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post #346 of 395
Strangely enough this has actually been an interesting marketing exercise. Now A&K know that there is a market (though small) for DAPs around $4K.

@DMinor LOL...... Yeah i am trying to keep my mind off my BHSE atm. The waiting game can be tough. wink.gif
post #347 of 395
2.5k for a DAP is already ridiculous to begin with (as much as I'm enjoying my AK240), so 5k, despite being more ridiculous, is still only ridiculous. Nothing worse. Therefore AK240 owners who fell for it: no need to be harsh on yourself. biggrin.gif
post #348 of 395

They had me for awhile - I'm a bit gullible tbh. Thank God I have a sense of humor...

post #349 of 395
2/10 would not joke. ..
post #350 of 395
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Damn, I got fooled twice today already ...

 

lol they told us at work that all the drivers were out sick and wanted me to take one for the team. I was like "fu_k no!, I am done driving lol.

post #351 of 395
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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:

 

No, I actually cheated and removed all the posts on the first half-a-dozen pages that had "April fools" in them, but restored them when I changed the thread title earlier today. :D

post #352 of 395
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No, I actually cheated and removed all the posts on the first half-a-dozen pages that had "April fools" in them, but restored them when I changed the thread title earlier today. biggrin.gif

That was an excellent idea. You did slip on the prank by saying that you think they re-used the CS4398 which is a 24/192 dac and not 32/384 one otherwise pretty well orchestrated.

I have to say that pulling this trick every year is where the mastery is, kudos for a job well done.
I think we all looked at the specs are were salivating thinking that would I like to own such a powerful beast lol, the shape was brilliant and the lottery really added to the drama. bigsmile_face.gif
post #353 of 395
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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?

 

No.  Though part of it is that, as of late, ((model number)*10)+99=retail.  :D

 

Also, there is no such thing as an AK480.


Edited by warrenpchi - 4/1/14 at 10:39pm


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post #354 of 395

Yet.

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Yet.
Lies. They already call AK240 the "ultimate", which according to dictionary is "the best or most extreme of its kind". How could you get better than best? :P
post #356 of 395
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Lies. They already call AK240 the "ultimate", which according to dictionary is "the best or most extreme of its kind". How could you get better than best? :P

I have a lot of ultimate in my drawers gathering dust. wink.gif
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No, I actually cheated and removed all the posts on the first half-a-dozen pages that had "April fools" in them, but restored them when I changed the thread title earlier today. biggrin.gif
ROFL!

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How could you get better than best? :P

 

With placebo anything can be improved and there is no best. Even placebo can be improved with burn-in's. :wink_face:

post #359 of 395

The Part where they gave it away: Head-fi.org exclusive :D.

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Yet.

 

True dat.  Tell you guys what, if they ever decide to release an AK480, I'll Photoshop it and post it here.  ;)


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