1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

    Dismiss Notice

New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Toolman, May 15, 2017.
First
 
Back
459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468
470 471 472 473 474 475 476
Next
 
Last
  1. orifiel

    53F56843-0BF8-48DB-B47B-908E44C437E2.jpeg

    The HKSE has plenty of volume connected to an SP1000 in balanced mode, and sounstage and transparency are marvelous, despite this facts, the highs are somewhat to hot and the low end a bit thin sounding, with a desktop amplifier this is not an issue...
    So maybe a bit more power is neccesary to a better match, maybe the SP1000 amp achieves a better match, but i can’t try it untill late September
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2019
    junix likes this.
  2. twister6 Contributor
    Always good to read multiple reviews, since we hear differently and opinions do vary :wink: You can try driving Empyrean from a smartphone, but will it sound good? I covered many Empyrean source pair ups in my review here, including SPK SS. While many IEMs and headphones do sound great with SPK, this particular pair up driven directly (from BAL) was too smooth, too laid back, loosing the energy which you would expect from these planar magnetic cans. I can only guess, SPK stacked up with a higher voltage SPK amp would do Empyrean justice.
     
  3. Sound Eq
    @JasonNYC
    is deezer hifi possible on ak daps, as i have a hifi account but in deezer in the ak player i see only standard playback

    if i install deezer apk through open services will it playback my hifi subscription in high quality or not
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2019
  4. royalsuen
    Anyone try the sp1000+amp for sony ier z1r?
     
  5. JasonNYC
    For anyone in the Las Vegas area today, our dealer The Audio Video Boutique is holding their "Meet Your Maker" Listening Lounge event today from 3 - 7 pm PT. We will have the SP2000 available for demo.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2019
    Astell&Kern Stay updated on Astell&Kern at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
    https://www.facebook.com/astellnkern/ https://twitter.com/astell_kern https://instagram.com/astellnkern https://us.astellnkern.com support.inc@iriver.com
  6. Jalo
    Ha Ha Ha I think that is the “meet your maker” event. Once you do that you are dead or at least you wallet will.
     
  7. JasonNYC
    Thanks. I corrected it. Posted too quick earlier.
     
    Astell&Kern Stay updated on Astell&Kern at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
    https://www.facebook.com/astellnkern/ https://twitter.com/astell_kern https://instagram.com/astellnkern https://us.astellnkern.com support.inc@iriver.com
  8. Jalo
    Jason, you are too much, I almost rolled on the floor died (meet your maker) laughing. I was joking when you use the phrase “meet the maker” and I changed to the phrase “meet your maker” just to crack a joke. I never in my wildest dream that you literally changed it to “meet your maker”. Have you not ever heard that phrase is meant to say somebody died and went to meet his/her maker? Ha ha ha I didn’t go to that event today because I wasn’t ready to go to meet my maker yet.:deadhorse::deadhorse::deadhorse::k701smile::k701smile::k701smile:

    Has anyone recently gone to meet their maker yet? If so don’ Bring me with you.:ksc75smile::ksc75smile:
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
  9. royalsuen
    @JasonNYC
    Hi, will add DSD volume adjustment function like +6db on AK?
     
  10. Lohengrin123
    Hi ,
    I would like to connect my SP1000 via USB to an external t+a DAC8 DSD. I tried it with several OTG cables but had no success. Are there any settings in the SP1000 that I don’t see?
    Any help is appreciated!
    I wanted to compare the SP1000 with my ARIES G1 together with the DAC 8
    Michael
     
  11. JasonNYC
    The event was actually called "Meet Your Maker!" I believe they were joking with the meaning of the phrase.
     
    Astell&Kern Stay updated on Astell&Kern at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
    https://www.facebook.com/astellnkern/ https://twitter.com/astell_kern https://instagram.com/astellnkern https://us.astellnkern.com support.inc@iriver.com
  12. JasonNYC
    Sorry, I don't quite understand what you are asking. Are you requesting an option for a db boost when listening to DSD?
     
    Astell&Kern Stay updated on Astell&Kern at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
    https://www.facebook.com/astellnkern/ https://twitter.com/astell_kern https://instagram.com/astellnkern https://us.astellnkern.com support.inc@iriver.com
  13. royalsuen
    Yup
     
  14. JasonNYC
    When you connect via USB to the SP1000 with an OTG cable, swipe down from the top of the screen. You should see the External USB icon lit gray. Press on the External USB icon to enable the connection.

    20181101_122425.jpg 20181101_122508.jpg
     
    Astell&Kern Stay updated on Astell&Kern at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
    https://www.facebook.com/astellnkern/ https://twitter.com/astell_kern https://instagram.com/astellnkern https://us.astellnkern.com support.inc@iriver.com
  15. Sound Eq
    I have for sale Hifiman 1000 SE and Audeze MX4 and to my ears the MX4 is amazing with ak sp1000m, so I guess it will be even more sp2000

    As for SE I think the pairing is great as well but with the dap its bass is less than mx4 and leaner mids, this headphone is just nailing it for detail lovers

    For me I would choose the MX4 with sp1000 or sp2000 but with a desktop amp and dac i would pick 1000SE. even if both are not power hungry but the 1000SE sounds so much better with desktop amp and dac than through a dap

    Empyrean I had and sold it I did not like it as I felt its rolled off in the highs

    I also had lcdx and sold it as well not in the league at all compared to 1000se or mx4
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2019
First
 
Back
459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468
470 471 472 473 474 475 476
Next
 
Last

Share This Page