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Originally Posted by cheznous View Post


You know when you listen to an album and you think wow I don't see how this can sound any better. You close your eyes and get lost in the music even though you have heard the album many times before.

I know exactly what you mean.
post #2717 of 5432
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Originally Posted by cheznous View Post

Compatibility is a wonderful and complex thing.
After one month now with my AK240 and lots of listening I have found what works best for me.
Shure 846 with Double Helix cables as opposed to Sennheiser IE 800,HD800 ,Final Audio Design FI BA SS and even my Grado PS1000.

And the surprising one, for me, the Tube Amp BL-2. As opposed to no amp, JDS C5,Just Audio, Epiphany O2,iBasso and others.

You know when you listen to an album and you think wow I don't see how this can sound any better. You close your eyes and get lost in the music even though you have heard the album many times before.

 

this is my best setup for ak240 so far, pair with a hybrid tube amp and a mod alessandro ms-1i,  play them with 24 bit and dsd files. the echoes of live recording vocal and instruments placement are so amazing. I listen to "you shook me" from audiogon present the wake up your ears sample (chesky) it just blew me away..

 

post #2718 of 5432
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Originally Posted by cheznous View Post

Compatibility is a wonderful and complex thing.
After one month now with my AK240 and lots of listening I have found what works best for me.
Shure 846 with Double Helix cables as opposed to Sennheiser IE 800,HD800 ,Final Audio Design FI BA SS and even my Grado PS1000.

And the surprising one, for me, the Tube Amp BL-2. As opposed to no amp, JDS C5,Just Audio, Epiphany O2,iBasso and others.

You know when you listen to an album and you think wow I don't see how this can sound any better. You close your eyes and get lost in the music even though you have heard the album many times before.

Audio nirvana is a rare find.  Congratulations!!

post #2719 of 5432
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Originally Posted by kh600rr View Post

Great, my AK-240 is locking up, freezing, not wanting to play DSD. And when I try to play certain DSD files it plays at 4x speed, with no sound. Anybody got any advice?

 

 

 

post #2720 of 5432
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Originally Posted by kh600rr View Post

Great, my AK-240 is locking up, freezing, not wanting to play DSD. And when I try to play certain DSD files it plays at 4x speed, with no sound. Anybody got any advice?

I supposedly you are playing multichannel DSD files which are like 500MB+ per file. Sadly even portable players with Native DSD playback are not compatible for such files.


Edited by TheLastDevil - 4/13/14 at 10:37am
post #2721 of 5432
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Originally Posted by TheLastDevil View Post

I supposedly you are playing multichannel DSD files which are like 500MB+ per file. Sadly even portable players with Native DSD playback are not compatible for such files.
5 channel DFF, file is the one that wouldn't play. Granted, I do have a lot to learn about DSD. Korg wouldn't play it either. Great little program, just used it for the first time the other day.
post #2722 of 5432

I have a question. Does the AK240 charge via the USB while using it as DAC duty only?

post #2723 of 5432
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Originally Posted by beemarman View Post

I have a question. Does the AK240 charge via the USB while using it as DAC duty only?
Very, very slowly..
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Speaking of charging while playing - I get static in playback while charging the AK240 via my usual method using my phone charger.  I'm sure it's due to the charger but I'm curious if anyone else experiences this as well.  It would be nice to charge while playing it at my work desk.

post #2725 of 5432
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Originally Posted by cheznous View Post

Compatibility is a wonderful and complex thing.
After one month now with my AK240 and lots of listening I have found what works best for me.
Shure 846 with Double Helix cables as opposed to Sennheiser IE 800,HD800 ,Final Audio Design FI BA SS and even my Grado PS1000.
Double helix cable with TRRS plug I suppose? You mentioned IE800 there so I wonder if it's a balanced-to-unbalanced comparison or unbalanced-to-unbalanced comparison, unless you have a balanced IE800.
post #2726 of 5432
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post

Hugo does not pure line out , Hugo has Only headphone out

 

Just FYI, effectively, there is no effective difference between a "line out" and a headphone out when using either with another amp, if the voltage output is the same. :smile: 

post #2727 of 5432
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Originally Posted by my-2000 View Post


Double helix cable with TRRS plug I suppose? You mentioned IE800 there so I wonder if it's a balanced-to-unbalanced comparison or unbalanced-to-unbalanced comparison, unless you have a balanced IE800.

As I use an unbalanced amp it is an unbalanced to unbalanced comparison.

post #2728 of 5432
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Originally Posted by kh600rr View Post

5 channel DFF, file is the one that wouldn't play. Granted, I do have a lot to learn about DSD. Korg wouldn't play it either. Great little program, just used it for the first time the other day.

I tried playing 5channel dsf file the other day and it shows an error message saying file not supported......
post #2729 of 5432
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

I tried playing 5channel dsf file the other day and it shows an error message saying file not supported......
But I have other 5 channel that do play. It's all very confusing, for my tiny brain. I'm gonna re download the file, and try again.
post #2730 of 5432
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

Just FYI, effectively, there is no effective difference between a "line out" and a headphone out when using either with another amp, if the voltage output is the same. smile.gif  

Thank you Amos
You are right and I think AK headphone out and line out have the same voltage output , my friend told me
That's why if we use AK with other amps , the result is no distortion.
If headphone out and pair with other amp for sure got Distortion, because of double amping .
IMO
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