Astell & Kern KANN

£899.00

Astell & Kern KANN

KANN, the first Astell&Kern product to be equipped with a line-out circuit designed to set the output values in 4 levels, depending on the user’s listening preference; a significant step up from previous products, which did not provide output/volume control. With the selectable output function, you can fine-tune your sound to suit a home system, car audio, or any other listening environment.

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Description

The Astell & Kern KANN is a perfect blend of style, design and stunning performance at an incredible price!

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.

KANN, the first Astell&Kern product, is equipped with a line-out circuit designed to set the output values in 4 levels, depending on the user’s listening preference; a significant step up from previous products, which did not provide output/volume control. With the selectable output function, you can fine-tune your sound to suit a home system, car audio, or any other listening environment.

KANN also supports Astell&Kern’s 2.5-mm 4-pole balanced outputs (2 Vrms). Unlike the unbalanced type, balanced output removes noise (common mode noise) from “signal + inverting amplifier signal” and has the strength to increase output with its double transmitting signals.

KANN is capable of bit-to-bit playback up to 32bit 384kHz and native DSD playback up to 11.2MHz, delivering detailed, distortion-free sound just as the artist intended.

To increase flexibility of use, you can connect additional USB Audio to KANN via the micro USB port. KANN allows output conversion according to the specifications of the external USB Audio that supports DoP (DSD over PCM) or PCM, and provides continuous music playback with charging via the Type-C USB port while connected to the external USB Audio.

* USB audio (Digital Out) output is available only when digital input is possible through USB.

* DoP (DSD over PCM): This is a standard for transferring DSD data to USB interface. This standard sends DSD data by mounting them onto PCM data frames.

* To link KANN with an external USB Audio, an OTG cable (purchased separately) is required.

* The separately purchased cable connecting the OTG cable to an external USB Audio must be appropriate for the specification of the USB Audio

Model KANN

Body Colour Astro Silver, Eos Blue

Material Aluminium

Display 4inch WVGA (480 x 800) Touchscreen

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: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo

Output Level [Phone Out] Normal: Unbalance 2Vrms / Balance 2Vrms (Condition No Load)

High: Unbalance 4Vrms/ Balance 7Vrms (Condition No Load)

[Line Out] Unbalance 2Vrms / Balance 2Vrms (Condition No Load)

DAC AKM AK4490 x1 (Single DAC)

Decoding Support up to 32bit / 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 32bit 384kHz / DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz

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

Bluetooth V4.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptX™ HD)

Dimensions 2.80 ”(71.23 mm) [W] x 4.56 ”(115.8 mm) [H] x 1.01 ”(25.6 mm) [D]

Weight 9.83 oz (278.7 g)

Feature Enhancements Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)

Brand

Astell & Kern

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Additional information

Colour

Blue, Silver