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Astell&Kern SP1000 Headphone Amplifier

The Astell&Kern SP1000 AMP brings a new level of power and fullness to the warm-bodied SP1000’s sound performance, even with hard-to-drive headphones.

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This headphone amplifier fits directly to the body of the SP1000 making a perfect, uniform look, while increasing the available power. Both the amplifier and player charge seamlessly from one port for a convenient experience.

Made Only for the A&Ultima SP1000

  • A portable amplifier module designed specifically for the SP1000 to drive full-sized, high-impedance headphones.
  • The SP1000 AMP offers High Gain output of 10Vrms for Balanced output and 6.2Vrms for Unbalanced output.
  • The modular design fits perfectly with your SP1000.
  • The SP1000 AMP adds more power and performance for your SP1000.

High Gain

  • The Astell&Kern SP1000 AMP offers 10Vrms for Balanced output on the High-Gain setting.
  • The AMP has been designed to protect your hearing. It adjusts the output every time the AMP is turned on and/or your headphone is disconnected from the AMP.
  • The AMP can be turned on and off easily from the quick settings menu. Gain can be adjusted in the full settings menu.
  • When the SP1000 AMP is connected to the SP1000, Optical out, USB-DAC, USB-Audio, Line-Out and CD-Ripping functions will not be available.

Improved Output Performance

  • The Astell&Kern SP1000 AMP offers higher power output and better efficiency*, using updated circuitry and audio volume control.
    (compared to the AK380 AMP module)

3,700 mAh Large-Capacity Battery

  • The SP1000 AMP is equipped with a 3,700mAh rechargeable battery to provide 9 hours of uninterrupted music playback.
  • SP1000 AMP supports 9 hours of continuous unbalanced-output playback.

Simplicity of Integral AMP

  • The Astell&Kern SP1000 AMP offers greater portability when paired with the SP1000 player with its optimal design and fit.

About Astell&Kern

Astell&Kern is the group responsible for some of the world's best portable music players. The latest models include a full slate of features such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi playback with Spotify, Tidal, and Qobuz.