Astell&Kern A&norma SR15 Portable High-Resolution Audio Player (Dark Gray)

Astell&Kern A&norma SR15 Audio Player with In-Ear Monitors (Red) & Case (Charcoal Gray) Kit

Astell&Kern A&norma SR15 Audio Player with In-Ear Monitors (Red) & Case (Charcoal Gray) Kit

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Astell&Kern A&norma SR15 Audio Player with In-Ear Monitors (Red) & Case (Charcoal Gray) Kit Astell&Kern A&norma SR15 Portable High-Resolution Audio Player (Dark Gray) Astell&Kern Billie Jean Jerry Harvey Audio Siren Series In-Ear Monitor Headphones (Red) Astell&Kern Polyurethane Case for A&norma SR15 (Charcoal Gray)

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  • 24-Bit, 192 kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
  • Cirrus Logic CS43198 x 2 (Dual DAC)
  • IEMs with Balanced Armature Drivers
  • -26 dB of IEM Noise Isolation
  • SR15 Polyurethane Case Included
  • PCM and DSD File Support
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Capable
  • 3.3" WVGA AMOLED Full Touchscreen
  • 64GB Internal Memory & microSD Card Slot
  • Preamp for Digital Audio via USB
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Color: Dark Gray/Red/Charcoal Gray

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Astell&Kern SR15 overview

  • 1Description

This B&H Kit includes an A&norma Series SR15 Portable High-Resolution Audio Player with Billie Jean in-ear monitors & a protective case. This kit gives you everything you need to enjoy audiophile-level sound on the go. The SR15 is packed with twin Cirrus Logic CS43198 DACs combined with a quad-core CPU for high-end audio processing. The SR15 has native DSD file playback support and can play any digital file up to 24-bit/192 kHz quality.

That kind of quality output demands a set of headphones that can keep up. This is why Astell&Kern partnered with Jerry Harvey Audio to design and build the Billie Jean IEMs. These in-ear earphones are capable of keeping up with the SR15 thanks to 2-way dual balanced armature drivers per side. The Acoustic Chamber Sound Bore design is meant to deliver a wide soundstage with impressive dynamic range. With -26 dB of noise reduction and a design for a precise fit, the Billie Jeans keep ambient noise at bay so you can concentrate on your high-end audio. Rounding out the kit is a polyurethane case that is designed to the SR15's unique dimensions. It provides a grippy texture, protection from accidental bumps and scratches, and full access to the SR15's display and controls.

  • Astell&Kern A&norma SR15 Portable High-Resolution Audio Player (Dark Gray)

    Styled in dark gray, the Astell&Kern A&norma SR15 aims to be a portable system for playback of high-res audio, utilizing dual Cirrus Logic CS43198 chips and supporting 24-bit/192 kHz bit-to-bit type playback. The 64GB of on-board storage can be expanded with a microSD card (up to 400GB, total). The device can also work as a preamp for digital audio over USB.

    32-bit audio is down-sampled using a sample-rate converter, and DSD 64/128 can be played back through conversion to PCM. DSDNative, on the other hand, stays in the DSD world. The player sports 3.5mm, 3-pole unbalanced and 2.5mm, 4-pole balanced headphone jacks. The balanced output can remove noise (common mode noise) that can occur in signal and inverting amplifier signal, while offering increased power output due to its double transmitting of signals.

    The player sports a quirky design with a screen diagonally inset against a rectangular backdrop for an idiosyncratic look. The volume wheel is designed to be protruding slightly from a concave surface so that you can control volume with a simple motion of sliding your finger up and down. With onboard quad-core CPU, the SR15 possesses more than enough power for playing digital music and powering the user interface. 

    The audio player supports USB audio digital out and allows you to connect diverse digital-input portable amps through USB. It can transfer DSD in native through DoP and convert 5.6 MHz DSD into PCM for output to portable amps that do not support DoP. External amplifiers can be connected to the device utilizing a separately available OTG cable. An aluminum body lends durability to the whole construction.

    Dual DAC
    • The dual DAC offers a separated channel circuit design that offers less noise and interference, while adding more fidelity and audio output power, to create a bigger sound stage with clearer imaging when paired with your favorite headphones or speakers
    High Audio Output
    • With a substantial power output of 4.0 Vrms from the balanced output, the SR15 can drive a wide range of heavy, hard-to-drive headphones without a problem thanks to Astell&Kern's audio design technology
    • The redesigned audio circuit creates authentic sounds by exceeding previous Hi-Fi Audio specifications, including SNR, Crosstalk, and THD+N, over previous models
    Compact Size
    • The SR15 delivers Hi-Fi audio quality in a pocket-sized portable package
    • The ergonomic body design fits nicely in the palm of the hand, making operation a smooth, one-handed experience
    High Definition Audio Playback
    • The SR15 plays any resolution of digital files up to 24-bit/192 kHz, bit-for-bit
    • 32-bit audio and single- or double-rate DSD can also be played, but it will be converted to PCM or down-sampled
    Balanced Out
    • The SR15 delivers original sound using the 2.5mm 4-pole balanced output that provides a more powerful audio signal with less noise interference
    USB Audio
    • USB Audio
      • A simple USB connection will allow the SR15 to be used as a digital music storage device and/or pre-amp to output digital audio through USB
      • The SR15 transfers DSD in native format through DoP (DSD over PCM), or converts DSD to PCM if DoP isn't supported
    • USB DAC
      • Connect to your Windows/Mac computer, or other system, via a USB cable and use the SR15's hardware to provide enhanced sound quality
      • Bring out more detail and provide a better listening experience than your computer can deliver, even when listening to your favorite streaming service
      • Use the SR15 as a USB DAC for playback support up to 24-bit, 192 kHz to deliver a richer sound through a larger soundstage and resolution
      • For DSD playback, simply install the DAC driver on your computer and play DSD with ease
    UPC: 821566016737
  • Astell&Kern Billie Jean Jerry Harvey Audio Siren Series In-Ear Monitor Headphones (Red)

    Developed through collaboration with Jerry Harvey Audio, the red Astell&Kern Billie Jean are universal in-ear monitor headphones that are the first in the Siren Series to feature dual drivers in a universal-fit IEM from Astell&Kern and Jerry Harvey Audio. The Billie Jean ensures a well-balanced and wide sound stage, remarkable dynamic range, and Jerry Harvey's patented Freqphase technology.

    Featuring two (low+mid and high) custom-made, balanced-armature drivers per side, the Billie Jean offers a frequency response of 20 Hz to 17 kHz. The patented Freqphase technology aligns each driver's output to be within 1/100 of a millisecond of each other; this ensures the correct time alignment and phase of the two drivers and results in highly accurate music reproduction. The special acoustic chamber sound bore design has been carefully crafted to bring up the frequency response while smoothing out the high-frequency audio signature.

    A silver tinsel cable is made from copper, plated with silver, and wrapped with Kevlar for high strength and flexibility. Once inserted, the Billie Jean offers a noise isolation of -26 dB, which helps keep the ambient sounds of your surroundings to a minimum. The Astell&Kern Billie Jean includes a single unbalanced 3.5mm cable, three sets of silicone eartips, and a carry case.

    The Siren Series
    • Jerry Harvey Audio has developed this balanced-armature driver (BA) to offer reference-quality IEMs for mastering and mixing work.
    Freqphase Time/Phase Waveguide
    • Most multiple-driver IEMs suffer from phase and timing issues. Low, mid, and high drivers all have different impulse times. The higher the frequency, the faster the impulse time of the BA driver. The lower it is, the slower the response speed. This causes improper arrival times and phase shifts.
    • The Billie Jean applies Jerry Harvey Audio's patented Freqphase technology, which uses precisely cut tube lengths for each driver to minimize the phase shift of each frequency. This allows for the high and mid-low drivers to be aligned to 1/100 ms for the most ideal phase curve. It ensures the correct time alignment and phase of all drivers resulting in outstandingly accurate music reproduction.
    Two-Way Dual Balanced-Armature Drivers Per Side
    • The balanced-armature drivers used in the Billie Jean are a customized BA only available from Jerry Harvey Audio and designed to bring more power with less weight. The Billie Jean offers an efficient, yet powerful, sound.
    • Jerry Harvey Audio's Freqphase, Timephase, and Waveguide technologies allow this two-way, two balanced-armature IEM to deliver the full range of audio performance. The special Acoustic Chamber Sound Bore design has been carefully crafted to bring a wide soundstage with a wide dynamic range, without adding any interference.
    Precise Fit
    • The Billie Jean is over 30% smaller compared to the Michelle Limited. Its design has been optimized after a series of studies of different shapes of ear canals from both men and women of different ages. It fits and sits comfortably in your ears without bulkiness.
    • With solid noise isolation, the universal-fit Billie Jean can be used for Pro Audio applications such as sound monitoring.
    Silver Tinsel Cable with Detachable 2-Pin Connector
    • The cable used in the Billie Jean is not common copper; instead, it's a copper cable plated with silver. The cable is manufactured by first compressing the silver-plated copper wire, then flattening and rolling it into a steady interval, eventually wrapping it around Kevlar. This newly developed cable has significant tensile strength and delivers the full dynamic range of music. There is a 3.5mm unbalanced cable provided.
    • Conventional straight cables do not handle frequent bending well; consequently, they often short out. The intertwined cable disperses the stress and offers better resilience. It's also easier to wear around the outer ears, as the cable shape can be easily adjusted for a comfortable fit.
    UPC: 821566016607
  • Astell&Kern Polyurethane Case for A&norma SR15 (Charcoal Gray)

    With this Polyurethane Case for A&norma SR15 from Astell&Kern, you can wrap your high-end music player with a protective layer that is designed to provide scratch resistance and a secure grip. The case is made from Laskina polyurethane from Synt3 out of Milan, Italy. This polyurethane fabric has been constructed to provide a different textures and patterns depending on the color you choose. The case has been made to allow your SR15's angular design to slide in and provide access to the touch display, top and side controls, and bottom connection port.

    UPC: 821566016720
  • Astell&Kern A&norma SR15 Portable High-Resolution Audio Player (Dark Gray)
    DAC 2 x Cirrus Logic CS43198 24-Bit
    External DAC Functionality Yes
    Audio Resolution PCM: 192 kHz / 24-Bit
    DSDNative: 2.8 MHz / 1-Bit
    DSD128: 5.6 MHz / 1-Bit
    Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.03 dB (Unbalanced Headphone Out)
    20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.024 dB (Balanced Headphone Out)
    10 Hz - 70 kHz ± 0.038 dB (Unbalanced Headphone Out)
    10 Hz - 70 kHz ± 0.065 dB (Balanced Headphone Out)
    Impedance 1.6 Ohms (Balanced Headphone Out)
    1.1 Ohms (Unbalanced Headphone Out)
    Volume Control Digital
    THD + N 0.0008% at 1 kHz (Unbalanced)
    0.0009% at 1 kHz (Balanced)
    Signal to Noise Ratio 122 dB (Balanced)
    122 dB (Unbalanced)
    Clock Jitter 45 ps
    Crosstalk 137 dB at 1 kHz (Unbalanced Headphone Out)
    137 dB at 1 kHz (Balanced Headphone Out)
    CPU  Quad-Core
    Internal Storage Capacity 64 GB
    Maximum Storage Capacity 400 GB
    Flash Media Slot 1 x microSDXC
    Display 3.3" LCD (480 x 800 Resolution)
    Operation Method Physical Buttons, Touchscreen, Volume Wheel
    Media Support
    FM Tuner No
    Video Recording No
    Formats Supported Audio: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
    Wireless Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
    Bluetooth Codecs aptX HD
    Connections 2.5 mm Balanced Headphone
    1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Headphone
    Micro-USB 2.0
    Battery Built-In Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer Battery 3150 mAh
    Charger USB 2.0
    Water Resistance None
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.3 x 3.9 x 0.6" / 57.5 x 99.7 x 16.1 mm
    Weight 5.43 oz / 154 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.1 x 3.8 x 1.9"
  • Astell&Kern Billie Jean Jerry Harvey Audio Siren Series In-Ear Monitor Headphones (Red)
    Design In-Ear (Intra-Aural)
    Driver Type Balanced
    Number of Drivers 2, per earpiece
    Active Noise Cancellation No
    Noise Attenuation 26 dBA
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 17 kHz
    Sensitivity 119 dB at 1 mW
    Impedance 18 Ohms
    Audio Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS Right-Angled
    Design Y-Type
    Detachable Yes
    In-Line Remote/Microphone No
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 5.0 x 2.0"
  • Astell&Kern Polyurethane Case for A&norma SR15 (Charcoal Gray)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.25 x 4.0 x 0.75"

Astell&Kern SR15 reviews

A&norma SR15 Portable High-Resolution Audio Player (Dark Gray) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sublime Sound, Flawed Form I've burned in the SR15 for about 40 hours+ so its sounding better then when I first got it. I'm not good at reviews, but I can say it is very smooth and musical sounding and yet detailed. The vocals seem a bit pushed back, But the bass is rumbly and detailed. Sound stage is a bit intimate but deep and there is good 3d effect and placement of instruments. Treble seems to extend well and there is clarity and some shimmer. Overall impression is rich texture yet smooth and musical. Volume knob is wobbly, and the headphone outputs stick awkwardly out the top of the player. These two are a swing and a miss for me, and in addition, the wifi function is tenuous at best. Yes I recommend, the sound is phenomenal, once it is burned in.
Date published: 2018-09-09
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