Astell&Kern A&futura SE200: First DAP With Multiple DACs - Head-Fi TV
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Astell&Kern A&futura SE200: First DAP With Multiple DACs - Head-Fi TV

Today Astell&Kern is launching the first DAP (that we're aware of) with multiple DACs and amps in a single chassis. We sat down to talk with Owen Kwon of Invixion (Astell&Kern's exclusive US distributor) about the new Astell&Kern A&futura SE200. We also take a look at the A&norma SR25, discuss the hardware, sound, battery life, look at measurements, and more.


Astell&Kern A&futura SE200: First DAP With Multiple DACs - Head-Fi TV - Produced by Brian Murphy and Jude Mansilla
 
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Can it play 2 iems parallelly because of 2 dac/amp separated section?
 
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I wonder if it's any good than the other sr, that first one sure was bad... Bad Rf noise...
 
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This is quit a nice surprise. Looking forward to impression of this device. Interesting engineering Accomplishment.
 
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I’m excited to see what the SP3000 is going to be like next year but I digress because this is about the SE200 which looks to be some great technology.
 
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the price is not bad...the current se100 still is around that price now anyways....hopefully, it will draw the prices down for it.
 
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@JasonNYC, does each DAC section use dual DACs or single?

Since I’m still using my AK240SS as my reference 5 years later, I’m interested in the change of distribution. Is Owen’s new company still in Irvine as is iriver? Service on my $3K DAC is important if it ever needs it, where will I need to send my unit, iriver or Owen’s new company?

If everything is handled by Owen’s company, can you list the address and phone number? Thank you.
 
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I JUST BOUGHT THE SR-25!!!!

it never ends.... OK, I'll take 2!

I wonder if it's any good than the other sr, that first one sure was bad... Bad Rf noise...
I liked it....
 
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Love the design and I'm sure it sounds awesome... however I would never buy an android DAP. Too much CPU overhead. It's also the same reason why I wear a mechanical watch... I want my luxury items to do one thing and one thing well, not be obsolete in a few years due to lack of software updates.
 
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Is it Android, tho?
 
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Is it Android, tho?
True, I am only assuming based on previous products. If it's not, then I stand corrected.
 
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Love the design and I'm sure it sounds awesome... however I would never buy an android DAP. Too much CPU overhead. It's also the same reason why I wear a mechanical watch... I want my luxury items to do one thing and one thing well, not be obsolete in a few years due to lack of software updates.
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