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Audio46 and probably bhphoto?
Audio46 looks like a place to check out. They carry many higher end portable products.
The SP2000 doesn’t have Bluetooth receiver mode correct?
We have supported 2.5mm balanced for 6+ years starting with the AK240 and with all of our partner IEMs and headphones. 99% of the other DAP manufacturers were also supporting 2.5mm until Sony being Sony launched 4.4mm to go against the norm and try to establish their own standard.
I will not get into a debate about 2.5 vs 4.4. Everything in this industry is personal preference and what one person likes another doesn't, but personally speaking, not as an AK rep, I've never had an issue with 2.5mm. Commuting for years in NYC on subways, buses, walking with players in my pocket or bag, never had an issue with the 2.5mm jack. Have had more than one issue with mmcx connections on IEMs from various manufacturers, but never 2.5mm jack.
XLR is more geared towards 2-channel home systems connections to connect KANN CUBE to a 2-channel balanced system.
(edited to add) We may support 4.4 in the future, but as of now, no plans to do so.
Yes, I forgot the 2.5mm started with the AK240, not the original 100 series even though I owned an AK100 (original) and AK120.
1st gen AK100 and AK120 only had 3.5mm.
Except... 2.5mm was never a standard in the actual sense of the word (not designed and recognized to spec, but is just a hacked connector for all intents and purposes).
And 4.4 isn't proprietary to Sony, and is actually an open standard backed by research conducted with JEITA, an actual electronics standards body, hence lots of people who are not Sony using it now.
Is this really news to you?
Meanwhile over here in SEA, I've had several friends have issues with their 2.5 plugs failing/getting compromised by use as it's quite fragile. But I'm sure that's anecdotal, so it's neither here nor there.
This is actually good, I may support AK in the future, but as of now, no plans to do so.
Audio46 pinned on Google maps !
Whats the Driver Config. for the AKT9iE IEM ? Is it Single Dynamic?
SP2000 looks so cute.
I will go to rob a bank
@JasonNYC can we expect the same sort of sound signatures from the copper and SS like we did with the SP1000 variants?
Understand. In an earlier comment I suggested they had the 2.5mm. What I was remembering is they had two 3.5mm outputs. My brain is getting old.