Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000
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It will mark its debut this week at Munich. Anyone has information to share? I chatted with their agents half a month ago at Axpona. But they told me no plans yet!


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==General Specifications==
Body Color Stainless Steel / Copper

Body Material Stainless Steel : Stainless Steel / Copper : Copper

Display 5inch (720 x 1,280) Touch display

Supported Audio Formats WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA(Support Scheduled)

MQA playback Services(Tidal Masters), Local files, External USB, MQA-CD(ripped)

Sample rate PCM : 8kHz ~ 768kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) / DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo

/ DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo / DSD512(1bit 22.4MHz), Stereo

Output Level Unbalance 3.0Vrms / Balance 6.0Vrms (Condition No Load)

CPU Octa-Core

DAC AKM AK4499EQ x2 (Dual DAC)

Decoding Support up to 32bit / 768kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback

Input USB 3.0 Type-C input (for PC & MAC)

Outputs PHONES (3.5mm) / Optical Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)

Bluetooth V4.1 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)

Dimensions 3.00 ”(76.3 mm) [W] x 5.19 ”(132 mm) [H] x 0.61 ”(15.7 mm) [D]

Weight Stainless Steel : 14.49 oz (410.8 g) / Copper : 15.25 oz (432.4 g)

Feature Enhancements Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)



==Battery==
Capacity 3,700mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery

Continuous Playback Time Up to 8 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalance, Volume 80, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)

Charge Time About 2.5 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging)

About 5 hours (Standard - 5V/2A General charging)

MSRP: 3499usd

Some introductions
https://www.whathifi.com/news/astel...aandultima-sp2000-player-boasts-512gb-storage

https://www.astellnkern.com/eng/con...10180&spos=0&tcg=&tpos=0&dpos=3&gcode=SC35590
 
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I am looking forward reading more infos about it.

May be SONY’s DMP-Z1 will have a serious compétitor ?
 
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I am looking forward reading more infos about it.

May be SONY’s DMP-Z1 will have a serious compétitor ?
In terms of price, I think yes. I guess it will be priced at 8000usd :)
 
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AK created 2.5mm balance jack. The possibility of them dropping their standard and go for competitor Sony/Jeita 4.4mm is almost zero but would be glad proven wrong.
 
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I think AK will stick with 2.5mm. Their agents told me so half a month ago.
 
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This seems very interesting. I'd be disappointed if there's still no 4.4mm though.
 
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I am looking forward reading more infos about it.

May be SONY’s DMP-Z1 will have a serious compétitor ?
Is the z1 consider a portable dap or more like a transportable desi top dap ?
 
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512 GB internal is pretty impressive, 2.5mm trrs, hmm please let it die.
 
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