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post #451 of 8571
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Originally Posted by Goldlion973 View Post

Yes! It will make music sound so good it will de-age and cause immediate metamorphosis... a Red Wine mod will make it sound so good you'll develop incredible hulk like strength .lol. 
Music production so good that will make you rage for not hearing it like that before, sounds nice!
post #452 of 8571

.lol. Dread to think what a pair of Roxanne's will do.

post #453 of 8571

 Yes, very modern design... :blink:

 

 I am pretty sure I can attach a handle and chop some ribs with it. Just might need some sharpening on those edges, though.

 

 Really, what is that border all about? They needed the extra room to fit everything inside but a larger screen would be too expensive for a $2,400 DAP?

post #454 of 8571
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Originally Posted by dc-k View Post

I'm holding out for eternal youth which will certainly be standard in the AK360

Lifestyle sells
post #455 of 8571
Looks like the AK home stereo set is complete.

http://www.whathifi.com/news/astell-kern-launches-akr02-earphones-plus-first-ever-amplifier-and-speakers

Their last speaker is quite unconventional and sits right next to AK240 in awkward aesthetics.
post #456 of 8571
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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post

Looks like the AK home stereo set is complete.

http://www.whathifi.com/news/astell-kern-launches-akr02-earphones-plus-first-ever-amplifier-and-speakers

Their last speaker is quite unconventional and sits right next to AK240 in awkward aesthetics.

they must get through a lot of strange substances in the AK design department...

 

clearly the DAP division stole the company ruler while the speakers division nicked the compasses...

post #457 of 8571
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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post

Looks like the AK home stereo set is complete.

http://www.whathifi.com/news/astell-kern-launches-akr02-earphones-plus-first-ever-amplifier-and-speakers

Their last speaker is quite unconventional and sits right next to AK240 in awkward aesthetics.

Oh wow, this speaker must have been designed by the same person who came up with this 240 design.
Pretty ugly IMO.

And the new AK IEMs are $1.3k?
Cheesus tapdancing Christ...
post #458 of 8571
Oh dear. Not sure what they were going for there.
post #459 of 8571
So if they are setting a trend I would say that next there will be an AK480 shaped like a deformed toilet bowl from a Dali painting and costing 4.8k. I think this is the first brand to base product names on price...AK120 at 1.2k, AK240 at 2.4k etc.
post #460 of 8571
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

So if they are setting a trend I would say that next there will be an AK480 shaped like a deformed toilet bowl from a Dali painting and costing 4.8k. I think this is the first brand to base product names on price...AK120 at 1.2k, AK240 at 2.4k etc.


lol'd at pricing/naming ratio :happy_face1:

post #461 of 8571

Or we can stop this trend right now.... perfect solution...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/698455/lightbox/post/10132357/id/1009924


Edited by harmonix - 1/8/14 at 5:14am
post #462 of 8571

price aside, I hope to hear someone who attended the CES to report what is the actual technological advancement or innovation this product has in order to warrant the new flagship status? Is it the first portable device that can native decode up to DSD up to 5.6Mhz?

post #463 of 8571
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Originally Posted by kerrys30 View Post
 

Not sure if I am on right track here but for me they seem to be looking at this like Ibasso.  They have AK100/120.  Very similar design and build.  120 a little bigger and more specs.  Everyone thought the next itiration would be the AK140.  With the Wolfson 8741 dual and maybe balanced and some of Vinnies mode etc.    But no, they come out with a complete redesign, larger unit different DACS etc and it is the AK240 at a much higher price.

 

Now quiet a few will sell but people then have choice of little brother also.   Then in 6 months they will bring out the AK140 or AK160 with the dual Wolfson 8741 and blanced with Titan internl storage and the regular 2 x microsd.   Cost will be inbetween 120 and 240.

 

Now the AK240 owners probably will not bother but the AK100/120 owners that theym,issed with the AK240 now have an upgrade option.     Like DX100.  Then DX50.  and next DX90!

 

Just my thought......

I doubt you see a dual 8741 piece due to how it operates and the amount of power it uses. It's only a good choice for tweaks like us.

post #464 of 8571

It really is $2400??

That is official?

post #465 of 8571
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Originally Posted by harmonix View Post
 

Or we can stop this trend right now.... perfect solution...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/698455/lightbox/post/10132357/id/1009924

Agree, so what we need now is a very good Transport/player, without DAC/AMP on board. Some sort of nano-Aurender :-)

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