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post #3466 of 8541
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Originally Posted by ironore View Post


Hi I am a little confused as to where are you. Are you in HK or SG?

I just got my AK240 last week in HK and a few shops in Mongkok are carrying AK240 inventory, even the gold one. I ordered AKR03 last week and this week while I am in the US they sent me message that I can get it next week.

And yes, I read through this post and I surrendered around post 180-190 and bought it.

I cannot vouch for this but FYI someone from the dealer claimed they have sold around 5000 units of AK240. If this is true then its a scary number.

No matter from HK or SG, good luck hunting.

I am actually currently in Papua New Guinea. I don't think many ppl have heard of this country. Hopefully by the time I get from HK in July they still hv in stock. Kind of feeling uneasy right now, wanting some thing so much yet can't get my hands on it is rather torturing! mad.gif
post #3467 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Uniquexme View Post


I am actually currently in Papua New Guinea. I don't think many ppl have heard of this country. Hopefully by the time I get from HK in July they still hv in stock. Kind of feeling uneasy right now, wanting some thing so much yet can't get my hands on it is rather torturing! mad.gif


Try Sydney Australia or Melbourne both have shops that stock AK and will post to P&G surely as it is close by, or go for a weekend not far.

post #3468 of 8541

I also wanted to mention a few additional things:

  1. I am using the "white" (bright) filters on my Shure SE-846.
  2. The EQ is also a bit extended on the highs at the 16K adjustment as well. For me at that range it made the "least difference" 
  3. I agree with previous posts that if you are using a silver "litz" cable it will help shape the sound differently and filters and EQ setting will need to be re-adjusted after each change.

 

Sincerely,

Speedracer1

post #3469 of 8541

Had a little 240 meet today!

 

 

The gold limited edition AK240, and the new case for my 240

 

 

The distressed look brown case of the Gold AK240

 

 

The stand is very impressive solid metal block, very heavy.................... 

 

post #3470 of 8541
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Originally Posted by speedracer1 View Post
 

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spkrs01 and myself just tried eq off and eq on @ flat settings. Confirm your report, eq off is actually quite boosted, "eq flat" definitely sounded more neutral and natural.Will have to retesting the pairing with different phones again. I wish the manufacturers will stop doing this. EQ Off should be FLAT!

post #3471 of 8541
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Originally Posted by holeout View Post
 

spkrs01 and myself just tried eq off and eq on @ flat settings. Confirm your report, eq off is actually quite boosted, "eq flat" definitely sounded more neutral and natural.Will have to retesting the pairing with different phones again. I wish the manufacturers will stop doing this. EQ Off should be FLAT!

I noticed the same thing. I can't seem to get the settings in EQ to sound any better than EQ off however.

post #3472 of 8541

I tested some headphone pairing before and on the LCD X/XC, the mids/trebles sounded quite analytical with EQ off. Now with EQ Flat, the mids and treble sounded more musical with better stage depth.I prefer this setting.

post #3473 of 8541
Let's say I want to get the best out of HD800 or LCD-3, which amp is best for both headphones? Is Hugo better or those woo audio, schiit, sonett? Thx. How much do I need to spent in order to get what I hope to experience? I have decided to ditch my HiFi and concentrate in HeadFi as I can't afford he best in Hifi world but I might be able for the HeadFi.
post #3474 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Uniquexme View Post

Let's say I want to get the best out of HD800 or LCD-3, which amp is best for both headphones? Is Hugo better or those woo audio, schiit, sonett? Thx. How much do I need to spent in order to get what I hope to experience? I have decided to ditch my HiFi and concentrate in HeadFi as I can't afford he best in Hifi world but I might be able for the HeadFi.
Many people here have had very good sucess with the Duet, it powers my HD-800 very well, when paired with the AK-240. If you go back in the thread,Rudi has done a lot of testing with the AK-240, and different portable amps.
post #3475 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Uniquexme View Post

I have decided to ditch my HiFi and concentrate in HeadFi as I can't afford he best in Hifi world but I might be able for the HeadFi.

 

Yeah, instead of only having to rob many, many Banks for the best in home HiFi, you'll only need to rob one for HeadFi...;) 

post #3476 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Uniquexme View Post

Let's say I want to get the best out of HD800 or LCD-3, which amp is best for both headphones? Is Hugo better or those woo audio, schiit, sonett? Thx. How much do I need to spent in order to get what I hope to experience? I have decided to ditch my HiFi and concentrate in HeadFi as I can't afford he best in Hifi world but I might be able for the HeadFi.

I can't speak for HD800 but for Audeze, I like Rx3B+ for portable, Auralic Taurus II for desktop, paired with AK240.

post #3477 of 8541

Nice job with the pic's guys.  Thank you for sharing. I actually like the gold with the brow case.  It looks mint!  Just don't have these options in the USA :-( 

 

Sincerely,

Speedracer1...

post #3478 of 8541
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Originally Posted by LargoCantabile View Post


Try Sydney Australia or Melbourne both have shops that stock AK and will post to P&G surely as it is close by, or go for a weekend not far.

If you do try Australia, try Tivoli Hifi in Camberwell (Melbourne). They did a good deal on mine.
Edited by blackads - 5/31/14 at 9:09pm
post #3479 of 8541
Would really appreciate if anyone can post a pic of their high end setup with AK240 & HD800 / LCD3 and the external amp. Do I need a separate external DAC or the one in AK240 is good enough.
post #3480 of 8541

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Originally Posted by Uniquexme View Post

Would really appreciate if anyone can post a pic of their high end setup with AK240 & HD800 / LCD3 and the external amp. Do I need a separate external DAC or the one in AK240 is good enough.
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