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The Astell & Kern AK120

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Specifications General

 

Dimensions * 59.2 x 89,0 x 14.4mm [B x L x H)

Weight * 143 g

Display * 2.4inch/6.1cm QVGA (320 x 240) IPS Touchscreen

Supported audio formats * AAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE * FLAC, WAV

Sample rate * 8kHz ~ 192kHz (8/16/24bits per sample)

Maximum output voltage * 1.5V RMS

Output impedance * 3 Ohm

D/A converter * *2x* Wolfson WM 8740 24Bit DAC

Decoding * Able to 24-bit/192kHz bit to bit decoding

Charging port * Micro USB Type-B

Connections * USB 2.0, Optical In-/Output, 3.5mm stereo headphone output, USB D/A converter

Wireless * Bluetooth 3.0 Audio Performance

 

Frequency response * 10Hz to 20KHz +/-0.02dB (24bit 48Khz)

Signal to noise ratio * 113dB (1KHz 0dB, 24bit 48Khz)

Crosstalk * < -128dB (1KHz 0dB, 24bit 48Khz

THD + N * < 0.003% (24bit 48Khz)

SMPTE IMD  * < 0.0009% (1KHz 0dB, 24bit 48Khz)

 

Battery * 2,350mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer

Battery Uptime * Mac. 16 hours(based on MUSIC : FLAC, 16bit, 44KHz Vol. 37, EQ Off, LCD Off)

Charging time * ca. 5 hours Memory

 

Internal memory * 64GB [NAND]

External * 2x 64Gb MicroSD

 

Operating system

Supported Operating Systems * Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8

 

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by JmoonAK View Post

It looks like the secret could not be contained. Yes, it's official. There is a new model in the Astell&Kern line up, the AK120. 

 

The specs are listed in the OP and core details about the AK120 can be found at our website: www.astellnkern.com, but here's a quick rundown of some of the main features in the AK120.

 

  • High-End, Dual-Mono portable system equipped with dual DACs independently dedicated to separate left/right audio channels
  • High-performance audio beyond standard Hi-Fi specifications
  • SACD (Super Audio CD) & DSD format playback support
  • Optical & USB external DAC function
  • Up to 192GB memory storage capacity (64 Internal Flash, 64GB support in each dual MicroSD card slot)
  • Gapless playback is supported

 

Pictures:

 

 

 

The AK120 slightly longer compared to the AK100, but with the same thickness. It's to accommodate the 2nd DAC and the bigger battery. The dual DAC setup of the AK120 is designed to give you a wider soundstage and broader dynamic range.

 

The AK120 is available at some German retailers already at the price point of 1,299 Euros. No official launch date or pricing point to the US yet. Stay tuned for updates at our Facebook page and Twitter feed!


Edited by toxicdrift - 5/19/13 at 1:13am
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Cheers for that
Any info on the release date? Is it in devolopment/ production/ testing?

 

edit: oh just saw the "10.05.2013" on the image. i wonder if that's lunch...


Edited by Afterparty - 5/9/13 at 3:57am
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i think we will get more updates on the 10th or maybe thats the launch date. It's selling for 10800 HK$ (Jaben, Hongkong) which is around 1400 US$  much more then the price of the AK100 & modded ones. I hope its twice the sound aswell.  Online/U.S pricing should be better.

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wow looks amazing but it costs more then the tera player, way more.

i hope it will sound better then him :) (by 25% more)

the + side is tons of space (max of 192GB) i can put most of my music on wave with that 

and the 10Hz is amazing! (just need to find headphones that go that low lol)  

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Cool! I hope that it sounds better than the modded AK100. Then I will have an excuse to buy it. wink.gif

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It looks like the secret could not be contained. Yes, it's official. There is a new model in the Astell&Kern line up, the AK120. 

 

The specs are listed in the OP and ,ore details about the AK120 can be found at our website: www.astellnkern.com, but here's a quick rundown of some of the main features in the AK120.

 

  • High-End, Dual-Mono portable system equipped with dual DACs independently dedicated to separate left/right audio channels
  • High-performance audio beyond standard Hi-Fi specifications
  • SACD (Super Audio CD) & DSD format playback support
  • Optical & USB external DAC function
  • Up to 192GB memory storage capacity (64 Internal Flash, 64GB support in each dual MicroSD card slot)
  • Gapless playback is supported

 

Pictures:

 

 

 

The AK120 slightly longer compared to the AK100, but with the same thickness. It's to accommodate the 2nd DAC and the bigger battery. The dual DAC setup of the AK120 is designed to give you a wider soundstage and broader dynamic range.

 

The AK120 is available at some German retailers already at the price point of 1,299 Euros. No official launch date or pricing point to the US yet. Stay tuned for updates at our Facebook page and Twitter feed!

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Updated the original post with more info and Pictures.


Edited by toxicdrift - 5/9/13 at 12:10pm
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Price: £1240.00

 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

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Same chips used by Apple so every Apple product is on par with this but at a significantly lower price.

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I predict much drama in this thread....

 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by mark_h View Post

Price: £1240.00

 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

 

You have your currencies confused

 

The news link provides for £841 when converting from USD, however, the other post with the cited live ¢ pricing converts to £1k. Time will tell. It sounds a lot but then again if it is meant to compete with something like a Solo + amp combo, it is tomayto, tomato

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There is already a review in English with measurements from British audio magazine, Hi-Fi World.

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Damn! They should have a coaxial output like the DX100.
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For the future DSD update will the playback be native or will the player convert to PCM.

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