Astell&Kern Music Players Spec Comparison

Astell&Kern has a wide range of music players for any budget. You can find top-of-the-line music players with plenty of memory to store your high-resolution files.

Select one of the latest DAP models from the menus below for an interactive comparison of features and specifcations.

DAP Feature Comparison

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SP2000
SP2000
$3,499
Stainless Steel(S)
Copper(C)
 
Stainless Steel(S)
Copper(C)
5" Touchscreen
HD 720x1280
Octa-Core Dual DAC
AKM AK4499EQ
 
Up to 32bit / 768kHz
Bit-to-Bit Decoding
Native DSD
USB Type-C Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
2.5mm Bal. 4-pole
Optical 3.5mm
 
3.0" x 5.19" x 0.61"
14.49(S)/15.25 oz(C)
8-hr Playback
-- charge (PC)
5-hr (5V/2A)
2.5-hr (9V/1.67A)
512GB Internal
 
microSD ≤512GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Window 7, 8, 10 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1
Control: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.015dB Unbalance
±0.010dB Balance
Control: 20Hz-70kHz
±0.050dB Unbalance
±0.030dB Balance
3.0 Vrms Unbalance
6.0 Vrms Balance
 
1.5 Ohm (3.5mm)
1 Ohm (2.5mm)
 
KANN Cube
KANN CUBE
$1,499
Wolf Gray
 
 
Aluminum
 
5" Touchscreen
HD 720x1280
Quad-Core Dual DAC
ES9038PRO SABRE
(8-channel)
Up to 32bit / 384kHz
Bit-to-Bit Decoding
Native DSD
USB Type-C Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
2.5mm Balance
Optical 3.5mm
Mini XLR (5-pin)
3.4" x 5.51" x 1.24"
17.3 oz
9-hr Playback
-- charge (PC)
5.5-hr (5V/2A)
4-hr (9V/1.67A)
128GB Internal
 
microSD ≤400GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Window 7, 8, 10 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2
Control: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.027dB Unbalance
±0.025dB Balance
Control: 10Hz-70kHz
±0.07dB Unbalance
±0.087dB Balance
2-6 Vrms Unbalance
4-12 Vrms Balance
 
0.5 Ohm (3.5mm)
1.6 Ohm (2.5mm)
 
SA700
SA700
$1,299
Stainless Steel
 
 
Stainless Steel(S)
Onyx Black(B)
4.1" Touchscreen
HD 720x1280
Quad-Core Dual DAC
AKM AK4492ECB
 
Up to 32bit / 384kHz
Bit-to-Bit Decoding
Native DSD
USB Type-C Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
2.5mm Bal. 4-pole
 
 
2.32" x 4.56" x 0.64"
10.68 oz
8.5-hr Playback
 
4.5-hr (5V/2A)
 
128GB Internal
 
microSD ≤512GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Window 7, 8, 10 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2
Control: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.24dB Unbalance
±0.24dB Balance
Control: 20Hz-70kHz
±1.95dB Unbalance
±1.94dB Balance
2.0 Vrms Unbalance
4.0 Vrms Balance
 
1.8 Ohm (3.5mm)
1.9 Ohm (2.5mm)
 
SP1000
SP1000
$3,499
Stainless Steel(S)
Onyx Black(B)
Copper(C)
Stainless Steel(S)(B)
Copper(C)
5" Touchscreen
HD 700x1280
Octa-Core Dual DAC
AKM AK4497EQ
 
Up to 32bit / 384kHz
Bit-to-Bit Decoding
Native DSD
USB Type-C Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
2.5mm Balance
Optical
 
2.98" x 5.2" x 0.64"
13.64(S)(B)/13.68 oz(C)
12-hr Playback
12-hr charge (PC)
5-hr (5V/2A)
2.33-hr (9V/1.67A)
256GB Internal
 
microSD ≤400GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Window 7, 8, 10 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1
Control: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.062dB Unbalance
±0.061dB Balance
Control: 10Hz-70kHz
±0.68dB Unbalance
±0.67dB Balance
2.2 Vrms Unbalance
3.9 Vrms Balance
 
2 Ohm (3.5mm)
1 Ohm (2.5mm)
 

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Legacy Models

Astell&Kern crafted a long line of high-perfomance DAPs since their start in 2013 with the AK100. Here's how those legacy models stack up.

AK380 DAP
AK380
$3,499 | 2016
Meteoric Titan(T)
Black(B)
Copper(C)
Duralumin(T)(B)
Copper(C)
4" Touchscreen
WVGA 480x800
Dual DAC
AKM AK4490
 
Up to 32bit / 384kHz
Bit-to-Bit Decoding;
DSD Native
USB Micro-B Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
Optical 3.5mm
2.5mm Bal.
 
3.14" x 4.42" x 0.7"
8.11(T)(B) / 12.35oz(C)
3,400 mAh Capacity
256GB Internal
 
microSD ≤128GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Windows XP, 7, 8, 10 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Wi-fi, Bluetooth v4.0
Control: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.053dB Unbalance
±0.053dB Balance
Control: 10Hz-70kHz
±0.56.dB Unbalance
±0.55.dB Balance
2.2 Vrms Unbalance
2.3 Vrms Balance
2 Ohm (3.5mm)
1 Ohm (2.5mm)
AK320 DAP
AK320
$1,799 | 2015
Gun Metal
 
 
Aluminum
 
4" Touchscreen
WVGA 480x800
Dual DAC
AKM AK4490
 
Up to 24bit / 192kHz
Bit-to-Bit Decoding;
DSD128
USB Micro-B Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
Optical 3.5mm
2.5mm Bal. 4-pole
 
2.95" x 4.42" x 0.64"
7.65 oz
3,400 mAh Capacity
128GB Internal
 
microSD ≤128GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Windows XP, 7, 8, 10 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Wi-fi, Bluetooth v4.0
Control: 20Hz–20kHz
±0.053dB Unbalance
±0.053dB Balance
Control: 10Hz–70kHz
±0.56dB Unbalance
±0.55dB Balance
2.2 Vrms Unbalance
2.3 Vrms Balance
2 Ohm (3.5mm)
1 Ohm (2.5mm)
AK300 DAP
AK300
$899 | 2016
Midnight Black
 
 
Aluminum
 
4" Touchscreen
WVGA 480x800
Single DAC
AKM AK4490
 
Up to 24bit / 192kHz
Bit-to-Bit Decoding;
 
USB Micro-B Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
Optical 3.5mm
2.5mm Bal. 4-pole
 
2.95" x 4.42" x 0.6"
7.23 oz
3,100 mAh Capacity
64GB Internal
 
microSD ≤128GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Windows XP, 7, 8, 10 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Wi-fi, Bluetooth v4.0
Control: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.075dB Unbalance
±0.075dB Balance
Control: 10Hz-70kHz
±0.56.dB Unbalance
±0.55.dB Balance
1.98 Vrms Unbalance
1.98 Vrms Balance
2 Ohm (3.5mm)
1 Ohm (2.5mm)
AK240 DAP
AK240
$2,499 | 2014
Gun Metal
 
 
Duralumin
 
3.31" Touchscreen
WVGA 480x800
Dual DAC
Cirrus Logic CS4398
 
Up to 24bit / 192kHz
Bit-to-Bit Decoding;
DSD Native
USB Micro-B Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
Optical 3.5mm
2.5mm Bal. 4-pole
 
2.59" x 4.21" x 0.68"
6.5 oz
3,250 mAh Capacity
256GB Internal
 
microSD ≤128GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Windows XP, 7, 8 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Wi-fi, Bluetooth v4.0
Control: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.023dB Unbalance
±0.023dB Balance
Control: 10Hz-70kHz
±0.3dB Unbalance
±0.3dB Balance
2.1 Vrms Unbalance
2.3 Vrms Balance
1 Ohm Impedance
 
AK120 II DAP
AK120 II
$1,499 | 2014
Stone Silver
 
 
Aluminum
 
3.31" Touchscreen
WVGA 480x800
Dual DAC
Cirrus Logic CS4398
 
Up to 24bit / 192kHz
Bit-to-Bit Decoding;
DSD128
USB Micro-B Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
Optical 3.5mm
2.5mm Bal. 4-pole
 
2.16" x 4.64" x 0.58"
6.24 oz
3,250 mAh Capacity
128GB Internal
 
microSD ≤128GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSvF
Windows XP, 7, 8 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Bluetooth v4.0
Control: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.023dB Unbalance
±0.023dB Balance
Control: 10Hz-70kHz
±0.3dB Unbalance
±0.3dB Balance
2.1 Vrms Unbalance
2.3 Vrms Balance
2 Ohm (3.5mm)
1 Ohm (2.5mm)
AK100 II
AK100 II
$899 | 2014
Smoky Blue
 
 
Aluminum
 
3.31" Touchscreen
WVGA 480x800
Single DAC
Cirrus Logic CS4398
 
Up to 24bit / 192kHz
Bit-to-Bit Decoding;
DSD128
USB Micro-B Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
Optical 3.5mm
2.5mm Bal. 4-pole
 
2.16" x 4.37" x 0.58"
5.99 oz
3,150 mAh Capacity
64GB Internal
 
microSD ≤128GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Windows XP, 7, 8 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Bluetooth v4.0
Control: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.025dB Unbalance
±0.025dB Balance
Control: 10Hz-70kHz
±0.6dB Unbalance
±0.6dB Balance
2.0 Vrms Unbalance
1.7 Vrms Balance
2 Ohm (3.5mm)
1 Ohm (2.5mm)
AK70 DAP
AK70
$599 | 2016
Misty Mint
 
 
Aluminum
 
3.3" Touchscreen
WVGA 480x800
Single DAC
Cirrus Logic CS4398
 
Up to 24bit / 192kHz
Bit-to-Bit Decoding;
 
USB Micro-B Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
2.5mm Bal. 4-pole
 
 
2.37" x 3.81" x 0.51"
4.66 oz
2,200 mAh Capacity
64GB Internal
 
microSD ≤128GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Windows 7, 8, 10 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Wi-fi, Bluetooth v4.0
Control: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.075dB Unbalance
±0.075dB Balance
Control: 10Hz-70kHz
±0.56dB Unbalance
±0.55dB Balance
2.3 Vrms Unbalance
2.3 Vrms Balance
2 Ohm (3.5mm)
1 Ohm (2.5mm)
AK Jr DAP
AK Jr
$499 | 2015
Sleek Silver
 
 
Aluminum
 
3.1" Touchscreen
WVGA 240x400
Single DAC
Wolfson WM8740
 
Up to 24bit / 192kHz
Bit-to-Bit Decoding;
DSD64
USB Micro-B Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
 
 
 
2.1" x 4.6" x 0.4"
3.3 oz
1,450 mAh Capacity
64GB Internal
 
microSD ≤256GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Windows XP, 7, 8 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Bluetooth v4.0
Control: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.04dB Unbalance
 
Control: 20Hz-70kHz
±0.3dB Unbalance
 
1.95 Vrms Unbalance
 
2 Ohm Impedance
 

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