Astell & Kern’s 2019 Audio Player Lineup (Can Jam 2019)

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Astell & Kern has a whole new lineup of high end audio players, including a model for mass market use called the Activo CT10. The CT10 is small, light and a good size for runners and gym rats while still offering great quality audio.

  1. Two notable things I learned that day was:
    Astell & Kern‘s user interface is standard across all their players. Use one of their players and you’ll be familiar with the others.
  2. Their Open App Service lets you install most of the popular streaming apps available today (whereas you couldn’t do this in previous models.) Bravo!

The whole line-up includes:

SR15

  • Dual DAC
  • PCM & DSD native playback (24-bit/192kHz)
  • micro SD card slot (up to 2TB)
  • Check prices: https://amzn.to/2T2Gx6e — Amazon affiliate link

SE100

  • 5″ Hi-def screen
  • PCM & Quad rate DSD playback (32-bit/384kHz)
  • micro SD card slot (up to 2TB)
  • Check prices: https://amzn.to/2T7clXy — Amazon affiliate link

SP1000 flagship

  • Stainless steel or Copper body
  • PCM & Quad rate DSD playback (32-bit/384kHz)
  • micro SD card slot (up to 2TB)
  • Check prices: https://amzn.to/2tIarO5 — Amazon affiliate link

What a change from Astell & Kern’s line-up from 3 years ago! We found our coverage from back then: https://youtu.be/hVvqdrXQJyk


SP1000M

  • 4.1″ Hi-def screen
  • Aluminum or Brass (with gold plating) bodyPCM & Quad rate DSD playback (32-bit/384kHz)
  • micro SD card slot (up to 2TB)
  • Check prices: https://amzn.to/2EA0g4c — Amazon affiliate link

Kann

  • “The One Player to Rule Them All”
  • 2x power output of other players
  • 4x outs (headphone & line, balanced & unbalanced)
  • Large battery: 15 hour playback
  • SD & Micro SD
  • Check prices: https://amzn.to/2T4ia8m — Amazon affiliate link

Activo CT10

  • Mass market entry level player
  • Small & light weight (great for gym/jogging)
  • PCM playback (24-bit/192kHz)
  • DSD down-converts to PCM
  • micro SD card slot (up to 400GB)
  • Check prices: https://amzn.to/2Xw0l0a — Amazon affiliate link


More info: https://us.astellnkern.com
Can Jam Event (02/19)
@Marriott Marquis, New York City

 



Young

Young is a Jack-of-many-trades. He's lived/worked on several continents for all sorts of companies (and has had his own too.) He meditates with origami and likes coffee, though he really should lay off that stuff.

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