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post #6901 of 8541
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post

what a waste of money for people to pay 2500 USD to just use the ak240 as a transport, that is really a waste of  money beyond my understanding.

I can understand that you want to add an amp to the ak240 But to use the ak240 just as transport common please have mercy on us with such recommendations, and claiming that it will be much better than a regular transport like an ipod or an android device

In this forum, almost everything we discuss is a waste of money to many. We may have different opinions and priorities, but that doesn't mean we can't agree to disagree.

For example, I like watches and one of my good friends think it's a waste of money, yet he visited night spots twice to thrice a week, which to me is completely money wasting.
post #6902 of 8541

also whats the deal many r selling their ak240 on the forum?

post #6903 of 8541
@hykleif, a little respect to others & their choices please.
post #6904 of 8541
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

@hykleif, a little respect to others & their choices please.


sorry I did not mean to offend anyone, please don't take my words personal

 

I respect everyone's choices, so again if I offended anyone I am sorry

post #6905 of 8541


Can anyone comment whether the RWAK+ line-out can (or should) be used for IEMs?

post #6906 of 8541
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Originally Posted by flkin View Post


Can anyone comment whether the RWAK+ line-out can (or should) be used for IEMs?

I have the plus as well, and like Vinnie also mentioned, u should not be using the true line out to feed directly your IEMs just because the volume control attenuates the signal.

The true line out is meant to be fed to an amp with the volume at max, otherwise there was no point to get it.
post #6907 of 8541
Aren't you curious what it sounds like from the true line out? 😄

Actually I've tried and the sound is richer more detailed. The body of sound is thicker. Very impressive sounding initially.

Unfortunately it is also a little rougher and there's some occasional static like sound.
Edited by flkin - 3/17/15 at 7:19am
post #6908 of 8541
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Originally Posted by jlbrach View Post
 

any DAC you buy no matter how expensive will sound the same if you play it through the hugo....you could buy a used AK100 and play it through the hugo with the same results..

 

I'm not sure you can connect a DAC output to Hugo. But if you mean, any 'transport' will sound the same through Hugo ... then quietly, I agree.. :)

post #6909 of 8541

Anybody have a picture of the + mod showing the LO on the angle side? I just want to see how Vinnie implemented it.

Thanks

post #6910 of 8541
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Originally Posted by coolmingli View Post
 

Anybody have a picture of the + mod showing the LO on the angle side? I just want to see how Vinnie implemented it.

Thanks

 

From decur:

 

post #6911 of 8541
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Originally Posted by ATSCODE View Post
 

 

From decur:

 


Thanks for the picture, it looks a very solid, don't know if he can make the LO as same as the stock headphone out, recessed and flushed to the chassis.

post #6912 of 8541
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Originally Posted by coolmingli View Post

Thanks for the picture, it looks a very solid, don't know if he can make the LO as same as the stock headphone out, recessed and flushed to the chassis.

You can actually email Vinnie to see if he's able to make the LO that way.
post #6913 of 8541
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Originally Posted by ATSCODE View Post

You can actually email Vinnie to see if he's able to make the LO that way.

 

Vinnie is the authority, but from what I know the output jacks (2.5 & 3.5) are mounted to a circuit board so there is no place to mount an extra jack on the top side.

post #6914 of 8541
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post
 


I totally disagree with you, remember when I owned the chord hugo and you told me that an ipad is much better than an ipod as a transport , but in reality I could not figure out any difference at all

 

a transport is a transport, no matter what you say I will never ever be convinced to buy a transport as the Ak240, that is just ridiculous

 

its just psychological man, please guys don't fall for such things

Hi,

 

I'm here not to bias to yours or anyone's saying on transport.  As to my knowledge transport in different brands and different forms would sound different.  This might be something to do with power supply, circuitry etc and that's why in some extreme of those high end stereophiles they are so crazy about different CD transports (even though they all output the same 1000100100011).  So, the answer is yes for transports would sound differently.

 

We don't need to validate someone's decision on how they use their belongings and only to share experience on how we could get the best out of our gears. 

post #6915 of 8541
I will be cancelling my order for the ZX-2 and just ordered a AK240 SS...my hands are trembling at spending so much...

What exactly are the differences between the ak240 and ak240SS? Is it really noticeably better?

I went to order the 240 but stumbled upon the SS on moon audio and liked the way it looked.

Is it as scratch proof as everyone says the 240 was?
Edited by IaHawkeye - 3/18/15 at 8:25am
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