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Astell&Kern SP2000 DAP Music Player

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Expected July 2019

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. The SP2000 will be available in July 2019 for $3,500.

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.


Reviews

Astell n Kern Magazine Guide
Astell&Kern Magazine

by Moon Audio

Astell n Kern SP2000 dimensions

Specifications

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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