Astell & Kern A&ultima SP1000 High End Digital Audio Player

Astell & Kern

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Astell&Kern’s newly launched hi-end lineup, A&ultima SP1000, introduces the world’s best portable player that has been redesigned from top to bottom.

With the ultimate sound that can only be found in flagship models, a smarter and smoother performance by an Octa-core CPU, a 5-inch HD display, new multi function-wheel and solid Stainless Steel/Copper exterior, the long-awaited A&ultima SP1000, the union of the most advanced Astell&Kern’s technology, has come.

Available in Copper & Stainless Steel Variants

Black edition in stock!

  • Don’t Compromise Between Power and Clarity

    It is no longer true to say that noise goes up as you increase the power of audio output.

    A&ultima SP1000 brings surprisingly powerful sound, yet offers an even quieter background than ever

    before. The noise and distortion in the audio signal has been dramatically decreased by the advanced

    audio technology of Astell&Kern, allowing you to experience perfect balance and sound stage.

    Immerse Yourself in the Music

    A&ultima SP1000 delivers deep and vivid sound with its combination of an independent DAC design

    applied to each left and right channel and the implementation of the latest top-level decoding chip,

    AK4497EQ. Enjoy the feeling of being at the performance with A&ultima SP1000’s delicately reproduced

    detailed sound.

  • Brilliant Performance

    To improve an increasingly complex system and optimize system operations, as well as performance,

    A&ultima SP1000 is driven by an octa-core processor. Experience dramatically shortened startup time,

    file transfer and processing time than ever seen before in our existing products. Feel the smooth and

    fluid movement of the new and improved interface with the touch of your finger.

  • Display 5” (720 x 1,280) Touch Display
    Supported Formats WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APEAAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
    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
    Output Level Unbalance 2.2Vrms / Balance 3.9Vrms(Condition No Load)
    CPU Octa-core
    DAC AKM AK4497EQ x2(Dual DAC)
    EQ Parametric EQ / Graphic Equalization
    Decoding Support up to 32bit 384kHz Bit to Bit Playback
    Inputs USB 3.0 Type-C input(for fast charging & data transfer(PC & MAC)) Connection Mode: MTP(Media Device)
    Outputs PHONES(3.5mm) / Optical Out(3.5mm) / Balanced Out(2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
    Wheel Key Volume, Power on/off, LCD on/off
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n(2.4GHz)
    Bluetooth V4.1(A2DP, AVRCP, aptX™ HD)
    Dimensions 2.98”(75.8mm)[W] x 5.2”(132mm)[H] x 0.64”(16.2mm)[D]
    Weight [Stainless Steel] 13.64oz(386.6g)
    Body Material Stainless Steel
    Body Color Stainless Steel
    Feature Enhancements Firmware upgrades supported(OTA)