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AKM releases compact and premium D/A converter using audio-optimized LSI manufacturing process



Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (AKM) has released the AK4462VN, a 32-bit stereo compact and premium audio D/A converter (DAC) that is the smallest device in AKM's premium DAC products, as part of its new DAC lineup. An audio-optimized LSI manufacturing process used in the flagship DAC AK4499 is also adopted in this DAC. The AK4462VN can create high-quality audio systems for portable digital audio players, electronic musical instruments, and various types of audio equipment, including those installed in vehicles.

Daishin Kashimoto, 1st Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic,
as brand ambassador for VELVET SOUND


VELVET SOUND Technology and Premium Audio LSI Manufacturing Process

As an AKM premium audio product, the AK4462VN supports VELVET SOUND features such as a proven low-distortion technology and Over Sampling Ratio Doubler (OSRD) technology, which improve out-of-band noise suppression. It is also produced using premium audio LSI manufacturing process so that you can achieve dynamic high-resolution playback with incredible detail.

・THD+N: -107dB
・DR, SN: 117dB

Small Package

The AK4462VN is housed in a 24-pin QFN, (4 x 4mm), package. This enables high-quality sound reproduction in small device applications.

Automatic Mode Switching Function

The AK4462VN provides DoP format playback in addition to PCM and DSD. PCM/DSD and PCM/DoP mode automatic switching functions are also available. 1-bit formats can be easily played back in this device.


  • Digital Audio Players
  • Electronic Musical Instruments
  • Audio Interfaces
  • USB DACs
  • Car Audio
  • Automotive Amplifier Units
  • Automotive Head Units