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    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    Very interesting, thanks for the info. So it must be Windows Media Player + WAV that my SP2000 doesn't like? My hi-fi dealership had issues with WAV and their shop Roon system not displaying all the metadata, their inhouse expert in this field solved that problem by converting to FLAC using...
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    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    I will update with news. I've just bought a new copper SP2000 but I'm running it in for 5 days so I'm using my N8 BB with my AKG K812's and their Atlas Cables 3.5mm SE cable. The jack protrudes a bit more out of the top of the N8 and I have shut/wedged the jack in the zip of my carrying bag...
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    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    Part 2 of the WAV problem! Some of my current digital downloads are already in FLAC (luckily I wasn't able to choose WAV) so they won't be a problem in the future as I will always choose the FLAC option from now on but I still buy CD's for my DAPs so: 1. Is there an easier than dbpoweramp FLAC...
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    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    I've just bought a SP2000, it's on running in at the mo, looking forward to listening to it properly after it's done its 5 days. I am experiencing a WAV problem, my Albums have no artist names but all other data is present including album artwork (where it's available in the WAV music library)...
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    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    Yes, I did try Pause lock a while ago but locking the Pause didn't make any difference. Just meant I had to unlock my N8 so I could get out of Pause and the music would play again. I am sending it back to Cayin and will use the screen controls when it comes back from repair. Yes, it's...
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    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    Interesting, I wish I'd only used my screen controls. I know for the future, thank you for sharing this with us.
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    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    Yes, I do trust you because my 18 month old N8 BB is beautifully built and I'm completely amazed that a perfect condition N8 has this failure with its Pause button. I think the Pause button has become incredibly sensitive as the slightest touch with the inside of the carrying bag can activate...
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    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    Understood, sent a WhatsApp message to my UK dealer at 12.41 on Friday March 12, awaiting his response
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    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    Andy Is the Pause button a point of failure with other N8's? Extremely disappointing that a DAP costing nearly £3,000 appears to have been designed with a Pause button that might be prone to failure not helped with its great prominence compared to other DAP's I have owned. Luckily I still have...
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    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    Andy My N8 Brass Black, bought new in August 2019 from a UK dealer, repeatedly goes into Pause. This problem has been getting worse during the last 2-3 months. Even the slightest movement can trigger Pause. I've tried using Pause lock but this makes no difference, it merely adds another stage...
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    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    Frankie, the most important bit of advice re the Utopias is DON'T listen to a pair that haven't been run-in properly. I first listened to a pair at a London hi-fi show and UK Importers didn't understand about running-in headphones so the treble was harsh & unappealing. I knew someone at the UK...
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    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    What we all like about a particular brand/model of headphone is often a contentious business lol. I love the sound of the Utopias having owned the AKG K812's previously, I think the slightly warmer style of the N8 matches perfectly with the detailed Utopias and they have plenty enough bass (for...
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    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    Andy Is everything ok? I did post recently asking about using a USB C cable as I've just upgraded my laptop to a new Dell XPS 17 which has 4 x Thunderbolt 3 ports. Here is what seems to be a good quality Thunderbolt 3 cable...
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    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    Andy A question about cables. The N8 comes with a charging/data cable, can I buy a charging/data cable with USB C at both ends? I have been helping the world economy and upgraded my laptop to the new Dell XPS 17 which has 4 x Thunderbolt 3 USB C ports and it would be great to be able to stop...
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    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    At the risk of repeating myself, I deliberately haven't upgraded my Firmware since I purchased my N8 BB and it's running without any issues. I would love a quick search option for locating an album but otherwise I have no other requests, the N8 BB is wonderfully compatible with my Utopias +...
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