Astell and Kern Kann Digital Out and iOS Device Compatibility?
Jul 1, 2017 at 8:11 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3


100+ Head-Fier
Dec 17, 2012
Southern California
Hey folks,

I wanted to ask something knowledgeable within this community who may be able to help me with a question I had about potentially buying the Astell and Kern Kann to use as my portable rig with my full-size headphones. I currently use the Chord Mojo with my iPhone 7, and I was looking to see how the Kann could fit in.

My questions are this:

Does the Kann have any SPDIF/Optical/Toslink as digital out, which I could use to output to my Mojo if I wanted, or does it only come with line-out and balanced/single-ended headphone ports?

And if the Kann can function as a USB DAC/headphone amp, can I connect it to an iOS device through its Micro USB port with a cable and the Apple CCK dongle?

If anyone knows this, thanks!
Jul 2, 2017 at 12:24 AM Post #2 of 3
Kann does digital output through its micro USB port. To connect to your mojo you need micro USB to micro USB cable.

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