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A&ultima SP1000 hi-res audio player
£3,299.00
A&ultima SP1000 hi-res audio player
Astell & Kern's A&Ultima SP1000 offers the unrivalled sound when it comes to MP3 players. This high resolution music player features a HD5 display for the best viewing experience, while a new multi function volume wheel comes in stainless steel for a sleek look. Featuring plenty of storage for all your favourite tracks, this is perfect for music lovers.Astell & Kern MP3 playerRose goldSupport up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit DecodingFeature an octa core CPU for outstanding response and performance256GB on board memory expandable to 512GB via Micro SD cardHigh Definition HD5 display to create the best viewing experienceUSB Type C support allows file transfer speeds up to 10Gbps
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Astell & Kern AK70 hi-res portable player
£449.99
Astell & Kern AK70 hi-res portable player
Astell & Kern's AK70 MP3 player brings together features from its previous and much loved MP3 players into one sleek package. Designed to be slim and lightweight, it's made from aluminium and weighs just 4.6 oz. You'll be enjoying hi res MP3 playback, and among the functions, use it to rip CDs and even link it to other network ready Astell & Kern devices with the AK connect function. Music Friend In My Pocket, AK7024bit 192kHz bit to bit PlaybackThe AK70's DAC, based on market proven CS4398 chips of Cirrus Logic, has been used for years in Hi Fi audios and the second generation Astell&Kern devices.The AK70 plays back 24bit 192kHz signals into bit to bit type.32bit audio is downsampled using a sample rate converter. In addition, DSD 64/128 can be played back through conversion to PCM.* 32bit, 384kHz is downsampled to 24bit, 192kHz, and 32bit, 352kHz is downsampled to 24bit, 176kHz for playback.* DSD 64/128 is converted via DSD to PCM to PCM 24bit, 176kHz for playback.AK70's Diverse Output Types Balanced OutputThe AK70 supports the 2.5 mm 4 pole balanced output (2.3 Vrms) that has been in use since the second generation of the Astell&Kern players.Unlike the unbalanced type, the balanced output type is capable of removing noise (common mode noise) that can occur in “signal + inverting amplifier signal” and has the strength of increasing output due to its double transmitting signals.The AK70 can be used with a variety of balanced earphones and headphones made for Astell&Kern. It can also support the 3.5 mm 3 pole unbalanced output (2.3 Vrms), with compatibility with a variety of Hi Fi earphones and headphones.Variety of Output Types of AK70 USB AudioThe AK70 supports USB audio digital out, first among Astell&Kern devices.You can connect diverse digital input portable amps through USB to the AK70. The AK70 can transfer DSD in native through DoP. It can also convert DSD into PCM for output for portable amps that do not support DoP.* USB audio output is available only when digital input is possible through USB.* DoP (DSD over PCM) : This is a standard for transferring DSD data to USB interface. This standard sends DSD data by mounting them onto PCM data frames.* In order to link the AK70 with a portable amp, one needs OTG cable, which is not included in the AK70 package.* The cable connecting OTG cable with a portable amp differs depending on the specs of the amp, >which is not included in the AK70 package.Variety of Output Types of AK70 USB DACThe AK70 can be used with a USB DAC that can double as an embedded sound card by connecting with a PC/Mac through the USB port.In the case of using the PC's embedded sound card, one may have to go through a complicated process to play back DSD data. In contrast, the AK70 can do so simply by connecting with the PC.In the case of using the AK70 as a USB DAC, it can support up to 24 bit 96 kHz bit to bit, providing much richer sound through superior ambience and resolution way beyond the limits of an embedded sound card.* When using the AK70 as a USB DAC, its PEQ settings are not applied, and output up to 24bit, 96kHz is supported.* DSD 64/128 is converted via DSD to PCM for playback.AK CD RIPPERThe AK70 can allow users to rip CDs with ease by linking with the AK CD RIPPER.By inheriting from the AK500N, it supports the CD track error correction feature and the meta data (ID3TAG) auto input feature using Gracenote's database without any change.* The AK CD RIPPER may not be properly recognized when using a power supply adapter rated at less than 5V 2A.The AK70's Network AK ConnectThe AK70 comes equipped with the AK Connect feature that can be connected with network ready Astell&Kern devices.It is also appointed with wireless networking DLNA (Ver. 1.0), which makes it easy to work with NAS/PC on the same network and through an AK Connect app supporting smartphone/tablet computer.DMP (Digital Media Player)Finds a list of content on a media server for selection and playback.DMC (Digital Media Controller)Finds a list of content on a media server and establishes a connection to a playback capable device (renderer). By default, a DMC establishes a connection between a media server and media renderer and controls content playback related operations.DMS (Digital Media Server = Network Server)Actually stores the media content to be shared. When connected to a network, the DMS transmits/distributes the media content for other devices to stream or download.DMR (Digital Media Renderer = Network Player)Connects to a media server via media controller for content playback."
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ASTELL & KERN AK70 Case
£39.99
ASTELL & KERN AK70 Case
The AK70's casing, with its simple design and compact size, is made by Astell & Kern with the thinnest and lightest material available in the market so that it can fit the product's concept well and can be portable anytime anywhere.The material selected for this important role was created by Synt3, a world class manufacturer of polyurethane located in Milan, Italy.The colors of the casing have been selected that accentuate the AK70 that changes its shade depending on the light, by employing a pastel colored anodizing process.
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ASTELL & KERN Ak t8ie in-ear headphones
£799.00
ASTELL & KERN Ak t8ie in-ear headphones
Reworking its AK T8iE headphones for incredible sound and with incredible construction, Astell & Kern's are a new flagship for the brand. Developed in collaboration with beyerdynamic, each pair comes with a new, improved voice coil and silve plated cables that are stronger than those used in the previous design. Gold plated MMCX connectors show that the brand has thougyht of everything when trying to provide you with its best sound experience yet. THE ESSENCE OF TESLA TECHNOLOGY AK T8iE Mk II Beyerdynamic + Astell&KernThe AK T8iE Mk II succeeds and improves on the AK T8iE, the world’s first Tesla in ear headphone, collaboratively developed by Astell&Kern and beyerdynamic. The new flagship model promises truly outstanding sound and exceptional build quality.The AK T8iE Mk II has high grade silver plated fiber cables with coaxial construction, an upgrade from copper cables. It also introduces a new voice coil, drawing on all of the audio excellence beyerdynamic has pioneered since 1924. Despite its small size, the AK T8iE Mk II allows users to experience an extremely wide frequency range, with crisp bass, well balanced mids and crystal clear highs.Like its predecessor, the AK T8iE Mk II , is hand made by highly skilled engineers in Germany. Combining Astell&Kern's philosophy of ""providing the original sound"" with the expertise of beyerdynamic, the AK T8iE Mk II sets a new benchmark.New, improved voice coilThe AK T8iE Mk II introduces a brand new voice coil for a superb listening experience, drawing on all the heritage and audio excellence beyerdynamic has pioneered since 1924.Keeping the perfectly tuned acoustic signature of the AK T8iE, the new voice coil increases reliability and lowers distortion to a minimum.Each voice coil is carefully inspected and adjusted by hand, using a digital microscope camera with 40x magnification.High grade transparent silver plated cablesThe AK T8iE Mk II is supplied with high grade silver plated fiber cables with coaxial construction, a strong upgrade from standard copper cables.To ensure highest wearing comfort, the cables are skin friendly and ultra flexible. The transparent sleeve effectively reduces cable noise. All conductors are made from high purity silver/copper alloy (Ag–Cu–alloy) for the purest sound.The cable material is specially fabricated for the new AK T8iE Mk II. For ultimate strength, the cables are reinforced with high tension aramid fiber cores.High precision gold plated MMCX connectorsThe high precision MMCX system consists of tolerated, perfectly fitting components including or such as : plugs, sockets and toothed washers.Low electrical resistance provides the best audio performance possible. High reliability for daily use.Great flexibilityBesides the standard 1.3m cable with the general purpose 3.5mm plug there is an additional balanced cable for Astell&Kern devices(works with AK70 / AK100 II / AK120 II / AK240 / AK300 / AK320 / AK380). It provides a balance output with its specific 2.5 mm 4 pole terminal. A leather case stores the in ears safely for transport.
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