Astell & Kern SP2000 A&Ultima

£3,395.00



Astell & Kern  A&Ultima SP2000

The ultimate AK player,  Astell & Kern SP2000 Ultima offers supreme high-end audiophile performance .

The A&ultima SP2000 is a one-of-a-kind, high-end, powerful flagship high resolution music player equipped with the latest advanced features.

The SP2000 is the latest portable player from the Astell&Kern’s A&ultima range and integrates the latest flagship Asahi Kasei DAC, the AKM AK4499EQ. The SP2000 uses two AK4499EQ DACs

Coming June 2019 – pre-order now!

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Astell & Kern  A&Ultima SP2000

The ultimate AK player,  Astell & Kern SP2000 Ultima offers supreme high-end audiophile performance .

The A&ultima SP2000 is a one-of-a-kind, high-end, powerful flagship high resolution music player equipped with the latest advanced features.

The SP2000 is the latest portable player from the Astell&Kern’s A&ultima range and integrates the latest flagship Asahi Kasei DAC, the AKM AK4499EQ. The SP2000 uses two AK4499EQ DACs, arranged in a dual-mono configuration to create a wider soundstage and improved stereo separation. The SP2000 is the first Astell&Kern player to use separate, independent audio channels between the Unbalanced and Balanced outputs. This design delivers 6Vrms for balanced output and 3Vrms for unbalanced output and claims to offer the ultimate audio experience as Astell&Kern’s latest flagship player.

The SP2000 can support up to 32-bit/768KHz bit-to-bit playback of high-resolution PCM audio and native playback of DSD up to DSD512. The SP2000 also features an Octa-Core CPU, a 5-inch color touchscreen, 512GB of internal memory, MQA support (pending final testing and certification) as well as dual-band Wi-Fi for improved network performance when streaming music. The A&ultima SP2000 will be available in Stainless Steel and Copper finishes with a crown pattern volume/power wheel.

General Specifications
Model: SP2000
Body Colour: Stainless Steel / Copper
Body Material: 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)
Audio Performance
Frequency Response: ±0.015dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance / ±0.010dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balance  ±0.050dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalance / ±0.030dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balance
Signal to Noise Ratio: 124dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 125dB @ 1kHz, Balance
Crosstalk: -138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / -144dB @ 1kHz, Balance
THD+N 0.0005% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0004% @ 1kHz, Balance
IMD SMPTE 0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance & Balance
Output Impedance: Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm) / PHONES 3.5mm (1.5ohm)
Clock source
Clock Jitter: 25ps(Typ) Reference Clock Jitter 200 Femto Seconds
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)
Memory
Built-in Memory: 512GB [NAND]
External Memory: microSD (Max. 512GB) x1
OS
Supported OS: Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up

Brand

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Colour

Copper, onyx black, Stainless Steel