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New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Toolman, May 15, 2017.
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  1. emrelights1973
    I thought it was smaller, it is quite big

    I own spk and sr15 for travel, it would be “crazy rich” style owning both, which I am not

    Size of sr15 is so good
     
  2. twister6 Contributor
    SPKM is noticeably smaller when compared to SPK

    ak_sp1000m-17.jpg ak_sp1000m-19.jpg ak_sp1000m-21.jpg ak_sp1000m-22.jpg
     
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  3. emrelights1973
    Sr15 is smaller:) in every way

    Only bill gates will own both
     
  4. twister6 Contributor
    It all depends on what you are comparing it to, like M0 :wink:

    skp_vs_m0.jpg

    Bill Gates :p
     
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  5. emrelights1973
    I bought m0 use it for an hour and just toss it away then bought sr15, bad OS
     
  6. zikarus
    The SE100 has the best size usability wise imo, but it's surely lacking the golden touch besides having the better dac for golden ears :L3000::ksc75smile::gs1000smile:
     
  7. Andricop
    Any picture with a SE100 and a SP1000M side by side so we can compare?

    Thanks!
     
  8. zikarus
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    From left to right - SP1000, SE100, SP1000M. The SP1000M display is quite small...
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2019
  9. dhc0329
    Not going into sound department I think AK devices have the best user interface. Like every time
    I add the new songs they show up on recently added song list. I find this feature extremely helpful in locating
    the new songs I just uploaded to listen. On N8 I have to create another folder for new songs and later
    remove and rescan which is a pain.

    I requested Cayin to add this feature but they basically told me to buzz off as it is not important. Dont believe they will bother.
     
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  10. Likeimthere
    Lol same here!! But it’ll bring too much attention for me and my traveling... there are always wandering eyes...
     
  11. stefzulj
    That's the excuse I'm going to use as well, even though I don't travel with mine.
     
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  12. Hawaiibadboy Contributor
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    SP1000M Gold is more like the WM1Z than it is like the LPGT. Also warmer than SE100
     
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  13. dhc0329
    Do you hear noticeable sound difference between SS, M and M Gold or is it just subtle difference barely noticeable? if you care to comment...
     
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  14. Hawaiibadboy Contributor
    Subtle but there. SE100 was good and was perfect for a Youtuber. This is a tad more warm.

    For ref.

    WARM
    Calyx-M
    WM1Z
    OPUS #1 (special aluminum version)

    Neutral
    Dx200 w amp1
    LPGT
    FiiO X7 (1st gen 1st amp)
    WM1A
    ARM2

    COLD not warm, not neutral, seeming to emphasize treb? Not sure? not warm and not neutral...."Cold" could be named "other"
    OPUS#3
    FiiO X7II (stock amp)
    SE100


    I think this Gold unit with the same stuff as the SE100 pretty much actually sounds more lively which means I can enjoy it more. Nice bonus to looking beautiful
    SE100
     
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  15. adubkov
    @JasonNYC
    How do you compare sound-wise SP1000M Gold with SP1000 CU\SS? Is SP1000 still the flagship model compared with M? I'm about to buy one and debating which one I should get to get best experience for a money.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2019
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