The Astell&Kern CA1000T is a high-performance portable headphone amplifier with a beautiful digital audio player built-in! The aluminium body and wheels produced with CNC precision represent Astell & Kern “cohesive” technology, it has a robust yet meticulously refined finish.
The ACRO CA1000T inherits its form and style from the previous model, the CA1000, with subtle redesigns to better represent its improved powerful performance. We chose a darker colour to tone down the increased complexity of the parts such as the amp button and the upper lighting glass, giving it a more impactful design aesthetic compared to the CA1000.
The upper lighting glass shows an image of the amp gleaming through the vacuum glass when the vacuum amp is in operation in an etched pattern, while simultaneously allowing users to easily understand the amp mode’s current status.
The volume wheel design, which is the key AK interface and has a gently widening diameter, expressing a powerful burst of output that has been compressed through the vacuum amp. The golden-coloured accent ring was changed from aluminium to stainless steel to add a hint of luxury to the design, while also allowing it to have a more intense reflection that juxtaposes it against the dark colour of the rich grey body.
We aim to deliver the unique and beautiful design identity of Astell&Kern along with convenient utility that conveys the sheer joy of sound. The Astell&Kern CA1000T has a tilted display that can be adjusted with just a gentle touch, but is still heavy enough to stand firmly on a desk or a table. You may adjust it by up to 60 degrees to suit your environment and preferred viewing angle.
ACRO CA1000T has a tilting display that can be adjusted to an optimal position depending on where it is placed on a desk or table. The display can be freely adjusted up to 60 degrees to suit your environment.
Astell&Kern CA1000T is an all-in-one Head-Fi audio system created for those who want to enjoy the best sound wherever they are.
ACRO CA1000T is a multi-function device that can play ultra-high quality sound sources and provide diverse input/output options for the perfect desktop companion. Complete with a powerful headphone amplifier and Astell&Kern’s proprietary TERATON ALPHA technology making it a versatile option for the home or office. It offers ultra-high quality sound anywhere using optimal battery power, with no need for a mains power supply connection.
Complete the Head-Fi audio system of your dreams using just an ACRO CA1000T to provide true Astell&Kern sound thanks to its dual-tube applied Triple Amp System, 4-levels of gain that can operate the most detailed IEMs and hard to drive headphones, and ESS Technology’s flagship ES9039MPRO Dual-DAC.
- Equipped with a ES9039MPRO Dual-DAC for the first time ever
- Perfectly drive any headphone/IEM with 4 levels of gain and up to 15Vrms output
- Triple Amp System with a dual-vacuum tube for Hybrid sound options
- Multiple inputs and outputs provide maximum options and compatibility
- Built-in battery for portability and optimum power delivery
Model: ACRO CA1000T
Body Colour: Rich Grey
Body Material: Aluminium
Display: 4.1 inch 720 x 1280 touch screen
Supported Audio Formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
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), DSD512(1bit, 22.4MHz) Stereo
Output Level (Headphone Out) [Low] Unbalanced 2Vrms / Balanced 4Vrms (Condition No Load),
[Mid] Unbalanced 4Vrms / Balanced 8Vrms (Condition No Load),
[High] Unbalanced 6Vrms / Balanced 12Vrms (Condition No Load),
[Super] Unbalanced 8Vrms / Balanced 15Vrms (Condition No Load)
Output Level: (RCA Out) 2Vrms (Condition No Load)
Output Level: (XLR Out) 4Vrms (Condition No Load)
Recommended headphone impedance: 32 ohm – 600 ohm
DAC ESS ES9039MPRO x2 (Dual-DAC)
Vacuum Tube: KORG Nutube 6P1 x2
Decoding Support: up to 32bit / 768kHz Bit to Bit playback
Headphone Outputs: Unbalanced (3.5mm, 6.35mm) / Balanced (2.5mm, 4.4mm)
Analogue Inputs: 4.4mm x1
Analogue Outputs: XLR (Stereo pair) x1, RCA (Stereo pair) x1
Digital Inputs: Coaxial x1, Optical x1, USB(Type-C) x1
Digital Outputs: Optical(3.5mm) x1, USB(Type-C) x1
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
Bluetooth: V5.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD, LDAC)
Dimensions: 4.12″(104.9mm)[W] x 1.77″(45mm)[H] x 6.13″(155.8mm)[D]
Weight: about 34.56oz (980g)
Feature Enhancement: Firmware upgrade supported (OTA)
Operating Temperature 0℃ ~ + 40℃ (32℉~ 104℉)