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Originally Posted by TimOgawa View Post

I still look at the professionals when buying things. Example: Suyama-san of FitEar just bought a new AK240 
And before that he listened to music straight out of an idevice. And the fact that Jerry Harvey has an AK120 did not make me like mine more.
post #1847 of 5374

True, but does the AK-240 dac have a more analytical and transient feel then the AK-120 dacs. The reason for me asking is because sound quality along with durability is my main objective.

post #1848 of 5374
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Originally Posted by TimOgawa View Post
 

I still look at the professionals when buying things. Example: Suyama-san of FitEar just bought a new AK240 


Timo, is that you ? Your stuff looks alot like a friend of mine

 

 

I am sort of expecting the ak240 to have the sound I like so much from the ak 100 and the ak120 but just a straight line upgrade

e.g I don't want them to bright and analytical , I want the exact reverse of it

post #1849 of 5374
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

Maybe they figured they wouldn't sell that many at that price and manufactured a smaller batch, now maybe they wish they would have made more.
And then we'll see other manufacturers following the pricing strategy!
Nice job, iRiver.
post #1850 of 5374
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Originally Posted by TimOgawa View Post
 

I still look at the professionals when buying things. Example: Suyama-san of FitEar just bought a new AK240 

 

 

omg. did he?!

post #1851 of 5374
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Originally Posted by Fatalethal View Post
 

 

 

omg. did he?!

this is his AK240 with his new 3D printed Parterre Custom with balanced cable

 

post #1852 of 5374

Cirrus logic CS4396 is used in high-end Marantz SACD players such as SA-15 and KI Pearl. The DAC that does Direct DSD; bypassing the over-sampling digital filter meant for PCM. This resulted in the purest DSD playback. You can check out the datasheet for CS4398 vs WM8741.

 

PS: sorry it should be CS4398 not CS4396.


Edited by guymrob - 2/12/14 at 10:05pm
post #1853 of 5374
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Originally Posted by guymrob View Post
 

Cirrus logic CS4398 is used in high-end Marantz SACD players such as SA-15 and KI Pearl. The DAC that does Direct DSD; bypassing the over-sampling digital filter meant for PCM. This resulted in the purest DSD playback. You can check out the datasheet for CS4398 vs WM8741. 

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Crazy price..I am sure will be 1800 USD in 6 months time.
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Originally Posted by musicday View Post

Crazy price..I am sure will be 1800 USD in 6 months time.


still overpriced.. :o

post #1857 of 5374
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post


still overpriced.. redface.gif
Come on guys, we all agreed to stop talking about the fact that it costs the same price as the annual minimum wage in China.
post #1858 of 5374
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Originally Posted by guymrob View Post

Cirrus logic CS4396 is used in high-end Marantz SACD players such as SA-15 and KI Pearl. The DAC that does Direct DSD; bypassing the over-sampling digital filter meant for PCM. This resulted in the purest DSD playback. You can check out the datasheet for CS4398 vs WM8741.

PS: sorry it should be CS4398 not CS4396.

That's Cirrus Logic flagship DAC in competition with the likes of Wolfson and ESS tech. On top of it in a dual configuration.
post #1859 of 5374

can somene comment on the ak240 battery life

post #1860 of 5374

and TI 1792/4a, AD1922, AK4495SEQ.

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