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Astell & Kern - Kann - Display model - Digital Audio Player



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KANN is here to lead the portable high-res audio industry to a whole new level.

Astell & Kern’s experience with technology and portable devices makes it possible for the KANN to offer dynamic power and performance. KANN is the complete all-around portable high-res digital music player with powerful output and studio quality sound.

Technical Features:

Single AKM AK4490 DAC

Native DSD playback up to DSD256 (11.2mHz)

PCM audio playback up to 32 bit/382kHz

Built-in amp with normal/high gain switch: drive the most demanding headphones with ease!

Lowest output impedance of any our portable high-res audio players: Single-ended 3.5mm: 0.65Ω / Balanced out 2.5mm: 1.3Ω

USB Type-C support (charging & data transfer)

Micro USB for USB audio out & USB DAC

Dedicated Line Out (2.5mm balanced & 3.5mm single-ended)

64GB internal flash memory

microSD card support up to 256GB

Full size SD card support up to 512GB

aptX HD Bluetooth codec support

4" WVGA 800 x 480 LCD touch screen

Long battery life: 6,200mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery (up to 14 hours)

The NEW Single DAC, AKM4490

Uses the same chip in the 300 Series Players (AK300, AK320, AK380)

32 bit/384kHz Bit to Bit Playback & Native DSD Playback

No compression. No upsample. No conversion. Exact Digital Music.

More Power with Extended Battery Life

3.5 times more power output with high-gain setting

6200mAh battery. Up to 14 hours. Double any other A&K portable player!

USB 3.0 Type-C Connection

First portable to offer Type-C USB. Allows for faster charging and data transfer compared to micro USB connection.

Dual SD Slots

1 micro and 1 full size SD card slots for more storage than ever before!

Various Output Options

Dedicated line out, both Balanced (2.5mm) and Unbalanced (3.5mm)

Dedicated headphone out, both Balanced (2.5mm) and Unbalanced (3.5mm)

  • Body Color: Astro Silver, Eos Blue
  • Body Material: Aluminum
  • Display 4inch WVGA(480x800) Touch Screen
  • Supported Audio Formats
  • WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE(Normal, High, Fast), AAC ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
  • Sample rate
  • PCM: 8kHz ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample)
  • DSD Native: DSD 64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256 (1bit 11.2 MHz), Stereo
  • Output Level
  • Phone Out: Normal - Unbalance 2 Vms / Balance Vrms (Condition No Load), High - Unbalance 4 Vrms / Balance 7 Vrms (Condition No Load)
  • Line Out: Unbalance 2 Vrms / Balance 2 Vrms (Condition No Load)
  • DAC: AKM AK4490 x 1 (Single DAC)
  • Decoding: Support up to 32 bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
  • Input: USB Type C input (for charging & data transfer (PC & MAC))
  • Connection Mode: MTP(Media Device)
  • Outputs: Phone Out / Line Out: PHONES(3.5mm) / Balanced Out(2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
  • USB Audio: micro USB Connection / PCM : Up to 32 bit 284kHz / DSD 2.8/5.6MHz
  • Wi-Fi: 11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth: 0 (A2DP,AVRCP) / aptX HD
  • Dimensions: 80" (71.23mm)[W] x 4.56" (115.8mm)[H] x 1.01" (25.6mm)[D]
  • Weight: 83oz (278.7g)
  • Operating temperature: -5C ~ +45C (23F ~ 113F)
  • Feature Enhancements: Firmware upgrade supported (OTA)
  • Frequency Response:
  • Phone Out:
  • ±0.067dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance / ±0.067dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balance
  • ±0.75dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalance / ±0.75dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balance
  • Line Out
  • ±0.07dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance / ±0.07dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balance
  • ±0.75dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalance / ±0.75dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balance
  • S/N
  • Phone Out: 110 dB @ 1 kHz, Unbalance / 109dB @ 1 kHz, Balance
  • Line Out: 116dB @ 1 kHz, Unbalance / 117dB @ 1 kHz, Balance
  • Crosstalk
  • Phone Out: -108dB @ 1 kHz, Unbalance / -130dB @ 1 kHz, Balance
  • Line Out: -135 dB @ 1 kHz, Unbalance / -135 dB @ 1 kHz, Balance
  • THD+N
  • Phone Out: 0.004% @ 1 kHz, Unbalance / 0.0008% @ 1 kHz, Balance
  • Line Out: 0008% @ 1 kHz, Unbalance / 0.0007% @ 1 kHz, Balance
  • Phone Out: 0.0008% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance / 0.0008% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balance
  • Line Out: 0006% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance / 0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balance
  • Output impedance:
  • Phone Out
  • PHONES 3.5mm (0.65ohm)
  • Balanced out 2.5mm (1.3ohm)
  • Line Out
  • PHONES 3.5mm (1.9ohm)
  • Balanced out 2.5mm (5ohm)
  • Clock Jitter: 30ps(Typ) / Reference Clock Jitter (VCXO Clock) 0.2ps(Typ)
  • Reference Clock Jitter 2ps(VCXO Clock)
  • Built-in Memory: 64GB[NAND]
  • External Memory: microSD(Max. 256GB) x 1 / SD(Max. 256GB)
  • Capacity: 6,200mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
  • Supported OS: Windows XP, Windows 7,8,10(32/64bit)
  • MAC OS X 10.7 and up

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