or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › The Astell & Kern AK240
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Astell & Kern AK240 - Page 243

post #3631 of 8541
Quote:
Originally Posted by stvc View Post

300.
Is there any official release on this as the units are not numbered and I cannot find an official statement.
post #3632 of 8541
Quote:
Originally Posted by joshuachew View Post


Is there any official release on this as the units are not numbered and I cannot find an official statement.

i think if not wrong, i did saw on DMA website it says 300units. but wasn't sure if its limited to 300units for HK or the whole Asia. 

post #3633 of 8541
Quote:
Originally Posted by harmonix View Post

How does a student afford a $2500 DAP - wouldn't you be better paying off student loan first?

Fair question but from my part of the world, I definitely won't pose such question. I have seen students bought watches costing mid five figures far too many times to bother asking.
Edited by sutjahjo - 6/10/14 at 2:03am
post #3634 of 8541

Anyone who uses the 2.5mm TRRS socket sometimes when slight touch on the socket one side do not have sound? i think its just too unstable, given the small size of the plug. 

post #3635 of 8541
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uniquexme View Post

i think if not wrong, i did saw on DMA website it says 300units. but wasn't sure if its limited to 300units for HK or the whole Asia. 

Yep. Mentioned on DMA but not sure total quantity or Asia or hk.

http://www.dma-audio.com/product_detail.php?id=2373
post #3636 of 8541
I experience the same problem. A couple of months ago I had a Silver Dragon IEM cable made up for me by Moon Audio with a 2.5mm TRRS plug at the end so that I could use my JH Audio 16 Pros with the balanced out of the AK240. When I got the cable and started to use I immediately noticed that I was getting a frequent crackling sound in the left channel which appeared any time the cable or unit was slightly moved or knocked. I returned the cable to Moon Audio who redid it and the new cable sounds better but is not 100% perfect. However I have found that if I insert the cable into the balanced socket in one specific position it tends to have a stronger lock and is less likely to be knocked or dislodged so, by and large and barring major knocks of the AK240 whilst I'm walking, the problem is solved. One certainly doesn't have any such issues with the 3.5mm socket but balanced out is definitely superior in my opinion.
post #3637 of 8541
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vanfan View Post

I experience the same problem. A couple of months ago I had a Silver Dragon IEM cable made up for me by Moon Audio with a 2.5mm TRRS plug at the end so that I could use my JH Audio 16 Pros with the balanced out of the AK240. When I got the cable and started to use I immediately noticed that I was getting a frequent crackling sound in the left channel which appeared any time the cable or unit was slightly moved or knocked. I returned the cable to Moon Audio who redid it and the new cable sounds better but is not 100% perfect. However I have found that if I insert the cable into the balanced socket in one specific position it tends to have a stronger lock and is less likely to be knocked or dislodged so, by and large and barring major knocks of the AK240 whilst I'm walking, the problem is solved. One certainly doesn't have any such issues with the 3.5mm socket but balanced out is definitely superior in my opinion.

So I had Craig at Whiplash make me a TWAu cable for my balanced out on the AK-240, then I heard about the issues some of you guys are having . This is his responce.

I will have your cable shipped tomorrow (today really). The AK240 female
2.5mm is very poorly mounted. There is a variance with this PCB female
jack. Now most of this is with units in Japan.
Plus I have a much better connector now!!
post #3638 of 8541

Hi guys! Guys can you tell how AK240 play heavy music (Doom, Sympho, Metalcore)?  Can you recommend it for such type of music?

Thanks for your advice)) 

post #3639 of 8541
Quote:
Originally Posted by sutjahjo View Post


Fair question but from my part of the world, I definitely won't pose such question. I have seen students bought watches costing mid five figures far too many times to bother asking.

We don't call those students... Those are "princelings" on a 4 year all expense paid vacation.

post #3640 of 8541
Quote:
Originally Posted by harmonix View Post

We don't call those students... Those are "princelings" on a 4 year all expense paid vacation.

He he, I thought education doesn't discriminate against student's family background? :-)
post #3641 of 8541

had this AK240 & AKR03 for just almost a week and now i m thinking of LCD3 or HD800 or Grado PS1000.... haha....

 

 

Any good recommendation of desktop amp to drive these phones? Which do u think would be a better combo : the Alo Studio 6 or Woo Audio WA22? or any others? 

post #3642 of 8541
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uniquexme View Post
 

had this AK240 & AKR03 for just almost a week and now i m thinking of LCD3 or HD800 or Grado PS1000.... haha....

 

 

Any good recommendation of desktop amp to drive these phones? Which do u think would be a better combo : the Alo Studio 6 or Woo Audio WA22? or any others? 

Cord Hugo might be competitive

post #3643 of 8541
Quote:
Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post

Cord Hugo might be competitive

I quite like using my AK240 optical to Hugo rca to wa22 with my HD800 and LCD3 wink.gif
post #3644 of 8541
Quote:
Originally Posted by kkcc View Post


I quite like using my AK240 optical to Hugo rca to wa22 with my HD800 and LCD3 wink.gif

Yours [240] mod or un-mod?  You don't carry your Hugo while on-the-go, do you?

post #3645 of 8541
Quote:
Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post
 

Yours [240] mod or un-mod?  You don't carry your Hugo while on-the-go, do you?

 

Unmodded, and I do occasionally bring the AK240+Hugo stack on days where I know I'd have plenty of time to listen.... or when I want to do spotify on my Note3 (IMO Hugo sounded better than using the AK240 in DAC for Note3)... well really have to admit for a stack hater I had been bringing the Hugo out far too often.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Source Gear
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › The Astell & Kern AK240