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Looks like a gold ingot
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did you customise your own unit to get gold?

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Any love for GOLD? biggrin.gif
Looks Great!!
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Question for AK240 owners.

 

My AK100 has usb dac "functionality" but it's not perfect.  Long story short the longer I use it the greater the time difference between the video and audio.  Not fun.  Toslink does stay in sync.

 

Since I've moved to an iem only setup I'd love to have a one and done portable rig and the AK240 fits the bill BUT how is the usb dac on it handled?  XMOS, Tenor, VIA, CMedia, firmware like the AK100?  And does it actually work 100%?

 

Lastly what retailer provides direct service?  I ask because I've been emailing iRiver at the addresses they list on their site for a month and nothing.  It's like they don't have a service department so if I buy one I'd like to do so from a vendor I can deal with directly should I need service.

post #2751 of 4470

Hi Solude,

 

As a current owner of an AK240 as well as a previous owner of both the AK100 and AK120, I find the USB DAC functionality on my MacBook Air to be perfect. The 240 is recognized immediately in the Audio MIDI Setup app, and I've had no hitches whatsoever.

 

I strongly recommend working with an authorized dealer since A&K seems to be having some operational challenges right now, something I hope will be remedied in the near future. I purchased all my A&K units from Ted at teds headfood here on Head-Fi. I found him to be entirely trustworthy, a true man of his word ... a rarity these days in my humble opinion.

 

Good luck!

 

Oh, and by the way, the 240 is better than any report about it you've read. This will make itself abundantly clear after you experience ownership.


Edited by jwbrent - 4/18/14 at 7:19pm
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Originally Posted by jwbrent View Post

Hi Solude,

As a current owner of an AK240 as well as a previous owner of both the AK100 and AK120, I find the USB DAC functionality on my MacBook Air to be perfect. The 240 is recognized immediately in the Audio MIDI Setup app, and I've had no hitches whatsoever.

I strongly recommend working with an authorized dealer since A&K seems to be having some operational challenges right now, something I hope will be remedied in the near future. I purchased all my A&K units from Ted at teds headfood here on Head-Fi. I found him to be entirely trustworthy, a true man of his word ... a rarity these days in my humble opinion.

Good luck!

Oh, and by the way, the 240 is better than any report about it you've read. This will make itself abundantly clear after you experience ownership.

Agreed. 240 is awesome.
post #2753 of 4470

Huh well this isn't promising.  From the AK240 usb driver manual...

 

There may be issues with audio-to-video synchronization during video 
playback depending on the sound quality and operating environment. 

post #2754 of 4470

"Ask me no questions I'll .........."  Amazon will have the 128 GB, $119.00 card in stock in about a week. There is some availability, pieces which have not been pre-ordered. I think we will have them in our little hands before the end of the month.

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Has anyone seen what Vinnie is working on at Red Wine? A mod ak240 and a zx1!!
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Has anyone seen what Vinnie is working on at Red Wine? A mod ak240 and a zx1!!

I Knowl about a mod. AK240, but.... Where did you heard about a Mod. ZX1 ???
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I Knowl about a mod. AK240, but.... Where did you heard about a Mod. ZX1 ???

Sorry my screw up, it's sony Z1ES. I was so excited I didn't research it all. My apologies.
post #2758 of 4470

You can buy the gold AK240 here: http://www.dma-audio.com/product_detail.php?id=2373
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4800HKD ~ $3200USD

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You can buy the gold AK240 here: http://www.dma-audio.com/product_detail.php?id=2373

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4800HKD ~ $3200USD
Looks great, crazy expensive ..
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Originally Posted by aLm0sT View Post
 

You can buy the gold AK240 here: http://www.dma-audio.com/product_detail.php?id=2373
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4800HKD ~ $3200USD

 

Wow... I'm speechless. 24,800 HKD? That's 3,200 USD. Granted it includes the dock, but still I don't really need the dock. And I don't think it ships internationally except to Taiwan and China besides Hong Kong.


Edited by Bluebear - 4/22/14 at 1:06pm
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