Astell&Kern AK100II Portable High Definition Sound System (Blue)

Astell&Kern AK100II Portable High Definition Sound System (Blue)

Astell&Kern AK100II Portable High Definition Sound System (Blue)

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Product Highlights

  • Bit-to-Bit Mastering Quality Sound (MQS)
  • Cirrus Logic CS4398 x1 (Single DAC)
  • 5.6 MHz DSD Support
  • MQS Wireless Streaming
  • 3.3" WVGA AMOLED Full Touchscreen
  • 64GB Internal Flash Memory
  • 128GB MicroSD Card Slot
  • 10-Band EQ
  • Integrated Volume Wheel
  • Brushed Aluminum Body
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Astell&Kern AK100 II overview

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The blue AK100II Portable High Definition Sound System from Astell & Kern is a pocket-sized audio system capable of studio Mastering Quality Sound (MQS) support and playback. MQS is a high definition digital music format operating at 24 bits and sample rates from 96 to 192 kHz, which translates 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 AK100II also supports 5.6 MHz DSD playback by converting/downsampling to 176 kHz PCM.

The AK100II has an integrated single-channel Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC and balanced output to provide exceptional sonic quality and detail. It can also be used as an external DAC when connected to a Mac or PC via USB. The player features 64GB of internal flash memory and a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB from a separately sold card. This allows you to store a maximum of 192GB of high definition lossless music.

The 3.3" AMOLED touchscreen provides smartphone-style control over playback, while the brushed aluminum body and volume wheel provide a smooth analog feel. The built-in battery recharges via USB and lasts for up to 12 hours of playback. The AK110II ships with a protective case and micro-USB cable.

Mastering Quality Sound (MQS)
Supports playback of 24-bit, 96 - 192 kHz sound files
5.6 MHz DSD playback
Hi-Fi Audio
Integrated Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC allows the player to provide high definition quality and detail, and can be used as an external DAC for PC or Mac. Additional DAC support for CD player or other digital device via optical DAC
MSQ Streaming
Wirelessly download and stream music from your Mac or PC via a Wi-Fi network. Firmware updates are available immediately from your wireless network. Astell & Kern MQS Streaming Server software must be installed on your PC or Mac with a shared folder saved for MSQ Streaming to work
Storage Space
Save high definition lossless music to the 64GB internal flash memory. The player also has a MicroSD card slot supporting 128GB for expanded storage space
Built-in Rechargeable Battery
The built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer battery has a capacity of 3,150mAh and can be recharged via USB. Listen continuously for up to 12 hours on a charge
High Output Impedance
Headphone Output: up to 2Ω
Balanced Output: 1Ω
10 Band EQ
Extended frequency control with a 10 band graphic EQ in .5 dB increments. In addition, multiple user EQs are supported so that users may create custom EQs to fit each music genre and change them whenever desired.
Full Touch Screen
Smartphone-style controls of the AK100II with a large 3.3" WVGA AMOLED touch screen
Aluminum hairline and diamond cut finish. The knurled volume knob is wrapped in a guard for secure protection
UPC: 821566014177
In the Box
Astell&Kern AK100II Portable High Definition Sound System (Blue)
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Protective Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Astell&Kern AK100 II specs

    Audio Performance
    Frequency Response Unbalance & Balanced: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.025dB
    Unbalance & Balanced: 10 Hz to 70 kHz ±0.6dB
    Signal to Noise Ratio Balanced & Unbalanced: 115 dB @ 1 kHz
    Crosstalk Balanced: 130 dB @ 1 kHz
    Unbalanced: 127 dB @ 1 kHz
    THD + N Balanced: 0.0008% @ 1 kHz
    Unbalanced: 0.0009% @ 1 kHz
    IMD SMPTE Balanced: 0.0003% 800 Hz 10 kHz (4:1)
    Unbalanced: 0.0004% 800 Hz 10 kHz (4:1)
    Output Impedance Balanced Out 2.5 mm: 1 Ω
    Phones 3.5 mm: 2 Ω
    General Specifications
    Display 3.31" WVGA (480 x 800) AMOLED Touchscreen
    Supported Audio Formats WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE (Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
    Sample Rate FLAC, WAV, ALAC, AIFF: 8 to 192 kHz (8/16/24 bits per sample)
    DSD64: 1bit 2.8 MHz Stereo
    DSD128: 1bit 5.6 MHz Stereo
    Output Level Balanced: 1.7 Vrms (condition no load)
    Unbalanced: 2.0 Vrms (condition no load)
    DAC 1 x Cirrus Logic CS4398 (single DAC)
    Decoding Support up to 24 bit/192 kHz (bit to bit decoding)
    Input USB Micro-B Input: For charging & data transfer (PC & Mac)
    Connection Mode: MTP (Media Device)
    Outputs Balanced Out: 2.5 mm (only 4-pole supported)
    Phones: 3.5 mm
    Optical Out: 3.5 mm
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
    Bluetooth V4.0
    Clock Sources Clock Jitter: 50 ps (Typical)
    Battery 3,150 mAh 3.7 V Li-Polymer Battery
    Memory Built-in Memory: 64 GB NAND
    External Memory: 1 x microSD (Max 128 GB)
    Supported Operating System Windows XP, Windows 7,8 (32/64 bit)
    Mac OS X 10.7 and up
    Body Material Aluminum
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.2 x 4.4 x 0.6" / 5.5 x 11.1 x 1.5 cm
    Weight 6.0 oz / 169.8 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.1 x 4.4 x 2.3"

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