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Astell & Kern A&ultima SP1000 Music & Media Player

Special Price $2,975.00 Regular Price $3,499.00
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Ultimate Sound Quality

The SP1000 includes the latest AK4497EQ dual-DAC design. Paired with the upgraded CPU, the SP1000 allows for accurate playback of native 32bit/384kHz audio with no compromise on sound quality. The music is played back, bit-for-bit, just as the artists and engineers intended for it to be heard.

The A&ultima SP1000 also supports native bit-to-bit DSD playback up to 11.2MHz for the best sound possible.

Get Both High Output and Vivid Sound

Traditionally, as power output is increased, audio has suffered from noise and distortion. Astell & Kern's advanced audio design and signal management technologies used in the A&ultima SP1000 brings more power output with less noise and minimal distortion.

Vivid Sound Creates a Superior Audible Experience

The left and right audio channels include independent DACs to 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.

A&ultima SP1000 AK4497EZ DAC

Great Performance for the Ultimate Experience

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.

SP1000 Octa-Core CPU

Wider Screen for Vibrant Images

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 easy to read on the larger, brighter screen.

A&ultima SP1000 Screen Size

New Intuitive User Interface for the Ultimate User Experience

Astell & Kern revamped the interface design on the SP1000 to give the user a more music-centric experience from the home screen.

The power button on the volume wheel is located on the side of the SP1000 instead of the top. This allows users to control the volume and turn the LCD screen ON/OFF, all with one simple control.

* When the SP1000 is on the home screen, all functions are centered on the music playback screen.

* The SP1000's user interface provides a simple, minimalist menu design and structure, allowing users to access features and functions quickly and easily.

Faster Charging, Quicker File Transfer

Next generation USB Type-C support allows file transfer speeds up to 10Gbps 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 hours of continuous play is based on a 24-bit/96 kHz, FLAC file audio file, with the screen off, at 50% volume level, and power output set at low gain playback.

* A fast charger rated 9V/1.67A or a general charger rated 5V/2A are not included.

Design Concept

The SP1000, the first A&ultima player, is like a natural gemstone carefully refined by professionals.

Knowing that sound is reflected from mass, like like is reflected from a surface; Astell & Kern designed the SP1000 like a gemstone with reflective features on its surface.

The crown-patterned volume wheel on the right corner is similar in appearance to a cut gemstone, which reflects light from various angles.

The sophisticated volume wheel on SP1000 not only delivers visual and textual details with precision, but allows convenient, one finger ON/OFF control and fine volume control with the addition of both push and turn features.

The external chassis of the SP1000 is made of rugged stainless steel that resists aging and external shock. The SP1000 is the ultimate music player, crafted in an artistically designed metallic setting.

Astell & Kern SP1000 Review - June 2017 by The Absolute Sound

Astell & Kern SP1000 Review 2 - June 2017 by The Absolute Sound

Astell & Kern SP1000 Review - June 2017 by Enjoy the Music

Manuals and Guides
pdf
(Size: 3.4 MB)
Astell&Kern SP1000 Digital Audio Player

Specifications

Body Color Stainless Steel / Copper
Body Material Stainless Steel / Copper
Display 5inch (720x1,280) Touch Screen
Supported Audio Formats WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Sample rate PCM: 8kHz ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample)
DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256 (1bit 11.2 MHz), Stereo
Output Level Unbalance 2.2 Vms / Balance 3.9 Vrms (Condition No Load)
DAC AKM AK4497EQ x2 (Dual DAC)
Decoding Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
CPU  Octa-Core 
Input USB 3.0 Type-C input (for charging & data transfer (PC & MAC))
Connection Mode: MTP(Media Device)
Outputs 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 V4.1 (A2DP,AVRCP) / aptX HD
Dimensions 2.98" (75.8mm)[W] x 5.2" (132mm)[H] x 0.64" (16.2mm)[D]
Weight Stainless Steel: 13.64 oz (386.6 g) / Copper: 13.68 oz (387.9 g)
Feature Enhancements Firmware upgrade supported (OTA)
Frequency Response 

±0.062dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance / ±0.061dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balance

±0.68dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Unbalance / ±0.67dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Balance 
Signal to Noise Ratio 120dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 122dB @ 1kHz, Balance
Crosstalk 138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 143dB @ 1kHz, Balance
THD+N 0.0005% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0008% @ 1kHz, Balance
IMD SMPTE 0.0004% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance & Balance
Output Impedance Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm) / PHONES 3.5mm (2ohm)
Clock Jitter 30ps(Typ)
Reference Clock Jitter 200 Femto Seconds
Battery Capacity 3,400mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
Continuous Playback Time Up to 12 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44kHz, Volume 75, LCD Off)
Charge Time About 2 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging)
Built-in Memory 256GB [NAND]
External Memory microSD (Max 256GB) x1
Supported OS Windows XP, Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up

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