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post #166 of 4986
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Originally Posted by TimOgawa View Post

@Levanter
 : Redesign means AK240 MKII !!!

Lol I don't think they will do that... Probably just release a higher capacity and constructed out of titanium instead? tongue.gif
post #167 of 4986
I am wondering why we don't have a solid info on price yet. Have to admit that the 256gb on board memory is pretty sweet. I am sure AK will price the 240 out omy price range too.
post #168 of 4986
This looks beautiful!
post #169 of 4986
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Originally Posted by purk View Post

I am wondering why we don't have a solid info on price yet. Have to admit that the 256gb on board memory is pretty sweet. I am sure AK will price the 240 out omy price range too.

Because the official presentation is planned for tommorrow i think...

post #170 of 4986
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 


Well done Mython who rhymes with Python, J3 has an OLED screen 3.3 inch :)

post #171 of 4986
Whew!! Looks like this doesn't have a line-out. I might avoid feeling compelled to pay the stupid high price for this. I'm seriously somewhat relieved. Hahaha!
post #172 of 4986
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Originally Posted by musicday View Post
 


Well done Mython who rhymes with Python, J3 has an OLED screen 3.3 inch :)

 

It's more than that - the bezel proportions are almost identical (which is what made me think of the J3), and both are AMOLED.

 

Only significant difference between the screens is pixel density, so I wouldn't be surprised if the J3 screen and the AK240 screen are both from the same manufacturer.

 

 

 

What I don't really understand is the bizarre design aesthetics of the AK240 - it sincerely does look almost like they glued a Cowon J3 onto a strangely-shaped amp and called the resulting stack an AK240.

post #173 of 4986

When I saw it the first time I was thinking about Lamborghini Aventador :D. I actually like the shape of it a lot.

post #174 of 4986
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

My first thought when I saw this....thing.
Looks like they glued a J3 on top of a thingamabob amp (can't think of the name).

post #175 of 4986

how do we know there is no line out with this release?

post #176 of 4986

I think they will release the specs tomorrow at the CES. The event will result in more information and a lot of pictures.

post #177 of 4986

God it is ugly. Also I see they left Wolfson. I don't care but I read native DSD support too, some folks might like it.

 

What I like: The capacity. I hope it will be a reminder to other producers, high res files need high capacity, it is just simply not enough with 128gb and all.

 

It will be too expensive for me to buy, that I know but I like the fact that they force high resolution audio and the capacity.

post #178 of 4986
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Originally Posted by streetcar View Post

how do we know there is no line out with this release?

I'm just assuming that largely as a defense mechanism (an excuse to not more strongly consider buying it). Don't go ruining it for me!!! Hahahaha
post #179 of 4986

is the new DAC cirrus chip better than the wolfson 8740 and 8741? How is it different to the wolfson chips?

 

Is the ak120 not DSD ready? I thought it was.

post #180 of 4986
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Originally Posted by streetcar View Post
 

is the new DAC cirrus chip better than the wolfson 8740 and 8741? How is it different to the wolfson chips?

 

Is the ak120 not DSD ready? I thought it was.


It is converting the DSD, not playing it natively.

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