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If you buy from Crutchfield, they will give you expert advice so just get one of their technicians on the line or chat to make sure you get the setup that works best for you.

post #7127 of 8541
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Originally Posted by muziq View Post
 


Just today I dropped my AK240 in the mail to Vinnie for the RWAK240+ mod.  It's strange to drop something that pricey in the mail and send it off.  He's great with communication, though and with a turnaround time of about two weeks, I'm already excited to see what the sound improvements will be when I introduce it back into my rig.  I opted for the SE line-out.  


Winnie returns it in a non-descriptive package that is secure but understated. Doesn't draw attention.

 

I'm not using in a desktop headphone system but trying in my home hifi BAT/YBA/Wilson setup.  I find the RWAK240+ balance line-out has much more detail but is also harsher. Need to adjust the rest of the system to tune the sound but anything that can extract more detail is always good! Perhaps with cables but the 2.5mm AK system makes most cables custom and costly.

 

One thing it's not designed for is to attach headphone directly to the new line out. Volume can still be controlled from rotary switch. Interesting and amazing results... :-)

post #7128 of 8541
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Yes, but only if you are willing to customize the AK240 Android OS. I've looked around the XDA Developers forums and no one has rooted and customized the AK version of Android. I highly doubt we will get a developer interested in this given the minuscule size of the user base compared to any Android phone. Best bet is just keep asking AK for better designs or ask AK to release their source code.

AK was removed from public access and update the firmware, referring to the protection of intellectual property!

post #7129 of 8541
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Originally Posted by warrior1975 View Post

Do you plan on using it in your home rig or portable setup? Which amps?

 

Yes.  

 

Pocket rig:  RWAK240+ > Clear Tune Monitors CTM 500 Elite

 

Transportable rig:  RWAK240+ > ALO International > Alpha Prime or CTM 500 Elites

 

Desktop rig:  RWAK240+ or MBP+Audirvana > Bifrost Uber > Lyr2 > Alpha Prime

 

Cabling is all Double Helix, and interconnects are a mix of Double Helix and Moon Audio Silver Dragon and Blue Dragon.  

 

There's a Wyrd and Rega P3 in there somewhere, too ;)

post #7130 of 8541

I just sent money to a member and will have my own ak240 in a few days.  I have the Massdrop AKG k553's in the mail as well... Looks like I'll need a a nicer pair of HP's and IEM's to suit my new player.  :)

Coming from an OLD ipod touch with basic buds (HD555's are in need of a plug repair). Pretty excited!

post #7131 of 8541
Nice bro, enjoy and welcome to the club!
post #7132 of 8541

i just bought a rwak240+ which will arrive soon to me, currently I have a shure 846

 

can someone recommend a universal iem that is best with rwak240+ that is

 

1- very warm

2- great deep bass

3- no harsh sound

4- layered rich sound 

 

i am not interested in custom iem

post #7133 of 8541

shure 846 sounds fabulous with my 240!

post #7134 of 8541
846 was nice. Asg g2 is incredible bass wise, rha t10 I really enjoy, and Ref 1. All stock AK240. I'd grab g2 used they have incredible bass. T10s are awesome but lots of mixed reviews. I really enjoy them
post #7135 of 8541
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Originally Posted by warrior1975 View Post

846 was nice. Asg g2 is incredible bass wise, rha t10 I really enjoy, and Ref 1. All stock AK240. I'd grab g2 used they have incredible bass. T10s are awesome but lots of mixed reviews. I really enjoy them

its not only the bass but warmth too, shure is great but sometimes maybe i feel it harsh

 

i want rich warm non fatiguing iems

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Asg g2 or t10. I love them both. I sold my 8s. Forget price, rha are amazing.
post #7137 of 8541

If anyone is looking for a great deal on a new AK240, grab this off Amazon:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Astell-Kern-AK240-ExtremeAudio-Connection/dp/B00K3SXRNG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1429051801&sr=8-2&keywords=astell+ak240

 

I paid the same for mine a month ago, but it did not come with the dock and now it does. I've also seen the price fluctuate quite a bit since I purchased. Stainless with same bundle is $3000.

 

And no, I'm not Jeff Bezos.

post #7138 of 8541
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Originally Posted by bflat View Post
 

If anyone is looking for a great deal on a new AK240, grab this off Amazon:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Astell-Kern-AK240-ExtremeAudio-Connection/dp/B00K3SXRNG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1429051801&sr=8-2&keywords=astell+ak240

 

I paid the same for mine a month ago, but it did not come with the dock and now it does. I've also seen the price fluctuate quite a bit since I purchased. Stainless with same bundle is $3000.

 

And no, I'm not Jeff Bezos.

Yes it's a great deal.  But just be aware that the ad doesn't say it's new or anything about condition -- which is a bit strange -- and it doesn't come with a manufacturers warranty.  They really should say whether it is or isn't new.  In the absence of such info, it's likely that it's a demo or previously owned, or refurbished.  Something to clarify with the seller if you want to.  Doesn't mean that it's not a good deal though.  The seller appears to be very reputable and I'd probably buy it if I didn't already have one.

post #7139 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Skyyyeman View Post

Yes it's a great deal.  But just be aware that the ad doesn't say it's new or anything about condition -- which is a bit strange -- and it doesn't come with a manufacturers warranty.  They really should say whether it is or isn't new.  In the absence of such info, it's likely that it's a demo or previously owned, or refurbished.  Something to clarify with the seller if you want to.  Doesn't mean that it's not a good deal though.  The seller appears to be very reputable and I'd probably buy it if I didn't already have one.

I bought from the same seller and it is new and comes with warranty. They do sell open box returns but under the Used section. A lot of the stuff you read in the Q A section are from Amazon users and not the vendor. I was confused too until I contacted them directly. Plus Amazon guarantees as well. In fact I paid for the 2 day shipping since it was the highest option and asked if I could pay extra for overnight and they upgraded me to overnight at no extra charge. My only regret is they had the SS version bundle for $2799 and I though too long about it and by the time I decided to go for it, it went back up to $3000.

My advice for those looking for new is to monitor the Amazon prices daily as they seem to fluctuate on these bundles by a lot.
post #7140 of 8541

I just got my AK240 in, I can't say how amazing it is, audio wise until I use something else other than the buds that come with Samsung phones :P I have about 800 credit with Amazon, I might have to splurge on some HP's as I decide on what CIEM's to get. 

Loving the UI so far, just displeased about not being able to add other apps (which I knew). Hopefully someone makes a custom firmware for this. 

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