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  1. mthaynes

    Astell&Kern Launches New flagship DAP and an IEM Collaboration with Empire Ears

    kind of bummed that the new player will not support the PEF21 cable. does not look like the connectors are in right place anymore. maybe I am wrong
  2. mthaynes

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    Have you tried Automatic DHCP not a static? if you have to use a static can you set the static to a higher number? IP's tend to get assigned to devices in sequence-ish. so low numbers like 192.168.1.10 will be used before 192.168.1.50. you might have a device that is trying to step on your...
  3. mthaynes

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    Well I figured it out. F&^king GARMIN DEVICES. I have had issues with commander one and accessing the Garmin devices if Garmin express was running but never had an issue with Commander one and other MTP devices. Garmin express was not running and had not been started but the watch had been...
  4. mthaynes

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    there is some discussion on prior pages on M1 based Mac's having communication issues with the AK. the solution has been to use a USB C to USB A converter and then connecting the USB A to the AK via another cable. I don't know if you have tried this. I know it is not the ideal solution, but...
  5. mthaynes

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    Is it an intel based MAC or M1 Mac?
  6. mthaynes

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    not on the 2000. I have had mine since its release and no tarnish
  7. mthaynes

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    did a little more brainstorming to see if I could come up with some other ideas. did a little looking at the m1 chip setup and the more I read the more I dont like. the m1 chip does not support a key intel Mac feature called bootcamp. bootcamp allows you to run windows on a Mac in a separate...
  8. mthaynes

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    Does anyone know the size of the new SP2000T? it looks a bit bigger than the SP2000.
  9. mthaynes

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    Hi Steve. have had similar issues ?(not exactly the same, but similar) I have found that you have to import in chunks rather than selecting an entire directory. When I do my imports I navigate to my music directory and then sort by artist alphabetically. I then import all the "A"'s then when...
  10. mthaynes

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    Hello All. just noticed that my Amazon music is a down level version. how do I go about updating the APK file? I dont have the player front of me. is there an uninstall / install process? Any help would be appreciated
  11. mthaynes

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    1st step is. to determine if you are going to use the DAC in the SP2000 or rely on a external DAC. if you are using a the DAC in the SP2000 (after all that is why you paid all the money for in the SP2000) and analog connection into an analog amp is the most direct choice (note I did not say...
  12. mthaynes

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    Strangely I had a problem transferring files using commander one after the update. A reboot (turning off the player and restarting - not a factory reset) also resolved the issue. Also rebooted the laptop which could have been an issue as well, but who knows.
  13. mthaynes

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    I tend to opt for using the supplied internet modem from the internet provider since it will update automatically for provider changes (manually having to update a third party modem can be a pain and obsolescence can also be an issue) and then connecting that device via Ethernet cable to my...
  14. mthaynes

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    Hello Sir, While I do not have experience with BT devices, I do have experience with similar devices here in the US. I often frown on using "supplied" internet wifi solutions as BT (UK) Spectrum (US) Frontier (US) et all. These devices are subject to the internet providers updates and...
  15. mthaynes

    AirPods Max

    LOL other than the Sony these are cheaper than almost all any of my headphones or IEM's. Wanted them to work. they are just too heavy for me. not everyone will feel this way I know, but for me the weight is just too much
  16. mthaynes

    AirPods Max

    think I am going to give apple a call today and start a return for mine. For my application - watching videos the sound is very nice with the some tweaking to the accommodations settings. what I cant get past is the weight. both on the top of my head and the squeeze from the cups. My Sony...
  17. mthaynes

    AirPods Max

    Got my my airpod max yesterday. Been playing with them for about 4 hours now. A huge amount of comparisons have been don with music, but since my application is a little different I thought I would share. First – I don’t use the max for listening to music. I really only use them for watching...
  18. mthaynes

    AirPods Max

    thank you for sharing. very interested in his review since I own both the Sony and the HD800s which he seems to be casting as his comparisons. dont like the idea that you can't turn these things off. I pulled my Sonys out the other day for use with my iPad. they must have been sitting for...
  19. mthaynes

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    a few years ago I found this Rimowa travel case that was a item sold by Porsche. it was about $50 or 60 from the dealer. big enough to hold a 2000 plus a set of ism's has a pouch on either side that allow you to store charge cables ear tips and a bunch of other stuff. here is a link to one on...
  20. mthaynes

    JH Audio Layla Impressions Thread

    have the Layla with an SP2000. works very well. I do not have the 7 pins, but have the custom fit wood option. I found the delivered cable to be vey base centric. I moved to the Silver dragon cable from moon and that too care of it. would definitely recommend this setup. EDIT: using the...
  21. mthaynes

    New headphone amplifier from Bryston

    https://www.moon-audio.com/bryston-bha-1-balanced-headphone-amplifier.html there is a link to the manual and brochure at the bottom of the page
  22. mthaynes

    New headphone amplifier from Bryston

    My toy source to ears Ak2000->PEF21 (balanced cable made by crystal cable)->BHA1->Silver dragon balanced 4ft-> hd800s. Transparent audio powerbank to keep safe from Florida storms
  23. mthaynes

    Reply to review by 'mthaynes' on item 'Sennheiser HD 800 S'

    great review and spot on sir. These pair very well with the Bryston BHA-1 very well. Adding shorter cables with individual one for right and one for left balanced connectors increases the sound stage. Adding a Transparent Audio Powerbank 2 also adds a bit more bass. modern pop music songs...
  24. mthaynes

    New headphone amplifier from Bryston

    Just added a Transparent Audio Powerbank 2 to this setup. Little warmer with modern music. little more separation with old Rock and Metal
  25. mthaynes

    JH Audio Layla Impressions Thread

    what is the advantage to the 7 pin cable?
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