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

Astell&Kern A&ultima Series SP1000 High-End Music Player (Copper) with Billie Jean In-Ear Monitors (Red) Kit

Astell&Kern A&ultima Series SP1000 High-End Music Player (Copper) with Billie Jean In-Ear Monitors (Red) Kit

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  • Dual DAC: 2 x AKM AK4497EQ
  • 32-Bit / 384 kHz & Native DSD 11.2 MHz
  • IEMs with Balanced Armature Drivers
  • IEMs Provide -26 dB of Noise Isolation
  • Octa-Core CPU
  • Music-Centric Functions
  • Minimalistic Menu Design
  • Multifunctional Wheel
  • High Definition HD5 Display: 5"
  • 2-Hour Charge & 12-Hour Playback Time
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Astell&Kern SP1000 overview

  • 1Description

This B&H Kit includes an Astell&Kern A&ultima Series SP1000 High-End Music Player and Billie Jean In-Ear Monitors. This kit gives you what you need to enjoy audiophile-level audio playback while on the go. The SP1000 delivers high-end audio processing and high-resolution playback with an octa-core CPU, dual AK4497EQ DACs, native support for DSD files, and support for audio files up to 32-bit/384 kHz bit-to-bit quality. All of this high-end audio technology is housed in a rigid copper housing, which can be operated via the built-in 5" touchscreen and multifunction wheel.

High quality audio reproduction deserves to be heard through high-end headphones. The bundled Billie Jean earphones are an ideal complement to the A&ultima SP1000, and are capable of keeping up 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 the ambient noise at bay so you can concentrate on the high-res audio delivered by the SP1000.

  • Astell&Kern SP1000 A&ultima Series High-End Music Player (Copper)

    The copper 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: 821566016324
  • 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
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  • 1Description
  • Astell&Kern SP1000 A&ultima Series High-End Music Player (Copper)
    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 Infozquxabvbwffvrdrxqzsyx
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.4 x 5.4 x 3.3"
  • Astell&Kern Billie Jean Jerry Harvey Audio Siren Series In-Ear Monitor Headphones (Red)
    Earpiece
    Design In-Ear (Intra-Aural)
    Driver Type Balanced
    Number of Drivers 2, per earpiece
    Active Noise Cancellation No
    Noise Attenuation 26 dBA
    General
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 17 kHz
    Sensitivity 119 dB at 1 mW
    Impedance 18 Ohms
    Connectivity
    Audio Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS Right-Angled
    Cable
    Design Y-Type
    Detachable Yes
    In-Line Remote/Microphone No
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 5.0 x 2.0"

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