Author Topic: AK4499EQ - New AKM Flagship DAC  (Read 517 times)

Offline Nidri

AK4499EQ - New AKM Flagship DAC
« on: February 07, 2019, 08:04:22 PM »
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Offline GoodEnoughGear

Re: AK4499EQ - New AKM Flagship DAC
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 08:20:35 PM »
Current instead of voltage output for the first time.
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Offline pwatts

Re: AK4499EQ - New AKM Flagship DAC
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2019, 08:55:51 AM »
Judging by the price of the 4497 I really wonder what this doozie will cost. As reference, in single qtys the 4490 is about$3, 4493 about $6 and 4497 about $50. Really only worth when using discrete output stages.

Offline Bravick

Re: AK4499EQ - New AKM Flagship DAC
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2019, 01:40:58 PM »
https://www.amazon.com/AK4399-Software-Coaxial-Optical-Assembledl/dp/B00HUJVCVK

Think this might be nice. There is a kit available for less, but yet to find anybody that has stock. There is also a version 2 that uses an AK chip for the input. Yet to find it for sale though

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« Last Edit: March 01, 2019, 01:43:02 PM by Bravick »
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Offline pwatts

Re: AK4499EQ - New AKM Flagship DAC
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2019, 01:44:31 PM »
4399 != 4499

Offline DACMan1

Re: AK4499EQ - New AKM Flagship DAC
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2019, 01:44:57 PM »
Whats the point? Chances are very good that the rest of your system is limiting your noise floor way above the 140dB floor here. Never mind noise from recordings. (Same applies to almost all metrics)

Offline Bravick

Re: AK4499EQ - New AKM Flagship DAC
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2019, 01:47:56 PM »
4399 != 4499
Sorry! Saw 99 and never checked the rest......

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