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Astell & Kern AK300 Digital Audio Player

Astell & Kern AK300
Astell & Kern AK300 Digital Audio PlayerPurchase OnlinePrice per item: $1,399.00 Christchurch 330 St Asaph Street, Christchurch Central Christchurch New Zealand 172.6476606 -43.5364992 Wellington 150 Willis Street, Te Aro Wellington New Zealand 174.7741078 -41.2902039
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Astell & Kern AK300

 

Enjoy The Sound.

While succeeding the state-of-the-art DAC and scalability as applied to the AK380 and AK320, the latest Astell & Kern model has improved accessibility by being priced at a reasonable level. The AK300 is capable of bit-to-bit playback up to 24bit/192kHz. 32bit audio is downsampled using a sample-rate converter (SRC). In addition, DSD 64/128 can be played back via conversion to PCM.

 

The AK300 features a voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO) high-precision clock with a reference jitter value of 200 femto seconds. Femto clocks are commonly used in high-end audio systems, and the clock is measured in high-precision femtosecond units (one quadrillionth of a second).

 

By utilizing a femto clock, the AK300 can produce a more accurate reference frequency and make fine jitter corrections. As a result, the AK300 faithfully reproduces sound closer than ever to the original source when transmitting a digital signal as an analogue signal.

 

When connected to a PC or Mac, the AK300 can be used as a USB DAC that supports DSD/PCM. This allows you to achieve a higher sound resolution that goes well beyond the limitations of the default sound card installed in your computer. When in the same network, you can connect the AK300 to the music collection on your computer to easily download and stream music.

 

Astell & Kern has further enhanced DLNA functionality via the AK Connect app. Wireless networking DLNA (v1.0) connects to a NAS or PC, and is easily controlled with a smartphone or tablet through AK Connect. Source files on a PC or NAS can be freely transferred and streamed without the hassle of turning on the computer and physically connecting with a cable.

 

The AK300 is the embodiment of purity and timelessness of music, representing the purity of a shadow as it reflects no light. Its design was inspired by the AK380, continuing the "light and shadow" motif found in the entire Astell & Kern product line. The volume knob was placed in the back to make it protrude so that it would be easier for the user to control with one hand.

 

Cases designed for the AK300 are available here.

 

Features...

  • Compatible with AK CD Ripper & the AK Cradle
  • 1x in-built AKM AK4490 Single DAC)
  • Aluminium construction
  • 4.0" WVGA (480 x 800) touchscreen
  • Built-in memory: 64GB [NAND]
  • External memory: 1 x microSD - Max 128GB (not included)
  • Support for WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE (Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
  • PCM sample rate: 8kHz ~ 192kHz (8/16/24bits per Sample)
  • DSD sample rate: DSD64, Stereo / DSD128, Stereo
  • Supports up to 24bit/192kHz bit-to-bit decoding
  • Input: USB micro-B for charging & data transfer (MTP Media Device)
  • Outputs: 3.5mm headphone, 3.5mm optical digital, 2.5mm balanced (4-pole only)
  • Output level: unbalanced 1.98Vrms / balanced 1.98Vrms (no load)
  • Bluetooth V4.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptX)
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
  • Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
  • Dimensions: W 75mm x H 112mm x D 15mm (W 2.95” x H 4.42” x D 0.6”)
  • Available in Midnight Black finish in NZ

Includes FREE carry case

 

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Astell & Kern AK300 Digital Audio Player

Astell & Kern AK300 Digital Audio Player

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