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  1. chawya22

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    That's exactly what I meant. Old Timers disease! Sorry
  2. chawya22

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    I'll just continue to use my Shure SE585 with the Balanced Cable I have. The original goal was to limit the possible stress from lateral movement, the straight 2.5 balanced plug puts on the balanced 2.5 jack. Thanks for the suggestions.
  3. chawya22

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    Speaking from personal experience, I would be very wary of the additional heat and make sure the 240 has lots of ventilation, when in use or charging. I know I'm stating the obvious but Lithium batteries are definitely scary technology.
  4. chawya22

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    The link was broken but I did a search and found this. Is that the correct one? Looks like it's plug and play, which is excellent. No soldering needed. I'm sure all will appreciate your info.
  5. chawya22

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    I'm sure other owners, will be happy to hear, that a third party battery is available. If my hadn't gone gone critically ill, I would have loved to do the work my self and save time and money. Can you supply the link and price, so others can take advantage?
  6. chawya22

    Review: Questyle Audio QP1R - With Multiple Headphone and IEM Pairings

    I still have them. If you could pm an email address, I can upload them to One Drive and send you the link.
  7. chawya22

    Review: Questyle Audio QP1R - With Multiple Headphone and IEM Pairings

    I didn't have a battery problem, when I first purchased my 1R and I don't remember the problem turning up, for at least a couple of years. What ever triggered it, the point is, it was fixed.
  8. chawya22

    Review: Questyle Audio QP1R - With Multiple Headphone and IEM Pairings

    I would love to see an update to the OS but all devices, regardless of the manufacturer, are eventually orphaned. The support that I and a few other QP1R owners received, was sending our devices back to China, to repair the battery indicator problem. Mine was way out of warranty but the needed...
  9. chawya22

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    Directly through iRiver/Astell&Kern. My battery went into thermal runaway and I sent my 240 to iRiver and they sent the player to Korea. Quite a long journey but they provided 1st class customer service.
  10. chawya22

    Review: Questyle Audio QP1R - With Multiple Headphone and IEM Pairings

    One other thing you may try is, deleting the finder plist file. If you go to the 'GO' menu dropdown, in the finder and hold down the option key, you'l see you now have a 'Library' option. Click on Library and navigate to the Preference folder. in that folder look for 'com.apple.finder.plist'...
  11. chawya22

    Review: Questyle Audio QP1R - With Multiple Headphone and IEM Pairings

    I am 100% with you on the battery issue and reverting to an earlier FW. After a round trip to China for the QP1R, now the indicator is working and easy to decipher how much actual play time I have on a charge (not important to some but important to me). Chasing a sound difference from a previous...
  12. chawya22

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    After the first overheating and cooling, the back panel popped back into place. After the second and at the time I shipped it to iRiver, the back panel was bulging out but didn't seem permanently deformed so, I assume it was OK. It also wasn't listed on the invoice. As for the Volume Encoder...
  13. chawya22

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    Well, I have my 240 back again. It took about 6 weeks, whereas the original estimate was 2 to 3 weeks. The delay was due to, an unplanned trip, back to Korea. iRiver was very concerned about the near catastrophic failure and wisely decided to send it back to the factory. While there, inaddtion...
  14. chawya22

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    I've got a question for anybody who's more knowledgable than I. I was about to get my 240 ready to ship and noticed something concerning in the RMA form. iRiver/AK requires credit card info be supplied with the RMA form and they further state, the repair will be put on hold, if the CC isn't...
  15. chawya22

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    Thanks, no fun being the guinea pig.
  16. chawya22

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    I didn't include the part of the email where the final cost will need my approval, before work is started. No Carte Blanche on my watch. As for the cost of the battery, the old axiom "What the market will bear" applies, IMO. The thing that disturbed me was, $80 for a Carbon Fibre and plastic...
  17. chawya22

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    One thing I learned from this experience is, the supplied leather case is probably not the best idea, when the weather is hot or the player is going to be in a confined space. There's no way for the heat to dissipate. My 240 was always in the case. I wouldn't wear a leather coat, in 90 degree...
  18. chawya22

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    I just had one of the most frightening experiences ever, with my 240. It's been very hot here, on the east coast. I was streaming Dream Theatre's 'The Astonishing' from Tidal (34 tracks) and after an hour or so, the 240 shutdown. When I touched the player, it was uncomfortably hot. I put it...
  19. chawya22

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    I guess you're talking about High Sierra and not a beta of Mojave, if so, I just tried and didn't have any problems. I used it with Audirvana Plus (current) and also checked System Preferences, where it's an available output device. I would suggest checking the basics first, USB cable, system...
  20. chawya22

    Review: Questyle Audio QP1R - With Multiple Headphone and IEM Pairings

    It was an unexpectedly long road but it's good to see the end is in sight. Nothing like having your own.
  21. chawya22

    Review: Questyle Audio QP1R - With Multiple Headphone and IEM Pairings

    Got the PM from Bruce and returned the loaner, which was received last Monday but no shipping or tracking info yet.
  22. chawya22

    Review: Questyle Audio QP1R - With Multiple Headphone and IEM Pairings

    Was your repair through Questyle North America or do you live outside of the US?
  23. chawya22

    Review: Questyle Audio QP1R - With Multiple Headphone and IEM Pairings

    And then there were three. I sent mine in, also.
  24. chawya22

    Review: Questyle Audio QP1R - With Multiple Headphone and IEM Pairings

    Thanks Bruce, I received my the shipping instruction but unfortunately, I won't be able to ship my defective unit out, until after the end of the month. In the interim, I'd like to know if we'll be getting our original QP1R back after repair? Mine is over 2 years old but in pristine (like new)...
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