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post #826 of 4021
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

I honestly think Vinnie does a great job, but I just wish all these 1k+ DAP can be used without MODs.

 

Well it's already been said but.... they can. The manufacturer is building them for an intended purpose. All this talk about digital outs etc is coming from those who want to change or extend it's intended usage. Nothing wrong with having those wants or even needs, but that is a different product. It's a portable digital music player. Not intended as part of a home rig or desk top set up. Judge it based on it's intended purpose, not on what you wish it would be.

 

Anyway, i just hope it sounds superb when used as a transportable player with IEMs... That's all.

post #827 of 4021
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Originally Posted by Sauntere View Post
 

Anyway, i just hope it sounds superb when used as a transportable player with IEMs... That's all.

 

Exactly. x101.

 

As someone who exclusively carried around stacks for the last few years, I cannot tell you how liberating it has been to start using the Fiio X5 all on its lonesome with IEMs. It is nothing short of a revelation.

 

The X5 has set a high bar for Calyx and I do not doubt that the M will be up to the challenge and plenty more soundwise. The M:use interface has me especially excited.

post #828 of 4021
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

Exactly. x101.

As someone who exclusively carried around stacks for the last few years, I cannot tell you how liberating it has been to start using the Fiio X5 all on its lonesome with IEMs. It is nothing short of a revelation.

The X5 has set a high bar for Calyx and I do not doubt that the M will be up to the challenge and plenty more soundwise. The M:use interface has me especially excited.

I agree, now that they have address the main hardware shortcomings from the initial announce which I consider a deal breaker (OI ans storage on top of my list), the M's interface really is getting me more excited. For me, it's 2 horse race between M and DX90. I am a bit more biased towards the M because of the UI. Sorry the X5 does not appeal to me. At least for now since I have not heard it yet.
post #829 of 4021

One idea with those DAP will be to add under a proprietary connector, that will allow to buy extra modules that will fix (click) under the DAP, WITHOUT external cables needed,  for exemple :

 

- a "High-End  Line-Out and/or Digital out Module (Coax + Tosh-link)"

- a "balanced AMP module (1/4" + XLR)"

- a "big battery module"

- a "1/2 Tb SSD storage module"

- a " Wifi module

- ....

 

.... making the DAP stackable and expandable . This will be a UNIQUE proposition in the DAP market WITHOUT raising the price of the DAP itself....while creating extra revenues for the manufacturer


Edited by bmichels - 2/8/14 at 12:33am
post #830 of 4021
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Originally Posted by Sauntere View Post
 

 

Anyway, i just hope it sounds superb when used as a transportable player with IEMs...

 

... and with decent out and about headphones.

post #831 of 4021
I wish they kept the WiFi feature.
Have you seen how nice AK240 streams music? I don't want line out but I want WiFi.
post #832 of 4021
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Originally Posted by musicday View Post

I wish they kept the WiFi feature.
Have you seen how nice AK240 streams music? I don't want line out but I want WiFi.

you know hard core audiophile world is very conservative and many of us still believe that streaming music wireless is less good than using old hard wiring method. Calyx on its part is true high end maker and they are aware of this fact that hard core audiophiles can live without wireless but less so without some other important feats smily_headphones1.gif
post #833 of 4021
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Originally Posted by musicday View Post

I wish they kept the WiFi feature.
Have you seen how nice AK240 streams music? I don't want line out but I want WiFi.

 

 

I do hear you, but I feel strongly that it was a good decision to massively increase memory expansion at the cost of Wi-Fi. Lack of Wi-fi is not my strongest concern with the Calyx-M, but you already know that.

 

 

 

 

As for Wi-Fi; well, it is a nice bonus, I agree, but large memory expansion is (IMO) essential for a Hi-Res device.

 

Therefore, it was a worthwhile compromise.

post #834 of 4021
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

 

I do hear you, but I feel strongly that it was a good decision to massively increase memory expansion at the cost of Wi-Fi. Lack of Wi-fi is not my strongest concern with the Calyx-M, but you already know that.

 

 

 

 

As for Wi-Fi; well, it is a nice bonus, I agree, but large memory expansion is (IMO) essential for a Hi-Res device.

 

Therefore, it was a worthwhile compromise.

quite agree, predictably, 

 

remind me when this is due out...

post #835 of 4021
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post


I do hear you, but I feel strongly that it was a good decision to massively increase memory expansion at the cost of Wi-Fi. Lack of Wi-fi is not my strongest concern with the Calyx-M, but you already know that.




As for Wi-Fi; well, it is a nice bonus, I agree, but large memory expansion is (IMO) essential for a Hi-Res device.

Therefore, it was a worthwhile compromise.

+1, and also normally wifi streaming might also be limiting on resolution, at least for 24/192 files
post #836 of 4021
Apologies if I've missed it posted already, but is there a current release date penciled in for this? Very interested smily_headphones1.gif

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post #837 of 4021
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Originally Posted by CraftyClown View Post

Apologies if I've missed it posted already, but is there a current release date penciled in for this? Very interested smily_headphones1.gif

 

 

April 'pencilled-in', at the moment.

post #838 of 4021
If you will be stuck on an island or go for a vacation on a remote place you will miss huge storage more than the absence of wifi.

I currently am on a remote place, no wifi, spotty 3G connection on my phone. I can't do the normal stuff I do online. (Can read and reply to forums in pure text).

But I am relaxing and enjoying myself having my entire music library on a 128GB SD card using a DX50 my portable amps and JH16.

I'm pretty sure my music collection will grow since I am buying several hometown artists CDs and will rip it to ALAC.

I will definitely welcome a DAP with better SQ, huge storage, no amping required for ciems and a better UI than I have.

Anything less than that is a shame, anything more than that is a bonus.
post #839 of 4021
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post

If you will be stuck on an island or go for a vacation on a remote place you will miss huge storage more than the absence of wifi.

I currently am on a remote place, no wifi, spotty 3G connection on my phone. I can't do the normal stuff I do online. (Can read and reply to forums in pure text).

But I am relaxing and enjoying myself having my entire music library on a 128GB SD card using a DX50 my portable amps and JH16.

I'm pretty sure my music collection will grow since I am buying several hometown artists CDs and will rip it to ALAC.

I will definitely welcome a DAP with better SQ, huge storage, no amping required for ciems and a better UI than I have.

Anything less than that is a shame, anything more than that is a bonus.

+1 wise decision, space is at a premium, there are loads of wifi solutions and this one will be better in one's pocket than sitting on a desk capturing wifi streaming, it's truly overrated. wink.gif

It also will be providing USB dac function, one of my favorite functions, it's gonna be delicious.
Edited by musicheaven - 2/8/14 at 4:39pm
post #840 of 4021
Dont want wifi
Want USB audio out
:-)
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