Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 Desktop Headphone Amplifier and DAC (Gunmetal)

Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 Desktop Headphone Amplifier and DAC (Gunmetal)

Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 Desktop Headphone Amplifier and DAC (Gunmetal)

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Product Highlights

  • Dual High-End AK4490 DACs Built-In
  • PCM Playback Up to 32-Bit / 384 kHz
  • Native DSD256 Playback: No Down-Sampling
  • Headphone Outputs: 1/4" and 1/8"
  • Balanced Outputs: 2mm and 4-Pin XLR
  • Binding Post Speaker Output Pair
  • Speaker Output: 15W per Channel
  • Modes: Neutral, Bass Boost, High-Gain
  • Compatible with A&K Players
  • Power Cord and USB Cable Included
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Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 overview

  • 1Description

The gunmetal colored Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 is a high-quality desktop headphone and speaker amplifier with an integrated dual DAC AKM AK4490 chip that allows for 32-bit/384 kHz PCM playback as well as native DSD256 playback. The player can connect to Mac or Windows computers via USB and integrates with a variety of A&K players including the AK380, AK320, AK300, KANN, AK70, AK70 MKII, and SP1000.

The amp is angled 30°, and the all-aluminum body maximizes sound clarity and adds aesthetics. The large, knurled, and ergonomic volume control is designed to fit your hand, offering a sense of control while you take command of your music playlist. The side of the enclosure provides several headphone ports including a 1/4", 1/8" and 2mm balanced headphone output, while the rear of the unit offers a balanced 4-pin XLR connector and a pair of speaker binding posts, which provide 15W of power to each speaker. A filter button allows you to toggle through three presets; Neutral, Bass Boost, and High Gain. The A&K ACRO L1000 ships with a power cord, power adapter, and micro-USB cable.

Note: If using an A&K player with the ACRO L1000, an OTG-capable USB cable is required and sold separately.

Dual High-End DAC
  • The ACRO L1000 features two AK4490 DAC chips, the same DACs found in AK380 players
  • The dual DACs deliver consistent and high-performance digital music playback with remarkable resolution and rich spatial sound
  • Dual-DAC Implementation: Redesigned to efficiently perform using an updated AMP circuit design, which delivers master-quality sound with minimal distortion
PCM and Native DSD Playback
  • 32-Bit CPU: Provides accurate processing of digital audio playback without compromising audio quality
  • PCM Playback: Up to 32-bit / 384 kHz, bit-to-bit high-resolution with no down-sampling
  • DSD Playback: Native DSD256 / 11.2 MHz playback supported without conversion
Various Audio Output Options
  • Universal: 1/8" and 1/4" jacks
  • Headphone or Earphone: 2.5mm / 4-pole XLR balanced jack
  • Speaker: Binding posts offering a maximum audio output of up to 15W per channel at 4 ohms
Connections to Computers and Other Digital Sources
  • Connected to Windows or Mac computer via the included micro-USB cable
  • Connect an Astell&Kern portable player as a source device and give yourself a powerful audio experience
  • Compatible with: AK380, AK320, AK300, KANN, AK70, AK70 MKII, or SP1000 players
  • An OTG-capable USB cable is required for use with A&K players
     
Audio Preferences
  • Three Sound Settings:
    • Neutral: Unprocessed, natural sound
    • Bass-Boost: Offers deeper bass
    • High-Gain: Provides more power output
  • Choose different sound filters by pressing a button on L1000
  • LED color changes with the mode selected
    • Blue LED: Neutral and default sound
    • Green LED: Bass-Boost filter
    • Red LED: High-Gain filter
Design
  • Aluminum Body: Maximizes sound clarity, adds aesthetics, and allows for an ergonomic volume control
  • Angle: 30° angle offers a natural fit for everyday use
  • Volume Wheel: Designed to fit for your hand, while the knurled pattern offers a feeling of being in control of your music
  • Accent LED Rim Lights: Adds subtle ambience around the volume wheel, while showing the status of the music playback volume
UPC: 821566016508
In the Box
Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 Desktop Headphone Amplifier and DAC (Gunmetal)
  • Power Cord
  • Power Adapter
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 specs

    Material of Construction Aluminum
    DAC 2 x AKM AK4490
    Inputs Windows / Mac: USB micro-B
    Output Headphones:
    Unbalanced: 1/8" / 3.5 mm
    Unbalanced: 1/4" / 6.35 mm
    Balanced: 0.10" / 2.50 mm (only 4-pole supported); 4-pin balanced XLR
    Speaker: 2 x binding posts (L/R)
    Sample Rate PCM: 8 to 384 kHz (8-/16-/24-/32-bits per Sample)
    DSD Native (Stereo):
    DSD64 (1-bit 2.8 MHz)
    DSD128 (1-bit 5.6 MHz)
    DSD256 (1-bit 11.2 MHz)
    Output Level Unbalanced: 6 Vrms, no load
    Balance: 8.5 Vrms, no load
    Audio Performance Headphones / Earphones
    Frequency Response (Unbalanced and Balanced):
    ±0.064 dB (Condition: 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
    ±0.73 dB (Condition: 10 Hz to 70 kHz)
    Signal to Noise Ratio: 115 dB at 1 kHz, unbalanced / 116 dB at 1 kHz, balanced
    Crosstalk: 108 dB at 1 kHz, unbalanced / 138 dB at 1 kHz, balanced
    THD+N: 0.003% at 1 kHz, unbalanced / 0.001% at 1 kHz, balanced

    Speakers
    Output: 2 x 15 W  (4 Ohms)
    Frequency Response: ±0.32 dB (Condition: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 4 Ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD)
    Signal to Noise Ratio: 95 dB (Condition: 4 Ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD)
    Crosstalk: 110 dB (Condition: 4 Ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD)
    Dimensions (W × H × D) 4.44 x 6.29 x 4.43" / 112.78 x 159.77 x 112.52 mm
    Weight 2.0 lb / 0.9 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.1 x 6.1 x 5.6"

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