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NEW Astell & Kern AK100 Digital Audio Player

 

$699.00

 

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Astell & Kern AK100 Digital Audio Player

Astell & Kern AK100 Digital Audio Player

Astell & Kern AK100 Digital Audio Player

Astell & Kern AK100 Digital Audio Player

Astell & Kern AK100 Digital Audio Player

 

 

 

 

*New* Astell & Kern AK100 is the ultimate portable high-fidelity audio system capable of studio mastering quality sound (MQS). The AK100 is compact, portable, sleek and ready to accompany you on your hifi audio audio adventures.

Capable of 24bit/192kHz playback with almost zero noise, the AK100 is an excellent addition to your hifi portable setup.  Take your music with you wherever you go and don't miss your collecton of hi res music anymore.  The original unit comes with 32 GB of space for your music but you can add up to 2 additional micro SD cards for a total of up to 96 GB per digital player.

Enter the marvelous world of music realism with the AK100 today!

 

Description

 

With the Astell & Kern AK100 Digital Audio Player you will feel the phenomenal realism of Mastering Quality Sound (MQS) or high-definition lossless music through 24bit/192 kHz sound processing that cannot be heard through a standard CD.

 

What is MQS (Mastering Quality Sound)?

When comparing MQS to Compact Discs, the MQS music files used during the mastering process in recording studios (24bit/192kHz) contains 6.5 times more information than a CD and results in a more original, precise, and enhanced sound.  Data is extracted 192,000 times per second.

 

The AK100 by Astell & Kern Meets the 5 criteria of Hi-Fi Audio

The Astell&Kern MQS (Mastering Quality Sound) Portable System meets the demanding criteria of Hi-Fi audio even from its small size and portability.

 

THD + Noise (Distortion): The lower the THD + Noise signal rate, less distortion is heard. The Astell&Kern achieves a 0.0009% distortion signal rate.

 

SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio): As the signal-to-noise ratio increases, the clearer the sound becomes. The Astell&Kern signal-to-noise specification is 110dB

 

CROSSTALK: The higher the number in the crosstalk specification, the higher the isolation in the L/R channels develops. The Astell&Kern has a crosstalk specification of -120dB.

 

Frequency Response: The frequency response specification of +0.02 to -0.02 in the Astell&Kern provides a clear degree of sound volume from Bass to Treble.

 

Jitter: With smaller figures representing irregular tremors of the signal waveform, the better the device the soundperforms performance. The Astell&Kern has a Jitter specification of 90PS. 

 

The AK100 is Equipped with the Wolfson 8740 DAC.  The Wolfson is the world’s highest performing 24bit/192kHz stereo DAC

The Astell & Kern is the world’s first portable device equipped with the Wolfson WM8740 DAC. Consumers familiar with LINN, ARCAM, and other high-end audio equipment (AV Receivers) should be familiar with the Wolfson WM8740 high-performance 24bit/192kHz Stereo DAC. With the world’s highest level of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and the lowest level of harmonic distortion (THD) performance, the WM8740 has the reputation in the UK of producing the richest and warmest sound impressions.

Utilizing With the integrated WM8740 DAC, the signal to noise ratio of 110dB found in the Astell&Kern greatly significantly improves sound quality.

External Optical DACs!  The Astell & Kern can be used in combination with or act as an external DAC via the Optical In/Out function.

Equipped with the world’s first Wolfson WM8740 DAC found in a portable device, use the Optical In/Out function found in the Astell&Kern with an external DAC.

Or connect the Astell&Kern to a laptop, PC, or a CD Player that supports an external optical DAC. Play CDs and sounds stored in PC memory for significantly improved sound quality with radiance and realism.

 

Take advantage of the Astell&Kern as an external DAC.

Drawing the equalizer with the user’s your fingertips.  A practical Applied EQ to determine the change in Frequency Response

 

With a receiver and the Astell&Kern, audio enthusiasts will appreciate even more various genres of music. Use the touch interface of the built-in 5-band equalizer to delicately find the tone you desire.

In addition, the change in frequency response can be monitored through the graph implemented displayed in the equalizer. Touch the screen to adjust the value of each band and the changes to EQ can be confirmed through the graph.

 

96GB of total memory - The Astell&Kern is equipped with dual Micro SD card slots and supports up to 96GB of total memory capacity.

 

To playback 24bit/192kHz files and since they are large size files, it is essential for the Astell&Kern to have a high-capacity memory storage. With 32GB of built-in internal memory and dual 32GB high-speed Micro SD card slots, a total of 96GB worth of music files can be saved on the Astell&Kern.

 

32GB of built-in memory is standard with the unit.

Audio Performance

Frequency Response
Signal to Noise Ratio
Crosstalk
THD+N
IMD SMPTE
Output Impedance
10Hz to 20kHz +/-0.02dB (24bit 48kHz, No Load)
110dB (1kHz 0dB, 24bit 48kHz, No Load)
-120dB (1kHz 0dB, 24bit 48kHz, No Load)
0.0009% (1kHz 0dB, 24bit 48kHz, No Load)
0.003% (24bit 48kHz, No Load)
20 ohm

 

Specifications

 

Display
Supported Audio Formats
Sample rate
Output Level
DAC
Decoding
Charging Interface
Interface
Dimensions
Weight
Feature Enhancements
2.4inch QVGA (320 x 240) IPS Touchscreen
WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, APE, MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG
WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC : 8kHz ~ 192kHz (8/16/24-bits per sample)
1.5Vrms (No Load)
Wolfson WM8740 24-bit DAC (High-End Audio DAC)
Supports up to 24-bit / 192kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
Micro USB Type-B
USB 2.0, OPTICAL IN/OUT, Headphone Out
2.33 ”(59.2 mm) [W] x 3.11 ”(79 mm) [H] x 0.57 ”(14.4 mm) [D]
4.3 oz (122 g)
Firmware upgrades supported
Clock source
Clock Jitter
90ps
Battery
Capacity
Continuous Playback Time
Charge Time
2,000mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
Up to 16 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit, 44kHz, Volume 37, EQ Off, LCD Off)
About 5 hours
Memory
Built-in Memory
External Memory
32GB [NAND]
microSD (Max 32GB) x2
OS
Supported OS
Windows XP, Windows Vista,7,8 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.6.5 and up

 

Thank You.

Drew Baird 
Moon Audio 

140 Iowa Lane

Suite 204

Cary, NC 27511 
919-649-5018 
Drew@moon-audio.com

http://www.moon-audio.com

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Edited by MoonAudio - 10/2/13 at 8:10am
Thank You. Nichole Baird Moon Audio140 Iowa Lane Suite 204, NC 27511 919-649-5018 nichole@moon-audio.com http://www.moon-audio.com Moon Audio Home...
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NEW Vorzüge Vorzamp Pure II Amplifier & Astell & Kern AK-100 Digital Media Player HiFi Portable Music Bundle

 

Special Price $1,264.00

 

FREE U.S. Shipping

 

 

Vorzüge Vorzamp Pure II Amplifier &

Astell & Kern AK-100 Digital Media Player

 

 

Vorzüge Vorzamp Pure II Amplifier &

Astell & Kern AK-100 Digital Media Player

 

FREE U.S. Shipping

 

NEW Special Price: $1,264.00 Vorzüge Vorzamp Pure II Amplifier & Astell & Kern AK-100 Digital Media Player Bundle

 

Get the ULTIMATE in portable hi res sound with the Vorzüge Vorzamp pure II, the Astell & Kern AK-100 and the Silver Dragon IEM low profile cable!

This HiFi portable music bundle includes:

-Vorzüge VorzAMP pure II Amplifier

-Astell & Kern AK100 Digital Media Player

-FREE 6 inch Silver Dragon V1 IEM Low Profile Mini Cable

Pairing the Astell & Kern AK100 Digital Media Player with the Vorzüge VorzAMP pure II Amplifier gives audiophiles the purest of sound. Now with the 6" Silver Dragon V1 IEM Low Profile Mini Cable providing flexibility and even cleaner sound this bundle is the hifi portable setup of any purist's dreams. 

Astell & Kern AK100 Digital Media Player

With the Astell & Kern AK100 Digital Audio Player you will feel the phenomenal realism of Mastering Quality Sound (MQS) or high-definition lossless music through 24bit/192 kHz sound processing that cannot be heard through a standard CD.

The ultimate portable Hi-Fi music player; the original Mastering Quality Sound (MQS) with bit-to-bit playback with NO COMPRESSION or LOSS of music quality.

Equipped with the high-performance Wolfson WM8740 24bit/192kHz DAC.

Playback single-layer DSD formats with the version 2.30 system software.

Use the AK100 with or as a S-SPIF or USB DAC.

2 Micro SD card slots with 32GB of internal flash memory - Total of 96GB of music storage space.

16 hours of continuous audio playback.

Refined design with an analog volume wheel and brushed aluminum body.

Intuitive user interface experience combined with an integrated touchscreen & control buttons.

Vorzüge VorzAMP pure II Amplifier

This new high performance, ultra-low distortion, high fidelity amplifier with its 3 gain settings is designed to capture the whole spectrum of earphones devices, from the sensitive and precision IEMs to the power hungry professional Headphones. 

The VorzAMP pure II™ is tailored with a 3 Settings gain switch, which can adjust the gain to -1dB, 8dB or 15dB.

THD+N of the VorzAMP pure II™ has the incredibly low value of 0.0008%.

Vorzüge products use the World renown Mundorf™ precious metals Silver-Gold solder.

The PCB is Gold plated to prevent the development of corrosion and oxidation prior and during soldering. 

Vorzüge uses the best components to achieve extremely low intrinsic noise, high linearity of amplification, and minimal dynamic distortion.

VorzAMP™ uses a compact 2100mAh quality rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries with built in safety circuit to safeguard your Amplifier. Giving you about 10 hours of average play time.

Convenient USB charging.

True Dual Power Supply.

Silver Dragon V1 IEM Low Profile Mini Cable

This cable utilizes two low profile gold plated high quality right angled 1/8" Stereo Mini Plugs to provide a more compact attachment between gear.

This cable utilizes two low profile gold plated high quality right angled 1/8" Stereo Mini Plugs to provide a more compact attachment between gear. 

Silver is the best conductor and can truly enhance the sound, instrumentation and provide greater detail to the music on your portable idevices.

The left and right signal cables run parallel to each other resulting in a very low inductance.
 
Both signal jackets are polyethylene and the cable is extremely flexible yet very resilient and resistant to flex failure.
 
Like the Silver Dragon IEM cable we uses the same coaxial design utilizing a 99.99998% UP-OCC Stranded Silver 26AWG center conductor for the positive leg.
 
The center conductor uses the same Kevlar reinforcing as the other Dragon cables. The center conductor is wrapped concentrically by a 99.99998% UP-OCC silver plated single crystallized UP-OCC pure copper stranded 26AWG gauge conductor with 7N purity 99.99998%.

 

 

Thank You.

Drew Baird
Moon Audio 

140 Iowa Lane

Suite 204

Cary, NC 27511 
919-649-5018 
Drew@moon-audio.com

http://www.moon-audio.com

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Thank You. Nichole Baird Moon Audio140 Iowa Lane Suite 204, NC 27511 919-649-5018 nichole@moon-audio.com http://www.moon-audio.com Moon Audio Home...
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New Silver Dragon Toslink Form Fit Digital Cable for your AK100!

 

Starting at $100

 

 

 

Silver Dragon Toslink Form Fit Digital Cable with

Astell & Kern AK100 & Chord Hugo

 

 

 

Silver Dragon Toslink Form Fit Digital Cable with

Astell & Kern AK100 & iQube V3

 

Easily Connect your Astell & Kern AK100 to Chord Hugo, iQube V3 & V5, and Centrance HiFi-M8

 

 

Starting at $100.00 Silver Dragon Toslink Form Fit Digital Cable

 

This is Moon Audio's Silver Dragon Form Fit Digital Toslink Cable.  We have made this Form Fit version in order to make it fit specific portable audio components with a smaller footprint.

 

The Silver Dragon Toslink has the band width to deliver upto 24bit 192k resolution as well as DSD signals.

 

The Silver Dragon Digital Toslink Cable includes: Gold Plated metal ends, metal ferrule protects fiber (it's not plastic like all the others) and its Fiber covered with 2 outer jackets (this is to prevent kinking).

 

2 versions are available for your preferences.  A standard version and a Mini Toslink version for use with such products as Apple computers with Mini Toslink Digital outputs.

 

Features

 

Gold Plated metal ends, metal ferrule protects fiber (not plastic like all the others)

Fiber covered with 2 outer jackets (to prevent kinking.

Finest plastic fiber available. utilizing 1300 core optical fiber.

Metal Backshell.

Highly polished ends.

Extremely flexible with bend radius of 17mm or greater.

Connection loss <.05dB.

Applications include : Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1, 6.1, AC3,Prologic, etc.); DTS surround sound receivers; DVD players; CD players; Minidisk players and recorders;

MP3 and DAT recorders; Professional Audio Cards for computer digital audio workstations outboard; AD/DA converters; Satellite dish receivers;

Compatible with S/PDIF, ADAT, DAW, Dolby Digital, DTS devices using the Toslink interface.

 

Thank You.

Drew Baird
Moon Audio 

140 Iowa Lane

Suite 204

Cary, NC 27511 
919-649-5018 
Drew@moon-audio.com

http://www.moon-audio.com

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Follow us Today!

Moon Audio on TwitterMoon Audio on Facebook

 

Thank You. Nichole Baird Moon Audio140 Iowa Lane Suite 204, NC 27511 919-649-5018 nichole@moon-audio.com http://www.moon-audio.com Moon Audio Home...
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