The new Astell and Kern Activo CT10 is set to bring Hi Res Audio players to the masses. Priced at £249.00, this lightweight compact player will stream Tidal via your Wifi network and act as a USB DAC in your system. With Bluetooth you can listen on the go without wires and with 16gb internal memory and a memory card slot for up to 400gb extra space, you really have a great value player.
ACTIVO's mission is to create an experience that allows you to connect with your music in a new way.The CT10 was designed to do just that. It is a portable high resolution music player that delivers a more detailed and moving performance of the original recording than most other smart devices or computers currently in the market.We have developed this product to be able to handle any digital audio format and deliver the fullest details available. It encompasses a variety of features including advanced hardware technologies, Wi-Fi for music streaming and OTA updates, high resolution Bluetooth streaming with aptX HD, a powerful processor and fast and intuitive user interface, all in a compact and sleek design. The CT10 was developed for music fans to be able to enjoy high resolution music in a more easy and convenient way. The Core Features:
- The Ultimate Music Experience
- Fresh, Fun and Sleek Design
- Intuitive, Easy to Use and Feature Packed
The Ultimate Music Experience
Imagine connecting and experiencing your music as if the artist is performing right in front of you.The CT10 allows you to feel closer to the artist by delivering the emotion and details that are lost or compressed by other devices. By delivering the fullest detail and dynamics, hi-res music impacts the way you experience each song.Bring your music back to life! Put on your favorite track, close your eyes and let the performance begin.. Your own personal concert anytime, anywhere.Powered by Astell&Kern TERATON We adopted Astell&Kern’s TERATON, a compact module combining advanced hardware technologies by a leading manufacturer in the industry of high resolution devices and hardware. It includes a proprietary design that incorporates a clock generator, power, amplification, and high-end DAC, allowing the CT10 to be a small device, without sacrificing sound quality. The CT10 is the first audio product to be equipped with TERATON, which embodies Astell&Kern’s technology and know-how, proven in the portable high-end audio market.
Fresh, Fun and Sleek Design
The CT10 has more modern styling than existing hi-res players. The fresh, fun design allows for the device to fit snugly into your hand with smooth contours to enhance usability. The convenient side buttons enable you to operate the player easily without removing it from your pocket and the buttons’ fine details add a decorative element to the design. The details found in the dodecagonal column inspired volume wheel further the minimalistic concept and tie together the visually pleasing design.
The CT10’s user interface is very similar to that of a smartphone, making it fast and easy to use. The playback menu is located at the center of the screen, so you can easily move to other menus with a swipe from any direction on the screen. Frequently used features are located in customizable shortcut menus, allowing users to turn them on/off easily. The intuitive and fluid interface takes away any distraction and allows you to focus on enjoying your music.
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Support
The CT10 offers excellent wireless signal sensitivity to Bluetooth making it easy to pair your favorite Bluetooth earbuds, headphones or speakers. Go wireless with the freedom of Bluetooth!
Wi-Fi allows for convenient over-the-air updates and streaming or downloading music. Access all of your connected music libraries including your smart devices, computers, NAS drive, other Wi-Fi enabled products or other DLNA compatible music systems on your local network to access their content and playback/download music without having to connect.
Also, though WI-Fi, Tidal streaming is available directly from the Services menu. Discover new artists and music in high resolution with Tidal.
Expandable StorageTake thousands of songs on the go with the expandable storage. No need to worry about storage limits, the CT10 has a microSD card slot that is compatible with 400GB cards allowing you to easily expand your storage.
Custom Equalizer to Suit Your Music and HeadphonesTo meet the needs of diverse tastes, the CT10 has the option of 8 pre-set filters or a customizable 10-band EQ that will allow you to tailor your experience to your preference. It offers eight preset equalizers of Flat, Pop, Club, Rock, Classical, Jazz, Hip Hop and Bass Boost.Additional Functionality via USB ConnectionUse the portable player as a USB DAC for your computer to get better sound processing. ACTIVO CT10 produces richer sounds with superior spatial effects and resolution that go far beyond the limits of any PC sound card.
2.57” (65.2mm) W x 3.67” (93.2mm) H x 0.61” (15.5mm) D
3.95 oz (112g)
3.4inch (480 x 854)
(A2DP, AVRCP, aptX HD)
802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
2,500mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer
Up to 10hours
16GB NAND, microSD slot x1 (Max. 400GB)
USB 2.0 Micro B type
Cirrus Logic CS4398
8Ω：22ｍW+22mW / 16Ω：36ｍW＋36mW
Support up to 24bit / 192kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
FLAC, WAV, ALAC, AIFF: 8kHz ~ 192kHz (8/16/24bits per Sample)DSD: DSD64/128/256, Stereo (DSD to PCM)