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post #4696 of 5622
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Originally Posted by Uniquexme View Post


Thx. But when switching songs on Audrivana playlist sometimes there is no sound while switching songs. I disable the iTunes integration mode when I m playing DSD as I am lazy to do the proxy thingy. Maybe my RAM on Mac Mini is not enough?

This could be the case as Audrivana preload your music into your ram before playing.

post #4697 of 5622
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Originally Posted by Uniquexme View Post

I can't be grateful enough bro. U light up my night.... Both MBP using iTunes and Mac Mini using Audirvana worked flawlessly. Thank you very very much... Now it's time to enjoy the DSD!!!!!biggrin.gif

Good on you! Glad it all worked out! smily_headphones1.gif
post #4698 of 5622
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Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post

This could be the case as Audrivana preload your music into your ram before playing.

Ah... It is not unusual as DSD files are huge files and take a while to load. We don't notice this with redbook files because they are much smaller. smily_headphones1.gif
post #4699 of 5622
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post


Ah... It is not unusual as DSD files are huge files and take a while to load. We don't notice this with redbook files because they are much smaller. smily_headphones1.gif

Yes, you can see how Audrivana reads the DSD and it takes a little while to complete.  

post #4700 of 5622
Yea but anyway it's working. Hehe.. Audirvana can play those 5.1 DSD.
post #4701 of 5622

Anyone on a Mac using something *other than* Android File Transfer to get music to the AK?

 

I used to (until a week ago) have a FiiO X5, and since it mounted as regular drives, I had an app that happily synced music across and split it between the memory cards.

 

The big downside I see so far with AK is that the file transfer (on a Mac) is downright archaic.

 

Anyone have experience with any other software - I have over 100G to sync, and SyncMate, as an example, bombs out every time.

 

I have resorted to using a 128GB external cared and just removing/syncing to that.

 

J


Edited by JeremyLaurenson - 8/3/14 at 4:29am
post #4702 of 5622
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Originally Posted by JeremyLaurenson View Post

Anyone on a Mac using something *other than* Android File Transfer to get music to the AK?

I used to (until a week ago) have a FiiO X5, and since it mounted as regular drives, I had an app that happily synced music across and split it between the memory cards.

The big downside I see so far with AK is that the file transfer (on a Mac) is downright archaic.

Anyone have experience with any other software - I have over 100G to sync, and SyncMate, as an example, bombs out every time.

I have resorted to using a 128GB external cared and just removing/syncing to that.

J
All this "doesn't play nice with Mac" regarding the AK's is about the only thing holding me and my Apple Lossless library from buying one of the new AK DAP's.
On an unrelated note: why did you get rid of the X5?
post #4703 of 5622
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Originally Posted by JeremyLaurenson View Post
 

Anyone on a Mac using something *other than* Android File Transfer to get music to the AK?

 

I used to (until a week ago) have a FiiO X5, and since it mounted as regular drives, I had an app that happily synced music across and split it between the memory cards.

 

The big downside I see so far with AK is that the file transfer (on a Mac) is downright archaic.

 

Anyone have experience with any other software - I have over 100G to sync, and SyncMate, as an example, bombs out every time.

 

I have resorted to using a 128GB external cared and just removing/syncing to that.

 

J

I use SyncMate Expert and haven't had any real problems. I still occasionally  get the mysterious lockup of the AK240 during transfer. I found it to have been a folder was created on the AK240 after an aborted attempt. I could only resume when that folder was deleted on the AK240 using the delete folder option in the AK240 software.

post #4704 of 5622
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Originally Posted by kh600rr View Post

Hey Mim, I've not been keeping up lately, how you liking the RW Mod? Are u posting your Comparisons anywhere? Are u glad, u spent the $
I still think the 901 has the edge SQ wise and that the AK240 is overpriced. However, the AK240 is nevertheless a cool DAP, that can pair better than the 901 with some iems.
post #4705 of 5622
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Originally Posted by chawya22 View Post
 

I use SyncMate Expert and haven't had any real problems. I still occasionally  get the mysterious lockup of the AK240 during transfer. I found it to have been a folder was created on the AK240 after an aborted attempt. I could only resume when that folder was deleted on the AK240 using the delete folder option in the AK240 software.

DO you have sync mate actually sync the songs, or just use it as a drive? Does it insist on converse etc? Maybe you can shed some light on what your workflow is

 

J

post #4706 of 5622
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


I still think the 901 has the edge SQ wise and that the AK240 is overpriced. However, the AK240 is nevertheless a cool DAP, that can pair better than the 901 with some iems.

I would say DAPs on this level would have different sound signatures, on this topic however, I might be dropping the in local stores to try out the HM901 with the balanced card if possible to see how it sounds :) Im very worried I would like it so much and buy it lol

post #4707 of 5622
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Originally Posted by JeremyLaurenson View Post
 

DO you have sync mate actually sync the songs, or just use it as a drive? Does it insist on converse etc? Maybe you can shed some light on what your workflow is

 

J

I use it exactly as I would Android File Transfer. The only difference is that SyncMate uses the standard Finder architecture, that I'm very familiar with. AFT forces you to use their architecture, which is very limited. Once you mount your AK240 on your desktop using SyncMate and Fuse for OS X (free), you can move, copy, delete, rename, etc. just like any other Finder window. SyncMate Expert is not free but since you're working in the Finder, there's no learning curve and to me worth the expense. It's not perfect. As I said before, you still occasionally get those weird anomalies that I don't know whether to blame OS X or the AK240, but SyncMate is light years ahead of AFT.    

post #4708 of 5622
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Originally Posted by chawya22 View Post
 

I use it exactly as I would Android File Transfer. The only difference is that SyncMate uses the standard Finder architecture, that I'm very familiar with. AFT forces you to use their architecture, which is very limited. Once you mount your AK240 on your desktop using SyncMate and Fuse for OS X (free), you can move, copy, delete, rename, etc. just like any other Finder window. SyncMate Expert is not free but since you're working in the Finder, there's no learning curve and to me worth the expense. It's not perfect. As I said before, you still occasionally get those weird anomalies that I don't know whether to blame OS X or the AK240, but SyncMate is light years ahead of AFT.    

I just tried it as a sync app, and it seems fine, but doesn't seem to be any way to transfer the actual playlists, unless I am missing something. I haven't done a whole 200GB yet though ;-)

post #4709 of 5622
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Originally Posted by JeremyLaurenson View Post
 

I just tried it as a sync app, and it seems fine, but doesn't seem to be any way to transfer the actual playlists, unless I am missing something. I haven't done a whole 200GB yet though ;-)

I've never tried to transfer a playlist. All the playlist I have, were created within the AK240. I image if you have your AK240 mounted on your desktop using SyncMate, you would just navigate to the playlist folder and drag whatever pre existing playlist you have to that folder. I really don't know for sure.  


Edited by chawya22 - 8/4/14 at 7:04am
post #4710 of 5622

You'll need to install minimserver on your NAS. More information here:http://minimserver.com/

 

Installation can be made without affecting the data already stored in your NAS.

 

All DSF, and DFF files will be shown on your AK240 afterwards (but I prefer DSF because these files can be tagged with meta data through Foobar2000). Streaming is smooth as silk and SQ is top-notch, provided your router has good wifi strength to reach your AK240.

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