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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. dhc0329
    I had an issue with my 2.5mm jack before. I am not sure why AK insists on fragile 2.5mm jack. 4.4mm is much better and sturdy. Hope we can unite.
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  2. olddude
    I've never had an issue with a 2.5. I don't find them fragile at all.
  3. Kenneth Galang
    person 1: I have a problem

    person 2: that doesn't happen to me

    person 1:...
  4. Dionysus
    I would hate to jinx myself, but I have had and AK100 MKII, AK300, AK380 Copper and an SP1000. I've never had an issue with an AK player, to me they are extremely reliable and built like tanks.
  5. Samuel777
    after several weeks of searching, hesitating between Tia foure and others iems, my heart went finally for Jomo audio!
    Trinity SS, 3.5mm stock cable + ares II balanced 2.5mm cable.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2019
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  6. Giraku
    Congrats!! That's a great choice!!
    I almost bought one at CanJam NYC if I hadn't bought Khan.
  7. madFloyd
    Hey guys, slightly off topic, but I received my new IEMs (A64 Tia Fourte) and wondering what to expect when it comes to break-in (not just how long, but sonics).

  8. DeepSouth
    While my AK is fine, my 2.5 cable's plug is slightly bent.
  9. dhc0329
    4.4mm plug will sit in so tight and sturdy. It will be extremely difficult, if not impossible to bend the 4.4 plug.
    I had my 2.5 mm plug bent before so you have to be careful with it.
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  10. olddude
    I've been using 2.5's for years, and as long as you are careful with them they are fine. I wouldn't shove a DAP in my jeans pocket with a 2.5-ended cable and walk around and sit down and bend over, that's asking for trouble (even a 3.5 doesn't always like that treatment) but I walk with my DAP in a belt case or, when I had a smaller DAP, in my shirt pocket, and have never suffered a consequence. It really depends on how you treat your equipment. And I am not seeing a slew of posts across Head-Fi bemoaning bad experiences with 2.5 jacks. Yes, the 4.4 is more robust, but for those of us with expensive cables, having to re-terminate or repurchase would be very expensive indeed.
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  11. dhc0329
    I am actually having more concerned with having different termination type costing more than necessary for consumers.
    A lot of vendors are now adopting 4.4 mm so I think we are heading in the right direction. I am sure many folks will be happy
    if AK adds 4.4 mm in the future releases although they have to consider re-termination.
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  12. sect44
    They do repair there for sure. Sent my ak240 to replace battery and fix the volume wheel. Great service btw.
  13. twister6 Contributor
    Don't know if/when this will happen, but for now stick to 2.5mm termination with 4.4mm adaptors :wink: Or look for cables like Dita with interchangeable connectors (just keep in mind, Dita Oslo is a very warm tone copper cable).
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  14. kubig123
    Did you try the Oslo cable?
  15. twister6 Contributor
    dita_oslo-03.jpg dita_oslo-06.jpg

    The warmest buttery smooth copper cable I have ever tried :wink:
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