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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Try scratching the screen with a sharp knife to check if it is a real protector and let us know.

Don't want to cut through to the screen, try sandpaper. :evil:

post #2267 of 5399
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Originally Posted by JmoonAK View Post
 

For balanced output, we have a simple way of how it works at our webpage: http://www.astellnkern.com/eng/htm/ak240/ak240_feature01.asp. Scroll to the mid-bottom of the page under "Balanced Output".

 

Same. That link didn't work for me so I went to the official AK website to get the page. That link is missing a ":" after the http. Try this link instead: http://www.astellnkern.com/eng/htm/ak240/ak240_feature01.asp.

post #2268 of 5399

does someone know about its battery life-cycle?

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Originally Posted by Gorillaz View Post
 

does someone know about its battery life-cycle?

Probably like most, 500 or 1000 full cycles, and far more if you are doing partial discharge then recharge. I would imagine they used high quality batteries so they should last a long time, hopefully since they aren't user replaceable. 

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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
 

 "hopefully since they aren't user replaceable "

I am not a believer in boutique daps but I wanted to try the AK240 (counting on the return policy), but not having a user replaceable battery is making me doubt about going ahead with the purchase, has someone here gotten a battery replacement service in one of its other Iriver AK players by Iriver itself? if yes how much were you charged?

post #2271 of 5399

Can someone explain why the humble Cowan X7 gets 103hrs playback with only 2.5 hrs charging versus the only about 12 hrs or less of the AK products? I find the playback time a big drawback on such an expensive product. Thx.

x7_spec_en_3.jpg

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Originally Posted by LargoCantabile View Post
 

Can someone explain why the humble Cowan X7 gets 103hrs playback with only 2.5 hrs charging versus the only about 12 hrs or less of the AK products? I find the playback time a big drawback on such an expensive product. Thx.

x7_spec_en_3.jpg

Video and DSD has similar power consumption... 103 hours might be at 128 Kb ...

post #2273 of 5399
Isn't that like asking why 2G phone's talk time lasts much longer, takes much shorter to charge, yet only costs 1/10 of the price of a smartphone? ^^;
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Originally Posted by my-2000 View Post

Isn't that like asking why 2G phone's talk time lasts much longer, takes much shorter to charge, yet only costs 1/10 of the price of a smartphone? ^^;

GIVE ME MY ERICSSON T39!... Or not really... biggrin.gif
post #2275 of 5399

Firmware 1.09 just showed up.  No idea what the changes are as the update notes have not been posted yet.

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volume lock stay off after
Switch off
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Originally Posted by streetcar View Post

volume lock stay off after
Switch off

??? Is this why the update fixes?

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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

??? Is this why the update fixes?

[Improvements]

1. DXD support (EQ not supported, down sampling to 24bit/176.4kHz)

- WAV : 24bit/352.8kHz, 32bit/352.8kHz

- FLAC : 24bit/352.8kHz

2. Lock mode resume

3. 'Shift' key lock mode on English key board (press the key for 1-2 sec to start lock mode)

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And it says "Update lists" again. The playlist problem is better fixed for good this time... if playlist what it means by "lists", that is.
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Updated to 1.09. Didn't spot any difference thus far.
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

Updated to 1.09. Didn't spot any difference thus far.

Is the way to update the same on the 240 like the 120 & 100?

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