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A&futura SE100 High Resolution Audio Player by Astell&Kern

$1,699.00 $1,445.00

In stock (can be backordered)

In stock (can be backordered)

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A&futura is a premium line of players with advanced features that bring the original performance to life.
The SE100, the first model of A&futura, is designed for you to feel the quality of premium Hi-Fi from the moment you hold it.

Radically different sound by ES9038 Pro 8-channel DAC
Next Level performance with Octa-core CPU
5-inch display with HD screen resolution and improved user interface
Similar audio block design of SP1000 for premium Hi-Fi audio performance

A&futura SE100 is the first step in your premium audio journey.

A&futura SE100 shows our dedication to provide both premium quality and value to our listeners including an eye-catching design. It features a 5-inch touchscreen, Octa-core CPU, and the best audio performance in its league.Astell&Kern is committed to delivering the original performance as the artist intended you to hear and the SE100 is a symbolic example of this vision and effort.

A&futura SE100 introduces an 8-channel DAC chip. 8-channel DACs have previously only been available for premium home audio systems, pro-audio workstations, and recording studio equipment. It is making a debut for the first time in an Astell&Kern portable system. Your favorite tunes will now sound fundamentality different with even greater dynamic range and refined sound.

It is common knowledge in the audio industry that the amplifier plays a critical role in Hi-Fi audio systems.The latest know-how and amplifier design technologies developed by Astell&Kern have brought 4.1Vrms of balanced output power with minimal noise. As the output power increases, the noise fluctuates louder as well. However, A&futura SE100 shows 123dB of SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) at 4.1Vrms of audio output. At the same time, the noise level on single-ended is even smaller, it produces 122dB of SNR. Pure sound is the result in our technical achievement allowing for powerful, yet clean sound to be delivered gracefully by the SE100.

Our Take

The SE100 represents an exciting new chapter for Astell&Kern, featuring their best user interface and sound quality in a non-flagship product to date!  The silky smooth UI and touchscreen experience is similar to that of the flagship SP1000, and the amazing 8-channel DAC performance delivers sound quality previously unheard of at this price point.  Truly a design of its’ age, the SE100 features excellent WiFi and Bluetooth performance, and faster charging and trasfer via USB-C. Don’t forget compatibility with the AK CD-Ripper to boot!  Be sure to add an optional case to protect your player!

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