Australian sourced stock, with full local warranty.
Due to a change in policy, Deezer will no longer support the embedded app on Astell&Kern products. The Deezer app can still be used through the open APK service.
The embedded Deezer app will be removed in a future firmware update.
SE180 Combines Innovation and Fun
The third product in the A&futura line, the SE180, continues the trend of exciting innovation for Astell&Kern products, while providing the uncompromised sound quality Astell&Kern is famous for. With the SE180, in addition to superb audio technology, we wanted to show users an element of fun that is hard to find in most Hi-Fi products.
The DNA of innovation found in the A&futura line continues with the SE180. It is an advanced audio system created with the technology Astell&Kern is known for around the world. With the SE180, premium Hi-Fi Sound is now available through the use of interchangeable, all-in-one modules, by Astell&Kern.
With the SE180, we wanted to expand on the multi-DAC idea that was first introduced with the SE200. Like the SE200, different DACs can be used in one DAP, but we wanted to do something different for the SE180. The introduction of Interchangeable All-in-One Modules, carry on the multi-DAC experience, but add a new and fun experience. This reflects the DNA of the innovation that the A&futura line is known for.
The SE180 is a module-separated product that increases the convenience of connection between the main body of the player and the module. It features an innovative double-locking design that securely connects each component while providing smooth lines that naturally flow without any sense of separateness between the two pieces.
By applying different DAC/AMP configurations, adjusting tuning and outputs for each module, the user can choose the most suitable module for Premium Hi-Fi Sound. The default configuration module contains the ESS ES9038PRO, an 8-channel DAC mainly used for premium home audio equipment. This DAC provides a wider dynamic range and more detailed sophistication. The module supports 2.5mm, 3.5mm and 4.4mm connections to allow for a greater variety of headphones/IEMs.
Circuit Separation Structure of Main Body and Module
By physically separating the main body from the All-in-One module, we completely block power and RF noise that may occur from the main body. This creates an independent structure that prevents noise from interfering with music playback.
Modules Double Lock for Ease of Use
The biggest difference between the SE180 and other products that use interchangeable modules is that the SE180 uses a double-locking mechanism rather than screws to fasten the module to the body. The first locking structure attaches the module and the body. The second locking structure informs the user that the module has been securely fastened to the main body. The spring supported internal connectors of the main body allow reliable audio signal connection and are used to prevent connection failure in case of external shock to the player when on the go.
Astell&Kern Audio Technology Forms the TERATON ALPHA Sound Solution
TERATON ALPHA is AK's ultimate Sound Solution featured patented technologies to produce audio playback that is close to the original sound through the audio output interface by use of effective power noise removal, efficient power management and amplification with minimal distortion.
Upgrades to Enhance the User Experience
From the selection of OP-AMP parts, to circuit design, board layout and tuning, everything has been completely redesigned to produce the best sound.
Other key features include:
- Next Generation Advanced AMP technology
- adoption of Full HD Display for Improved Image Quality
- a new navigation bar for easier navigation
- the new AK File Drop function in the SE180 makes files transfers easier and more convenient.
- the newly introduced BT Sink function connects the SE180 to an external device via Bluetooth
- a LED volume wheel which displays various playback information, including volume level and bit-rate of the track currently playing.
- equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 and Support for Wireless 24-bit aptX-HD, LDAC Codecs
- Interchangeable All-in-One Module
- Next Generation AMP Technology
- TERATON ALPHA Sound Solution technology for improved audio
- LDAC aptX-HD
- Full HD Display
- BT Sink for simpler connection of the SE180 to an external Bluetooth device
- AK File Drop for easier wireless file transfers
- New Navigation Bar
|Body Colour||Moon Silver|
|Display||5 inch 1920 x 1080 FHD|
|Supported Audio Formats||WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA|
|MQA playback||Services(Tidal Masters), Local files, External USB, MQA-CD(ripped)|
|Input||USB Type-C input (for PC & MAC)|
|Charging||9V 1.67A / 5V 2A|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)|
|Bluetooth||V5.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD, LDAC)|
|Dimensions||3.03" (77 mm) [W] x 5.09" (129.2 mm) [H] x 0.78 ”(19.9 mm) [D] (Only body)|
|3.03" (77 mm) [W] x 5.4" (137.2 mm) [H] x 0.78 ”(19.9 mm) [D] (Combined with a module)|
|Weight||9.66 oz (280 g)|
|Feature Enhancements||Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)|
|SAR||Body 10g SAR (W/Kg) _ WLAN 2.4Ghz : 0.016|
|Wheel||LED Light (LED Indicator)|
|Built-in Memory||256GB [NAND]|
|External Memory||microSD Card x1 (Max. 1TB)|
|Capacity||3,800mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery|
|Charge Time||About 5 hours (Standard : 5V/2A Charging), about 3 hours (Fast: 9V / 1.67A Charging)|
|Supported OS||Windows 8,10(32/64bit) Mac OS X 10.7 and up|
|Reference Clock Jitter||800 Femto Seconds|
|Body Material||Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Polycarbonate|
|Body Colour||Moon Silver|
|Sample Rate||PCM: 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|
|Outputs||Unbalanced Out (3.5mm), Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported / 4.4mm, only 5-pole supported)|
|Output Level||[Normal Gain] Unbalanced 2Vrms / Balanced 4Vrms (Condition No Load)|
|[High Gain] Unbalanced 3Vrms / Balanced 6Vrms (Condition No Load)|
|DAC||ESS ES9038PRO (Single DAC)|
|Decoding||Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit-to-Bit playback|
|Dimensions||3.03"(77mm)[W] x 2.99"(76mm)[H] x 0.78"(19.9mm)[D]|
|Playback Time||about 10.5hours (FLAC, 16bit, 44.1kHz, Vol.50, LCD Off)|
|Frequency Response||±0.04dB (Condition : 20Hz-20kHz) Unbalanced /|
|±0.04dB (Condition : 20Hz-20kHz) Balanced|
|±0.07dB (Condition : 20Hz-70kHz) Unbalanced /|
|±0.06dB (Condition : 20Hz-70kHz) Balanced|
|S/N||[Normal Gain] 122dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 126dB @ 1kHz, Balanced|
|[High Gain] 125dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 129dB @ 1kHz, Balanced|
|Crosstalk||[Normal Gain] -138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -145dB @ 1kHz, Balanced|
|[High Gain] -138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -147dB @ 1kHz, Balanced|
|THD+N||[Normal Gain] 0.0005% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0004% @ 1kHz, Balanced|
|[High Gain] 0.0007% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0006% @ 1kHz, Balanced|
|IMD SMPTE||0.0004%, 800Hz 10kHz (4:1), Unbalanced / 0.0004%, 800Hz 10kHz (4:1), Balanced|
|Output Impedance||3.5mm (1ohm) / 2.5mm (1.5ohm) / 4.4mm (1.5ohm)|
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