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    Astell & Kern AK100 Portable Lossless Digital Audio Player & DAC

    • Portable high-fidelity audio system with lossless playback
    • Plays WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, APE, MP3, AAC, WMA and OGG music formats
    • High-performance WOLFSON DAC chip
    • Optical DAC function for PC & MAC
    • Dual micro SD card slot supports up to 96GB memory
    • Astell & Kern AK100

      Uncompromising high-fidelity music playback at your fingertips: the Astell & Kern AK100 is the pinnacle of modern portable audio playback. Capable of Studio Mastering Quality sound, this portable player offers high-definition lossless music playback well beyond the realms of standard CD quality.

      The best portable music player on the market

      T3 Gadget Website

      With the Astell & Kern AK100 listeners can enjoy music as it was intended to be heard with all it's details and subtleties. Equipped with high-quality Wolfson DAC chip, the AK100offers the highest levels of signal-to-noise ratio and lowest level of harmonic distortion for a highly detailed and realistic sound experience. The Astell & Kern AK100can also be used as an external DAC via the Optical In/Out function.

      The Astell & Kern AK100 is capable of playing all lossless music files offering high-definition music playback. Lossless music files are larger than standard music files and require more storage space. Astell & Kern AK100 carries an on-board memory of 32GB with additional dual micro SD card slots, making the internal memory expandable to 96GB.

      An intuitive and responsive touch screen interface combined with traditional control buttons makes using the AK100fast and easy. The user interface of the Astell & Kern focuses on quickly searching for and listening to songs. Housed in a robust case of black-anodized aluminium with a hairline finish, the AK100 represents a deep and defined craftsmanship

      Pocket sized high-fidelity.

      Astell&Kern AK100

      Astell & Kern
      The Astell & Kern is the ultimate portable high-fidelity audio system capable of studio mastering quality sound (MQS) playback. Feel the phenomenal realism of Mastering Quality Sound (MQS) high-definition lossless music through 24bit/192kHz sound processing that cannot be heard through a standard CD.

      Mastering Quality Sound (MQS)
      When music is produced in professional studios it is recorded at Lossless Master Quality Sound (MQS) with 24bit/192kHz sample rate. This is far to large a file for a standard CD or MP3 file. For space saving reasons the music needs to be compressed, which results in massive loss of information in the recording. Lossless files at 24bit/192kHz retain all the data of the original recording.

      High-Quality Wolfson DAC
      The incorporated Wolfson WM8740 digital-to-analogue converter chip is the world's best performing high resolution DAC chip. It delivers extremely low signal to noise ratios as well as extremely low levels of harmonic distortion. Astell & Kern AK100 can also be used as an external DAC via the Optical In/Out function.

      High-Capacity Memory
      To playback 24bit/192kHz files, it is essential for the Astell & Kern to have high-capacity memory. Astell & Kern AK100 carries an on-board memory of 32GB with additional dual micro SD card slots, making the internal memory expandable to 96GB.

      Intuitive User Interface
      Intuitive and responsive, the touch screen interface combined with traditional control buttons makes using the AK100 fast and easy. The user interface of the Astell & Kern focuses on quickly searching for and listening to songs.

      Superior Craftsmanship
      The musical richness of analogue tubes and subtleties of melodies found in metals are expressed directly in the design. The overall experience created by the Aluminium pores, represents a deep and defined craftsmanship not found in a simple digital device.

       

      AK100 Features

      • Portable high-fidelity audio system with Mastering Quality Sound (MQS) playback
      • Up to 24bit/192kHz playback of high resolution audio files
      • Lossless playback for  WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, APE, MP3, AAC, WMA and OGG music formats
      • Meets 100% of Hi-Fi audio specifications
      • Equipped with high-performance WOLFSON DAC chip
      • Optical DAC function for PC and MAC
      • Dual Micro SD card slot supports up to 96GB of total memory
      • User Interface with intuitive touch screen and control buttons
      • Digital volume control wheel with traditional analogue feel
      • Solid machined aluminium casing

      Astell&Kern AK100

      Reviews

      Gadget Website T3 Evaluation of Astell & Kern AK100 MQS Player

      "It's the most accessible way of getting high-resolution music to your ears."


      Digital Trends Examines AK100 Lossless Music Player - Stunning

       

      "We were most impressed by its performance when playing back high-resolution tracks, but we also enjoyed the improvement of other formats through the player's premium components."


      Astell&Kern AK100

      Technical Specifications

      General

      • Display: 2.4 inch QVGA (320 x 240) IPS Touchscreen
      • Supported Audio Formats: WAV/AIFF/FLAC/ALAC/APE/MP3/AAC/WMA/OGG
      • Sample Rate: FLAC, WAV: 8kHz - 192kHz (8/16/24 bits per sample)
      • Output Level: 1.5Vrms (No Load)
      • DAC: Wolfson WM8740 24bit DAC (High-End Audio DAC)
      • Decoding: Supports up to 24bit / 192kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
      • Charging Interface: Micro USB Type-B
      • Interface: USB 2.0, OPTICAL IN/OUT, Headphone Out
      • Feature Enhancements: Software upgrades supported

      Astell&Kern AK100

      Audio Performance

      • Frequency Response: 10Hz - 20kHz +/-0.02dB (24bit 48kHz, No Load)
      • Signal to Noise Ratio: 110dB (1kHz 0dB, 24bit 48kHz, No Load)
      • Crosstalk: -120dB (1kHz 0dB, 24bit 48kHz, No Load)
      • THD+N: 0.0009% (1kHz 0dB, 24bit 48kHz, No Load)
      • IMD SMPTE: 0.003% (24bit 48kHz, No Load)
      • Output Impedance: 20Ω
      • Clock Jitter: 90ps

      Power / Battery

      • Capacity: 2000mAh, 3.7V, Li-Polymer Battery
      • Continuous Playback Time: Up to 16 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16bit, 44kHz, Volume 37, EQ Off, LCD Off)
      • Charge Time: 5 hours
      1. BrandAstell & Kern
      2. ColourBlack
      3. Manufacturer Warranty2 Years
      4. GTIN8809340821236
      5. Part NumberAK100
      6. Product TypePortable Audio Player
      7. Recommended useDigital audio player;Portable audio system
      8. Feature keywordPortable;Rechargeable
      9. Included AccessoriesCarrying bag, USB-A to USB-Micro B cable, Master quality sound tracks sampler
      10. Product WeightMale
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