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Astell & Kern KANN Portable Lossless Digital Audio Player - Astro Silver

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  • Portable high-fidelity audio player with built in amplifier

  • Playback of all common lossless audio formats including Native DSD256

  • Supports up to 32bit/384kHz bit to bit decoding

  • Large capacity battery offers 15 hours of continuous playback

  • 64GB on board memory expandable to 512GB via Micro SD card

Astell & Kern KANN Portable Lossless Digital Audio Player - Astro Silver

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Astell & Kern KANN

Again Astell & Kern shake up the world of high-resolution audio with the KANN portable audio player. Engineered to be highly versatile, this powerful player incorporates a high-performance amplifier transforming the KANN into two independent devices capable of producing powerful studio-quality sound.

To relay sound exactly as intended by the recording artist, the KANN is able to play resolution qualities of up to 32bit/384kHz with native DSD. Together with the amplifier section, the KANN is able to drive any impedance or style of headphone with brilliance, balance and power.

When used as a USB DAC directly from a computer source, the KANN produces richer sounds with superior spatial effects and resolution that go far beyond the limits of any computer sound card.

A whole new level of high-resolution audio.

Astell & Kern KANN

Optimised Output
KANN is equipped with a line-out circuit designed to set the output values in 4 levels, depending on the user's listening preference. With the selectable output function, you can fine-tune your sound to suit a home system, car audio or any other listening environment.

Wireless Network
KANN supports wireless networking DLNA (Ver. 1.0), which makes it easy to work with PC/NAS on the same AP network and through the AK Connect app supporting smartphone/tablet computer interfaces.

Dual Card Slots
KANN has an internal memory of 64GB, but this can be easily and flexibly boosted via the unit's dual memory card slots. KANN supports both standard SD cards and micro SD cards, so users can select their preferred memory type. The memory is expandable up to 512 GB to easily handle larger audio files.

Longer Listening
There is no fear of a dead battery when on a long journey as the 6,200mA large capacity battery offers 15 hours of continuous playback. Enjoy up to 6.5 hours of your favourite music with a single 1 hour charge through the fast charger.

Design Concept
The design of KANN stands apart from Astell&Kern's other product lines. During assembly, the parts are slid into the aluminium extruded body. By positioning the main control buttons to the bottom of the front panel, convenient music search and quick home screen operation are intuitive.

 

REVIEWS

 

What Hi-Fi? Awards 2017 Winner: Best portable music player £750+

What Hi-Fi?

“It’s dynamic, has a great sense of timing, and is full of insight”

 

CNET Evaluation of Astell & Kern KANN Audio Player

CNET

“This portable music player delivers a bigger bang for your tunes.”

 

Sound & Vision Assesses Astell & Kern KANN

Sound&Vision

“KANN is not only a subtly gorgeous-sounding performer loaded with features. It’s also a great value.”

Astell & Kern KANN

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

General

  • Body Material: Aluminium
  • Display: 4inch WVGA (480 x 800) Touchscreen
  • Supported Audio Formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE (Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, / PCM: Up to 32bit 384kHz / DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz
  • Sample rate: PCM: 8kHz - 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) / DSD Native: DSD64 (1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128 (1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256 (1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo
  • Decoding: Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
  • Input: USB Type-C input (for charging & data transfer (PC & MAC)) / Connection Mode : MTP (Media Device)
  • Outputs: [Phone Out, Line Out] PHONES (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported) [USB Audio] micro USB Connection
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth: V4.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptX HD)

Audio Performance

  • Frequency Response Phone Out: ±0.067dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance / ±0.067dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balance / ±0.75dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalance / ±0.75dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balance
  • Frequency Response Line Out: ±0.07dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance / ±0.07dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balance / ±0.75dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalance / ±0.75dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balance
  • S/N Phone Out: 110dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 109dB @ 1kHz, Balance
  • S/N Line Out: 116dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 117dB @ 1kHz, Balance
  • Crosstalk Phone Out: -108dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / -130dB @ 1kHz, Balance
  • Crosstalk Line Out: -135dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / -135dB @ 1kHz, Balance
  • THD+N Phone Out: 0.004% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0008% @ 1kHz, Balance
  • THD+N Line Out: 0.0008% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0007% @ 1kHz, Balance
  • IMD SMPTE Phone Out:> 0.0008% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance / 0.0008% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balance
  • IMD SMPTE Line Out: 0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance / 0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balance
  • Output impedance Phone Out: PHONES 3.5mm (0.65ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (1.3ohm)
  • Output impedance Line Out: PHONES 3.5mm (1.9ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (5ohm)
  • Clock Jitter: 30ps(Typ) / Reference Clock Jitter (VCXO Clock) 0.2ps(Typ)

 

FEATURES

  • Supports up to 32bit/384kHz bit to bit decoding
  • Single AKM AK4490 DAC
  • PCM audio playback and native DSD playback up to DSD256
  • Built-in amplifier with normal and high gain switch
  • Dedicated line outs with 2.5mm balanced and 3.5mm single-ended
  • 64GB on-board memory expandable to 512GB via Micro SD card
  • Bluetooth with aptX HD codec support
  • Large capacity battery offers 15 hours of continuous playback

 

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Astell & Kern KANN Digital Audio Player

 

BrandAstell & Kern
Product TypePortable Audio Player
ColourSilver
Feature KeywordBluetooth, Hi-Fi, Portable, Rechargeable, Volume Control
Recommended UseHi-Fi, Portable audio system
Manufacturer Warranty1 Year
Included AccessoriesNo
Part NumberNo
GTIN8518309590

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