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post #3871 of 8541
Looks like they didn't get a good seal, when putting the case back together.
post #3872 of 8541
Wasn't Duraluminum scratch-resistant :P?
Expect my stock AK240 in 2 days wohoo! smily_headphones1.gif
post #3873 of 8541

Can't really determine if it's a scratch from the photo. Maybe you can try to see if it rubs off with an eraser. If it doesn't rub off and is indeed scratched, you should contact Vinnie.

post #3874 of 8541
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Originally Posted by superjohny View Post

 

just received my rwak240, noticed a line on the side of the unit probably due to the modification opening up the case. is it meant to be like that?perfectly acceptable if it is due to the mod. but i am just curious and asking...gonna have a fun time listening tonite...

 

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Originally Posted by nazrin313 View Post

Yeap from a non owning ak240's presepective, that looks like a scratch to me too
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Originally Posted by kh600rr View Post

Looks like they didn't get a good seal, when putting the case back together.
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Originally Posted by holeout View Post
 

Can't really determine if it's a scratch from the photo. Maybe you can try to see if it rubs off with an eraser. If it doesn't rub off and is indeed scratched, you should contact Vinnie.

 

That's not a scratch...it's goop from the factory packaging cradle. It will come right off with rubbing alcohol or 'Goof Off', etc. Do not use an eraser, you may fruckup (polish or scratch) the finish. Don't use lacquer thinner, nail polish remover, or any other solvent for the same reason. 

post #3875 of 8541
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Originally Posted by OICWUTUDIDTHAR View Post
 

why does a $2500 DAP have an output impedance of 2ohms?:triportsad: You would think they would know the ak240 will be used with highly sensitive iems.

Maybe they could but they think it sounds better at 2 ohms out. Perhaps they are not willing to compromise the sound of 98% of their clients for 2% of headphones designed to be driven directly from a battery.(jk) The spec race is overrated. How much does even the extreme example of the Shure vary here? A couple DB from flat? Not a biggie for a transducer, especially when the impedance curve doesn't have big dips or peaks. These are smooth octave to octave transistions here and not the sort of thing that calls much attention to itself.


Edited by goodvibes - 6/24/14 at 7:06am
post #3876 of 8541
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Originally Posted by superjohny View Post
 

hey guys,

 

just received my rwak240, noticed a line on the side of the unit probably due to the modification opening up the case. is it meant to be like that?perfectly acceptable if it is due to the mod. but i am just curious and asking...gonna have a fun time listening tonite...

 

Johny

Congratulations.  Impressions please.

post #3877 of 8541
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post
 

 

That's not a scratch...it's goop from the factory packaging cradle. It will come right off with rubbing alcohol or 'Goof Off', etc. Do not use an eraser, you may fruckup (polish or scratch) the finish. Don't use lacquer thinner, nail polish remover, or any other solvent for the same reason. 

 

burtomr, you are right! it rubs off easily!!

post #3878 of 8541
U can rest easy now johnny hahaha
post #3879 of 8541
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Originally Posted by superjohny View Post
 

hey guys,

 

just received my rwak240, noticed a line on the side of the unit probably due to the modification opening up the case. is it meant to be like that?perfectly acceptable if it is due to the mod. but i am just curious and asking...gonna have a fun time listening tonite...

 

Johny

 

I'm glad the perceived imperfection was easy to remove. I am so jealous! I'd love to send my 240 in for the full upgrade, but I just moved and my 12 year old son is now going to live with me, so I have to buy a TV and a PS4 in August for his arrival. Just not enough money right now for Dad's toys!

post #3880 of 8541

anyone managed to find any balanced line out cable for AK240? 

post #3881 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Uniquexme View Post
 

anyone managed to find any balanced line out cable for AK240? 

Had one built by Ted.

post #3882 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Byronb View Post
 

Had one built by Ted.

Ditto. Fast and inexpensive.  Well, relatively inexpensive if you take the cost of the AK240 and the SE846's into account. :wink_face:

post #3883 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Buddhahacker View Post
 

Ditto. Fast and inexpensive.  Well, relatively inexpensive if you take the cost of the AK240 and the SE846's into account. :wink_face:

 

Likewise here from Ted.

post #3884 of 8541

may i ask how much is the cable from Ted? I m in Malaysia

post #3885 of 8541

I had to send my ie800 back to the manufacturer for repair - so i decided try out some of my older headphones on the ak240 while i wait for them to be returned.  I was surprised by how good the grado gr10 sound.   I stopped using them because they were way to too bright on the ak100.   On the 240, there is much more bass than i expected.   I noticed though that, like other balanced armature phones, there is a very specific volume window that makes them sound good.  You can't really turn these up, but they sound very good at modest or average volumes.  Worth pairing it with the 240 if you already have them.

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