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post #331 of 395
The joke gave away because of its obscenely low suggested selling price (MSRP) from AK. LoL
post #332 of 395
Called it. XD

For people who used the excuse that "it was posted yesterday," It's April 2 in Korea right now, and this was posted yesterday (April 1 in Korea, March 31 in the USA). tongue.gif
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I came up with about half the specs, but we were sure to put in a couple of screamers there that the savvy would spot as being implausible such as the quad DSD.

 

Thanks Iriver for being good sports and everyone else who went along with it. We thought that it'd be a good one because in a way, it pokes a bit of fun at the hobby at the same time.

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I think Niyologist is never going to talk to me again... :o

 

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Oooo. Yummy copper/gold goodness. :)

 

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I'd love to go for the lottery. :)

 

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If it is an AP Joke, then I'll be sad. :/

 

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

 

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Well, I guess the AK480 will remain a distant memory. :/

 

:/  indeed.


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Ok, for your eyes only.  I'll try to get more info and release date.  Stay tuned!  Of course I will post my popular unboxing/first look video here.  smily_headphones1.gif




Sorry to let you guys down. biggrin.gif



What am I going to tell the person to whom I promised to sell my kidney?
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What am I going to tell the person to whom I promised to sell my kidney?

 

That you kidney longer considering doing so?

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What am I going to tell the person to whom I promised to sell my kidney?

 

Take the cash still, invest it and buy the real ak480 that comes out next year :P

post #338 of 395

A funny and friendly way to do market research re: customer reaction for future products/ pricing, I'm still happy with my Titan...

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What am I going to tell the person to whom I promised to sell my kidney?

 

Um... "just kidding?"


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Um... "just kidding?"

Or "just kidneying?" : )
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I love how many people went back and changed their post after the "big reveal".

Classic! biggrin.gif
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Wait, wait! Hold up, guys!

 

Just got some news that the AK960 prototype has been made! And it's selling for, you guessed it, $9,600 USD!

 

Get on it!

 

 

 

This is a hoax for those who take things too seriously. 



THREE adjustment knobs - now that's precision...but where are the future-proof DACs? :triportsad::biggrin:

post #343 of 395

I don't get the joke :confused_face_2:

 

Is it, that the AK480 is not yet in the works and this was a test that when the next higher model comes out and we wont be 'fooled' by the price and that all us will go & buy it, now that are brains are conditioned to the $4000 price range to be expected?

 

Bad joke!

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THREE adjustment knobs - now that's precision...but where are the future-proof DACs? triportsad.gifbiggrin.gif
They don't require any mentioning; it's a given. wink.gif
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I love how many people went back and changed their post after the "big reveal".

Classic! biggrin.gif

 

How did you find out? Do you mean you went back to reread those meaningless posts for verification? :wink_face:

 

Thanks for letting us know the guys are cheating. :biggrin:

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