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post #706 of 8541
I think that little black matchbox thing on top is the balance phone out to single ended line out adapter. Please correct if i am wrong
post #707 of 8541

Have you thought about this ?  For ...$ 3000  ;)

 

 

SD to MicroSD = $ 7

 

256 Gb SD = $ 450  on Amazone

post #708 of 8541
Quote:
Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

I think that little black matchbox thing on top is the balance phone out to single ended line out adapter. Please correct if i am wrong

If this is the case, then... Why make a "balance phone out to single ended line out adapter" rather than just taking the SE phone out ... if it can be configured as a "line-out" ?  interesting !

post #709 of 8541
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

If this is the case, then... Why make a "balance phone out to single ended line out adapter" rather than just taking the SE phone out ... if it can be configured as a "line-out" ?  interesting !

 

I am taking from this website:

 

http://www.phileweb.com/news/d-av/image.php?id=34362&row=9

 

Original :

  • バランス出力用アダプター。アースを取るために3.5mmアンバランス出力端子も使用する

 

Google translate:

 

  • Balance output adapter. You are also using a 3.5mm unbalanced output terminal to take the ground

 

I think it is balance line out?

post #710 of 8541
Quote:
Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post
 

 

I am taking from this website:

 

http://www.phileweb.com/news/d-av/image.php?id=34362&row=9

 

Original :

  • バランス出力用アダプター。アースを取るために3.5mmアンバランス出力端子も使用する

 

Google translate:

 

  • Balance output adapter. You are also using a 3.5mm unbalanced output terminal to take the ground

 

I think it is balance line out?

indeed.. very interesting !  we will see what it is !

 

post #711 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Vinnie R. View Post
 

 

ROXANNE!!!  :cool:

 

 

 

 

Sorry - the song just jumped into my head and I couldn't help myself! :o

 

thanks Vinnie, great song:D

 

keep on great work.

 

as regards AK240 no matter how excellent this will be the pricing suggestion made this redundant for me. when AK gets into high end territory i have more options to pick excellent source and i can live with RWAK100 and 120S for portable. there is no point using AK as home source because for 2+k i can find much better options. IMHO AK made a mistake due to their greed. lets see what happens to AK240 sales. i hope Calyx M will become a revelation and will teach AK a lesson or... may be Naim will decide to teach AK a lesson by offering a portable DAP/DAC. we already seen Meridian and Chord entering this area.


Edited by Gintaras - 1/11/14 at 3:04am
post #712 of 8541

AK 120, firmware 1.37.

post #713 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

... i hope Calyx M will become a revelation and will teach AK a lesson

Unfortunately NOT With only 64Gb + 1 slot !!
Edited by bmichels - 1/11/14 at 3:25am
post #714 of 8541
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post


Unfortunately NOT With only 64Gb + 1 slot !!

 

i suppose AK240 pricing should push up sales of AK120 S-mod version :D

 

all i can tell most likely i will go for S-moded AK120 or just AK120 or.... Calyx M if its sound will be much better.

 

do not care about single card slot.


Edited by Gintaras - 1/11/14 at 3:17am
post #715 of 8541
I think every other dap sounds like a bargain after this... But not for long i am afraid.. Everyone will try and mark up the price a bit higher with the excuse of "look at ak240 pricing and you complain my dap too expensive"
post #716 of 8541

$2400 is really a bargain or even a steal compared to some cables $old for ten grands. :)

post #717 of 8541
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

$2400 is really a bargain or even a steal compared to some cables $old for ten grands. :)

Another case of 2 wrongs don't make a right. It is all a bit crazy. Audiofool heaven. Marketing guy's dream!


Edited by Steve58 - 1/11/14 at 5:49am
post #718 of 8541
Quote:
Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

$2400 is really a bargain or even a steal compared to some cables $old for ten grands. :)

 

It will depend on the SQ :)

post #719 of 8541
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

It will depend on the SQ smily_headphones1.gif

Exactly. Show us the goods and well show you the money. Simple as that. Need to hear this puppy.
post #720 of 8541
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post
 

 

It will depend on the SQ :)

Wow, I am wondering how much better portable sound can go regarding sound quality, or frankly how much it really needs to. Twice the cost of an AK120? that must be some improvement! Like the difference between a analogue cassette and and a CD to command that sort of price. Well for me anyway. The trouble is that we have reached the point where sound quality need not go any further as we can now surpass our parameters of hearing with  technology. We only have to look at these forums to see how subjective is our experience.

$2400:00!:blink:

 

Audiofool nervana= Marketers  dream


Edited by Steve58 - 1/11/14 at 5:57am
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