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A&ultima SP1000

High-end audio player


All New High-End

Released on May 17, 2017
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The A&ultima SP1000 is a one-of-a-kind, high-end, powerful flagship high resolution music player equipped with the latest advanced features.

The latest AK4497EQ dual-DAC design and the upgraded CPU in the A&ultima SP1000 allows for accurate playback of native 32-bit/384kHz audio with no compromise on sound quality. The music is played back, bit-for-bit, just as the artist and engineer intended for it to be heard.
The A&ultima SP1000 also supports native bit-to-bit DSD playback up to 11.2MHz for the best sound possible.

* The SP1000 integrates two premium D/A converters, the AK4497.  (Dual DAC)

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Astell&Kern KANN

High-resolution audio player


One Player to Rule Them All

Released on Apr 11, 2017
Astell&Kern KANN
KANN
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Astell&Kern has introduced a new product design that cleverly incorporates a high-performance amplifier into a player for a perfect merger of two independent devices. Supporting the output of 7Vrms when connected via high-gain balanced output, the KANN not only drives high-impedance headphones without an additional amplifier, but also reliably reproduces high-quality sound with low-impedance speakers.

The KANN is capable of bit-to-bit playback up to 32-bit 384kHz and native DSD playback up to 11.2MHz, delivering detailed, distortion-free sound just as the artist intended.

* The KANN integrates a premium D/A converters, the AK4490.  (Single DAC)

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Astell&Kern AK Recorder

True Recording with Astell&Kern Players

Released on Oct 7, 2016
Astell&Kern AK Recorder
AK Recorder
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The AK Recorder is a modular recorder product, designed to be used in combination with any AK300 Series(AK380, AK320 and AK300) product, that delivers live-quality recording and playback of vocals and instrumentals.

The AK Recorder is the first portable recorder product in the world that supports DSD 5.6MHz recording. While many expensive, professional products typically support up to 24-bit/192kHz recording, the AK Recorder provides support for DSD 5.6MHz recording for a proper recording of original sound.

With the support of DSD 5.6MHz recording you will be able to record each and every second of a live music recording in DSD 5.6MHz format, the format closest to analog in terms of quality.

DSD 5.6MHz PCM 384KHz/32-bit Bit to Bit Playback
* The AK Recorder integrates a premium A/D converters, the AK5572. (Single ADC)

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Astell&Kern AK300
PORTABLE HIGH FIDELITY SOUND SYSTEM

Enjoy The Sound

Released on Jun 11, 2016
Astell&Kern AK300
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While succeeding the state-of-the-art DAC and scalability as applied to the AK380 and AK320, the latest model has improved accessibility by being priced at a reasonable level.

PCM 24-bit/192kH Bit to Bit Playback

* The AK300 integrates a premium D/A converters, the AK4490. (Single DAC)

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Astell&Kern AK320
PORTABLE HIGH FIDELITY SOUND SYSTEM

THE EVOLUTION CONTINUES

Released on Dec 18, 2015
Astell&Kern AK320
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The primary goal of Astell&Kern has always been to deliver the original sound, and we believed that the AK380 did just that.
We wanted even more people to experience the AK320 and its ability to deliver the original sound as intended.

PCM 24-bit/192kH Bit to Bit Playback

* The AK320 integrates two premium D/A converters, the A4490. (Dual DAC)

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Astell&Kern AK380
PORTABLE HIGH FIDELITY SOUND SYSTEM

THE EVOLUTION OF A MASTERPIECE

Released on May 14, 2015
Astell&Kern AK380
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The Astell&Kern AK380 is a top-of-the-line model that meets the demands of professional environment with new functions for sound quality brushup in addition to faithful recreation of studio mastering quality sounds by Bit-to-Bit playback.
It supports PCM 32-bit/384kHz and Native DSD 128 (5.6MHz/1-bit) playbacks and integrates two AKM AK4490s for dual DAC circuit.

32-bit/384kHz Bit to Bit Playback
Native DSD Playback

* The AK380 integrates two premium D/A converters, the A4490. (Dual DAC)

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