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post #16 of 395

It's a bit early for April Fools, guys.

post #17 of 395

*Retracted

 

The more sensitive probably couldn't handle it


Edited by BLACKENEDPLAGUE - 3/31/14 at 5:09pm
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Originally Posted by BLACKENEDPLAGUE View Post
 

Can't wait for the AK7824682468248 that costs $540,000


Wouldn't that be the AK54000?


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post #19 of 395

Not funny though you did get me fooled for a second cause go figure, with today's technology, go figure what's possible and what's not

post #20 of 395
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Wouldn't that be the AK54000?

 

Oh my, you're right

post #21 of 395

Right now it's all about the price wars, more expensive the better (no, just no). The Tera Player set the original benchmark at $1300, then it was $2200, so A&K came out with the 240 at what is it? $2.8k? Now the 480 is out again at $4.9k. Then next year we can expect to see a 960 at $8k, then the AK1920 will be $11-12k. I feel sorry for people who not know what they are buying something that isn't remotely close to what it values at, but hey there money not mine.

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Originally Posted by Hobgoblinpie View Post
 

I think I'll wait until next year for the AK960. Seriously though, the specs look amazing. Not a fan of the looks - but since I will never buy it, I guess that isn't really for me to decide.

 

Also, if that screen is 5.5", the player is going to be absolutely massive (not in the popularity sense, since that's limited to 500).

You mean next month?  

 

Yeah, this thing has to be HUGE, in size.  

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post #24 of 395

Not sure if legit or april fools joke :ph34r:

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Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post
 

Not sure if legit or april fools joke :ph34r:

Was thinking the same thing at the start. But given the trend of these so called "portable DAP's" are priced at lately, I'm not surprised one bit if this is real.

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They gave you permission to post it already?!  :blink:  Hopefully we'll be the first to review it at Audio360.org.  Ah, who am I kidding?  If you got permission to post it, that means Jude already has one, lol!  :p  :D

 

I bet Jude was the first to know about it.  By the time I found out it was old news.  :)

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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
 

I was lucky enough to get a preview listen to this unit while I was in LA at the Iriver offices, and I have to say, I would never have believed that any portable could sound more refined than the AK240, which I though was already better than what I thought possible from a DAP.

 

I get a pic but you got to play with it.  Heartbroken.  :(

post #28 of 395
This better be a April Fool!! I just laid out $2500 smackers 2 weeks ago, what's my lawyers #. You guys are really giving me gray hair!!!
post #29 of 395
It's April 1st here already. Could it be...
post #30 of 395
I bet Rudi will order 2, somebody call Singapore , and wake him up!!!!
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