HiFi Music Players that Changed the Game
Astell&Kern offers music lovers one of the best ways to take your hifi experience with you wherever you are. Not only this, but with units like the AK500N, you can also stream your high resolution music through your home system. Regardless, the players and accessories that Astell&Kern have to offer will certainly ensure your the music you listen to is just like the artist intended. Forget the compressed—go with the best.
Why spend this kind of money when I can play music through my phone?
Do you like your music to sound good? Have you heard high resolution audio before? The moment you hear the difference between what these AK players put out compared to your standard smart phone, you’ll understand the point and see the value. The difference is remarkable.
Mastering Quality Sound (MQS)
24-bit, 192kHz high-resolution audio
Astell&Kern natively supports MQS (24-bit / 44 – 192kHz) which is the closest to the original sound that the original recording artist intended. Mastering Quality Sound (MQS) is an acronym of collective lossless & high-resolution audio source formats that typically comes encoded with 24bit, 44 to 192kHz of bit/sampling rates. Since MQS delivers about 6.5 times more detail than a conventional CD (16bit/44.1kHz), listeners can enjoy more a realistic music experience.
What does 24-bit and 192kHz mean?
Hertz(Hz) refers to the number of times the sound wave gets measured per second. Files with 192kHz are measured 192,000 times per second. With in the digital audio source, 192,000 points per second entails as the number of points connected as one line associated to the signal. This is referred to as the sampling rate.
Inheriting the ‘Perfect Extractor’ from the acclaimed AK500N, the AK CD-RIPPER easily rips CDs to your Astell&Kern music player with only a single touch of a button. It’s really that easy. Maintain that CD quality by putting your music on your AK player!
Now it’s possible to use aptX™ HD, the latest Bluetooth codec of Qualcomm to receive 24bit high-quality data wirelessly, and it’s designed to faithfully play back the transmitted high-quality data using Astell&Kern’s own sound technology.
*In-ear monitors are the only item that we may not be able to take back. Once you put those in your ears, there is no going back. Would you buy used ones?
|PCM||24bit 192kHz Bit to Bit||24bit 192kHz Bit to Bit||32bit 384kHz Bit to Bit|
|DSD||DSD to PCM|
PCM 24bit 176kHz
|DSD to PCM|
PCM 24bit 176kHz
|Native DSD Playback|
DSD 2.8MHz (DSD 64)
/ DSD 5.6MHz (DSD 128)
/ DSD 11.2MHz (DSD 256)
|DAC||AK4490 x1 (Single DAC)||AK4490 x2 (Single DAC)||AK4490 x2 (Single DAC)|
|USB DAC||Max 24bit 96kHz (UAC 1.0)||Max 24bit 96kHz (UAC 1.0)||Max 32bit 384kHz|
/ DSD 11.2MHz (UAC 2.0)