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Astell & Kern SP2000 DAP Music Player

$3,499.00
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The SP2000 is the latest portable player from the Astell&Kern A&ultima line and the first to use separate, independent audio channels between the Unbalanced and Balanced outputs. Featuring two AK4499EQ DACs, SP2000 offers more power than ever before for the ultimate audio experience.

A New Norm

This new flagship DAP offers 6Vrms Balanced output and 3Vrms Unbalanced output and supports up to 32-bit/768KHz bit-to-bit playback of high-resolution PCM audio and native playback of DSD up to DSD512. It also features an Octa-Core CPU, a 5-inch touchscreen, 512GB of internal memory (double of previous Astell&Kern players), MQA support (pending final testing and certification) and dual-band Wi-Fi with a stereo antenna, for improved network performance when streaming music.

Design Concept

The design of the SP2000 improves upon its predecessor, enhancing the details and maintaining the unique crown pattern volume/power wheel. The music player will be available in Stainless Steel and Copper bodies.

The SP2000 DAP features two of the latest Asahi Kasei flagship DAC, the AK4499, and an octa-core CPU. This new flagship player supports 32bit/768kHz, DSD512, dual-band wireless connectivity (2.4 & 5 GHz), and an increased power output of 6Vrms Balanced. With a 5-inch HD (720 x 1,280) display screen and internal storage of 512GB, the SP2000 is available in both Stainless Steel & Copper finishes.

Newly designed audio circuit

The SP2000 is the first Astell&Kern player to use separate, independent audio channels between the Unbalanced and Balanced outputs. This design offers much more power than ever before, with 6 Vrms for Balanced output and 3Vrms for Unbalanced output. With this design, the SP2000 offers the ultimate audio experience as Astell&Kern's newest flagship player.

The Most Advanced Asahi Kasei DAC Chips, Dual AK4499EQ

The AK4499EQ DAC chip uses the most advanced 'Current Output Architecture' technology. To take full advantage of this new architecture, Astell&Kern redesigned the Op Amp and analog amp block configuration completely. The new circuit design optimizes the current consumption and brings out the most from these new DAC chips.

The combination of the SP2000 and AK4499EQ chips provide mind-blowing audio quality.

32bit/768kHz, Native DSD22.4MHz Support

SP2000 is the first Astell&Kern model to support 32 bit/768 kHz and DSD512 (22.4MHz) playback natively without compression or loss.

32-bit bit-to-bit Playback by the SP2000

Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4/5GHz)

With streaming music services becoming more popular, stronger and more reliable network reception becomes even more important for your audio experience. The SP2000 supports Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4/5GHz, a/b/g/n/ac) with an improved 3-dimensional antenna design. With a stronger Wi-Fi signal and faster speeds, music streaming from the most popular services is better than ever on the SP2000.

Twice the Internal Storage (512GB)

As CD-ripping and offline storage of streaming content gets more popular, the SP2000 offers twice the amount of internal storage compared to SP1000.

512GB internal storage can hold up to 700+ CDs or 8,000+ tracks of FLAC files (60MB/track).

MQA

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download. Visit mqa.co.uk for more information. Astell&Kern SP2000 includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording.

The MQA logo is a trade mark of MQA Limited. © MQA Limited 2019

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


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SP2000
SP2000
$3,499
Stainless Steel(S)
Copper(C)
Onyx Black(OB)
Vegas Gold (VG)
Stainless Steel(S/OB/VG)
Copper(C)
3.0" x 5.19" x 0.61"
14.49/15.25 oz(C)
5" Touchscreen
HD 720x1280
Octa-Core Dual DAC:
AKM AK4499EQ
 
USB Type-C Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
2.5mm Bal. 4-pole
Optical 3.5mm
 
Battery Life
8hr Playback
--
5hr charge (5V/2A)
2.5hr chg (9V/1.67A)
Storage
512GB Internal
microSD ≤512GB
 
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 v4.1
Decoding
≤32bit / 768kHz
Native DSD
 
Frequency Response
Condition: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.015dB Unbalance
±0.010dB Balance
Condition: 20Hz-70kHz
±0.050dB Unbalance
±0.030dB Balance
Output Level
3.0 Vrms Unbalance
6.0 Vrms Balance
 
Impedance
1.5 Ohm (3.5mm)
1 Ohm (2.5mm)
SP1000
SP1000
$3,499
Stainless Steel(S)
Onyx Black(B)
Copper(C)
 
Stainless Steel(S/B)
CopperC)
2.98" x 5.2" x 0.64"
13.64(S/B)/13.68 oz(C)
5" Touchscreen
HD 700x1280
Octa-Core Dual DAC:
AKM AK4497EQ
 
USB Type-C Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
2.5mm Balance
Optical
 
Battery Life
12hr Playback
12hr charge (PC)
5hr charge (5V/2A)
2.33hr chg (9V/1.67A)
Storage
256GB Internal
microSD ≤400GB
 
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 v4.1
Decoding
≤32bit / 384kHz
Native DSD
 
Frequency Response
Condition: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.062dB Unbalance
±0.061dB Balance
Condition: 10Hz-70kHz
±0.68dB Unbalance
±0.67dB Balance
Output Level
2.2 Vrms Unbalance
3.9 Vrms Balance
 
Impedance
2 Ohm (3.5mm)
1 Ohm (2.5mm)
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Awards

VGP 2020 Gold Metal Award
2020 Red Dot Product Design Award

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Specs

Astell n Kern SP2000 dimensions

Technical Features

Model
SP2000
Body Color
Stainless Steel
Copper
Body Material
Stainless Steel : Stainless Steel
Copper : Copper
Display
5inch (720 x 1,280) Touch display
Supported Audio Formats
WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA(Support Scheduled)
MQA playback
Services(Tidal Masters), Local files, External USB, MQA-CD(ripped)
Sample rate
PCM : 8kHz ~ 768kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample)
DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo
DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo
DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo
DSD512(1bit 22.4MHz), Stereo
Output Level
Unbalance 3.0Vrms
Balance 6.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
CPU
Octa-Core
DAC
AKM AK4499EQ x2 (Dual DAC)
Decoding Support
up to 32bit
768kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
Input
USB 3.0 Type-C input (for PC & MAC)
Outputs
PHONES (3.5mm)
Optical Out (3.5mm)
Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
Bluetooth
V4.1 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)
Dimensions
3.00” W x 5.19" H x 0.61" D (76.3 mm x 132 mm x 15.7 mm)
Weight
Stainless Steel : 14.49 oz (410.8 g)
Copper : 15.25 oz (432.4 g)
Feature Enhancements
Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
Frequency Response
±0.015dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance
±0.010dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balance
±0.050dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalance
±0.030dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balance
Signal to Noise Ratio
124dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance
125dB @ 1kHz, Balance
Crosstalk
-138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance
-144dB @ 1kHz, Balance
THD+N
0.0005% @ 1kHz, Unbalance
0.0004% @ 1kHz, Balance
IMD SMPTE
0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance & Balance
Output Impedance
Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm)
PHONES 3.5mm (1.5ohm)
Clock Jitter
25ps(Typ)
Reference Clock Jitter
200 Femto Seconds
Battery Capacity
3,700mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery
Continuous Playback Time
Up to 8 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalance, Volume 80, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)
Charge Time
About 2.5 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging)
About 5 hours (Standard - 5V/2A General charging)
Built-in Memory
512GB [NAND]
External Memory
microSD (Max. 512GB) x1
Supported OS
Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7 and up

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