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Astell & Kern AK320 Digital Audio Player

Astell & Kern AK320
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Astell & Kern AK320 Digital Audio PlayerPurchase OnlinePrice per item: $2,699.00
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    Astell & Kern AK320

     

    The Evolution Continues.

    The primary goal of Astell & Kern has always been to deliver the original sound intended by the artist, and the AK320 does just that, while its point of economy allows even more people to experience it. The AK320 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 AK320 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 AK320 can produce a more accurate reference frequency and make fine jitter corrections. As a result, the AK320 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 AK320 can be used as a USB DAC that supports PCM/DSD. The dual DAC 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 AK320 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 AK320's design is in line with the 'light and shadow' motif found in all Astell & Kern products. Powerful sunlight casts crisp yet understated shadows. The front, rear, and sides form an asymmetrical shape, but the AK320's body exudes an understated impression. The volume knob projects out of the back for easy one-handed operation.

     

    Features...

    • Compatible with the AK CD Ripper & the AK Cradle
    • 2x in-built AKM AK4490 (Dual DAC)
    • Aluminium construction
    • 4.0" WVGA (480 x 800) touchscreen
    • Built-in memory: 128GB [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 2.2Vrms / balanced 2.3Vrms (no load)
    • Bluetooth V4.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptX)
    • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
    • Dimensions: W 75mm x H 112mm x D 16mm (W 2.95” x H 4.42” x D 0.64”)
    • Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
    • Available in Gun Metal finish in NZ

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    Astell & Kern AK320 Digital Audio Player

    Astell & Kern AK320 Digital Audio Player

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