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Astell&Kern A&ultima SP1000 Digital Audio Player - Copper

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Astell&Kern A&ultima SP1000 Digital Audio Player - Copper

  • The ultimate in sound quality, a true high-resolution music player

  • First Astell&Kern player to feature an octa-core CPU for outstanding response and performance

  • High Definition HD5 display to create the best viewing experience

  • Innovative new multi-function volume wheel and stainless steel or copper housing

  • The A&ultima SP1000: delivering the ultimate Astell&Kern technology



A New High-End Portable
Astell&Kern is proud to introduce the A&ultima SP1000. The A&ultima SP1000 is a one-of-a-kind, high-end, powerful high-resolution music player equipped with the latest advanced features. The ultimate in sound quality, a true high-resolution music player. First Astell&Kern player to feature an octa-core CPU for outstanding response and performanceHigh Definition HD5 display to create the best viewing experience. Innovative new multi-function volume wheel and stainless steel or copper housing

The A&ultima SP1000: delivering the ultimate Astell&Kern technology.
Traditional audio has suffered from noise and distortion as power output is increased.Astell&Kern’s advanced audio design and signal management technologies used in the A&ultima SP1000 brings more power output with less noise and minimal distortion.

Vivid Sound Creates a Superior Audible Experience
Independent DACs for the left and right audio channels provide a wider soundstage and better stereo separation. Each AK4497EQ DAC provides rich and vivid audio reproduction, allowing the listener to enjoy the sound as it was meant to be heard.

Great Performance for the Ultimate Experience
The A&ultima SP1000 is equipped with an octa-core CPU which allows the player to produce the exact musical detail present in the original recording without distortion and provides a quick, lag-free operation. The A&ultima SP1000 features faster booting times, speedy file transfers, lag-free processing and a new intuitive user interface for the ultimate player experience.

The latest AK4497EQ dual-DAC design and the upgraded CPU in the SP1000 allows for accurate playback of native 32bit/384kHz audio with no compromise on sound quality. The music is played back, bit-for-bit, just as the artist and engineer intended for it to be heard. The SP1000 also supports native bit-to-bit DSD playback up to 11.2MHz for the best sound possible.

New Intuitive User Interface for the Ultimate User Experience
The A&ultima SP1000 features a revamped interface design which provides music playback from the home screen to give users a more music-centric experience. By placing the power button on the volume wheel located on the side of the SP1000 instead of on the top, users can control the volume and turn the LCD screen ON/OFF, all with one simple control.

Wider Screen for Vibrant Images
The A&ultima SP1000 features a bezel-less design to maximize screen size. The high-definition HD5 grade display delivers a vibrant and engaging viewing experience. Song and player information is sharp, colourful and easy to read on the larger, brighter screen.

* When the SP1000 is on the home screen, all functions are centred on the music playback screen.
* The SP1000’s user interface provides a simple, minimalist menu design and structure, allowing users to access features and functions quickly and easily.

Faster Charging, Quicker File Transfer
Next generation USB Type-C support allows file transfer speeds up to 10Gbps and supports both data transfer and charging from the same cable. USB 3.0 protocol transfers data twice as fast when compared to other Astell&Kern players. Charging with a fast charger (at 9V/1.67A) takes only two hours and allows up to 12 hours of continuous playback.

* The maximum 12 hours of continuous play is based on a 24-bit/96 kHz, FLAC file audio file, with the screen off, at 50% volume level, and power output set at low gain playback. 
* A fast charger rated 9V/1.67A or a general charger rated 5V/2A are not included. 

Design Concept
The SP1000, the first A&ultima player, is like a natural gemstone carefully refined by professionals. Knowing that sound is reflected from mass like light is reflected from a surface; we designed the SP1000 like a gemstone with reflective features on its surface. The crown-patterned volume wheel on the right corner is similar in appearance to a cut gemstone, which reflects light from various angles. The sophisticated volume wheel on SP1000 not only delivers visual and textual details with precision but allows convenient, one finger ON/OFF control and fine volume control with the addition of both push and turn features. The external chassis of the SP1000 is made of rugged stainless steel that resists ageing and external shock. The SP1000 is the ultimate music player, crafted in an artistically designed metallic setting.

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-Service of the product.

Technical Specifications

Additional Information

Package Contents

1 x iRiver Astell&Kern SP1000 Digital Audio Player - Copper
1 x Standard Leather Case
1 x Burgundy Leather Case
1 x USB Type-C Cable
1 x Quick Start Guide
1 x Warranty Card
1 x microSD Card Tray
1 x Pin for the tray
2 x Protective Film (Front)
2 x Protective Film (Back)

Colour Bronze
Warranty 1 year (local)
Product Weight (g) 386
Country of Manufacture South Korea
Availability Discontinued
Product Type Digital Audio Player
Style/Type Portable
Features AAC, Bluetooth, DSD, Expandable Memory/Storage, Line-out, Volume Control for Android, Volume Control for Apple, WiFi
DAC AKM AK4497EQ x 2 (Dual)
Storage Capacity 256GB
Sampling / Bitrate Up to 384kHz, 32 Bit
Frequency Response (Hz) 20-20,000Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) 120dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.0005%
Battery Life (hrs) Up to 12 Hours
Input Connectivity micro-USB
Output Connectivity 3.5mm Stereo, 2.5mm Balanced / 4-Pole, TOSLINK Optical (SPDIF)
Additional Tech Specs

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