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The silver AK120 II Portable High Definition Sound System from Astell & Kern is a pocket-sized audio system capable of studio Mastering Quality Sound (MQS) support and playback. As a high-definition digital music format, MQS delivers distortion-free sound without data loss by operating at 24 bits and sampling at a rate from 96 to 192 kHz. MQS sources are commonly saved as a lossless 24-bit WAV or FLAC files during mastering. The AK120 II also supports 5.6 MHz DSD playback by converting/downsampling to 176 kHz PCM.
The AK120 II has an integrated dual-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. Additional DAC support for CD player or other digital device via optical DAC.
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 AK120 II ships with a protective case and micro-USB cable.
Wirelessly download and stream music from your Mac or PC via a Wi-Fi network. Firmware updates are available immediately from your wireless network. For MSQ streaming, the Astell & Kern MQS Streaming Server software must be installed on your PC or Mac with a shared folder
Save high-definition lossless music to the 128GB internal flash memory or to the MicroSD card slot supporting 128GB for expanded storage, allowing you to store a maximum of 256GB of high definition lossless music
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 2 ohms
Balanced Output: 1 ohm
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.
Aluminum hairline and diamond cut finish. The knurled volume knob is wrapped in a guard for secure protection
In the Box
Astell&Kern AK120 II Portable High Definition Sound System (Silver)