Cayin N8 TOTL DAP: KORG Nutube, Dual AK4497, 4.4mm phone/line out
Mar 19, 2021 at 3:30 PM Post #3,586 of 3,799

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Yes, I did try Pause lock a while ago but locking the Pause didn't make any difference. Just meant I had to unlock my N8 so I could get out of Pause and the music would play again. I am sending it back to Cayin and will use the screen controls when it comes back from repair. Yes, it's frustrating but it's very minor issue in reality and I own other DAP's which I can use in the meantime. Frankie, thank you for your interest.
I am sure Cayin will take care of it. When it comes back though, go into “System Settings” ( a swipe up from the bottom as you know, then choose it). Please make sure Lock Screen and then key lock are both on. Now, this is key, once the above are done press the entry for “key lock settings.” Make sure “Lock Volume,” “lock play/pause,” and “Lock pre/next” are all shown in yellow and locked. This will make sure when you lock the screen, all of these settings are locked. If “lock play/pause” shows as unlocked, then locking the screen will not lock the pause button.

Hopefully between this and Cayin looking at your N8, the problem will be forever gone. Please let me know. Tks.
 
Mar 20, 2021 at 8:44 AM Post #3,587 of 3,799

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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....................
 
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I will update with news. I've just bought a new copper SP2000 but I'm running it in for 5 days so I'm using my N8 BB with my AKG K812's and their Atlas Cables 3.5mm SE cable. The jack protrudes a bit more out of the top of the N8 and I have shut/wedged the jack in the zip of my carrying bag. Eureka, no Pause problems because the N8 is unable to move at all, unable to Pause itself. My Utopias are also on running in duty as the only 2.5mm TRRS cable I presently own is for the Utopias and I understand you need to run in the Balanced amp if that's what you intend to use?
So the N8 will be going back to Cayin for repair but I'm amused that I've found a work round ha ha. Will be keeping my N8 BB, very happy with it (as I've said several times), just don't think the design of the two very prominent control buttons is the best.
 
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Hi guys, I guess I missed being on this thread after I sold my Cayin N8 BB edition. I missed the sound of the tubes so I bought the N8 again, this time the SS edition
 
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Hi guys, I guess I missed being on this thread after I sold my Cayin N8 BB edition. I missed the sound of the tubes so I bought the N8 again, this time the SS edition
Nice , love my N8SS , hows the sound difference between them.
 
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Well I’ve bought many high end daps and I still think this one sounds the best. Even considering buying another before they disappear. I’ve noticed some places have stopped stocking them now
 
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Well I’ve bought many high end daps and I still think this one sounds the best. Even considering buying another before they disappear. I’ve noticed some places have stopped stocking them now
Im curious if a 1 TB SD Card will work ? I have a 400 gig sd card with no issues.
 
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Im curious if a 1 TB SD Card will work ? I have a 400 gig sd card with no issues.
Yeah 400 is the most I’ve tried too. Would be good to know if 1tb works
 
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I have 1Tb card and it works fine
 
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Apr 13, 2021 at 8:40 AM Post #3,597 of 3,799

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I suppose in a way the long term replacement for the n8 is the c9
 
Apr 13, 2021 at 8:53 AM Post #3,598 of 3,799

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I suppose in a way the long term replacement for the n8 is the c9

I'm sure a N8ii or N10 will come out later with balanced output for tube mode :p
 
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I'm sure a N8ii or N10 will come out later with balanced output for tube mode :p
Maybe. When I had asked on the C9 thread Andy said they had no plans to offer the C9 as a Dap (add in a dac and call it an N9 or something). So I do not know what the following to the N8 will look like.

I also have not heard how the C9 4.4mm SS compares to the N8 in 4.4mm SS mode. I have come to prefer that mode in my N8 BB.
 
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Here is an image showing the 1Tb card. The ad card is Sandisk Extreme and I didn't format the card when I bought it, I just copied the music on it, I need to check to make sure but I believe is in exFat format
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