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post #31 of 4632
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post
 

About the five DAPS, three are OEM, two are main stream. The one that is certain to release this year is colorfly new DAP which is suppose to be as close as it can get to vinyl sound ( I assume that means including random popping sound while the music playing back :D ).


Do we have to turn the DAP or the memory card over to play the 2nd half of each album? :tongue: 

post #32 of 4632
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post


Do we have to turn the DAP or the memory card over to play the 2nd half of each album? tongue.gif  
now that is an idea !

Jokes aside I wm looking forward to 2014, a smart buyer will benefit from all this gear war.
post #33 of 4632
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

... I am looking forward to 2014, a smart buyer will benefit from all this gear war.

 

 

Are you sure you're posting that in the right thread? :wink:

post #34 of 4632
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Originally Posted by JackDiesel View Post
 

Right now every DAP on the market is missing something I'm looking for, here's hoping this one has it all. If it does, I'm willing to pay the premium.


and what a premium it will be.

Some of these DAP's are obscenely priced.

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post #36 of 4632

 

damn... that looks weird and ugly... surprising design coming from AK

post #37 of 4632

yuk, still might make a useful wedge if you have a wobbly turntable...

post #38 of 4632

I really don't think the AK240 will look like that, but mention of 'Startac' does make me concerned about a potential misguided attempt to emulate the old 'flip-phone' style so beloved of Motorola, prior to the advent of touchscreen Android smartphones.

 

Hinged devices are invariably a robustness and reliability nightmare.

 

 

Pricing aside, I am optimistic that iRiver's engineering team will come up with a nice design.

post #39 of 4632

Ugly. Looking at the magazine ad I do see that wedged side in the & and the l.
post #40 of 4632

Good Lord, that thing looks like a flatbed scanner!
I almost expected them to just glue two 120 together and call it a day.

post #41 of 4632

i really do not understand why they went for the large screen approach, considering the one thing made ak120 stand out was its small and dense body.

 

rumours of the edges being anodized makes this sound even worse.

 

a new and more expensive HM901 perhaps?

post #42 of 4632
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post
 

Good Lord, that thing looks like a flatbed scanner!
I almost expected them to just glue two 120 together and call it a day.

 

Haha. Then we will have a DAP with four Wolfson chips. That must surely sound superb :etysmile:

 

Whatever the design outcome and pricing, I suspect many will be queuing to buy this new DAP :D 

post #43 of 4632
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Haha. Then we will have a DAP with four Wolfson chips. That must surely sound superb :etysmile:

 

Whatever the design outcome and pricing, I suspect many will be queuing to buy this new DAP :D 

and... 4 MicroSD Slots  :etysmile:

post #44 of 4632
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Originally Posted by AlanYWM View Post
 

 

Haha. Then we will have a DAP with four Wolfson chips. That must surely sound superb :etysmile:

 

Whatever the design outcome and pricing, I suspect many will be queuing to buy this new DAP :D 

Unfortunately...

post #45 of 4632
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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post
 

 

damn... that looks weird and ugly... surprising design coming from AK

 

I'm not really convinced it's going to look like that, in the final version.

 

If it does, I can see Vinnie cooking-up a RWA case-mod!

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