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Astell&Kern AK100 II and AK120 II UK Pre Order Available Now

post #1 of 14
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UK pre-order is now available for the latest generation of Astell&Kern portable player. Offering a Cirrus Logic high end DAC, balanced output and stunning new user interface the latest offerings from Astell&Kern will also decode DSD for you too.

 

Later in the year you will be able to stream Qobuz music directly to the units offering high resolution audio on the fly.

 

AK120 II Pre Order Now

AK100 II Pre Order Now!

 


Edited by PhilW - 6/13/14 at 9:59am
post #2 of 14

where is possible pre-order...?  link ???

post #3 of 14

Click on the two links or the two pictures and you can pre order.

post #4 of 14

UK stock so expensive!

 

Cheaper to fly to Japan/Korea and get one! ouch

post #5 of 14

Tank's !

post #6 of 14

GULP this price is crazy...

post #7 of 14
Uh, it's the same amount of GBP as dollars...why wouldn't Brits just buy it in US and have the exchange rate save them 50%?
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 

AK120 II In stock now!

post #9 of 14

yep...is here...

 

post #10 of 14

Can i ask why A&K products are so expensive in Europe compared to the US? 

 

It would be better to wait until im in the US to pick one up.

post #11 of 14
I'd guess VAT
post #12 of 14

Hey Warrior, thanks for the reply

 

I don’t think its just VAT, all A&K products retails at way above the US prices in Europe. For example the Astell and Kern AK120 II  model above retails at £1,499.00 (Incl. VAT).

 

£1499 = £1,249.17 ex VAT. = $1,956.29

 

Cheapest price on Amazon is $1,379.00, most expensive is $1,699.00. That’s a fair difference (between $257 and $577 depending on where you buy).

 

I think A&K need to revisit their RRP pricing strategy in Europe where I'm sure they would sell a lot more gear if the prices weren’t so out of line with the US market (I know id definitely but here if I could).

post #13 of 14
Sorry... I never understood the disparity between pricing, especially us and Europe.
post #14 of 14

Yeah, its a bit of a mystery, and its not just A&K either. When i think of the size of the European market there must be a huge opportunity to get a good RRP to match waiting until somebody visits the US to get good quality products.

 

Maybe we need to start a distributorship!

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