Couple of questions for existing owners...I've had mine since late April and I've noticed a line / area of discoloration on the body of the ak240 on the front triangular part above the volume knob. I have absolutely babied this expensive device since I got it. Have had it in a case at all times while traveling the couple of times I have taken it out of the house. Has anyone else had this issue? Second, how loose is he volume knob supposed to be? Mine seems looser than normal volume knobs, haven't directly compared to another ak240 though.
On another note, I just bought the remastered Led Zeppelin from he tracks and the first album sounds great. Not sure I like the mix on the second disc, a lot more distortion in the instruments than the first album.
My first AK240 had a slightly different coloration on the area above the knob. There were also more evident striations in the metal on this upper part and this contributed to the slightly different tint. My second AK240—replacing my first one due to a defective volume control—has a finer level of striations and there is no coloration difference. You might what to take some alcohol and clean the metal where the striations are and see if they just picked up some oil and dirt from your hands (not saying you have dirty hands).
The volume control, for me, is the only obvious design flaw. Both of my units had wiggly controls, not as bad, however, as the really wiggly control of the original AK100. My AK120's volume control was a huge improvement and had no wiggle at all. That's why I was a little disappointed when I first got my 240.
Regarding the Led Zeppelin high rez files, I'm waiting for Physical Graffiti ...
Edited by jwbrent - 6/5/14 at 10:00pm