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post #1936 of 7733
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Extremely natural and musical.

 

 

 

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why is it the price $3200?:angry_face::mad::confused:

 

 

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The product isn't out yet so if you want it now now you will pay $3200 like the people that payed $800-1000 for a PS4/XBONE when it hit eBay.

post #1937 of 7733

what is the official release date for ak240?

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Originally Posted by streetcar View Post
 

china has cheapest price 

 

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.220.ySbGlq&id=37351677335

 

And United Kingdom is the most expensive. :mad:

post #1940 of 7733

when is the ak240 gonna be released? any official release date?

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I tried it for a short while with FAD Pandora Hope VI before I leave for work and I must say I am floored.

 

I thought you can't improve the sound quality of AK120 much but I was so wrong in some ways.

 

The sound is obviously clearer, smoother and more transparent. And I would say the biggest plus to me personally is the apparent increase in transparency.

 

Is it twice as good as AK120? probably not! But in the age where we look for the smallest improvement, the AK240 is an incredible DAP.

 

Attached are some photographs I shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #1942 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Fatalethal View Post

However, i feel that the firmware isn't "ready" yet as i feel the sound signature have yet to reach it's fullest potential (look at the firmware of AK100/120 have achieved over time).

Did you try with regular or balanced cable? When the SQ gets to this level, I'm really not sure how much more amazing the firmware can make it into. I'm more curious what surprise balanced output will bring me. *eagerly waits for balanced cable for IE800
post #1943 of 7733
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Originally Posted by sutjahjo View Post

I tried it for a short while with FAD Pandora Hope VI before I leave for work and I must say I am floored.



 



I thought you can't improve the sound quality of AK120 much but I was so wrong in some ways.



 



The sound is obviously clearer, smoother and more transparent. And I would say the biggest plus to me personally is the apparent increase in transparency.



 



Is it twice as good as AK120? probably not! But in the age where we look for the smallest improvement, the AK240 is an incredible DAP.




 




Have you try DSD yet? It's clearer, smoother and more transparent to another level.

I would say for SQ wise ak120 is 7/10 ,ak240 is 8/10 and ak240(DSD) 9/10
Edited by eso6686 - 2/20/14 at 7:10pm
post #1944 of 7733
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Originally Posted by sutjahjo View Post

I tried it for a short while with FAD Pandora Hope VI before I leave for work and I must say I am floored.



 



I thought you can't improve the sound quality of AK120 much but I was so wrong in some ways.



 



The sound is obviously clearer, smoother and more transparent. And I would say the biggest plus to me personally is the apparent increase in transparency.



 



Is it twice as good as AK120? probably not! But in the age where we look for the smallest improvement, the AK240 is an incredible DAP.




 




Have you try DSD yet? It's clearer, smoother and more transparent to another level.

I would say for SQ wise ak120 is 7/10 ,ak240 is 8/10 and ak240(DSD) 9/10

Thanks, at the moment I have no DSD files other than those supplied with the unit. They sound incredible but I have no way of comparing with flac of the same songs.
post #1945 of 7733
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Thanks, at the moment I have no DSD files other than those supplied with the unit. They sound incredible but I have no way of comparing with flac of the same songs.

So is this an A-B comparison with the same DSD file played back on AK120 using the same headphones/IEM? How about versus an AK120 with a good portable amp like the SR-71b? I assume you are listening out from the single-ended HO port of the AK240?
Edited by Bluebear - 2/20/14 at 7:27pm
post #1946 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Bluebear View Post

So is this an A-B comparison with the same DSD file played back on AK120 using the same headphones/IEM? How about versus an AK120 with a good portable amp like the SR-71b? I assume you are listening out from the single-ended HO port of the AK240?

Yes, no balance wire yet. Will try.
post #1947 of 7733
Is Groover+ only available for Korea only? My Ak240 don't have that option..
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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 9:02pm
post #1949 of 7733
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Originally Posted by eso6686 View Post

Does DSD really sound better than Redbook lossless on the AK240?

Well DSD sounds so nice on the AK240 i just bought another $500 of SACD's... to rip with my PS3..

I have tons of SACD but don't know how to rip them, any help appreciated.
post #1950 of 7733
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I have tons of SACD but don't know how to rip them, any help appreciated.

 

 

You need the first generation  PS3 with an old firmware to rip SACD.

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