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post #166 of 395

This better not be like the 26 driver Custom from 2011. 

post #167 of 395

lol this is funny either way you put it ;).. Looks like they have set a record of doubling the price each new-iteration... :deadhorse: 

post #168 of 395

Seems it's real. As amazing and end-game it appears to be, I would not want to carry around a $5k rig, especially here in the land of sticky fingers....

post #169 of 395

Next thing you know the AK960 would be cast in 100 carat Paragon diamond.

post #170 of 395
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The ultimate troll is if this thing is actually real. very_evil_smiley.gif

Give them time
post #171 of 395

It would be great if there was a DAP that's 1/4th the price of the AK480 with similar specs. Psst. AK. That's your cue. ;)

post #172 of 395
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What is Mas K Bo? Sounds familiar, isn't that a rare amplifier from Japan? 

It is a rare and awesome amplifier company doing mic amps, headphone amps, and more. Their amps are expensive (1000$ for portables) and they have lovely sound signatures. Mass is short for the company president's first name and Kobo, essentially is his surname.

post #173 of 395
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What is Mas K Bo? Sounds familiar, isn't that a rare amplifier from Japan? 

Yes it is , mass Ko Bo 394 full balance desktop amp for 500.000 yen
The best sounding amp for Abyss 1260 I ever heard
post #174 of 395
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I seriously hope it is true though.  Can you imagine carrying a 5K DAP that us able to compete with the SR009+BHSE system head on?  Heck the SR009+BHSE may need a highend source in order to match the sound quality of the AK480 paring with a STOA CIEM of your choice!!  

Pretty soon we will need to spend $30 a month to insure our high priced AK DAP!!  redface.gif  

It is real Ak want launching DAP 5 K USD , but not now maybe next year , I heard during Mook Show in Jakarta they try to push the price to 5K
Hahaha biggrin.gif
post #175 of 395
Hm, this looks like a good April Fool's joke. smily_headphones1.gif
post #176 of 395
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Hm, this looks like a good April Fool's joke. smily_headphones1.gif

 

It would be a joke if there is a month in which the head-fi'ers don't fool themselves. :wink_face:

post #177 of 395
Cute April Fool's Day joke?

Or is this fo' real..
post #178 of 395
It has 1TB on-board storage and future-proof DACs, there's no way this can be fake.
post #179 of 395

I created this for kicks:


It may be pricey, but I'm hoping to be included in the lottery...if not, there's always the used market! (Unless, of course, this is all a hoax.)


Edited by Music Alchemist - 3/31/14 at 10:10pm
post #180 of 395
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

It has 1TB on-board storage and future-proof DACs, there's no way this can be fake.

 

This is the 1TB drive I have heard used by A&K for this end-game DAP.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-MZ-MTE1T0BW-Internal-Single-Version/dp/B00HWHVNUU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396329031&sr=8-1&keywords=samsung+1tb+msata

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