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Astell & Kern A&futura SE100 Lossless Portable Digital Audio Player & DAC - Titan Silver

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  • What Hi-Fi? 2019 Award Winner: Best portable music player over £1000

  • Portable high-fidelity audio with native bit-to-bit DSD playback support

  • Playback of all common lossless audio formats including Native DSD256

  • Sabre ES9038 Pro 8-channel DAC configuration

  • Octa-core CPU for outstanding response and performance

  • 128GB on board memory expandable to 400GB via MicroSD card

Astell & Kern A&futura SE100 Lossless Portable Digital Audio Player & DAC - Titan Silver

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Astell & Kern A&futura SE100

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Premium audio performance that takes you on a journey, Astell&Kern's SE100 is the first digital audio player of the A&futura line that delivers original Hi-Fi performance in portable form. With the best performance in its price range, Octa-core CPU, HD screen resolution and improved user interface, the A&futura SE100 brings audio to life.

Portable music players rarely sound this good

What Hi-Fi?

Equipping the A&futura SE100 audio player with an 8-channel DAC chip is a first for portable devices, this design is usually reserved for premium Hi-Fi systems and recording studios. The result of this breakthrough 8-channel DAC configuration gives sound an increased dynamic range and a highly polished delivery.

Providing the driving power behind the A&futura SE100 is Astell&Kern's special amplifier design that pumps out an impressive output power with minimal noise. Astell&Kern A&futura delivers powerful and pure audio performance without compromise leaving nothing but unadulterated listening pleasure.

Radically different sound.


Astell&Kern A&futura SE100


Professional 8-Channel DAC
The SABRE PRO series sets a new benchmark in high-end audio by offering the industry's highest dynamic range with impressively low levels of total harmonic distortion plus noise in a 32-bit, 8-channel DAC. All PRO SABRE DACs feature ESS's patented 32-bit HyperStream DAC technology which delivers outstanding sound quality and industry-leading performance.

Maximum Output
It is common knowledge in the audio industry that the amplifier plays a critical role in Hi-Fi audio systems. The latest know-how and amplifier design technologies developed by Astell&Kern have brought 4.1Vrms of balanced output power with minimal noise. Pure sound is the result in this technical achievement allowing for powerful, yet clean sound to be delivered gracefully by the SE100.

Exact Sonic Reproduction
The reference jitter of Astell&Kern's implementation has improved performance to 800fs, meaning that the SE100 faithfully reproduces your music by precisely measuring and accurately timing the synchronization of all instruments, vocal and even ambience sound recorded in your digital music file together.

Supreme Performance
The A&futura SE100 is equipped with an octa-core CPU which allows the player to produce the exact musical detail present in the original recording without distortion and provides a quick, lag-free operation. The A&futura SE100 features faster booting times, speedy file transfers, lag-free processing and a new intuitive user interface for the ultimate player experience.

Ultimate Sound Quality
The A&futura SE100 supports native bit-to-bit DSD playback up to 11.2MHz for the best sound possible. The music is played back, bit-for-bit, just as the artist and engineer intended for it to be heard.

Faster Charging, Quicker File Transfer
Next-generation USB Type-C support allows file transfer speeds up to 10Gbps and supports both data transfer and charging from the same cable. USB 3.0 protocol transfers data twice as fast when compared to other Astell&Kern players. Charging with a fast charger (at 9V/1.67A) takes only two hours and allows up to 11 hours of continuous playback.




What Hi-Fi? 2019 Award Winner: Best portable music player over £1000

What Hi-Fi? Awards 2019

“A serious evolution of Astell & Kern’s already excellent previous efforts.”



General Specifications

  • Body Colour: Titan Silver
  • Body Material: Aluminium
  • Display: 5inch (720 x 1,280) Touchscreen
  • Supported Audio Formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
  • Sample rate PCM: 8kHz-384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample)
  • Sample rate DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo Sample rate DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo
  • Output Level: Unbalance 2.0Vrms / Balance 4.1Vrms (Condition No Load)
  • CPU: Octa-core
  • DAC: ESS SABRE ES9038PRO 8channel
  • Decoding: Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
  • Input: USB 3.0 Type-C input (for charging & data transfer (PC & MAC))
  • Connection Mode: MTP (Media Device)
  • Outputs: PHONES (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth: V4.1 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptX HD)
  • Dimensions: 75.8mm [W] x 132.7mm [H] x 15.3mm [D]
  • Weight: 241g
  • Feature Enhancements: Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
  • Supported OS: Windows XP, Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up

Audio Performance

  • Frequency Response: ±0.038dB (Condition: 20Hz-20kHz) Unbalance / ±0.028dB (Condition: 20Hz-20kHz) Balance / ±0.074dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Unbalance / ±0.030dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Balance
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 122dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 123dB @ 1kHz, Balance
  • Crosstalk: 138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 144dB @ 1kHz, Balance
  • THD+N: 0.0007% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0006% @ 1kHz, Balance
  • IMD SMPTE: 0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance / 0.0005% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balance
  • Output Impedance: Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm) / PHONES 3.5mm (1.5ohm)
  • Clock Jitter: 800 Femto Seconds
  • Reference Clock Jitter: 250 Femto Seconds


  • Capacity: 3,700mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery
  • Continuous Playback Time: up to 11 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44kHz, Volume 75, LCD Off)
  • Charge Time: About 2 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging)


  • Built-in Memory: 128GB [NAND]
  • External Memory: microSD (Max 400GB)



  • Sabre ES9038 Pro 8-channel DAC configuration
  • 4.1Vrms of balanced output power with minimal noise
  • Faithfully reproduces music with highest accuracy
  • Supports native bit-to-bit DSD playback up to11.2MHz
  • Next Level performance with Octa-core CPU
  • USB Type-C support allows file transfer speeds up to 10Gbps
  • 5-inch display with HD screen resolution and improved user interface
  • Fast charge capability available



  • Astell & Kern A&futura SE100
  • USB Type-C cable
  • Protective films
  • microSD card slot covers
  • Quick start guide
  • Warranty


BrandAstell & Kern
Product TypePortable Audio Player
Feature KeywordNo
Recommended UseNo
Manufacturer Warranty2 Years
Included AccessoriesUSB type-C cable, Protective films, microSD card slot covers, Quick start guide, Warranty
Part NumberNo

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