About the Rio Karma
Jul 17, 2008 at 8:44 PM Post #2 of 10

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I use mine everyday on my 2 hour (one way) train commute with UE Super.fi 3. I have mp3, ogg and flac files on mine. I only put flac files on it when I'm too lazy to convert to ogg. I did have to change the hard drive on mine - but that was my fault. (hint - don't slam it on a table in a fit of anger).

The only player I can think of that's better is iRiver iHP-120 but only with RockBox installed.
 
Jul 17, 2008 at 10:45 PM Post #3 of 10

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I'm a huge Karma fan. One thing I would watch out for is the battery life. If you assume it has all original parts, that battery could be anywhere from 3-5 years old.

Probably worth asking the seller what kind of battery life he gets with it now. If it's really bad, you could end up spending more for a new battery.

Having said that: It's still one of my all time favorite gadgets, and there quite a few guides out there for modding it for larger hard drives and flash storage.

If you're fairly handy and don't mind spending some extra scratch later on, go for it.
 
Jul 18, 2008 at 1:48 AM Post #4 of 10

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Karma has great SQ.
 
Jul 18, 2008 at 6:32 AM Post #5 of 10

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Took a look at the karma your eying: GRAB IT!!!! The karma is a winner and you cant go wrong.
 
Jul 18, 2008 at 8:12 PM Post #7 of 10

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If you wind up getting it, pop it open, replace the battery and replace that puny 20GB drive with an 80GB drive.

Old players are hot in their level of moddability.
 
Jul 19, 2008 at 3:25 PM Post #9 of 10

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Some one got it for $81.00US - damn,...........should'a bid myself!!!
 
Mar 30, 2009 at 9:08 PM Post #10 of 10

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someone even make it up to 120GB.........
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http://www.riovolution.org/thread/1086

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Do you know where to get a good 80 GB (or bigger) drive?


 

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