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NEXT Astell & Kern AK200 (or what even is it's name)

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

It's getting closer....

 

Indeed, in the mook headphone festival report I can read:

 

 " Iriver was secretly showing off a new prototype with full touch screen faceplate (instead of half a faceplate like AK100 / AK120) to only a few people"

 

So: does someone else has seen it ? has taken picture ? has any info ???

post #2 of 15
Thread Starter 

Main questions are 

 

Was the overall size bigger than the Ak120 ? 
Was the graphical interface much improved?
Does it has à " real" Line-out
What DAC chip ? One or 2? DSD ?
AVAILABILITY DATE ??
Does it already has a name ? ( AK140 ? AK200 ? ... )

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

Interview from Astell & Kern here where they mention the new flagship with larger screen at $ 1500 ( HKD12,000 ):

 

當然有些玩家們不會太在意Astell&Kern的研發歷史, 最令大家激動的是產品的發展, 將會有什麼新的產品推出, 我們又怎會沒有提問到這一部份呢? 他說AK100及AK120銷售的非常成功, 而將來亦會有兩種產品推出, 一隻是為低階位市場, 大約是比AK100還要便宜的, 另一隻就是為了更高階的市場, 硬高階的當然是要比AK120更為高階啦, 哈哈, 當然價錢亦更高啦, 哈哈哈…….說到這裏應該很多玩家都很想知道價錢要多少, 現在還未有正式的定價, 不過現時知道的, 大約不會便宜得過HKD12,000罷了!!!@@"  但重點不是這個消息,而是在外貌上亦會有所改變,大約會使用更大的螢幕,令玩家不像以前要看一個細小的螢幕來使用, 而推出的時間, 大既還未有正式的提案,不過他說不會要玩家們等得太久的呢………………..聽了這樣的一個承諾, 實在令小記非常的期待呢.

post #4 of 15
Will it cost less than a semester's worth of tuition at a state college?
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by feverfive View Post

Will it cost less than a semester's worth of tuition at a state college?

It it said in the interview: HKD 12.000 (= 1.200 $, so... Wirh Import & VAT it should Land in Europe/usa around $ 1.500 )
Edited by bmichels - 12/21/13 at 12:47am
post #6 of 15

Yep i read that interview some time ago, but still nothing concrete..

if spec wise is the same, just a different design and larger screen i'd rather choose the current ones. I find the screen adequate enough and the design a lot more nicer than the usual full screen smartphone lookalike 

post #7 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

It it said in the interview: HKD 12.000 (= 1.200 $, so... Wirh Import & VAT it should Land in Europe/usa around $ 1.500 )
Sorry buy 12,000 is 1,200 euros so roughly 1,500$...so if you add import taxes it could be 1500 euros or 2k$ in Europe...
post #8 of 15

Hear some rumours from people at Mooks festival that the new AK is catered more fore headphone use, and not really for IEMs.

Was told that the expected price if released in Singapore is more than S$2k. Just for comparison the RRP for AK120 is S$1599

post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by akhyar View Post
 

Hear some rumours from people at Mooks festival that the new AK is catered more fore headphone use, and not really for IEMs.

Was told that the expected price if released in Singapore is more than S$2k. Just for comparison the RRP for AK120 is S$1599

 

Is it much bigger than the 120 ? Does it has a "real" line-out ? 

post #10 of 15
No idea. Did not see the prototype myself
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by akhyar View Post

No idea. Did not see the prototype myself

:-(

post #12 of 15
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Edited by mrbig - 12/28/13 at 12:19am
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
post #14 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

Seems it will called AK240 :-)


So twice as expensive as the AK120?  Yikes...hahaha!!

post #15 of 15
Heard it'll be priced around Sg$2k. So approx. $1600?
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