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Astell&Kern KANN Digital Audio Player - Astro Silver

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Astell&Kern KANN Digital Audio Player - Astro Silver

  • Single AKM AK4490 DAC

  • Native DSD playback up to DSD256 (11.2mHz) / PCM audio playback up to 32bit/382kHz

  • Built-in amp with normal/high gain switch: drive the most demanding headphones with ease!

  • Lowest output impedance of any our portable high-res audio players: Single-ended 3.5mm: 0.65Ω / Balanced out 2.5mm: 1.3Ω

  • USB Type-C support (charging & data transfer)

  • Micro USB for USB audio out & USB DAC

  • Dedicated Line Out (2.5mm balanced & 3.5mm single-ended)

  • 64GB internal flash memory

  • Micro SD card support up to 256GB & Full size SD card support up to 512GB

  • aptX HD Bluetooth codec support

  • Long battery life: 6,200mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery (up to 15 hours)


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KANN is here to lead the portable high-res audio industry to a whole new level. Astell&Kern’s experience with technology and portable devices makes it possible for the KANN to offer dynamic power and performance. KANN is the complete all-around portable high-res digital music player with powerful output and studio quality sound.

KANN Outputs
The Astell & Kern KANN is equipped with a line-out circuit designed to set the ouput values in 4 levels - depending on the user's listening preference. The selectable output function allows the user to fine-tune the sound to suit their home system, car audio, or any other listening environment.
KANN supports 2.5mm 4-pole balanced outputs (2 Vrms). Balanced output removes noise from "signal + inverting amplifier signal" and has the strength to increase output with its double transmitting signals.

Scalability using USB Audio
To increase flexibility of use, you can connect additional USB Audio to KANN via the micro USB port. KANN allows output conversion according to the specifications of the external USB Audio that supports DoP (DSD over PCM) or PCM, and provides continuous music playback with charging via the Type-C USB port while connected to the external USB Audio.

The finest sound quality from audio files stored on a PC
Supporting the bit-to-bit playback up to 32-bit 384kHz when connected to the PC for use as a USB DAC, the KANN produces richer sounds with superior spatial effects and resolution that go far beyond the limits of any PC sound card.

Connecting to a Wireless Network
KANN supports wireless networking DLNA (Ver. 1.0), which makes it easy to work with PC/NAS on the same AP network and through the AK Connect app supporting smartphone/tablet computer interfaces.

Dual memory card slots
KANN has an internal memory of 64GB, but this can be easily and flexibly boosted via the unit's dual memory card slots. KANN supports both standard SD cards and micro SD cards, so users can select their preferred memory type. The memory is expandable up to 512 GB to easily handle larger audio files.

Fast charging
Enjoy up to 6.5 hours of your favorite music with a single 1 hour charge through the fast charger. There is no fear of a dead battery when on a long journey as the 6,200mA large capacity battery offers 15 hours of continuous playback. The maximum 15-hour continuous play is based on 16-bit/44 kHz, FLAC file format, screen off, 50% of volume, and Normal playback.
Fast charger (9V/1.67A) and general Charger (5V/2A) are not included in the package.

Technical Specifications

Additional Information

Colour Grey
Warranty 1 year (local)
Product Weight (g) 300
Country of Manufacture South Korea
Availability Available
Product Type Digital Audio Player
Style/Type Portable
Features Bluetooth, DSD, Expandable Memory, High-Res Audio Certified, Line-out, Touchscreen
Storage Capacity 64GB
Sampling / Bitrate 32-bit / 384kHz
Input Connectivity micro-USB
Output Connectivity 3.5mm Stereo, 2.5mm Balanced, Bluetooth (aptX)
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