Astell & Kern - AK100-II - Digital Audio Player
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The AK100-II is a Class-Leading Digital Audio Player
Astell & Kern's AK100-II is the new-generation version of the popular AK100. This DAP (Digital Audio Player) brings a whole new level of excellence to the market. The Astell & Kern supports WAV, FLAC, MP3, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DSD 64 & DSD128 and DXD formats, thus ensuring your music Library is supported. The AK100-II is packed full of features including a Dual-core CPU, USB DAC support mQS streaming and 64GB of internal memory storage. In addition to the 64GB of internal memory, you can extend the total capacity to 192GB, more than enough memory to contain large music collections.
With a brand new user-friendly touch interface and intuitive features, the AK100-II makes it easy to navigate and play your music. Using a Cirrus Logic DAC chipset, your music will sound exactly the way it should, free from unwanted artefacts and colouration. Also the support of a wide range of audio formats, the AK connects wirelessly to your network. Stream high-resolution music files from a MAC or PC as well as streaming services. Thanks to the MQS streaming server, the AK 100-II supports album art streamed directly.
The AK100-II uses superior components and circuitry to ensure your listening experience is the best possible. 24 bit / 192kHz audio playback allows you to play lossless quality audio files without degradation. Featuring unbalanced and SPDIF outputs, as well as support for external USB DAC support, the Astell&Kern AK100-II has all the features you need.
For those that like to tweak the sound to suit specific environments, systems or headphones, an onboard 10band equaliser is available.
Combining its high-resolution touch screen, intuitive search and controls and its class-leading audio quality and feature set, this Digital Audio Player is without a doubt a must have for those serious about audiophile quality sound.
While Astell & Kern's AK100 II is at the lower end of the A&K spectrum (regarding price), the features & fidelity that you get are nothing but top-class!
The AK100 II has been enhanced to provide an even better experience than was previously available. No matter if you're just starting to get into high-res music, or you're the resident Audiophile guru, the Astell & Kern AK100II will make the hairs on the inside of your cochlea tingle with joy!
The AK100 II supports a wide range of formats including DSD and other high-resolution formats up to 24 bit/ 192KHz (WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, etc.)..
The AK100 II includes a Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC, which supports a balanced output. The player also has a micro USB slot for transferring music from your PC or Mac through the data transfer cable that comes with the player. The Micro USB2.0 slot enables fast transfer of audio files. The body of the player is made of a smooth aluminium material, and the premium volume wheel is located at the apt location for convenient handling.
The high-resolution 3.31-inch touch screen has an enriched interface which is both responsive and intuitive. The easy to use interface enables the user to navigate smoothly to, and use various amazing features of the player with ease. Organizing and finding audio tracks is made simple. Album art for the currently playing audio track is displayed for a better visual and interactive experience.
The AK100 II player comes with a built-in memory capacity of 64 GB and has provision for a microSD card up to 128 GB.
The player can be connected to your PC or Mac wirelessly (through WIFI) and can stream your high-resolution music using the Astell and Kern Streaming Server Software. This allows you to have additional storage on your computer.
The AK100 II player is powered by a 3.7V Li-Polymer battery. The rechargeable Li-Polymer battery enables the player to playback audio continuously for up to 14 hours.