VELVET SOUND AKM Pursues Real Live Sound with both Roomy Sound & Sound Dynamics

"Spatial Expressing Sound"

AKM's Next Generation
D/A Converters,
A/D Converters,
Sampling Rate Converters

Such as, "listening to directional sound", the sound details are captured clearly and
preserving the emotions the artist expressed without noise and distortion.
AKM uses all their technology resources for first-rate quality sound.

Designed by VELVET SOUND


VELVET SOUND Sound Philosophy

Sound Philosophy
Real Live Sound

An accurate, "reproduction of the original", is the VELVET SOUND philosophy.
AKM duplicates all sound elements contained in the, "original source".
AKM provides an active space just like a live performance.

VELVET SOUND Architecture

Architecture
Design concepts to pursue and achieve the,
intensity, and the, amount of information.

VELVET SOUND
... the architecture of new generation audio devices.
Velvet Sound’s philosophy is a combination of measured performance
and human listening tests,
because ears will always exceed any test measurement.

VELVET SOUND Core Technology

Core Technology
Various technologies to project,
sounds into emotions

VELVET SOUND
... the core technology of AKM’s new generation audio devices.
This technology features newly developed low-distortion technology,
OSRD technology, and, IRD filter,
which translates, sounds into emotions.

VELVET SOUND Key Features

Key Features
Fully compatible with, Hi-Res, sound sources
up to 768k PCM and 11.2M DSD.

VELVET SOUND
... a key feature of AKM's next generation audio devices
which are equipped with specs and performance for the,
"Hi-Res", digital audio era.




VELVET SOUND

VELVET SOUND

VELVET SOUND is a brand concept of, "sound philosophy", given to AKM's next generation of audio devices and, "new architecture & core technologies". A new circuit is designed to, "balance the amount of information and intensity", and, "focus on the original sound", to achieve rich musicality and high performance. This circuit contains specifications and features suitable for the high-resolution audio era.


Four Elements of VELVET SOUND

Hierarchies of AKM's Audio Brand

AKM’s audio LSI products that are based on VELVET SOUND are categorized into two groups such as Premium Audio Devices and Advanced Audio Devices.



  • VELVET SOUND VERITA Flagship / High-end Premium
    Flagship and high-end premium audio devices target high-end and exclusive audio equipment, integrating futuristic features and having sufficient specifications suitable for high-resolution audio.
    The flagship, "VERITA", series is a "real product" that has world-class performance.
  • VELVET SOUND | Premium Audio Premium
    Premium audio devices target high-end to middle class audio equipment, integrating futuristic features and having sufficient specifications suitable for high-resolution audio.
  • Advanced
    Advanced audio devices optimize various technologies that are developed with premium audio devices into portable and automotive instruments. They realize low-cost designs while maintaining high performance, expanding horizons of high-quality sound among audio products.

VELVET SOUND Products

Premium DAC VERITA AK4497EQ Premium DAC VERITA AK4490EQ Premium DAC VERITA 
AK4490EN Premium SRC VERITA AK4137EQ Premium Multi-channel ADC AK557X Series Premium Multi-channel DAC AK445X Series Premium Multi-channel ADC AK555X Series Premium SRC AK4136VQ AK4962 AK4961 AK4376 AK4375A


Audio Brands

VELVET SOUND

VELVET SOUND

VELVET SOUND is a brand concept of, "sound philosophy", given to AKM's next generation of audio devices and, "new architecture & core technologies". A new circuit is designed to, "balance the amount of information and intensity", and, "focus on the original sound", to achieve rich musicality and high performance. This circuit contains specifications and features suitable for the high-resolution audio era.

VELVET SOUND VERITA

True flagship VERITA

"VELVET SOUND VERITA" ... the title of the world's highest level "real" will be given only to the elite products. "VERITA", means "truth", "spirit", "real" ... in Italian, was born as a flagship of AKM audio devices. It has been applied to products of the highest performance devices in the Audio 4 Pro brand family.

Audio 4 Pro

Audio 4 Pro

Audio 4 Pro™ products are designed for pro audio equipment, including mixing consoles, electronic musical instruments and sound effectors, meeting the highest sound quality standards of recording studios. Audio 4 Pro™ products range provides world-leading performance with high quality sound, winning trust within professional audio industry.

Audio 2 go

Audio 2 go

Audio 2 Go™ products are designed for portable audio applications, including smartphones, tablet computers and media players, which provide feature-rich, single chip solution with low power consumption and high audio fidelity.



*VELVET SOUND Logo™, Audio 4 Pro™ and Audio 2 Go™ are trademarks of Asahi Kasei Electronics Corporation in Japan, Europe and the United States.