Astell & Kern AK300 portable music player

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£749 £699

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The AK300 is a premium, portable, high resolution Music player; the embodiment of purity and timelessness of music. Its design was inspired by the AK380, the flagship portable music player, continuing the ”light and shadow” motif found in the entire Astell&Kern product line.

Product Description

With the AK4490 DAC, DSD-to-PCM Playback, Parametric EQ with 20bands 0.01dB, 200 Femto Second VCXO Reference Clock, Exceptional Expandability, DLNA-based AK Connect App and Metal Touch Sensor Home Button, the AK300 is a supreme piece of audio craftsmanship and technology.

The volume knob was placed in the back to make it protrude so that it would be easier for the user to control with one hand. The front side of the knob is shaped like the wavelength of the sound, which is a representation of the melody and beauty of Astell&Kern that allows the user to catch smallest vibration between sounds.

The knurling patterns on the knob’s side succeeds the design identity of Astell&Kern audio products while offering high-end feel and smooth usability.

AK300 General Specifications

Body Color              Midnight Black
Body Material          Aluminum
Display                    4inch WVGA (480 x 800) Touchscreen
Supported Audio Formats    WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE(Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Sample rate            PCM : 8kHz ~ 192kHz (8/16/24bits per Sample), DSD : DSD64, Stereo / DSD128, Stereo
Output Level           Unbalance 1.98Vrms / Balance 1.98Vrms (Condition No Load)
DAC                        AKM AK4490 x1 (Single DAC)
Decoding                Support up to 24bit / 192kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
Input                       USB Micro-B input (for charging & data transfer (PC & MAC)) / Connection Mode : MTP (Media Device)
Output                    PHONES (3.5mm) / Optical Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
Wi-Fi                       802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
Bluetooth                V4.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptX™ HD)
Dimensions             2.95 ”(75.15 mm) [W] x 4.42 ”(112.4 mm) [H] x 0.60 ”(15.45 mm) [D]
Weight                    7.23 oz (205 g)
Feature Enhancements    Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
Audio Performance
Frequency Response        ±0.075dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance & Balance ±0.56dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Unbalance / ±0.55dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Balance
Signal to Noise Ratio         116dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 116dB @ 1kHz, Balance
Crosstalk                            130dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 130dB @ 1kHz, Balance
THD+N                               0.0008% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0007% @ 1kHz, Balance
IMD SMPTE                       0.0007% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance / 0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balance
Output Impedance             Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm) / PHONES 3.5mm (2ohm)
Clock source
Clock Jitter                         30ps(Typ)
Reference Clock Jitter        200 Femto Seconds
Capacity                              3,100mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
Built-in Memory                   64GB [NAND]
External Memory                 microSD (Max 256GB) x1
Supported OS                     Windows XP, Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up