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    Astell & Kern AK120 Portable Lossless Digital Audio Player & DAC

    • Portable high-fidelity audio system with lossless playback
    • Lossless playback for WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, APE, MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG and DSD
    • Dual high-performance Wolfson DAC chips
    • USB / optical DAC function for PC and MAC
    • Dual micro SD card slot supports 192GB memory
    • Astell & Kern AK120

      Astell & Kern AK120plays any music format with high-fidelity Mastering Quality Sound (MQS). Lossless music files no longer need to be confined to big set-ups with this portable audio system. Feel the phenomenal realism of high-definition lossless music through 24bit/192kHz sound processing that cannot be heard through a standard CD.

      The incorporated Wolfson WM8740 digital-to-analogue converter chip is the world's best performing high resolution DAC chip. Equipped with two DAC chips the AK120independently separates the left and right channels and offer true dual-monaural audio with wide soundstage and full-bodied audio. Astell & Kern AK120can also be used as an external DAC via USB or Optical In function.

      To playback 24bit/192kHz files, it is essential for the Astell & Kern to have high-capacity memory. Astell & Kern AK120 carries an on-board memory of 64GB with additional dual micro SD card slots supporting up to 64GB of memory in each slot , making the internal memory expandable to 192GB.

      Intuitive and responsive, the touch screen interface combined with integrated hardware control buttons makes using the AK120fast and easy. The user interface of the Astell & Kern focuses on quickly searching for and listening to songs. The curved design of the volume wheel guard provides additional protection to the volume wheel.

      The ultimate joy of music.

      Astell&Kern AK120

      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. For space saving reasons the music needs to be compressed, which results in massive loss of information in the recording.

      Lossless Digital Audio
      High-definition digital music playback is supported for all lossless music formats including WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, APE, MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG and DSD. Lossless files at 24bit/192kHz retain all the data of the original recording.

      Dual Wolfson DAC Chip
      Equipped with two DAC chips the AK120 independently separates the left and right channels and offer true dual-monaural audio with wide soundstage and full-bodied audio. Astell & Kern AK120 can also be used as an external DAC via USB or Optical In function.

      High-Capacity Memory
      Astell & Kern AK120 carries an on-board memory of 64GB with additional dual micro SD card slots supporting up to 64GB of memory in each slot , making the internal memory expandable to 192GB.

      Intuitive User Interface
      Intuitive and responsive, the touch screen interface combined with integrated hardware control buttons makes using the AK120 fast and easy. The curved design of the volume wheel guard provides additional protection to the volume wheel.

      Superior Craftsmanship
      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.

       

      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, OGG and DSD music formats
      • Meets 100% of Hi-Fi audio specifications
      • Equipped two high-performance Wolfson WM8740 24bit 192kHz DACs in a dual-mono configuration
      • USB / Optical DAC function for PC and MAC
      • Dual Micro SD card slot supports up to 192GB of total memory
      • User Interface with intuitive touch screen and control buttons
      • Digital volume control wheel with traditional analogue feel
      • Volume wheel guard provides protection
      • Elegant design and sturdy build, housed in a brushed aluminium case 

      Reviews

       

      CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards

      "The AK120 is the ultimate portable hi-fi audio system capable of hi-res music play back and functions as an external/USB DAC. It delivers the best digital audio experience possible, supporting many audio formats including DSD and Apple lossless."


      Astell&Kern AK120

       

      Technical Specifications

      General

      • Display: 2.4inch QVGA (320 x 240) IPS Touchscreen
      • Supported Audio Formats: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, APE, MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, DSD
      • Sample rate: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC : 8kHz - 192kHz (8/16/24-bits per sample)
      • Output Level: L: 1.5Vrms + R: 1.5Vrms (Condition No Load)
      • DAC: Dual Wolfson WM8740 24-bit DAC
      • Decoding: Supports up to 24-bit / 192kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
      • Charging Interface: Micro USB Type-B
      • Interface: USB 2.0, OPTICAL IN/OUT, Headphone Out
      • Weight: 5 oz (143 g)
      • Feature Enhancements: Firmware upgrades supported

      Audio Performance

      • Frequency Response: ±0.02dB (Condition: 20Hz - 20kHz) / ±0.2dB (Condition: 10Hz - 70kHz)
      • Signal to Noise Ratio: 113dB (1kHz 0dB, 24-bit 48kHz, No Load)
      • Crosstalk: -128dB (1kHz 0dB, 24-bit 48kHz, No Load)
      • THD+N: 0.0008% Typ (1kHz 0dB, 24-bit 48kHz, No Load)
      • IMD SMPTE: 0.0005% (24-bit 48kHz, No Load) 800Hz - 10kHz (4:1)
      • Output Impedance: 3Ω
      • Clock Jitter: 50ps

      Power / Battery

      • Capacity: 2,350mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
      • Continuous Playback Time: Up to 14 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit, 44kHz, Volume 37, EQ Off, LCD Off)
      • Charge Time: 6.5 hours
       

      Astell&Kern AK120

      1. BrandAstell & Kern
      2. ColourBlack
      3. Manufacturer Warranty2 Years
      4. GTIN8809340825418
      5. Part NumberAK120
      6. Product TypePortable Audio Player
      7. Recommended useDigital audio player;Portable audio system
      8. Feature keywordPortable;Rechargeable
      9. Included AccessoriesLeather case, USB-A to USB-Micro B cable, Master quality sound tracks sampler
      10. Product WeightMale
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