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Astell & Kern A&ultima SP1000 Digital Audio Player

Astell & Kern SP1000
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Astell & Kern AK SP1000


Powerful High-Resolution Music Player

Astell & Kern is proud to introduce the A&ultima SP1000. This one-of-a-kind, high-end, powerful high resolution music player is equipped with the latest advanced features, offering you the ultimate in sound quality.


The latest AK4497EQ dual-DAC design and the upgraded CPU in the SP1000 allows for accurate playback of native 32-bit / 384kHz audio with no compromise on sound quality. The music is played back, bit-for-bit, just as the artist and engineer intended for it to be heard. The SP1000 also supports native bit-to-bit DSD playback up to 11.2 MHz for the best sound possible.


Traditional audio has suffered from noise and distortion as power output is increased. Astell & Kern's advanced audio design and signal management technologies used in the A&ultima SP1000 brings more power output with less noise and minimal distortion.


Independent DACs for the left and right audio channels provide a wider sound stage and better stereo separation. Each AK4497EQ DAC provides rich and vivid audio reproduction, allowing the listener to enjoy the sound as it was meant to be heard.


The A&ultima SP1000 is equipped with an octa-core CPU which allows the player to produce the exact musical detail present in the original recording without distortion and provides a quick, lag-free operation. It also features faster booting times, speedy file transfers, lag-free processing and a new intuitive user interface for the ultimate player experience.



  • On-board dual AKM AK4497EQ DAC chips
  • Equipped with an octa-core CPU
  • Supported audio formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
  • Supports native 32-bit / 384 kHz audio playback
  • Supports native bit-to-bit DSD playback up to 11.2MHz
  • Bluetooth V4.1 connectivity (A2DP, AVRCP, aptX HD)
  • Includes 256 GB of built-in storage capacity
  • Add up to an additional 256 GB via Micro SD
  • Battery life - Up to 12 hours continuous playback
  • 5.0" 720 x 1280 touch screen display
  • Robust, multi-functional control wheel key
  • Stainless steel or Copper construction with bezel-free design
  • Inputs: USB 3.0 Type-C (for charging and data transfer)
  • Outputs: 3.5mm headphone, 3.5mm optical, 2.5mm balanced (only 4-pole supported)
  • Dimensions: W 75.8 mm x H 132 mm x D 16.2 mm
  • Weight: Stainless Steel - 386.6 grams / Copper - 387.9 grams

Find out more - Astell & Kern SP1000 Specifications


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Astell & Kern AK SP1000 Digital Audio Player

Astell & Kern AK SP1000 Digital Audio Player

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