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Expect an update from us on 11/20 or sooner if something comes up.
Can't wait to pair this with my AK100 balanced.
I don't own this or the product its supposed to go with nor do I want one right no bot, I like the idea of connecting the buyers straight with the vendor/company.
Spicy_Cork_Sauce
Thank you for your comment. We enjoy talking with our customers and helping them make the best purchasing decision. If you are into audiophile sound, like many people here, you will surely enjoy the ability to get the best sound quality out of your personal music player. GloveAudio A1 offers that ability like no other amp does!
I wonder how this compares to a new AK120II, if paired with the older ak100.
carlsan
Michael Mercer of Audio 360 actually prefers this combo, because the player (which is essentially a computer) is not required to handle audio. A dedicated outboard DAC is doing that instead. We have better isolation inside our A1 machined aluminum chassis, so we can push the audio specs farther -- we are not fighting the noisy computer located in the same chassis, like the player has to do.
I can't tell by the pictures, but is that a min-USB port? Can the A1 playback and recharge at the same time while also connected to a 5V/1A+ USB battery pack? A big OUTSTANDING if it does.
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OUTSTANDING! I really like how the output impedance of the headphone out are under 1 ohm. for all balanced and SE. It negates getting any mods done to the AK100 from Mezzo and RWA. I see lots of value here. Some of those mods cost as much as the A1!
alphaphoenix
Cool. I'm glad you see the value here. From the feedback we've gotten so far, this is a perfect combo. If you have an AK100 or AK120, you likely care about sound quality and therefore you absolutely need to try the GloveAudio A1.
thank you.
Oh, just to be clear (on my part), the Glove attached to the AK through the optical out, yes? And this allows full resolution playback up to 24/192. Am I understanding correctly? Sorry to be dense. Just want to make sure.
digitalzed
Correct
Thanks for the reply. I'm happy to hear that, Please do talk to John and post back here.
Could you give me some more information about the Chip of DAC and OP amp.
Your literature says it plays files up to 24/192 but the review on Digital Audio Review states that anything above 24/96 is down sampled to 24/96 because of the use of the optical output on the AK. Is this true or will the Glove play files at 24/176 and 24/192?
digitalzed
It's not downaampled. Must be a mistake by John, I'll talk to him.. A1 will play up to 192kHz on the SPDIF input. AK120 will play 192kHz out the SPDIF output. So it works.
Love CEntrance products and have done quite a bit reading on this product here. If i wasn't set on an AK100II and Hifi M8 stack id be all over this! Would love to see another drop for the HiFi M8!
Larry
Thanks for the good words. We are working on making more stock. That's the only gating factor here. Everything is made in US.