Astell&Kern A&Ultima SP2000 Portable...

$3,499.00

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Price: $3,499.00
(as of Nov 29,2021 14:05:19 UTC – Details)


Product Description

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Astell&Kern is the ultimate Hi-Fi audio system

Astell&Kern is the ultimate digital music source that brings you Mastering Quality Sound or MQS. Astell means ‘Stars’ in Latin and Kern means ‘Center’ in German. We believe Astell&Kern is the center of music.

Original music performances recently have been captured in digital almost exactly as they were performed due to new and advanced recording technologies currently available. These great-sounding recordings are mainly listened to in inferior sound formats, such as MP3 or streaming services. With the debut of the MP3 format, music lovers scarified the quality of the sound for the convenience of being able to carry their music collection wherever they went. Because MP3 heavily compresses the original file for the sake of convenience, you only hear inferior vocals and instruments, and the full soundstage and ambience from the original recordings is missing. The movement of the original performance often disappears when listening to compressed MP3 music. After agonizing over these issues, Astell&Kern was our solution to the poor quality of musical sound for the sake of portability, and our way to ultimately bring back the original sound quality of the music, MQS, back to music artists, recording engineers and professionals.

Astell&Kern pursuit is to provide the natural and original sound without distortion. It offers almost the exact presence with tiny details you wouldn’t have noticed from other music systems by playing back high-resolution music bit for bit, exactly as it was recorded. The exact sound without missing any bit of the live performance in recordings is what Astell&Kern is known for.

The power of true sound from Astell&Kern has been experienced and also from famous audio exhibitions around the world. Astell&Kern is now admired by music lovers from many countries, including USA, China, Japan, UK, France, and many more around the world.

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All New High-End Portable

A&ultima SP2000

Introducing Astell&Kern’s new flagship, the A&ultima SP2000.

A&ultima SP2000 is the third player released in the A&ultima lineup.

It features the latest technologies of Astell&Kern with a newly developed audio circuitry and amplifier design.

The ultimate in sound quality, a true high-resolution music player

Features an octa-core CPU for outstanding response and performance

High Definition 5 inch display touchscreen to create the best viewing experience

Newest flagship DAC chips by AKM, AKM4499EQ in a Dual DAC setup

Rigid Stainless Steel or Copper housing

512GB of internal storage plus microSD card slot

Open APP Service for Music Streaming

DNLA-Based AK Connect App

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Open APP Service, Music Streaming and Dual Band WiFi

The Open APP Service enables you to install specific APK music streaming apps to the device.Streaming Services Available:

Amazon music, Spotify, Tidal, Sound Cloud, Pandora, Qobuz, Sirius XM, Tune-In, myTuner, bandcamp, DS Audio, Deezer and more!

Stream your music when you are on the go with offline mode in select applications. For full instructions on how to download and install apps or access offline content, please refer to our direct website.

With streaming music services becoming more popular, stronger and more reliable network reception becomes even more important for your audio experience. The SP2000 supports Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4/5Ghz, b/g/n/ac) with an improved 3-dimensional antenna design. With a stronger wi-fi signal and faster speeds, music streaming from the most popular services is better than ever on the SP2000.

The Most Advanced DAC Chips and Newly Designed Audio Circuitry

The AK4499EQ DAC chip uses the most advanced ‘Current Output Architecture’ technology. To take full advantage of this new architecture, Astell&Kern redesigned the Op Amp and analog amp block configuration completely. The new circuit design optimizes the current consumption and brings out the most from these new DAC chips. The combination of the SP2000 and AK4499EQ chips provide mind-blowing audio quality.

The SP2000 is the first Astell&Kern player to use separate, independent audio channels between the Unbalanced and Balanced outputs. This design offers much more power than ever before, with 6Vrms for Balanced output and 3Vrms for Unbalanced output. With this design, the SP2000 offers the ultimate audio experience as Astell&Kern’s newest flagship player.

Great Performance for the Ultimate Experience

The A&ultima SP2000 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.

The A&ultima SP2000 features faster booting times, speedy file transfers, lag-free processing and an intuitive user interface for the ultimate player experience.

The latest AK4499EQ dual-DAC design and the upgraded CPU in the SP2000 allows for accurate playback of native 32bit/768kHz 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 SP2000 is the first model to support native bit-to-bit DSD playback up to DSD512 (22.4MHz) for the best sound possible without loss or compression.

Faster Charging, Quicker File Transfer

Next generation USB Type-C support allows file transfer speeds up to 10Gbps and supports both data transfer and charging from the same cable.

USB 3.0 protocol transfers data twice as fast when compared to other Astell&Kern players.

Charging with a fast charger (at 9V/1.67A) takes only two hours and allows up to 12 hours of continuous playback.

* The maximum 8 hours of continuous play is based on a 24-bit/96 kHz, FLAC file audio file, with the screen off, at 50% volume level, and power output set at low gain playback.
* A fast charger rated 9V/1.67A or a general charger rated 5V/2A are not included.

Colors/Editions

Dark Gray

Astro Silver, Eos Blue

Titan Silver

Lapis Blue, Onyx Black, Royal Gold

Stainless Steel, Copper, Onyx Black

Stainless Steel, Copper

Body Material

Aluminum

Aluminum

Aluminum

Aluminum, Gold-Plated Brass

Stainless Steel, Copper

Stainless Steel, Copper

Display Touchscreen

3.3 inches

4 inches

5 inches, HD

4.1 inches, HD

5 inches, HD

5 inches, HD

CPU

Quad-Core

Dual-Core

Octa-Core

Octa-Core

Octa-Core

Octa-Core

DAC Chips

1 x Cirrus Logic CS43198

1 x AKM AK4490

1 x ESS SABRE ES9038PRO, 8-Channel

2 x AKM AK4497EQ

2 x AKM AK4497EQ

2 x AKM AK4499EQ

Playback

Up to 24bit/192kHz; Native DSD64; DSD128 & DSD256 to PCM

Up to 32bit/384kHz; Native DSD

Up to 32bit/384kHz; Native DSD

Up to 32bit/384kHz; Native DSD

Up to 32bit/384kHz; Native DSD

Up to 32bit/768kHz; Native DSD

Playback Time (Up to)

11 Hours

15 Hours

11 Hours

10.5 Hours

12 Hours

8 Hours

Internal Memory

64GB

64GB

128GB

Blue/Black: 128GB, Gold: 256GB

256GB

512GB

External Memory

1 x microSD Card

1 x microSD Card; 1 x SD Card

1 x microSD Card

1 x microSD Card

1 x microSD Card

1 x microSD Card

Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

New Flagship Dual AKM AK4499EQ DAC chips and octa-core CPU for outstanding response and performance
Intuitive user interface and high definition 5 inch display touchscreen to create the best viewing experience
512GB of internal memory and 1 microSD card slot; USB Type-C support for fast charging and data transfer; up to 10 hours of music playback
WiFi and Bluetooth aptX HD for wireless streaming including Open App Streaming for online/offline on select apps such as Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify, Amazon Music, etc.