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Astell&Kern

Astell&Kern SA700 Digital Audio Player

The original design of AK120 redesigned into a simple refined form engineered with the latest technology. Astell&Kern's new SA700 delivers deep strong sound and uncompromising value.

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Past Meets Present

With the launch of Astell&Kern's first product in 2012, their aim has always been to deliver uncompromising sound to music lovers. One day the question was asked, "What if we combined Astell&Kern's first starting point and present?" The answer born out of a desire to combine the analog sensibilities that remained in our hearts with the sound technology that has evolved over the years since our first product was released led to the development of this DAP. Introducing the Astell&Kern SA700, a product where past emotions and current technology meet, an evolution of technology and design that deliver the ultimate sound to Astell&Kern original design and sensibility. 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. However A&K felt the inclusion of stainless steel was necessary because it provides the perfect sound. Not only that but Stainless Steel delivers both luxury and balance alongside a clean sound all in the palm of your hand.

AKM AK4492ECB DAC

The A&K 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. With the addition of Astell&Kern's Sound Technology know-how the DAC's performance is even more perfect.

New GUI Blends Old Experiences with New Conveniences

Maintaining the convenience of Astell&Kern's current UI but combined with a new GUI, SA700 reminds users of our 1st generation players. This alongside an intuitive LED Indicator create a one of a kind interface. 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. Finally Open APP Service allows the user to install specific APK music streaming apps to the device. Simply copy the desired APK into the Open Service folder of the product and install the relevant App in the Menu-Service of the product.

Features

• 2.5mm Balanced Output

• AK4492ECB Dual DAC

• 32bit / 384kHz, Native DSD256 support

• Quad Core CPU

• Stainless Steel Body designed for Premium Sound

• Weighs only 10.68 oz

• 4.1" 720 x 1080 Touch Display

• Intuitive LED Indicator

• Emotional Retro Design

• MQA Playback

• 128GB Built in Memory with up to 1TB External Memory

• Support for Windows 7,8,10 and MAC OS X 10.7 & up

• Up to 8.5 hours continuous playback

Technical Specs

Frequency Response
±0.24dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced

Signal to Noise Ratio
120dB @1kHz Unbalanced / 123dB @1kHz Balanced

Crosstalk
-134dB @1kHz Unbalanced / -138dB @1kHz Balanced

THD+N
0.0006% @ 1kHz (Balanced & Unbalanced)

Output Impedance
Unbalanced (1.8ohm) / Balanced (1.9ohm)

Headphone Output
4.0Vrms 2.5mm Balanced Out / 2.0Vrms 3.5mm Unbalanced Out (Condition No Load)

Wi-Fi & Blutooth
802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)/ V4.2(A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)

Dimensions
2.32”[W] x 4.56”[H] x 0.64”[D]

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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.