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post #3316 of 8541
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My AK240 has just arrived and I will be filling the internal memory with DSD files only....................................
Wow-all DSD. Is there enough music you prefer to do that? Any sites you recommend besides Acoustic Sounds?
post #3317 of 8541
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Originally Posted by TheLastDevil View Post
 

 

You should try the Volta 20. It fits like a GLOVE. It's perfect for me at least.

 

No tightness on the zipper even with the leather case ON.

 

Cheers :D

 

I just received my Volta 20 and it is a very good fit. $4.99 was such a relief from all the High End Boutique Madness I've been dealing with since I purchased my AK240. Thank You


Edited by chawya22 - 5/24/14 at 8:11am
post #3318 of 8541
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Originally Posted by laurencewayne View Post


Wow-all DSD. Is there enough music you prefer to do that? Any sites you recommend besides Acoustic Sounds?

 

I have about 500 gigs of DSD mostly ripped. At the moment the download sites are still a little too esoteric in the choice of music. I will rotate a SDcard for HiRez and redbook..........

 

I must say that DSD sounds gorgeous on the AK240 even at this early stage.

 

Listening to Joanna Wang at the moment.........

 

post #3319 of 8541
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

I have about 500 gigs of DSD mostly ripped. At the moment the download sites are still a little too esoteric in the choice of music. I will rotate a SDcard for HiRez and redbook..........

I must say that DSD sounds gorgeous on the AK240 even at this early stage.

Listening to Joanna Wang at the moment.........


I agree re the sites. That's why I asked. I must say how surprised I am that ripped CDs & even some iTunes downloads sound so good. Btw I noticed you have TH900. Is it your headphone of choice for the 240. It's what I have, but wondering if anything can best it?
post #3320 of 8541
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I agree re the sites. That's why I asked. I must say how surprised I am that ripped CDs & even some iTunes downloads sound so good. Btw I noticed you have TH900. Is it your headphone of choice for the 240. It's what I have, but wondering if anything can best it?

 

I have not had time to try other C/IEMs or Headphones besides my own with the 240 as I only received the player today.

 

I will try further down the line and report back later........

post #3321 of 8541

The  ak240 does dsd  really good. I am going  to use  128 GB external cards because the files are huge and use the internal storage for everything else.

post #3322 of 8541
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The  ak240 does dsd  really good. I am going  to use  128 GB external cards because the files are huge and use the internal storage for everything else.

 

:beerchug:

post #3323 of 8541
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Originally Posted by laurencewayne View Post


Wow-all DSD. Is there enough music you prefer to do that? Any sites you recommend besides Acoustic Sounds?

 

Check out the sites listed here for some options:

 

http://dsd-guide.com/where-can-you-find-dsd-music-downloads

 

In addition to Acoustic Sounds, I've downloaded from Blue Coast, 2L and Channel Classics.

post #3324 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

The  ak240 does dsd  really good. I am going  to use  128 GB external cards because the files are huge and use the internal storage for everything else.
Yes it does, but I want to encourage listening to other formats as it makes everything sound so much better. I even plugged in a pair of 10 year old etys and there was plenty of bass that hadn't ever been there!
post #3325 of 8541

One question .... if anyone can help?

 

Is the 240 plug and play for usage as an usb Dac? My PC is not recognizing it.

 

Many thanks!

post #3326 of 8541
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Originally Posted by blackads View Post
 

I had thought the 20 would be too tight and that the zip might scratch the top of the a k240...

 

Plastic Zipper = not scratchy

 

post #3327 of 8541
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Originally Posted by frankrondaniel View Post

Check out the sites listed here for some options:

http://dsd-guide.com/where-can-you-find-dsd-music-downloads

In addition to Acoustic Sounds, I've downloaded from Blue Coast, 2L and Channel Classics.
Thank you! What a great link. I plan to review every one.
post #3328 of 8541
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Originally Posted by laurencewayne View Post


Thank you! What a great link. I plan to review every one.

 

Only problem is many of the sites are limited to classical and jazz.  Certainly not a problem if that's the kind of music that you're into!

post #3329 of 8541
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

One question .... if anyone can help?

Is the 240 plug and play for usage as an usb Dac? My PC is not recognizing it.

Many thanks!
You need to make sure you download the Win/Mac drivers from the Astell&Kern website. Then just switch over to Dac in the drop down menu.
post #3330 of 8541
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Originally Posted by frankrondaniel View Post

Only problem is many of the sites are limited to classical and jazz.  Certainly not a problem if that's the kind of music that you're into!
That''s my style-so perfect!
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