The Most Advanced Asahi Kasei DAC Chips, Dual AK4499EQ
The AK4499EQ DAC chip uses the most advanced ‘Current Output Architecture’ technology. To take full advantage of this new architecture, Astell&Kern redesigned the Op Amp and analog amp block configuration completely. The new circuit design optimizes the current consumption and brings out the most from these new DAC chips. The combination of the SP2000 and AK4499EQ chips provide mind-blowing audio quality.
Newly Designed Audio Circuitry
The SP2000 is the first Astell&Kern player to use separate, independent audio channels between the Unbalanced and Balanced outputs. This design offers much more power than ever before, with 6Vrms for Balanced output and 3Vrms for Unbalanced output. With this design, the SP2000 offers the ultimate audio experience as Astell&Kern’s newest flagship player.
SP2000 vs SP1000
32bit/768kHz, Native DSD22.4MHz Support
SP2000 is the first Astell&Kern model to support 32bit/768kHz and DSD512 (22.4MHz) playback natively without compression or loss.
Two Times the Internal Storage, 512GB
As CD-ripping and offline storage of streaming content gets more popular, the SP2000 offers twice the amount of internal storage compared to SP1000. 512GB internal storage can hold up to 700+ CDs or 8,000+ tracks of FLAC files (60MB/track). With the addition of a 512GB microSD card, the SP2000 can support over 1TB of storage space.
Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4/5Ghz)
With streaming music services becoming more popular, stronger and more reliable network reception becomes even more important for your audio experience. The SP2000 supports Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4/5Ghz, b/g/n/ac) with an improved 3-dimensional antenna design. With a stronger wi-fi signal and faster speeds, music streaming from the most popular services is better than ever on the SP2000.
Great Performance for the Ultimate Experience
The A&ultima SP2000 is equipped with an octa-core CPU which allows the player to produce the exact details present in the original recording without distortion and provides a quick, lag-free operation.
The A&ultima SP2000 features faster booting times, speedy file transfers, lag-free processing and an intuitive user interface for the ultimate player experience.
Using Open APP Service
The Open APP Service enables the user to install specific APK music streaming apps to the device. Copy the desired APK into the Open Service folder of the product and install the relevant App in the Menu-->Services of the player.
MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download. Visit mqa.co.uk for more information. Astell&Kern SP1000M includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording.
The MQA logo is a trademark of MQA Limited. © MQA Limited 2018
The design motif of the SP2000 resembles the dispersion of light around the player. The main focus of the design is the volume wheel, which that is the starting point of the usability design. The exquisite details of the crown pattern crossed over the pattern of the body, reflect the craftsmanship and quality of the player.
The back stainless steel panel encompasses Astell&Kern’s philosophy of bringing listeners the original performance, without compromise, by featuring a full back plate without screws. This provides a more solid feel to the player and enhances the natural beauty of the body materials used.
- Technical Specifications
Package Contents A&ultima SP2000 Device x 1, Leather Case (Stainless Steel: Green, Copper: Brown, Onyx Black: Yellow) x 1, USB Type-C Cable x 1, Quick Start Guide x 1, Warranty Card x 1, microSD card slot cover x 2, Protective Film (Front x 2, Back x 2) Colour Black Warranty 1 year (local) Product Weight (g) 410.8 Country of Manufacture South Korea Availability Discontinued Product Type DAC (Digital-Analog Converter), Digital Audio Player Style/Type Portable Features AAC, aptX, aptX HD, Bluetooth, DSD, Dual Headphone Output, Expandable Memory/Storage, High-Res Audio Certified, Line-out, MQA (Master Quality Authenticated), Music Network Server, Music Streamer, SBC, Touchscreen, WiFi DAC AKM AK4499EQ x 2 (Dual) Storage Capacity 512GB + up to 512GB Sampling / Bitrate Up to 32bit / 768kHz Frequency Response (Hz) 20Hz~70kHz Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) 124dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 125dB @ 1kHz, Balanced Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.0005% @ 1 kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0004% @ 1kHz, Balanced Battery Life (hrs) Up to 8 hours (Standard -MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalance, Voume 80, EQ OFF, LCD OFF) Input Connectivity USB Type-C (USB-C), WiFi Output Connectivity 3.5mm Stereo, 2.5mm Balanced / 4-Pole, Mini TOSLINK Optical (SPDIF), Bluetooth Additional Tech Specs
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