Astell&Kern AK300 Portable Digital Music and Media Player (Midnight Black)

Astell&Kern AK300 Portable Digital Music and Media Player (Midnight Black)

Astell&Kern AK300 Portable Digital Music and Media Player (Midnight Black)

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Astell&Kern AK300 Portable Digital Music and Media Player (Midnight Black)

Astell&Kern AK300 Portable Digital Music and Media Player (Midnight Black)

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  • Media Player & USB DAC
  • Supports WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG, MP3 & More
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Support
  • DSD to PCM Playback
  • 24-Bit 192 kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
  • 4.0" WVGA (480 x 800) Touchscreen
  • 64GB of Built-In Storage
  • 20-Band Parametric EQ
  • Voltage-Controlled Crystal Oscillator
  • AKM AK4490 DAC
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  • 1Description
Styled in midnight black, the AK300 Portable Digital Music and Media Player from Astell&Kern is a media player and USB DAC (digital audio converter) that supports a wide variety of audio formats including WAV, FLAC, OGG, AAC, MP3, WMA, and more. It is also capable of handling DSD audio, as the device is outfitted with an AK4490 chip that converts DSD directly to PCM playback, thus skipping the DSD to WAV stage that usually occurs prior to analog conversion in common portable DSD players.

The AK300 can be controlled via its 4.0" WVGA touchscreen, and offers 64GB of internal storage while supporting microSD cards up to 128GB. Thanks to its streaming capabilities over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, you are not limited to playback of songs you have on your device.
24-Bit / 192 kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
The AK300 is capable of bit-to-bit playback up to 24-bit / 192 kHz. 32-bit audio is downsampled using a sample-rate converter (SRC). In addition, DSD 64/128 can be played back via conversion to PCM.
PEQ (Parametric EQ)
A parametric equalizer is implemented in the AK300 to deliver detailed adjustment of the original sound. An audio digital signal processor (DSP) aids in this process, freeing up CPU cycles from calculating graphic equalizers (GEQ), and thus, allowing more detailed and accurate calculations via the dedicated processing. The audio DSP allows for a 20-band, ±0.01 dB equalizer to more precisely adjust the frequency and gain, as well as more accurately specifying the frequency range via Q value adjustments.
Equipped with a Femto Clock to Deliver Original Sound
Astell&Kern implemented a voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO) high-precision clock with a reference jitter value of 200 femtoseconds. Femto clocks are commonly used in high-end audio systems, and the clock is measured in high-precision femtosecond units (one quadrillionth of a second)
USB DAC
The AK300 supports USB DAC functionality, and thus, can be connected to a Windows or Mac computer via USB. In this manner, the unit can play music from your library at a quality more commensurate with pro-audio products than traditional computer playback systems.
AK Connect App
Wireless networking DLNA (version 1.0) connects to a NAS or PC, and is easily controlled with a smartphone or tablet through AK Connect. Source files on a PC or NAS can be freely transferred and streamed without the hassle of turning on the computer and physically connecting with a cable.
UPC: 821566015617
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Astell&Kern AK300 Portable Digital Music and Media Player (Midnight Black)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Audio
    Frequency Response Approximately 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.075 dB) (balanced/unbalanced)
    Approximately 10 Hz to 70 kHz (±0.56 dB) (unbalanced)
    Approximately 10 Hz to 70 kHz (±0.55 dB) (balanced)
    Signal to Noise Ratio 116 dB at 1 kHz
    Crosstalk 130 dB at 1 kHz
    THD+N Unbalanced: 0.0008% at 1 kHz
    Balanced: 0.0007% at 1 kHz
    IMD SMPTE Unbalanced: 0.0007% 800 Hz to 10 kHz (4:1)
    Balanced: 0.0006% 800 Hz to 10 kHz (4:1)
    Output Impedance Balanced Out (2.5 mm): 1 Ohm
    Phones Output (3.5 mm): 2 Ohms
    Clock
    Clock Jitter Typical: 30 ps
    Reference: 200 femtoseconds
    Battery
    Capacity 3.7 V Lithium-ion polymer (LiPo) battery, 3,100 mAh
    General
    Memory Built-In: 64 GB (NAND)
    External: 1 x microSD (up to 128 GB)
    System Requirements Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
    Windows XP, 7, 8, or 10 (32-/64-bit)
    Display 4" touchscreen WVGA (480x800)
    Supported Audio Formats WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE (normal, high, fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
    Sample Rate PCM: 8 kHz to 192 kHz (8-, 16-, and 24-bit)
    DSD: DSD64 (stereo) / DSD128 (stereo)
    Output Level 1.98 Vrms
    Input USB micro-B input for charging and data transfer (Windows and Mac)
    Connection Mode: MTP (Media Device)
    Outputs Headphone Out: stereo 1/8" (3.5 mm) jack
    Optical Out: 1/8" (3.5 mm) jack
    Balanced Out: 0.098" (2.5 mm) 4-pole support only
    DAC 1 x AKM AK4490
    Decoding Up to 24-bit / 192 kHz bit-to-bit decoding
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
    Bluetooth Version 4.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptX)
    Enhancements Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.0 x 4.4 x 0.6" / 75.2 x 112.4 15.5 mm
    Weight 7.23 oz / 205 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.4 x 5.3 x 2.7"

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