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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. hfflt
    It sounds identical to SS silver version, both different than Cu
     
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  2. JasonNYC
    The Onyx Black SP1000 is Stainless Steel with a black PVD coating, so the sound signature would be the same as the SP1000 SS.
     
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  3. tjxism
    I have a moss green SP1000m. I won’t sacrifice the discrete look even if the shining gold version maybe sounds a little better.
    :) I never AB. This saves me a lot of money. :wink:
     
  4. musicday
    Can you please confirm that none A&K portable music players use OLED screens. Thank you.
     
  5. szore
    Hi, I think the gold just has a different sound signature, but it's not 'better'; I and a lot of other people prefer the blue.
     
  6. aaf evo
    I was a click away from buying the Gold. I just can’t bring myself to do it with so little reviews out there.
     
  7. szore
    I heard it, it sounds just like the blue except there is a little less 'air' between the notes. Slightly 'thicker' sound.
     
  8. aaf evo
    Yeah I’m sure the sound difference isn’t too drastic, probably a good thing I went with my gut and held off.
     
  9. Giraku
    I switched to gold from blue. To my ears, "air" is pretty much the same between them. But I hear just a bit of "edges" on every single note that presents better separation. It's like changing a regular font to bold style but just by a touch. I also sense slightly deeper decay. Anyway, I don't regret my decision.
     
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  10. orifiel
    Hi

    Maybe an stupid question...
    Can i use the equalizer in bluetooth mode and perceive any change of sound in my bluetooth headphones?

    Or this is impossible in this or any other DAP?

    @JasonNYC or anybody??
     
  11. aaf evo
    So I’m basically looking to add a bit more low end to my A18t, do you think the Gold would help with that or should I look into a different cable pairing instead?

    Thanks.
     
  12. JasonNYC
    I believe the EQ does work when outputting via Bluetooth. I'm not 100% positive as I've never been asked that question and don't use Bluetooth with any of the players. I will confirm. Maybe someone here who uses Bluetooth headphones can chime in also.
     
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  13. CreditingKarma
    Why not just bump up a couple db with the eq on sp1000? You should be able to get the desired results that way and not spend the extra cash.
     
  14. aaf evo
    I felt like that didn’t have much effect.
     
  15. szore
    OK, so 'bold' is bigger, thicker. Thicker notes. Hence less 'air'; I think we are saying the same thing!
     
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