Astell&Kern SP1000 A&ultima Series High-End Music Player (Stainless Steel)

Astell&Kern SP1000 A&ultima Series High-End Music Player (Stainless Steel)

Astell&Kern SP1000 A&ultima Series High-End Music Player (Stainless Steel)

Astell&Kern SP1000 A&ultima Series High-End Music Player (Stainless Steel)

Astell&Kern SP1000 A&ultima Series High-End Music Player (Stainless Steel)

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Product Highlights

  • Dual DAC: 2 x AKM AK4497EQ
  • 32-Bit / 384 kHz & Native DSD 11.2 MHz
  • Octa-Core CPU
  • Music-Centric Functions
  • Minimalistic Menu Design
  • Multifunctional Wheel
  • High Definition HD5 Display: 5"
  • Fast Charging and Data Transfers
  • 2-Hour Charge &12-Hour Playback Time
  • Includes Leather Case & USB Type-C Cable
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Finish: Stainless Steel


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Astell&Kern SP1000 overview

  • 1Description

The stainless steel A&ultima SP1000 from Astell&Kern is a high-resolution media player, featuring an updated dual DAC and octa-core processor for fast and responsive operation with vivid sound reproduction. The SP1000 supports a wide variety of audio formats including WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, as well as native DSD. The player is equipped with dual AKM AK4497EQ chips, which provide a playback resolution up to 32-bit / 384 kHz and native DSD playback of DSD256 (1-bit / 11.2 MHz).

The SP1000 can be controlled via its 5.0" touch screen and features a physical multifunctional knob, which allows convenient, one-finger on/off control, fine volume control, and additional push-and-turn features. The unit has 256GB of internal storage, and supports microSD cards up to 256GB, for a total of 512GB of potential storage. Thanks to its streaming capabilities, you are not limited to playback of songs you have on your device, as it can stream tracks from your Mac or Windows computer connected to the same wireless network. The SP1000 ships with a leather case, two protective films (front/back), a USB Type-C cable, and a microSD card tray with tray pin.

32-bit / 384 kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
  • The latest AK4497EQ dual-DAC design and the upgraded CPU in the A&ultima SP1000 allows for accurate playback of native 32-bit / 384 kHz audio with no compromise on sound quality
  • The music is played back, bit-for-bit, just as the artist and engineer intended for it to be heard
  • The A&ultima SP1000 also supports native bit-to-bit DSD playback up to 11.2 MHz for the best sound possible
  • Independent DACs for the left and right audio channels provide a wider soundstage and better stereo separation
  • Each AK4497EQ DAC provides rich and vivid audio reproduction, allowing the listener to enjoy the sound as it was meant to be heard
Octa-Core Processor
  • The A&ultima SP1000 is equipped with an octa-core CPU which allows the player to produce the exact musical detail present in the original recording without distortion and provides a quick, lag-free operation
  • The A&ultima SP1000 features faster booting times, speedy file transfers, lag-free processing and a new intuitive user interface for the ultimate player experience
Intuitive User Interface
  • The A&ultima SP1000 features a revamped interface design which provides music playback from the home screen to give users a more music-centric experience
  • By placing the power button on the multifunctional wheel located on the side of the A&ultima SP1000 instead of on the top, users can control the volume and turn the LCD screen on/off, all with one simple control
  • The A&ultima SP1000 features a bezel-less design to maximize screen size
  • The high-definition HD5 grade display delivers a vibrant and engaging viewing experience
  • Song and player information is sharp, colorful and easily to read on the larger, brighter screen:
    • Player is in the main
    • All functions are centered on music replay
    • Secure access to the music DB and features to manage music files
    • Minimum menu depth and simple structure
Faster Charging and Quicker File Transfers
  • Next-generation USB Type-C support allows file transfer speeds up to 10 Gb/s and supports both data transfer and charging from the same cable
  • USB 3.0 protocol transfers data twice as fast when compared to other Astell&Kern players - charging with a fast charger (at 9V/1.67A) takes only two hours and allows up to 12 hours of continuous playback
    • The maximum 12-hour continuous play is based on 16-bit / 44 kHz, FLAC file format, screen off, 75 of volume playback
    • Fast charger (9V/1.67A) and general charger (5V/2A) are not included in the package
  • Charging about 2 hours
  • Up to 12 hours playback
UPC: 821566016263
In the Box
Astell&Kern SP1000 A&ultima Series High-End Music Player (Stainless Steel)
  • Leather Case
  • 2 x Protective Films (Front / Back)
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • microSD Card Tray
  • Pin for microSD Card Tray
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Astell&Kern SP1000 specs

    Display 5.0" / 127.0 mm WVGA (480 x 800) Touchscreen
    Supported Audio Formats WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
    Sample Rate PCM: 8 to 384 kHz (8/16/24/32-bits per sample)

    DSD Native:
    DSD64 (1-bit 2.8 MHz), stereo
    DSD128 (1-bit 5.6 MHz), stereo
    DSD256 (1-bit 11.2 MHz), stereo
    Output Level Unbalanced: 2.2 Vrms (Condition No Load)
    Balanced: 3.9 Vrms (Condition No Load)
    CPU Octa-core
    DAC 2 x AKM AK4497EQ (Dual DAC)
    Decoding Support up to 32-bit / 384 kHz bit-to-bit decoding
    Input USB 3.0 Type-C input for charging & data transfer
    Windows & Mac
    Connection Mode: MTP (Media Device)
    Output Phones: 1/8" / 3.5 mm
    Balanced Out: 0.10" / 2.5 mm (only 4-pole supported)
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
    Bluetooth V4.1 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptX HD)
    Frequency Response ±0.062 dB (condition: 20 Hz to 20 kHz) unbalanced
    ±0.061 dB (condition: 20 Hz to 20 kHz) balanced
    ±0.68 dB (condition: 10 Hz to 70 kHz) unbalanced
    ±0.67 dB (condition: 10 Hz to 70 kHz) balanced
    Signal to Noise Ratio 120 dB @ 1 kHz, unbalanced
    122 dB @ 1 kHz, balanced
    Crosstalk 138 dB @ 1 kHz, unbalanced
    143 dB @ 1 kHz, balanced
    THD + N 0.0005% @ 1 kHz, unbalanced
    0.0008% @ 1 kHz, balanced
    SMPTE IMD SMPTE: 0.0004% 800 Hz 10 kHz (4:1) unbalanced and balanced
    Output Impedance Balanced Out (2.5 mm): 1 Ohm
    Phones (1/8" / 3.5 mm): 2 Ohms
    Jitter Clock Jitter: 30 ps, typical
    Reference Clock Jitter: 200 femto seconds
    Battery Capacity: 3400 mAh 3.7 V Lithium-ion polymer (LiPo) battery
    Continuous Playback Time: Up to 12 hours (standard -
    Music: FLAC, 16-bit / 44 kHz, volume 75, LCD off)
    Charge Time: About 2 hours (standard - 9 V / 1.67 A fast charging)
    Memory Built-In Memory: 256 GB (NAND)
    External: microSD, maximum 256 GB
    Supported Operating System Windows: XP, 7, 8, 10 (32-/64-bit)
    Mac: OS X 10.7 and later
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.0 x 5.2 x 0.6" / 75.7 x 132.1 x 16.3 mm
    Weight 8.1 oz / 229.9 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.4 x 5.2 x 3.3"

    Astell&Kern SP1000 reviews

    SP1000 A&ultima Series High-End Music Player (Stainless Steel) is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Liked it in the beginning but not too much.. Sounds mighty good if the source files are perfectly encoded but then which player isn't.� The major flaw with this product is that it doesn't have way to control the sonic characteristics of songs.�� It is well known that the EQ in this thing doesn't work at all. Not responsive at all -� between (+/- 1).� AK should just remove it, why you deceive the consumers with the non-functional dummy EQ.�� �This player doesn't even have simple bass/treble control either. I ended up EQ'ng 1000s of flac files because this players doesn't give an option to adjust the bass.� I wish I could return this if I could. :(
    Date published: 2018-02-10
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