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Astell&Kern AK100 Mastering Quality Sound Portable System (Black)

B&H # ASAK100 MFR # AK100

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This item has been discontinued by the manufacturer and is no longer available.

Product Highlights
  • Bit-to-bit Mastering Quality Sound (MQS)
  • Wolfson WM8740 24-bit/192kHz DAC
  • 32GB Internal Flash Memory
  • Two MicroSD Card Slots
  • Integrated Volume Wheel
  • Brushed Aluminum Body
  • Intuitive User Interface
  • 2.4" IPS Touchscreen LCD
  • Hardware Control Buttons

The black AK100 Mastering Quality Sound Portable System is a pocket-sized audio system capable of studio Mastering Quality Sound (MQS) support and playback. MQS (24-bit, 96kHz - 192kHz) is a digital music format containing a high amount of information, translating to distortion-free sound without data loss. MQS sources are commonly saved as a lossless 24-bit WAV or FLAC files during record production at the time of the mastering source.

The player has an integrated Wolfson WM8740 DAC, allowing it to provide exceptional sonic quality and detail. It can also be used as an external optical DAC. The player has 32GB of internal flash memory and two microSD card slots that each support up to 64GB (memory cards sold separately). This allows you to store a maximum of 160GB of high definition lossless music. The built-in rechargeable battery recharges via USB, and lasts for up to 16 hours on a charge. The player features a 2.4" IPS touchscreen LCD and hardware control buttons for intuitive control over playback. Additionally it features a brushed aluminum body and volume wheel for a smooth analog feel.

Mastering Quality Sound
Supports and plays 24-bit, 96kHz - 192kHz sound files
Hi-Fi Audio
Integrated Wolfson WM8740 DAC allows the player to provide exceptional sonic quality and detail, and can be used as an external optical DAC for a laptop, PC, CD player or other device that supports an external optical DAC
Storage Space
Save high definition lossless music to the 32GB internal flash memory. The player also has two MicroSD card slots (each supports up to 64GB) for expanded storage space
Built-in Rechargeable Battery
The built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer battery has a capacity of 2000mAh and can be recharged via USB. Listen continuously for up to 16 hours on a charge
High Output Impedance
Drives headphones up to 20Ω
Control playback using the integrated 2.4" IPS touchscreen LCD and hardware control buttons. The unit also features a brushed aluminum body and volume control wheel
Type Flash Memory
Capacity 32GB
Memory Card Slot Yes
Display 2.4" LCD
320 x 240 Pixel Resolution
FM Tuner None
FM Recording None
Voice Recording None
Data Storage Yes
Photo Capture None
Photo Viewing None
Video Recording None
Video Playback None
Text Reader None
Formats Supported Audio: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE
Impedance 20Ω
Connections USB 2.0
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Headphone 1
Please Note:

1x digital optical in/out

Battery 1x Built-In Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer Battery 2000 mAh
Charger USB 2.0
System Requirements Operating System
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac OS X 10.6.5 and up
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.3 x 3.1 x 0.6" / 5.8 x 7.9 x 1.5 cm
Weight 4.3 oz / 122 g
Astell&Kern AK100 Mastering Quality Sound Portable System (Black)
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Protective Pouch
  • Screen/Body Plastic Film Protectors (Front & Back)
  • High-Resolution MQS Sampler 2GB MicroSD Card

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    Astell&KernAK100 Mastering Quality Sound Portable System (Black)

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    By asnyc75

    from New York

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    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Sound
    • Long Battery Life
    • Lots of Storage
    • Reliable Performance
    • Simple Controls
    • Sleek/Compact


      Best Uses

      • Anywhere

      Comments about Astell&Kern AK100 Mastering Quality Sound Portable System (Black):

      Expensive but the quality sound is extremely good even if you do not have HD tracks. Classical music on 24/192 format is exceptional. You can add 2 micro SD card for up 120GB each;

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
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