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post #2356 of 8541
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Originally Posted by jwbrent View Post
 

 

OK, good to know. How much would you charge? Also, any chance you could post a picture of it after you're done making it?

 

Just send me a message . I'll let you know when I completely make it.

 

for LCD series, I think, 4 pin XLR female to 2.5 balanced adapter.

for full balanced Amps, two 3pin XLR female socket.

anyway, I'm shopping XLR female socket..

post #2357 of 8541
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Originally Posted by buruma View Post

but, you have a MK3 amp.
I don't have it yet. =(

I thought that was a picture of a AK240 attached to a ALO MKIII? =)


picture of my SE to RX SE, then balance out.
will make a Balance out to RSA input when I get my hands on a 2.5 mm TRRS jack.

post #2358 of 8541
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Originally Posted by buruma View Post

Just send me a message . I'll let you know when I completely make it.

for LCD series, I think, 4 pin XLR female to 2.5 balanced adapter.
for full balanced Amps, two 3pin XLR female socket.
anyway, I'm shopping XLR female socket..


Interested as well smily_headphones1.gif
But won't iriver sell that adapter which was shown here and there? Or it just had demo purposes?
post #2359 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Fafner View Post


Interested as well smily_headphones1.gif
But won't iriver sell that adapter which was shown here and there? Or it just had demo purposes?

 

I would think A&K would offer the balanced out adapter that was shown at CES, more money for them. But my interest is in an adapter that will allow LCD-XCs to easily connect to the balanced out of the AK240.

post #2360 of 8541

Hi all,

 

A&K will be offering the balanced out adapter but it's still in development at the moment - more info to follow.

 

For the UK Bristol show we used 2.5mm trrs to XLR3 directly to Audeze headphones (see below) - I also believe ALO are preparing something similar for sale via their website.

 

 

 

 


Edited by Steph86 - 3/14/14 at 5:43am
post #2361 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Steph86 View Post
 

Hi all,

 

A&K will be offering the balanced out adapter but it's still in development at the moment - more info to follow.

 

For the UK Bristol show we used 2.5mm trrs to XLR3 directly to Audeze headphones (see below) - I also believe ALO are preparing something similar for sale via their website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steph86, Do you know if A&K has any shop in Houston (TX) or nearby where I can demo the AK 240 and be able to compare it with my 120?

 

Regards,

post #2362 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Papiro2 View Post
 

Steph86, Do you know if A&K has any shop in Houston (TX) or nearby where I can demo the AK 240 and be able to compare it with my 120?

 

Regards,

Hi Papiro2,

 

This i'm afraid will be a question for the US distributor of A&K - http://www.iriverinc.com

You can contact them via email at the following address - support.inc@iriver.com

 

They should have a list of all the Hi-Fi dealers where the A&K line of products will be available for demonstration.

 

In the meantime i'll contact A&K directly and see if they have access to this list, if they do i'll reply on this thread for you.

 

Regards

Steph


Edited by Steph86 - 3/14/14 at 7:29am
post #2363 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Steph86 View Post
 

Hi Papiro2,

 

This i'm afraid will be a question for the US distributor of A&K - http://www.iriverinc.com

You can contact them via email at the following address - support.inc@iriver.com

 

They should have a list of all the Hi-Fi dealers where the A&K line of products will be available for demonstration.

 

In the meantime i'll contract A&K directly and see if they have access to this list, if they do i'll reply on this thread for you.

 

Regards

Steph

Ahhh - I just found this link:

 

http://www.iriverinc.com/support/wheretobuy.asp

 

It looks like the closest dealer to you is - either in Arizona/Colorado/North Carolina. These I assume are all very far away from your location.

 

Is there not a head-fi meet coming up local to you which you'd be able to attend, there's likely to be one floating around you could listen to?

 

Alternatively the US distributor might be able to send you a demo unit for home audition - not sure this is a service they offer, but worth an ask.

 

Regards

Steph

post #2364 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Steph86 View Post
 

Ahhh - I just found this link:

 

http://www.iriverinc.com/support/wheretobuy.asp

 

It looks like the closest dealer to you is - either in Arizona/Colorado/North Carolina. These I assume are all very far away from your location.

 

Is there not a head-fi meet coming up local to you which you'd be able to attend, there's likely to be one floating around you could listen to?

 

Alternatively the US distributor might be able to send you a demo unit for home audition - not sure this is a service they offer, but worth an ask.

 

Regards

Steph

Thank you very much for your help!! I will start calling them to see what options they have!

I appreciate! 

post #2365 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Papiro2 View Post

Steph86, Do you know if A&K has any shop in Houston (TX) or nearby where I can demo the AK 240 and be able to compare it with my 120?

Regards,
I live up in Kingwood, and don't know of anybody in the area, that has one for demo.
post #2366 of 8541

Firstly, a huge thanks to fellow member wongtonypr for lending me his AK240 for a week :bigsmile_face:

 

 

 

Having listened to the AK240 on a few occasions with my MH335DW and 000 cable, I've always found it sounding nice but not enough for me to buy the unit. Today's audition changed my perception somewhat, with the Private 333 and 000 cable, the synergy was unreal................for me the AK240 has stylized sonics, it is not neutral par se as per the Hugo (which I am also borrowing for a week from fellow member CosmicHolyGhost on Sunday).

 

I will try and gather thoughts on the AK240 compared with other Daps, especially the 120-S amp'ed over the coming days............Tonight,  I am just going to enjoy myself listening to DSD files on the AK240, which I think is where the sweet spot is, and going through my C/IEMs with the unit.

post #2367 of 8541
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post
 

Firstly, a huge thanks to fellow member wongtonypr for lending me his AK240 for a week :bigsmile_face:

 

 

 

Having listened to the AK240 on a few occasions with my MH335DW and 000 cable, I've always found it sounding nice but not enough for me to buy the unit. Today's audition changed my perception somewhat, with the Private 333 and 000 cable, the synergy was unreal................for me the AK240 has stylized sonics, it is not neutral par se as per the Hugo (which I am also borrowing for a week from fellow member CosmicHolyGhost on Sunday).

 

I will try and gather thoughts on the AK240 compared with other Daps, especially the 120-S amp'ed over the coming days............Tonight,  I am just going to enjoy myself listening to DSD files on the AK240, which I think is where the sweet spot is, and going through my C/IEMs with the unit.

 

Is there going to be a showdown between the ak240 and hugo? (guessing the hugo will win) :biggrin:

post #2368 of 8541
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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post
 

 

Is there going to be a showdown between the ak240 and hugo? (guessing the hugo will win) :biggrin:


I hope I can do one soon! Just as soon as Steph86 can send us a demonstration unit..... ;-)

post #2369 of 8541
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Originally Posted by PhilW View Post
 


I hope I can do one soon! Just as soon as Steph86 can send us a demonstration unit..... ;-)

I'm trying, I'm trying... but as soon as the stock comes in it goes out again :(

post #2370 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Steph86 View Post
 

I'm trying, I'm trying... but as soon as the stock comes in it goes out again :(

 Indeed, that's why we haven't managed to open a stock one yet!

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