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post #16 of 34

1900 dollars is way too much anyways. You can buy three iBasso R10s. or five Fiio X5s or two HM 901s. 

post #17 of 34

According to Astell & Kern official facebook page, AK100II=999€, AK120II=1799€. They said AK120 II will become available within next two weeks from today and AK100 II few weeks later than that. 

 

This makes no sense! 1799 euro is about 2300 dollars which is a price for AK240. 

 

https://www.facebook.com/iRiver.Astell.n.Kern


Edited by kawaivpc1 - 5/30/14 at 12:08am
post #18 of 34
You can follow the main thread.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/718321/brand-spanking-new-a-k-ak120ii-and-ak100ii/345#post_10589879

they also announced its the same in USD,
$999 and $1799
post #19 of 34
Just FYI - the new AK 100 II and AK120 II will be showed today at the T.H.E. Show in Newport Beach.
Here is some info on it.


http://dagogo.com/see-astellkerns-2nd-generation-hi-res-audio-players-show-newport-beach
post #20 of 34

We know that. So, when can we see them on Amazon.com?

post #21 of 34
I just found a shop in Germany which offers the new players - maybe tis could be intersting for someone?

Prices are 850 EUR for the AK100 II and 1.290 for the AK 120 II ! I cannot say if the shop is trustworthy or not - never made business with them before.

here is the link

http://www.hifi-stereo-shop.com/de/wta-shop/astell-kern/ak120-ii/
post #22 of 34

I live in U.S. I can't read German :( 

But, they look like have them in stock.

post #23 of 34
Yes - this is the first offer that I saw, but I have to correct myself. The shop seems to be in austria. The description is clearly for the new players and NOT showing the pictures of the new ones while providing the specs of the "old" players.
So - if they delivered the old ones they would be in trouble.

I just tried if I could buy them - seems you can only get to the shoppig cart when you also buy the leather bag and the docking station.
You end up with 1.588 EURO then - a lot of money for a dap.
It looks as if you can buy it there.
post #24 of 34

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Astell-Kern-AK120-2nd-Generation-Premium-Portable-Hi-Fi-Audio-128GB-iriver-/321415750545?_trksid=p2054897.l5660

 

AK120 II is officially on sale now. 

The price is 2200 dollars ... just 200 dollars below AK240. What the heck? 

post #25 of 34
Well - the Price in the European shop Looks like a steal compared to that offer
post #26 of 34

That eBay price is not the official price. The AK 120 II is $1699 and the AK 100 II is $899. 

post #27 of 34
I've been having debates with myself over these past couples months of which ak product to get & as soon I am about to buy I have another question or doubt lol.

I was wondering if buying an ak 100 ii, would that be much of an improvement say over a iphone 5S or iPod classic?
Both sources will be playing AIFF files.
Thanks a lot to those who reply smily_headphones1.gif
post #28 of 34
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by beatmaker234 View Post

I've been having debates with myself over these past couples months of which ak product to get & as soon I am about to buy I have another question or doubt lol.

I was wondering if buying an ak 100 ii, would that be much of an improvement say over a iphone 5S or iPod classic?
Both sources will be playing AIFF files.
Thanks a lot to those who reply smily_headphones1.gif

Hmm yes it will be an improvement. Are you going balanced? If so, there is bit more improvement. It's not a huge huge difference. You must be aware that as prices go up, the returns are marginal(this is kind of true for all audio gears...)

post #29 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

Hmm yes it will be an improvement. Are you going balanced? If so, there is bit more improvement. It's not a huge huge difference. You must be aware that as prices go up, the returns are marginal(this is kind of true for all audio gears...)

Thanks.
I'm planning to just stick my se 846's in the ak player with the wire it originally comes with so I guess I won't be going balanced.
Haha yea I'm dying to try them on but local stores should get the new units in July they said. So a lil more too go than I can test the new units myself & see if it's worth it.
Still hoping for a ak240ii announcement so I can just get the best 😜
post #30 of 34

iriver has just released a new fw for AK240. I wonder when they will fulfill theri promise for a fw update for ak100 and ak120 ... Probably never  ..   when looking at their homepage (for example under "history) the "newest" entry is from 2010 ....

....just wondering.

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