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post #226 of 1691
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post
 

I cannot transfer any more music, the error message I get is my screen is locked. Anyone else experience this?

 

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Originally Posted by jwbrent View Post
 

 

Not me. Can you still use your 240 after getting this message? Supposedly, there is a 10,000 song limit, or at least that was the case on the AK120. You could try a reboot (hold down the power button for 12 seconds) and see if that resolves the issue. I hope everything turns out fine ...

 

One problem I'm noticing on mine is that my battery will not fully charge using my USB3 connector on my MacBook Air. The manual says something about this, but I assumed that would be the case if you used a hub or a USB output on a keyboard. I've been burning my unit in for the past few days, so I thought the problem was that I was playing files while charging the battery. This morning, I stopped playing files and just let it charge. Back from school 5 hours later and the 240 is only half way charged. I did set my energy preferences on my MacBook to not go to sleep.

 

I'm going to use the wall charger that came with my iPhone to see if this rectifies the problem.

Here's what happened.  After trying many different ways, plugging and unplugging I was finally able to transfer again and I do not know why.  I was NOT transferring into the music folder. Which did not seem to matter anyway.  I reset, erased all and am now copying again this time into sub folders in the Music folder.  You should see two folder under Music, downloads and another containing pre-loaded music. I lost the pre-loaded 10 songs when I reset. No biggie, A&K will send me the link to get those back. So, your music folder should be inside the music folder. I knew that on the AK120 but did not think it mattered here and apparently it does.

 

The problem with the Android App for MAC is once folders fill up the window showing the AK's drive, there is no place to 'put' a new folder. So, folders copy into folders. Make sure you leave room with a few single songs so you can drag a folder on top of the single file and then it will copy as a folder on its own.

post #227 of 1691
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post
 

Here's what happened.  After trying many different ways, plugging and unplugging I was finally able to transfer again and I do not know why.  I was NOT transferring into the music folder. Which did not seem to matter anyway.  I reset, erased all and am now copying again this time into sub folders in the Music folder.  You should see two folder under Music, downloads and another containing pre-loaded music. I lost the pre-loaded 10 songs when I reset. No biggie, A&K will send me the link to get those back. So, your music folder should be inside the music folder. I knew that on the AK120 but did not think it mattered here and apparently it does.

 

The problem with the Android App for MAC is once folders fill up the window showing the AK's drive, there is no place to 'put' a new folder. So, folders copy into folders. Make sure you leave room with a few single songs so you can drag a folder on top of the single file and then it will copy as a folder on its own.

 

Or keep the android file transfer program looking at the top level directory and drag everything onto the music folder itself - if you see what I mean...

post #228 of 1691

So to confirm lest you MAC users get nervous :)

 

I've transferred 35 gigs so far of music in various formats outside of my iTunes folder onto the AK240, in 2 sub folders in the Music folder which came already created. Very original titles of each sub folder: No iTun I and No iTun II. :)

 

I created a 3rd folder called…….., get ready………iTun and right now 7.85 of 112.83 GB has already transferred and the rest will, I believe transfer without a hiccup.

 

Make sure you create a sub folder or two under the Music folder and you can drag and drop into, onto, on top of…you get the idea….. and it will stay in the folder in the AK's memory just as it is on your computer.

 

How it will show up on the AK?  Artwork? Searching on the AK? Fast-forwarding, go-backing, freezing or anything else with the UI operational wise ~ I have no idea. Tonight it will get at lest a 5 hour work out and I will know more.

 

Beautiful piece of kit, well made, good fit and finish. 5 minute SQ impression better than the 120. Con: Will miss the 120 size

post #229 of 1691
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Originally Posted by piercer View Post
 

 

Or keep the android file transfer program looking at the top level directory and drag everything onto the music folder itself - if you see what I mean...

Exactly........took me the long way around to get there.

post #230 of 1691

I'm finally done with school this week, so I've had some time to play around with my new toy. I hooked up my 240 to my main system and it sounds wonderful (at some point, I'm going to do an extensive review on the 240 as I did on my Colorfly C4 - http://www.head-fi.org/t/663318/new-colorfly-c4-pro-owner-extensive-review). I did notice that the line out function in the settings menu did not do what the manual suggested it would do:

 

Line Out

Turn Line Out on or off.
- Enabling Line Out will lock the volume level at

maximum. 

 

When I enabled line out, my volume control still operated as expected. Perhaps I have to reboot to get this setting to work, but if anyone else out there would check to see if their unit operates in the same manner, that would be great.


Edited by jwbrent - 3/13/14 at 3:31pm
post #231 of 1691

I thought Head-Fi's forums were HTML compatible or did I just muck up my original post.

post #232 of 1691
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Originally Posted by jwbrent View Post
 

I'm finally done with school this week, so I've had some time to play around with my new toy. I hooked up my 240 to my main system and it sounds wonderful (at some point, I'm going to do an extensive review on the 240 as I did on my Colorfly C4 - http://www.head-fi.org/t/663318/new-colorfly-c4-pro-owner-extensive-review). I did notice that the line out function in the settings menu did not do what the manual suggested it would do:

 

Line Out

Turn Line Out on or off.
- Enabling Line Out will lock the volume level at

maximum. 

 

When I enabled line out, my volume control still operated as expected. Perhaps I have to reboot to get this setting to work, but if anyone else out there would check to see if their unit operates in the same manner, that would be great.

 

There's a touch sensitive circle on the screen when you adjust the volume - it says 'Line Out' in it - touch that to fully enter Line Out mode.

post #233 of 1691

The default setting for the Left-Right Balance for earphones/headphones is 60/60. Are everyone else's the same? And did anyone change it to see how it affects the sound?

post #234 of 1691
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Originally Posted by piercer View Post
 

 

There's a touch sensitive circle on the screen when you adjust the volume - it says 'Line Out' in it - touch that to fully enter Line Out mode.

 

There is? Do you have 1.09 installed? When I adjust the volume and the volume screen pops up, there is nothing that says "Line Out." Thanks for the reply by the way.

post #235 of 1691

Yes, mine says 60/60. It works like any balance control ... allowing 1db steps either left or right. I'm glad it has this function since the AK120 doesn't have it. Sometimes a recording requires subtle balance adjustments to "lock" in the image.

post #236 of 1691
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Originally Posted by jwbrent View Post

Yes, mine says 60/60. It works like any balance control ... allowing 1db steps either left or right. I'm glad it has this function since the AK120 doesn't have it. Sometimes a recording requires subtle balance adjustments to "lock" in the image.
Thanks. Tonight it's the maiden voyage. smily_headphones1.gif Be on a plane in about an hour.
JW are you enjoying yours?
post #237 of 1691
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Originally Posted by jwbrent View Post
 

 

There is? Do you have 1.09 installed? When I adjust the volume and the volume screen pops up, there is nothing that says "Line Out." Thanks for the reply by the way.

 

I am using 1.0.9

 

Go to settings

Enable Line out

Make sure you have something plugged into the line out

Adjust volume - you will se the line out toggle

 

Hope that helps

 

Conrad

post #238 of 1691

Hi Conrad,

OK, that worked. Thanks for walking me through. :beerchug: 

 

I wonder whether the line out bypasses the potentiometer for a cleaner path signal to an amplifier.


Edited by jwbrent - 3/14/14 at 1:12am
post #239 of 1691
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post


Thanks. Tonight it's the maiden voyage. smily_headphones1.gif Be on a plane in about an hour.
JW are you enjoying yours?

 

I'm still waiting for it to warm up a bit more with a longer burn-in since there is more upper midrange emphasis than my AK120. 100 hours or more should do the trick. Enjoy yours on your trip ...

post #240 of 1691

I just noticed the AK240 dock showed up in the swiss shop I got my AK240 from...299 swiss francs, that's about 340$, OUCH!

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