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Astell & Kern AK500N - Ultimate High Res Network Audio Player
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Astell & Kern AK500N - Ultimate High Res Network Audio Player

£5,832.50 Exc. VAT |  


Astell & Kern AK150N Ultimate High Res Network Audio Player

For the ultimate performance, we recommend using this with the Astell & Kern AK500AP - Power Amplifier + AK500P Power Supply Unit


The 500N gives you the freedom to select the sound.

The AK500N is the first desktop network audio product from Astell&Kern that truly combines advanced digital technology with analog sound. 
The AK500N is the culmination of the experience and know-how accumulated from work on the AK series including the AK240.

One-click CD-ripping and perfect noise isolation through battery-only operation. PCM to DSD conversion faithful to the original sound and excellent compatibility with a wide range of devices. Easy DLNA-based networking and high-reliability SSD.

For the AK500N, no detail was overlooked from planning to development to delivery of sound that is true to the original source.

Powerful Connections

The AK500N supports a wide range of inputs and outputs.Connect various high-end products through the AK500N's digital inputs and outputs (AES/EBU, Coaxial, Optical, BNC).

In addition, the analog output supports both Fixed and Variable signals for a direct connection to a powered amplifier. A simple but high-level premium system configuration is possible through the AK500N's flexible digital and analog connections. For user convenience, the inputs and outputs are expressed in easy-to-read graphics on the touch-screen menu.


General Specifications
  • Model
  • Body Color
  • Body Material
  • Dimensions
  • Weight
  • Display
  • Supported Audio Formats
  • Sample rate
  • CD Ripping audio format
  • DAC
  • Storage
  • Digital Out
  • Digital Input
  • Analog Out
  • Fixed output level
  • Variable output level
  • Channel Separation
  • USB
  • Network
  • AK500N
  • Black / Silver
  • Aluminum
  • 214(W) x 243(H) x 238(D) (mm)
  • 11.4kg
  • 7inch WXGA(1280 x 800) Touchscreen
  • WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE(Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
  • 8kHz ~ 384kHz(8/16/24bits per sample)
    / DSD Native : DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz) / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz)
  • Cirrus Logic CS4398 x2 (Dual DAC)
  • SSD MLC 1TB/2TB/4TB(RAID 0,5)
  • AES/EBU x1, BNC x1, Coaxial x1, Optical x1
  • AES/EBU x1, BNC x1, Coaxial x1, Optical x1
  • Balanced(L/R) x2, RCA(L/R) x2
  • 3V(RCA, Balanced)
  • 7.5Vrms(RCA) / 10Vrms(Balanced)
  • > 135dB @ 1kHz
  • Type A(Host) x2, Type B(Device) x1
  • UAC(USB Audio Class) 2.0 / DSD64, DSD128, PCM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz) & Ethernet 10/100/1000, DLNA(DMS, DMC, DMR)
Audio Performance
  • Frequency Response
  • Signal to Noise Ratio
  • THD+N
  • ±0.02dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) / ±0.4dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz)
  • 118dB @ 1kHz, 10V
  • < 0.0008% @ 1kHz, 10V / < 0.001% @ 10Hz~20kHz, 10V
  • Capacity
  • Continuous Playback Time
  • Charge Time
  • 10,400mAh / 7.4V(normally) / Li-ion Battery
  • Up to 7 hours (MUSIC : FLAC, 16bit, 44KHz Volume 37, EQ Off, LCD Off)
  • About 3 hours
  • Supported OS
  • Windows XP, Windows 7,8 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up

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