Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 Desktop Amplifier & DAC

Astell & Kern

Step up to a new world, ACRO L1000

  • Astell&Kern introduces a new sub-brand of desktop audio products called ACRO.

    Astell&Kern has taken their expertise in designing best-selling, world-class portable audio devices and put that knowledge in to the first desktop audio product, the ACRO L1000. The ACRO L1000 is the first Desktop Headphone Amplifier from Astell&Kern.

  • Dual High-End AK4490 DACs Built-in
    PCM playback up to 32bit/384kHz, Native DSD 256 playback supported
    Support for various audio output options for Hi-Fi Audiophiles
    15W Audio Output per Channel for Stereo Speakers
    Filters for Different Audio Preferences (Bass-boost, High-Gain)
    Optimal design for both usability and sound playback

    Support for various audio output options for Hi-Fi Audiophiles

    The ACRO L1000 provides multiple audio output options to fit your needs.

    It can be connected to a universal 3.5mm/6.3mm jack, or to a headphone or earphone with a 2.5mm/4-pole XLR balanced jack. Unlike other headphone amplifiers, the ACRO L1000 features speaker binding posts offering a maximum audio output of up to 15W per channel at 4 ohms.

    - Please note. You must lower the volume to zero before connecting any sensitive In-Ear-Monitors or headphones to protect your hearing and your equipment.
    - When connecting more than two earphones/headphones, the sound is outputed to the earphones/headphones of the last connected terminal.
    - When connecting to the XLR balanced terminal, all earphone/headphone jacks on the side of the product should not be connected.

  • General Specifications

    Model ACRO L1000 / DAM11
    Body Color Gun Metal
    Body Material Aluminum
    Dimensions 4.44 ”(112.87 mm) [W] x 6.29 ”(160 mm) [H] x 4.43 ”(112.75 mm) [D]
    Weight 32.45 oz (about 920.7g)
    DAC AKM AK4490 x2 (Dual DAC)
    Inputs USB Micro-B input (PC/MAC)
    Outputs PHONES Out(3.5mm, 6.3mm), Balanced Out(2.5mm-only 4-pole supported, 4-pin Balanced XLR),
    Speaker out (L/R binding posts x2)
    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 6Vrms / Balance 8.5Vrms (Condition No Load)
    Power Supply 12V adaptor
    Audio Performance (Headphones / Earphones)

    Frequency Response
    ±0.064dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance & Balance
    ±0.73dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Unbalance & Balance
    Signal to Noise Ratio 115dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 116dB @ 1kHz, Balance
    Crosstalk 108dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 138dB @ 1kHz, Balance
    THD+N 0.003% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.001% @ 1kHz, Balance

    Audio Performance (Speakers)
    Output 15W x2 (4ohm)
    Frequency Response ±0.32dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) (Condition: 4ohm, 1kHz, 10% THD)
    Signal to Noise Ratio 95dB (Condition: 4ohm, 1kHz, 10% THD)
    Crosstalk 110dB (Condition: 4ohm, 1kHz, 10% THD)