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Astell & Kern's A&ultima SP2000T Portable Audio Player
Astell & Kern's A&ultima SP2000T Portable Audio PlayerAstell & Kern's A&ultima SP2000T Portable Audio PlayerAstell & Kern's A&ultima SP2000T Portable Audio PlayerAstell & Kern's A&ultima SP2000T Portable Audio Player

Astell & Kern's A&ultima SP2000T Portable Audio Player

£1,999.00    
£1,665.83 Exc. VAT |  
  

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Astell & Kern's A&ultima SP2000T Portable Audio Player

Staying true to their philosophy of delivering original audio experiences without compromise, Astell&Kern strives to design portable music players that reach beyond the capabilities of a standard playback device to enhance the listener’s music enjoyment. The SP2000T combines the OP AMP configuration of our SP2000—the culmination of Astell&Kern's finest audio technology—with a nostalgic vacuum TUBE AMP, adding a vintage feel to the portable player.

TRIPLE AMP SYSTEM is the Next Generation of AMP Technology

The SP2000T exceeds the standard approach to AMP Mode selection, based on the type of music you are listening to. Select between TUBE AMP mode, OP AMP mode, or the brand-new HYBRID AMP mode. OP AMP mode puts Astell&Kern's AMP technology expertise to use, delivering extreme clarity and dynamic sound, while TUBE AMP mode provides a uniquely warm and musical sound. 
 
HYBRID AMP mode - a first for digital audio players - enhances the resolution and clarity of the existing TUBE AMP mode to express more musical detail. HYBRID AMP mode, combines the advantages of retro analog performance and high-resolution output, giving you the pleasure of a brand new tonal characteristic.

Real Vacuum Tube

Equipped with the portable-friendly dual-triode KORG Nutube, for a unique TUBE AMP sound. Nutube offers a reliable continuous playback time of approximately 30,000 hours. It features an anode grid filament structure which operates the same as a triode vacuum tube. It's much smaller, consumes far less power and yet delivers the same audio with rich overtones. The SP2000T supports all output types, with no restriction on the type of receiver used, so listeners can enjoy the unique characteristics of the vacuum tube.

HYBRID AMP MODE

HYBRID AMP mode supported for the first time by DAP is the essence of Astell&Kern's advanced AMP design technology. New combinations of sounds can be enjoyed in HYBRID AMP mode, which is based on the OP AMP sound and addition of tasteful warm tones unique to TUBE AMP technology.

Special Design to Minimize Microphonics Noise

SP200T features a special design tailored to minimize microphonics (the phenomenon wherein the vacuum tubes generate noise even from a small external impact). Multiple design iterations and verifications have been performed over a long period of time to fix the structural issues of vacuum tubes that generate microphonics noise even from a small impact or vibration.
 
For minimization of mechanical impact and vibration, both sides of the vacuum tube are fixed with flexible silicone covers, and the vacuum tube has been modularized so it is physically separate from the PCB. Astell&Kern goes to great lengths to innovate and design these small components that make a big difference in the quality and sound of our products that no other manufacturer can match.

AK ULTIMATE SOUND SOLUTION, TERATON ALPHA

TERATON ALPHA is AK's ultimate Sound Solution to produce audio playback that is close to the original sound through the audio output interface by use of effective power noise removal, efficient power management and amplification with minimal distortion.
 
TERATON ALPHA features Astell&Kern's patented technologies, which are the result of tens of thousands of hours of continuous research and development to produce sound close to the original sound the artist and producer intended.
 

General Specifications
Model
SP2000T
Body Color
Onyx Black
Body Material
Aluminum
Display
5inch FHD 1280 x 1080 Touch display
Supported Audio Formats
WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
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 / DSD512(1bit 22.4MHz), Stereo
Output Level
Unbalanced 3.0Vrms / Balanced 6.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
CPU
Quad-Core
DAC
ESS ES9068AS x4 (Quad-DAC)
Vacuum Tube
KORG Nutube 6P1
Decoding
Support up to 32bit / 384Hz Bit-to-Bit Playback
Input
USB Type-C input (for charging & PC & MAC)
Outputs
Unbalanced Out (3.5mm) / Optical Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported / 4.4m, only 5-pole supported) )
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
Bluetooth
V5.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD, LDAC)
Dimensions
3.07 ”(78.1 mm) [W] x 5.55 ”(141.1 mm) [H] x 0.68 ”(17.5 mm) [D]
Weight
about 10.89 oz (309 g)
Feature Enhancements
Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
Audio Performance
Frequency Response
±0.024dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.038dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
±0.027dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.052dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
Signal to Noise Ratio
121dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 123dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
Crosstalk
-137dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -142dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
THD+N
0.0003% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0003% @ 1kHz, Balanced
IMD SMPTE
0.0004% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalanced / 0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1) Balanced
Output Impedance
3.5mm (1ohm), 2.5mm (1.5ohm), 4.4mm(1.5ohm)
Clock source
Clock Jitter
25ps(Typ)
Reference Clock Jitter
70ps
Battery
Capacity
4,200mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery
Playback Time
About 9 hours (Standard : FLAC, 16bit/44.1kHz, Unbalance, Volume 50, LCD Off, LED On, OP AMP Mode)
Charge Time
About 3.5 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging)
About 5 hours (Standard - 5V/2A General charging)
Memory
Built-in Memory
256GB [NAND]
External Memory
microSD (Max. 1TB) x1
OS
Supported OS
Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up

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