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    Toxic Cables - Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Well, I hope your order arrives soon. All the best. MM
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    Toxic Cables - Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Dear All, Just to let you know that I recieved my pending order today. Order was placed in December 2017. Anyway, hope all pending orders are fulfilled. All the best. MM
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Bloody hell mate, I'd take a few deep breaths or you'll do yourself an injury. It is a bit annoying but even with my OCD it just takes a bit of time to go through the library to delete any duplicates. First world problems and all that.
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    Toxic Cables - Impressions and Discussion Thread

    I am an eternal optimist however please spare a thought for those that have paid up front and still waiting for their orders to be sent through.
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Hello Jason, Any news from the factory regarding production of the SP1000M gold? Regards, Malcolm
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Jason, Is the SP1000M gold back in production and available in UK and Europe? The website has removed the out of production note. Thanks
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    Toxic Cables - Impressions and Discussion Thread

    I, like yourself have not heard anything from toxic and/ or the gentleman going by the name of Max in spite of his earlier messages on various platforms that orders will be fulfilled. Anyone else out there with more positive news to report?
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    Toxic Cables - Impressions and Discussion Thread

    It would be interesting to get an idea of how many people out there have paid but have not had their orders fulfilled. I also paid Max direct but got messages from Frank via Toxic's email that all was in hand; that was in January 2018 - long time ago now.
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    Toxic Cables - Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Has anyone out there heard anything from Max or anyone else regarding restarting Toxic and in particular fulfilling pending orders that were previously paid for? I understand that they where looking to get back up and running about now.
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Hello, I have connection issues to windows laptops. Anyway, hope you solve your issue - please let us know when you do and how. Cheers.
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Hello, Does your player connect to your computer ok via USB? My SP1000m g can be frustratingly temperamental when trying to connect via USB 3.0. My other laptop that is USB 2.0 has no such issues. Strangely, my old ak70mki connects fine via USB 2.0 and 3.0.
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Hello again, I see you to are in Scotland. For a desktop solution I tend to agree with poster creditingkarma in suggesting a tube amp. I have the Icon Audio HP8mkii that is excellent with the SP1000m, as it is a good alternative from solid state and many tracks to my ears sound superior but...
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Hello there, I recently got the SP1000m Gold that has rendered my chord mojo portable dac/amp and my Sony TA ZH1ES desktop unit pretty much redundant. The DAC's in the player are on par with the Sony desktop and to my ear better the mojo. As for amplification, the DAP easily drives my Sony MDR...
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Hello, It was my intention to run my SP1000m gold via usb to my Sony tazh 1es desktop DAC/headphone amp however the DAP is better than expected through my Sony Z1R's that I don't bother. I do run an output from the 3.5mm to my icon audio HP8 mkii valve amp with NOS valves and it sounds superb.
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Sound quality and chatacteristics lean more towards SP1000cu in my opinion. Not allot in it to my ears.
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Connection is via the supplied A&k cable direct to my laptop. Cable is fine as charges ok via wall adaptor and when plugged into said laptop. Both usb 3.0 ports do not recognize the device and tried with another cable with the same negative response. The usb ports are fine and accepts my old...
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Good afternoon and thankyou for your response. This is strange as my SP1000m gold (UK purchase via authorised dealer) does not like USB 3.0 but is ok with v 2.0. I've tried on 2 different laptops with v 3.0 with same outcome. The sucessful connection to my Sony desktop is also intermittent via...
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Good afternoon, I'm running Windows 10 on my laptop.
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    I wonder if Astell & Kern could comment on the USB compatibility issues highlighted in the last 3 posts? I would be also be obliged if A&K could clarify if SP1000 and SP1000m variants are compatible with USB 3.0 as manual on SP1000m indicates 2.0 only whereas website indicates 3.0 also.
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Good morning, I also experience compatibility issues with my SP1000m G when connecting to my laptop (USB 3.0) with the supplied cable and my desktop headphone amp (Sony TAZH-1ES) via USB c - micro cable to walkman input. Works fine with USB 2.0 though. Not sure if my issue is related to yours.
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Hello, I managed to demo the se100, Sp1000cu SP1000m and the gold edition and settled for the 1000m gold. All of the players are excellent however I narrowed it down to the 1000m series due to the smaller size. To me the gold edition has a smoother, more relaxed sound signature but with all...
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Hello there, I have had my SP1000m Gold for about 2 weeks now as it was released in the UK before many other markets. It is fantastic. The extra weight gives it a premium feel and even I am happy with the bling finish but would have preferred in s/s or cu. Sound wise - superb and the UI is...
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