense it is a simpler design and makes more sense. This is already looking better than AK120 for me.


Edited by headwhacker - 1/31/14 at 6:29am
post #582 of 3982

For the moment I can't find a single flaw of this player except the capacity. It doesn't make sense Calyx. You provide dsd support and you give small capacity. Those dsd's and other high res files takes huge space. I know we can't make 2 tb dap's right now but 256 gb and if possible expandable storage options would be a game changer.

 

Nevertheless it is always welcome to see companies like that, pay attention to their customers and do their best to satisfy them, listen to them. Thumbs up from me and most probably in some kind of future successor of M, I might be the customer.

post #583 of 3982
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 

For the moment I can't find a single flaw of this player except the capacity. It doesn't make sense Calyx. You provide dsd support and you give small capacity. Those dsd's and other high res files takes huge space. I know we can't make 2 tb dap's right now but 256 gb and if possible expandable storage options would be a game changer.

 

Nevertheless it is always welcome to see companies like that, pay attention to their customers and do their best to satisfy them, listen to them. Thumbs up from me and most probably in some kind of future successor of M, I might be the customer.

a DIGITAL OUT will be welcome So that we can use it as a transport with a big Home DAC like for exemple.... a FEMTO. :-)

post #584 of 3982
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

Do you know what I would love to see Calyx do?...

 

Add an additional full-size SD slot.

 

Think of it.

- You would have true flexibility with both SD and microSD.

- You can inexpensively put 256GB onboard (64 internal, 64 microSD, 128 SD)

- You can put massive memory on board if you wan to spend the bucks

- You can use it as dual microSD system with a standard adapter - that's an inexpensive 192 GB system

 

Calyx would not have to increased the internal memory from 64 GB and it would seem to solve all memory issues.

 

Am I onto something here?

 

 

Pretty nice idea, although finding sufficient room on the circuit board for a fullsize SD slot might be tricky.

 

But it would be a killer feature and an excellent way of overcoming the capacity limitation relatively easily...

 

I suspect that having one MicroSD slot and one fullsize SD slot might increase Calyx-M sales by 10-20% because it would be a unique selling point, and a genuinely useful feature, given that fullsize SD is available in higher capacity than MicroSD, but lots of DAP users also own one or more MicroSD cards. As you rightly pointed out, a fullsize SD slot can also be used for a MicroSD in an adaptor.

 

It would be an almost-irresistible proposition, as an overall high-quality DAP with great memory expansion flexibility.

 

 

AmberOzl stated it pretty well:

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 

For the moment I can't find a single flaw of this player except the capacity. It doesn't make sense Calyx. You provide dsd support and you give small capacity. Those dsd's and other high res files takes huge space. I know we can't make 2 tb dap's right now but 256 gb and if possible expandable storage options would be a game changer.

 

Nevertheless it is always welcome to see companies like that, pay attention to their customers and do their best to satisfy them, listen to them. Thumbs up from me and most probably in some kind of future successor of M, I might be the customer.


Edited by Mython - 2/1/14 at 3:24pm
post #585 of 3982
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

 

Pretty nice idea, although finding sufficient room on the circuit board for a fullsize SD slot might be tricky.

 

But it would be a killer feature and an excellent way of overcoming the capacity limitation relatively easily...

 

I suspect that having one MicroSD slot and one fullsize SD slot might increase Calyx-M sales by 10-20% because it would be a unique selling point, and a genuinely useful feature, given that fullsize SD is available in higher capacity than MicroSD, but lots of DAP users also own one or more MicroSD cards. As you rightly pointed out, a fullsize SD slot can also be used for a MicroSD in an adaptor.

 

It would be an almost-irresistible proposition, as an overall high-quality DAP with great memory expansion flexibility.

Or just replace the MicroSD slot by a SD slot. This will be enough: There is already some 256 Gb SD cards available.

 

 

But, this is a radical redesign of the internal lay out. it's Too late i am afraid.  

 

So...only increasing INTERNAL to 256 gb is still possible at this stage !  This could be the Calyx M+ at $1500.


Edited by bmichels - 1/31/14 at 3:42pm
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