You know, reading about the AK240, and then seeing the "not really a portable" and realizing this isn't AK's intent and knowing that some truly are after sound, the DX90 at the sub 500 dollar price, is all the more ridiculous. My gut tells me that with two Sabre dacs and a new amp section AND the same size as the DX50, that for sound, the DX90 will sound better. They used cheap dacs in the AK240. And while implementation is important, you can only do so much with a sows ear. Also there is no true DSD in daps. They all convert DSD to PCM. So what do you get in the 240? I am not talking down the 240. What I wonder is value and value to the customer and that can only be determined by the customer. No one has to buy anything except the necessities of life.
Well, a bit more of a wait. I am also surprised at the size of the DX90, that it is the same size and yet will pack so much into the case.
Edited by jamato8 - 1/25/14 at 12:40pm