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Astell & Kern AK380 Digital Audio Player

Astell & Kern AK380
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Astell & Kern AK380

 

The Evolution Of A Masterpiece.

Astell&Kern has stayed on the course, offering the truest and most natural sound possible. The AK380 offers the most authentic sound from any digital music format. The AK380 has some of the most advanced features that are sought after by both pro-audio and high-fidelity end users alike.

 

All elements within the AK380's circuit design (including the DAC) are ready for 32-bit processing natively. The result is the AK380 plays up to 32bit/384 kHz, or double layer DSD 5.6MHz, without downsampling, conversion or compression.

 

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 AK380 can produce a more accurate reference frequency and make fine jitter corrections. As a result, the AK380 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 AK380 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 AK380 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 AK380’s design was inspired by light and shadow. The design motif of the AK380 reflects Astell & Kern philosophy of beautiful music and sound.

 

Features...

  • Compatible with the AK CD Ripper & the AK Cradle
  • 2x in-built AKM AK4490 (Dual DAC)
  • Aircraft-grade duralumin (OR copper) construction
  • 4" WVGA (480 x 800) AMOLED touchscreen
  • Built-in memory: 256GB [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 ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample)
  • DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo
  • Supports up to 32bit/384kHz 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)
  • Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
  • Dimensions: W 79mm x H 112mm x D 17mm (W 3.14” x H 4.42” x D 0.7”)
  • Available in Duralumin or Meteoric Titan Black finish in NZ
  • Premium Copper finish also available for $5,999.00

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Astell & Kern AK380 Digital Audio Player (Duralumin)

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