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  1. ChisChas

    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    I previously had all but the Pause lock on but adding the Pause lock as well didn't solve the Pause problem. This morning my N8 only went into Pause twice so a good listening session. Some days however....................
  2. ChisChas

    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    Sorry I've been out of touch recently. You cannot convert a non-Balanced cable to Balanced with an adapter, you will need to buy a Balanced cable. You can use a 2.5mm Balanced cable with the N8's 4.4mm Balanced output if you use a 2.5 to 4.4mm adapter but it's nowhere as neat as using a Balanced...
  3. ChisChas

    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    Andy Problem solved by connecting my Questyle QP2R to my laptop which immediately saw it, I then disconnected the QP2R & then connected my N8 BB. Then my laptop saw the N8 which it had previously refused to 'see'. Anyone got an explanation as to why connecting another brand of DAP enabled my...
  4. ChisChas

    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    Andy My N8 BB & Dell XPS 17 Windows laptop don't want to play together anymore. I get the greeting message on the N8 when I connect but the N8 then turns off and charges but neither the internal storage or the micro SD card will appear as drives. I've tried another braided cable and 3 USB C to...
  5. ChisChas

    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    I feel that the Hugo 2 is a bit leaner than the N8 which might explain why we both prefer the N8? Having said that I'm listening to the new Alanis Morisette album 'Such Pretty Forks in the Road' as I type this via Spotify Free (to decide whether I wish to buy the album) and the Hugo 2 + Utopia +...
  6. ChisChas

    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    When I tried to transfer an album recently my N8 BB wouldn't become visible to my laptop, I'm hoping this new Audio Driver will resolve this problem, will find out very soon.
  7. ChisChas

    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    And I guess you were able to buy your LP6 Ti without paying the additional import charges :beerchug:
  8. ChisChas

    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    The only update I'd also like is being able to type the 1st letter of an artist to make it quicker but this is a minor issue. I have no bugs and am using the software updated in September 2019 when I purchsed my N8 BB. I was listening to the new Nicole Atkins album ' Italian Ice' at 16/41 this...
  9. ChisChas

    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    I think the $6000 excludes VAT & duty? I don't believe there's a UK importer of the LP6 Ti so I think it would be $6000 + about 20% so $7200 after import costs (about £6000!!). However good the LP6 Ti might be, I ain't paying £6000 for a DAP. I'm very happy indeed with my N8 BB + Focal Utopia +...
  10. ChisChas

    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    slumberman, I don't use wireless but if I did when travelling next (using my AKG N60 NC's), which is these choices would give me the best sound quality? Listened today to The Big Moon albums 'Love in the 4th Dimension' and 'Walking Like We Do' (grown up cheering up pop music). Loving my N8 BB...
  11. ChisChas

    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    Good mini review, I've had my N8 BB since September last year (upgrade from QP2R) and I love it. Fits very well SQ wise with my Utopias using Balanced output & OIDIO Mongrel Series cable (fantastic performance, service & price btw from OIDIO). The comment about the chunky boy DAP made me smile...
  12. ChisChas

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    Nonsense is his first, second & third names, he has previous on the N8 thread...........
  13. ChisChas

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    I think I can forgive her not singing, just been to Paris, those French women are..............
  14. ChisChas

    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    Ha ha, what do you know? The man who doesn't know the difference between a man-bag and a purse.................
  15. ChisChas

    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    I haven't heard the N6 (I have a N8 BB, upgraded hugely from a Questyle QP2R) but I believe the N6 & N8 are not comparable. Re getting cables made up, I've recently taken delivery of a OIDIO Mongrel Series cable for my Focal Utopia & N8 set-up and I'm very impressed with the sound, quality, spec...
  16. ChisChas

    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    Interesting if only the Cayin N8 supported wavpak! Which as AndyKong reminds us it doesn't. I guess I prefer to keep things as simple as possible and there's no advantage in compressing lossless music when micro SD cards are fairly cheap. Thanks for the explanation, I found it intriguing.
  17. ChisChas

    AKG K812 Pro

    Yes, I use my Hugo 2 with my K812's & Utopias, it's a fantastic product, who needs anything larger other than a Hugo TT2? If I used my Hugo 2 more than I do, I'd upgrade to a TT2.
  18. ChisChas

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    She just rolled her eyes when she saw my post, she has 3 sisters, want one?
  19. ChisChas

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    The N8 volume wheel is perfect, switch DAP's?
  20. ChisChas

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    Nooo, my wife says I'm perfect :darthsmile:
  21. ChisChas

    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    Just asking, why do you prefer wavpack v wav? I use Media Player wav and my N8 BB works flawlessly with all the album art appearing. I read the attached article on wavpak but it didn't provide me with any clues! With Amazon UK selling Sandisk Ultra 400GB micro SD cards at £52 currently, do any...
  22. ChisChas

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    Indeed, but I have no need for direct streaming apps. I'd rather spend the cost of the subscription(s) on CD's, occasional SACD's & digital downloads. I have a McIntosh MCD1100 in my main system so that strategy works best for me.
  23. ChisChas

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    A fine and interesting review, as always, as a full headphone user I would have of course loved to see a greater number of full headphones in the review but you have what you have. Are there other aficionados you know who might lend you their full size headphones? PS: I read nothing that makes...
  24. ChisChas

    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    I carry my Cayin N8 Brass Black around the house in a small high quality leather bag with a shoulder strap. The top of the bag sits just above my hip but the strap can be adjusted lower or higher, as you wish. It measures 16cms tall, 17cms wide & 8cms deep but the top closes naturally unless you...
  25. ChisChas

    Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, 4.4mm Balanced, Dual AK4497, Dual output mode, Dual Line Out

    There you go, M8, another good reason to buy a N8, we're more loving on this thread than those beastlies on LPGT :)
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