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Apr 8, 2021 at 8:14 PM Post #5,837 of 5,910

jsiegel14072

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of course we have this posting from 18 months:
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Wonder when we will hear that the AKM fire or other part shortages have extended the production dates into 2022?
 
Apr 9, 2021 at 12:57 AM Post #5,839 of 5,910

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We have a nuclear power plant at our work site which is 11 years late. I bet that it will be up and running before Larry manages to release a simple DAP.
 
Apr 9, 2021 at 8:14 AM Post #5,840 of 5,910
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I'm surprised nobody has sought prosecution for wire fraud, as they asked people to pay for shipping for Wave (IIRC) then didn't send anything.
 
Apr 11, 2021 at 11:09 AM Post #5,842 of 5,910

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I'm surprised nobody has sought prosecution for wire fraud, as they asked people to pay for shipping for Wave (IIRC) then didn't send anything.

Yup. I'm one of those people, and I have the email thread from them to prove it. I also *overpaid* shipping, and they also refused to refund the overpayment, and I have the email thread to prove that as well.
 
Apr 26, 2021 at 11:11 AM Post #5,843 of 5,910

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so while Larry is on the fourth or fifth board iteration, A&K has decided, you can pick your own DAC chip family. Unlike the SE200, the SE180 will have swappable cards like Cayin N6ii. How's it going Larry?
Astell&Kern Launches First Portable Player With Interchangeable All-In-One Sound Modules

Shape Your Sound with the New A&futura SE180


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Irvine, CA - Astell&Kern
, a global leader in portable high-resolution audio players and accessories, unveils the third model of the premium A&futura line, the SE180. Pre-orders for the new player are available now. The SE180 with default SEM1 module will be available for purchase on May 17, 2021 for $1,499.

Astell&Kern continues to innovate and bring new features never before seen in an Astell&Kern player with the A&futura line. The SE180 continues the tradition of the line by adding features not found on other Astell&Kern devices. With the SE180, users can “Shape Your Sound” to best match the headphones and genre of music you are listening to through the use of Interchangeable sound modules. The SE180 also introduces a new user experience and new features not found on other Astell&Kern players.

Interchangeable All-In-One Modules

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The A&futura SE180 includes the SEM1 module. The default configuration module contains a ESS ES9038PRO DAC, an 8-channel DAC mainly used for premium home audio equipment. This DAC provides a wider dynamic range and more detailed sophistication. The module includes 2.5mm, 3.5mm and 4.4mm connections to allow for a greater variety of headphones/IEMs. The SEM1 module supports native playback of up to 32-bit/384kHz PCM and DSD256 hi-res audio.

The SEM2 module, available separately, features two AKM AK4497EQ DACs, in dual-mono configuration. The module includes 2.5mm, 3.5mm and 4.4mm connections to allow for a greater variety of headphones/IEMs. The SEM2 module supports native playback of up to 32-bit/768kHz PCM and DSD512 hi-res audio. The SEM2 module will be available soon for $399.

Additional modules will be released in the second half of 2021 and first half of 2022.
 
May 27, 2021 at 11:45 PM Post #5,848 of 5,910

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Their old website doesn’t exist and the new one has nothing to do with wave or any geek named product. Should have known to back a product with such a stupid name, haha. These guys are down right terrible people.
 
May 28, 2021 at 7:34 AM Post #5,849 of 5,910

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I'm really pissed off that Head-fi advertised this scam on their front page. It's the only reason I even found out about this "product" in the first place.
 

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