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Astell & Kern SE100

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Astell & Kern SE100

Luxury leather case adds just £59 to price

A&futura is a premium line of players with advanced features that bring the original performance to life.  The Astell & Kern SE100, the first model of A&futura, is designed for you to feel the quality of premium Hi-Fi from the moment you hold it.

Radically different sound by ES9038 Pro 8-channel DAC Next Level performance with Octa-core CPU 5-inch display with HD screen resolution and improved user interface.

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Astell & Kern SE100

A&futura is a premium line of players with advanced features that bring the original performance to life.  The Astell & Kern SE100, the first model of A&futura, is designed for you to feel the quality of premium Hi-Fi from the moment you hold it.

Radically different sound by ES9038 Pro 8-channel DAC Next Level performance with Octa-core CPU 5-inch display with HD screen resolution and improved user interface.

Similar audio block design of SP1000 for premium Hi-Fi audio performance

A&futura SE100 is the first step in your premium audio journey.

Astell & Kern SE100 shows our dedication to provide both premium quality and value to our listeners including an eye-catching design. It features a 5-inch touchscreen, Octa-core CPU, and the best audio performance in its league.

Astell&Kern is committed to delivering the original performance as the artist intended you to hear and the SE100 is a symbolic example of this vision and effort.
A&futura SE100 introduces an 8-channel DAC chip. 8-channel DACs have previously only been available for premium home audio systems, pro-audio workstations, and recording studio equipment. It is making a debut for the first time in an Astell&Kern portable system.
Your favorite tunes will now sound fundamentality different with even greater dynamic range and refined sound.
There are many audio companies that talk about ‘technologies’, yet Astell&Kern is the only brand that talks about ‘progress’ in the audio experience.

– The ESS SABRE PRO series of Digital-to-Analog Converters (DAC) is targeted at premium audiophile and recording studio equipment. The SABRE PRO series sets a new benchmark in high-end audio by offering the industry’s highest dynamic range (DNR) with impressively low levels of total harmonic distortion plus noise (THD+N) in a 32-bit, 8-channel DAC. All PRO SABRE DACs feature ESS’s patented 32-bit HyperStream DAC technology which delivers outstanding sound quality and industry leading performance.

General Specifications
Model : SE100
Body Colour:  Titan Silver
Body Material: Aluminum
Display: 5inch (720 x 1,280) Touchscreen
Supported Audio Formats:  WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, 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: Unbalance 2.0Vrms / Balance 4.1Vrms (Condition No Load)
CPU: Octa-core
DAC: ESS SABRE ES9038PRO 8channel
Decoding: Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
Input: USB 3.0 Type-C input (for charging & data transfer (PC & MAC)) / Connection Mode : MTP (Media Device)
Outputs: PHONES (3.5mm) / Optical Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
Bluetooth: V4.1 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)
Dimensions : 2.98 ”(75.8 mm) [W] x 5.22 ”(132.7 mm) [H] x 0.6 ”(15.3 mm) [D]
Weight: 8.5 oz (241 g)
Feature Enhancements: Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
Audio Performance
Frequency Response: ±0.038dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance / ±0.028dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
±0.074dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Unbalance / ±0.030dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Balanced
Signal to Noise Ratio: 122dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 123dB @ 1kHz, Balance
Crosstalk: 138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 144dB @ 1kHz, Balance
THD+N: 0.0007% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0006% @ 1kHz, Balance
IMD SMPTE
0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance / 0.0005% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balance
Output Impedance: Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm) / PHONES 3.5mm (1.5ohm)
Clock source
Clock Jitter: 800 Femto Seconds
Reference Clock Jitter: 250 Femto Seconds
Battery
Capacity: 3,700mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery
Continuous Playback Time: up to 11 hours (Standard – MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44kHz, Volume 75, LCD Off)
Charge Time: About 2 hours (Standard – 9V/1.67A Fast charging)
Memory
Built-in Memory: 128GB [NAND]
External Memory: microSD (Max 400GB) x1

Brand

Astell & Kern

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