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I have made ak240 protector with 3d printer.
(abs plastic + kangaroo leather)




post #2582 of 5105
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I have made ak240 protector with 3d printer.
(abs plastic + kangaroo leather)




That is so kool!!! I'd buy one..
post #2583 of 5105
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That is so kool!!! I'd buy one..
hehe~
post #2584 of 5105
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Hi kh,

Wow, that's strange. I don't have any AIFF files on my 240, so I can't confirm whether this is an issue with the current firmware or not. For now, of course, just convert the album to ALAC—I have no problems playing any of my ALAC files.
Are you getting all your album art loaded in using ALAC?
post #2585 of 5105
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Are you getting all your album art loaded in using ALAC?

 

I'm getting my album art loaded when using ALAC. At least the ones where I actually embed the album art. The thing about iTunes seems to be it sticks in album art automatically, but it may not be embedded as part of the metadata and so when you play the track outside iTunes, the album art will then fail to display.

post #2586 of 5105
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Are you getting all your album art loaded in using ALAC?

 

Yes, no problems with any album art so far on any of my files ... ALAC, FLAC, DSD, AAC, MP3. I had lots of issues with these same files on my 120 (of course, there was no album art on my DSD files since the 120 didn't support it at the time).

post #2587 of 5105

Hi everyone,

 

I've notice a problem on my AK240 that seems to be getting worse. Using the knob to adjust the volume control results in sporadic behavior: sometimes the control works in the opposite direction it is supposed to, sometimes it is sluggish moving in the proper direction, sometimes instead of .5dB steps it changes several dB at each slow turn—click— of the knob.

 

Is anyone else experiencing this issue on their unit? I have v1.09 installed.

 

Thanks for any help ...

post #2588 of 5105
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Originally Posted by jwbrent View Post

Hi everyone,

I've notice a problem on my AK240 that seems to be getting worse. Using the knob to adjust the volume control results in sporadic behavior: sometimes the control works in the opposite direction it is supposed to, sometimes it is sluggish moving in the proper direction, sometimes instead of .5dB steps it changes several dB at each slow turn—click— of the knob.

Is anyone else experiencing this issue on their unit? I have v1.09 installed.

Thanks for any help ...
Nope, no problems here, with it going in the opposite direction.
post #2589 of 5105

I should add that I tried turning off the Line Out option in the settings and I still had the same problem. I'm wondering if some dirt got underneath the volume knob since there is a bit of play on this; one of the disappointments when I first got the 240 was the volume control was nowhere near as tight or solid sounding as on my 120.

 

Also, does anyone know whether the knob just pulls off? I don't want to take a chance and damage my unit, but if it is a debris issue then I'd like to take off the knob and clean the pot.

post #2590 of 5105
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Originally Posted by jwbrent View Post

Hi everyone,

I've notice a problem on my AK240 that seems to be getting worse. Using the knob to adjust the volume control results in sporadic behavior: sometimes the control works in the opposite direction it is supposed to, sometimes it is sluggish moving in the proper direction, sometimes instead of .5dB steps it changes several dB at each slow turn—click— of the knob.

Is anyone else experiencing this issue on their unit? I have v1.09 installed.

Thanks for any help ...
Not for me either.
Ask Ted about the knob pull.
post #2591 of 5105

The only thing I've noticed that's similar is, if I don't apply even pressure on the volume knob (using one finger on the top or bottom as opposed to gripping the knob with two fingers), sometimes the rotation isn't recognized. I do notice the slight play in the volume control but since I don't have an AK100 or AK120 to compare, I assumed the play was within tolerance.   

post #2592 of 5105
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Originally Posted by chawya22 View Post
 

The only thing I've noticed that's similar is, if I don't apply even pressure on the volume knob (using one finger on the top or bottom as opposed to gripping the knob with two fingers), sometimes the rotation isn't recognized. I do notice the slight play in the volume control but since I don't have an AK100 or AK120 to compare, I assumed the play was within tolerance.   

 

I imagine that the volume control is a rotary encoder and you've simply got a bad one.

post #2593 of 5105
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
 

 

I imagine that the volume control is a rotary encoder and you've simply got a bad one.

I hope that's not the case. I am completely impressed with the quality, UI, fit and finish, of the AK240. As far as my experience with iRiver, starting with sales and support, it's anything but exemplary. Phones and emails that aren't answered, so I can't imagine what would happen if I actually needed service. 

post #2594 of 5105
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Originally Posted by chawya22 View Post
 

The only thing I've noticed that's similar is, if I don't apply even pressure on the volume knob (using one finger on the top or bottom as opposed to gripping the knob with two fingers), sometimes the rotation isn't recognized. I do notice the slight play in the volume control but since I don't have an AK100 or AK120 to compare, I assumed the play was within tolerance.   

 

Hi chawya,

 

I've owned the AK100 (not Mk II), 120, and now the 240 all in a time span of 5 months (yes, I'm crazy!). The 100 knob was very wiggly and had a clicky sound that did not inspire confidence, to the point I thought it was an embarrassment for a $700 device. The 120's knob was a huge improvement; it was tight with no wiggle at all and when turning the knob it had a substantive sound and feel ... a huge improvement befitting a $1,300 device. The 240's knob is about a 7 on a scale with the 100 being at the low end and the 120 being at the high end. This was my only disappointment in the build quality. 

 

I used a post it note to clean the area underneath the knob from any possible debris and blew hard on the same area. This seemed to improve the sporadic nature I experienced at the time of my post, although not completely. I was hoping this may be a firmware issue, but Currawong's assessment might be correct. I emailed iriver support, so I will report back on whether they reply and what they propose to do about it. I imagine they may just give me a replacement, but I don't look forward to burning a new one in for 400 hours—the 240 greatly benefits from extended burn in.

post #2595 of 5105

Can anyone tell me how long it takes for the AK240 to boot up if you have let's say 100 GB of music on it?

How about if it's almost full? I'm really curious about this and couldn't find such info anywhere.

 

 

Paradise

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