Astell&Kern SA700 DAP Music Player

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The SA700 is a throwback to the original portable music players from Astell&Kern, celebrating over seven years in the market with its retro design and some classic, nostalgic UI features.

The SA700 player features 32-bit/384kHz bit-to-bit playback, Native DSD (11.2MHz), and an AK4492 Dual DAC. The body is constructed of stainless steel with a 720 x 1280 touchscreen display, LED indicators, and a retro design.

Astell n Kern presents the SA700 music player

Past Meets Present

Since its launch in 2012, Astell&Kern has aimed to deliver uncompromising sound to music lovers. The SA700 combines their past with their present, combining analog sensibilities with the latest technologies in portable audio.

The SA700 began with the original design of the AK120, modified into a simple, more refined form. The latest technology brings a deeper and stronger sound to the SA700, delivering new experiences and values not found in other players.

First DAP Using AKM AK4492ECB DAC

The SA700 is the first DAP to use a AK4492ECB Dual DAC to give a new sound signature.

AKM's AK4492ECB is a DAC that aims to achieve the best performance in the industry by utilizing the technology obtained by developing AK4497EQ. It has a lower power consumption and similar audio performance compared to AK4497EQ, making it the best DAC for a portable DAP.

Only Astell&Kern's Sound Technology know-how has made the DAC's performance even more perfect. Now you can enjoy premium sound close to the original performance with the SA700 and the AK4492ECB.

Unchanging Value, Stainless Steel

The SA700 uses stainless steel, which is corrosion-resistant and durable, for maximum material strength and beauty.

Since it takes a lot of time, skill and cost to process the material, it is often only used for expensive products. The SA700 uses stainless steel because it provides the perfect sound.

Stainless Steel delivers both luxury and a balanced, clean sound. Feel it at the SA700.

Deliver the perfect original sound

SA700 offers the optimal condition to deliver perfect original sound. SA700 is capable of bit-to-bit playback up to 32bit 384kHz and native DSD playback up to 11.2MHz, delivering detailed, distortion-free sound just as the artist intended.

Intuitive LED Indicator

The LEDs around the volume wheel are not just visual effects, but provide the listener information including volume and status of the currently playing song.

Different colors are displayed depending on the bit depth of the song being played, and 150 levels of red saturation are displayed to reflect the current player volume.

* LED can be turned on or off according to user setting.

New GUI where the past and the present coexist

SA700 maintains the convenience of Astell&Kern's UI combined with a new GUI that reminds users of our 1st generation players.

You can combine Astell&Kern's past and present through the GUI which is reinterpreted by using Astell&Kern's various color identities.

Using Open APP Service

The Open APP Service enables the user to install specific APK music streaming apps to the device. Copy the desired APK into the Open Service folder of the product and install the relevant App in the Menu-Service of the product.

Using Open APP Service

AK Player Comparison

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)
 
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)
 
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Astell n Kern SA700 player dimensions

Awards

Headphone Festival 2019 Silver Award
Headphone Festival 2019 Gold Award

Specs

Technical Features

Model
SA700
Body Color
Onyx Black / Stainless Steel
Body Material
Stainless Steel
Display
4.1inch (720 x 1,280) Touch display
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 11.2MHz), Stereo
Output Level
Unbalanced 2.0Vrms / Balanced 4.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
CPU
Quad-Core
DAC
AKM AK4492ECB x2 (Dual DAC)
Decoding
Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
Input
USB Type-C input (for PC & MAC)*
Outputs
Unbalanced Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
Bluetooth
V4.2 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)
Dimensions
2.32 ”(59.1 mm) [W] x 4.56 ”(115.9 mm) [H] x 0.64 ”(16.5 mm) [D]
Weight
10.68 oz (303 g)
Feature Enhancements
Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
Built-in Memory
128GB [NAND]
External Memory
microSD (Max. 1 TB) x1
Supported OS
Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up

Performance

Frequency Response
±0.12dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.12dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
±1.48dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced / ±1.48dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
Signal to Noise Ratio
120dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 123dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
Crosstalk
-134dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -138dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
THD
+N0.0006% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0006% @ 1kHz, Balanced
IMD SMPTE
0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalanced / 0.0004% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balanced
Output Impedance
Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (1.8ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (1.9ohm)
Reference Clock Jitter
70ps(Typ)
Battery Capacity
3,150mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
Continuous Playback Time
Up to 8.5 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalanced, Volume 80, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)
Charge Time
About 4.5 hours (Standard - 5V/2A Charging)

*USB Type-C port Not Fast Charging Compatible
The SA700 is compatible with the AK Ripper.

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