Astell & Kern A&ultima SP1000M GOLD 256GB High-Resolution Digital Music Player (Royal Gold)

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Astell & Kern A&ultima SP1000M GOLD 256GB High-Resolution Digital Music Player (Royal Gold)
Key Features
  • 4.1" 1280 x 720 HD Display
  • 256GB of Built-In Storage
  • microSD Slot Supports up to 400GB Cards
  • Dual AK4497EQ DACs
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Wrapped in an elegantly designed frame, the A&ultima SP1000M GOLD High-Resolution Digital Music Player from Astell&Kern is engineered to deliver audiophile-quality sound in a compact and portable form factor. That gold-plated brass form houses dual AKM AK4497EQ DACs and an Exynos 7420 octa-core CPU. Together they are meant to playback exacting musical detail from files up to 11.2 MHz DSD512, bit for bit and with no distortion, to perfectly match the original recording's detail.
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Expected availability: 2-4 weeks
$2,999.00
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Astell & Kern SP1000M Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Open App Service
  • 3Fast File Transfer
  • 4Fast USB Charging
  • 5MQA Support
  • 6Premium Leather Case Included
  • 7Additional Features

Wrapped in an elegantly designed frame, the A&ultima SP1000M GOLD High-Resolution Digital Music Player from Astell&Kern is engineered to deliver audiophile-quality sound in a compact and portable form factor. That gold-plated brass form houses dual AKM AK4497EQ DACs and an Exynos 7420 octa-core CPU. Together they are meant to playback exacting musical detail from files up to 11.2 MHz DSD512, bit for bit and with no distortion, to perfectly match the original recording's detail.

The octa-core CPU is also designed to give you fast boot times, quick file transfers, and a snappy user interface. That interface utilizes a 4.1" HD display, and is crafted to be intuitive and convenient to control, with a floating virtual back key that lets you move through menus with ease. Operating and listening to the SP1000M GOLD can be done for up to 10 hours with the built-in 3300mAh li-ion battery. You can listen to plenty of files or streaming apps with 256GB of built-in storage, and a microSD slot to (optionally) add 400GB more.

Open App Service

Astell&Kern's Open App Service allows you to install specific streaming apps to the SP1000M GOLD's built-in storage. Simply download the APKs that you want to install, copy them into the Open Service folder of the device, and install.

Fast File Transfer

The SP1000M GOLD connects to your computer via USB Type-C, specifically USB 3.1 Gen 2, which is capable of data transfer rates of up to 10 Gb/s.

Fast USB Charging

Using a compatible 9V/1.67A USB charger (not included), you can fully charge the SP1000M GOLD in approximately 3 hours, giving you a full 10 hours of playback.

MQA Support

MQA stands for Master Quality Authenticated and is a technology that is designed to deliver the sound of the original master recording. MQA files are fully authenticated and small enough to either stream or download to your device.

Premium Leather Case Included

The SP1000M Gold comes with a tan brown case that features a weathered finish. Constructed from wax vegetable leather, this case has been crafted by Italian tanner Badalassi Carlo to precisely fit the player and match its gold coloring.

Additional Features

Supports native bit-to-bit DSD playback up to 11.2 MHz
DLNA-based AK Connect app
Parametric EQ
200fs VCXO reference clock
UPC: 821566016904

Astell & Kern SP1000M Specs

Audio
DAC2 x AKM AK4497EQ 32-Bit
Audio ResolutionPCM: 8 ~ 384 kHz / 32-Bit
DSD128: 5.6 MHz / 1-Bit
DSD256: 11.2 MHz / 1-Bit
DSDNative: 2.8 MHz / 1-Bit
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.062 dB (Unbalanced)
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.061 dB (Balanced)
10 Hz to 70 kHz ±0.68 dB (Unbalanced)
10 Hz to 70 kHz ±0.67 dB (Balanced)
Impedance1 Ohms (Balanced Headphone Out)
2 Ohms (Balanced Headphone Out)
THD + N0.0007% at 1 kHz (Unbalanced)
0.0006% at 1 kHz (Balanced)
Signal to Noise Ratio120 dB (Unbalanced)
123 dB (Balanced)
Clock Jitter25 ps
Crosstalk138 dB at 1 kHz (Unbalanced)
144 dB at 1 kHz (Balanced)
Custom EqualizerYes
Performance
CPU   Octa-Core
Operating SystemProprietary
Internal Storage128 GB
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC [1 TB Maximum]
Display4.1" LCD (1280 x 720 Resolution)
Operation MethodPhysical Buttons, Touchscreen, Volume Wheel
Media Support
Formats SupportedAudio: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
Connectivity
WirelessBluetooth 4.1
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Bluetooth CodecsAAC, aptX HD
Connections1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
1 x 2.5 mm Balanced Headphone Output
1 x USB Type-C USB 3.0 Input
Power
Battery1 x Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery 3300 mAh
Providing up to 10 Hours per Charge for Audio Playback
Charging TimeFull Charge: 3 Hours
General
System RequirementsOperating System
Windows 7, 8, 10
Mac OS X 10.7
Water ResistanceNone
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.7 x 4.6 x 0.7" / 67.9 x 117.0 x 16.9 mm
Weight10.79 oz / 306 g
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