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post #466 of 8595
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

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

 

Chord Hugo is hardly portable. Transportable yes but you won't see anyone walking around with it in their pocket. What we need is a thin transport/player/DAC and no amp. That way we can pick the amp of our choosing and tweak the sound signature to our own liking using the amps. And it's pretty much a guarantee that any amp we combine with it will be better than whatever amp they try and cram into any DAP.

post #467 of 8595
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Originally Posted by JackDiesel View Post
 

 

Chord Hugo is hardly portable. Transportable yes but you won't see anyone walking around with it in their pocket. What we need is a thin transport/player/DAC and no amp. That way we can pick the amp of our choosing and tweak the sound signature to our own liking using the amps. And it's pretty much a guarantee that any amp we combine with it will be better than whatever amp they try and cram into any DAP.

Well, I don't really need something to walk with in my pocket.  I just need transportable to have it in the plane/train/office/WeeKend

 

Sometimes, I dream of an iPAD Mini with 512 Gb of storage, a 24bits/192kHz out through ToshLink and USB out


Edited by bmichels - 1/8/14 at 6:24am
post #468 of 8595
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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.

 

you forgot the AK360 Dali-spec... it rotates on the desk and drips... quite surreal at night under candlelight so I'm informed.


Edited by OK-Guy - 1/8/14 at 7:26am
post #469 of 8595
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

Well, I don't really need something to walk with in my pocket.  I just need transportable to have it in the plane/train/office/WeeKend

Sometimes, I dream of an iPAD Mini with 512 Gb of storage, a 24bits/192kHz out through ToshLink and USB out

I'd wish the ipad mini played FLAC. And was running android. And running Sony's new player on the ZX1.

Dum da rum dum...
post #470 of 8595

If the ak240 beats the likes of cypher labs(separates) it might be worth a look..if it doesn't, it will sell to the minority who just want the latest player and not to the majority who want the best possible portable sound..for me, it would have to blow everything else away to justify the price!

post #471 of 8595
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

I'd wish the ipad mini played FLAC. And was running android. And running Sony's new player on the ZX1.

Dum da rum dum...

i wish more sane price policy from AK, because for 2.4k i can buy damn good sources or all in one Naim Unity or similar which will sound for sure better than AK of any marking. i am afraid ak240 becomes redundant for me automatically, better ak120 with S mod and good amp.

LoL, design wise i believe anyone who made this for iRiver is working for competition because ak240 design will scare even most mentally stable buyers biggrin.gif
Edited by Gintaras - 1/8/14 at 7:06am
post #472 of 8595
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post



LoL, design wise i believe anyone who made this for iRiver is working for competition because ak240 design will scare even most mentally stable buyers biggrin.gif

 

 

I agree, but, there's really not that many mentally-stable buyers, here on Head-Fi (at least, not according to their other halves!)

post #473 of 8595

Their IEMs are re branded  FADs i believe. 

post #474 of 8595
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Originally Posted by Sauntere View Post
 

Their IEMs are re branded  FADs i believe. 

 

FAD.

 

How ironic...

post #475 of 8595

*browsing forums while having breakfast*

 

"Oh, what's this? A new DAP? Nice! Let's see what A&K have come up with this time arou...."

 

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$3000AUD??!! Audiophilia has officially gone mad.

 

 

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post #476 of 8595
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post


I agree, but, there's really not that many mentally-stable buyers, here on Head-Fi (at least, not according to their other halves!)

ROFL biggrin.gif
post #477 of 8595

So is anyone remotely interested in buying it ? What if it sounds stellar ?

post #478 of 8595
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

 

I agree, but, there's really not that many mentally-stable buyers, here on Head-Fi (at least, not according to their other halves!)

come on in, leave your sanity at the door...

post #479 of 8595

after all, there is no official price announcement from AK? 2400$ is only an assumption, right? :blink:

post #480 of 8595
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Originally Posted by Rednuht View Post
 

after all, there is no official price announcement from AK? 2400$ is only an assumption, right? :blink:

 

 

No, it's been precisely calculated; look:

 

 

AK 240 plus a zero = 2400

 

 

You can't get any more scientific than that!  :wink_face:

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