AKM AK4490 featured in ONKYO's CR-N765.

2014/09/25 (updated 2014/12/25)
Premium D/A Converter, the VERITA AK4490 has been adopted in ONKYO’s new Network CD Receiver CR-N765.

Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation’s (AKM) premium audio DAC: the VERITA AK4490 has been adopted in ONKYO's new network CD receiver ONKYO CR-N765 released on the 24th September 2014. The CR-N765 is the newest model of the CR series that is compact audio systems supporting next-generation High-resolution audio formats in addition to nomal CD. The AK4490 mounted on the audio DAC block of the CR-N765 has capability of playing Native DSD data up to 5.6MHz, and realizes clear and rich sound quality playback of various audio formats.


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120dB 768kHz/32-bit 2ch New Generation DAC

The AK4490EQ is a new generation 32-bit stereo Premium DAC. It is a flagship product of AKM’s VERITA series in the Audio 4 Pro™ family. The AK4490EQ adopts a newly developed VELVET SOUND™ technology achieving high-resolution sound playback that realizes a rich sound field and bass representation with less distortion. Digital input supports PCM input up to 768kHz and DSD input of 2.8MHz/5.6MHz / maximum 11.2MHz, the industry's highest level. Internal circuit employs a newly developed 32-bit digital filter focusing on sound quality during development.
This device is ideal for systems such as Network Audio Players focusing sound quality, SACD players and high-end audio systems supporting high resolution sound source.


● Maximum Sampling Frequency, Bit Rate: PCM768kHz, 32-bit / DSD256 (11.2MHz), 1-bit

  • ● SNR: 120dB  ● THD+N: -112dB  ● Sound Color Digital Filter: 5types


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VELVET SOUND™ is a brand concept of, “sound philosophy”, given to AKM’s new 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.

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