Astell and Kern SA700 - Hi Res Audio Player

Past meets Present
Manufacturer: Astell & Kern
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£1,299.00

The Astell and Kern SA700 is a tribute to the original AK120 player, with a familiar look but with the latest DAC chips and operating system. With a gorgeous light indicator, the SA700 looks a a seriously cool Hi Res Player. 

Please note: This item is listed for Pre-Order only and will be availble in late November. 

"Past Meets Present" The SA700 is a product where past emotions and current technology meet.
The SA700 is an evolution of technology and design that deliver the ultimate sound to Astell&Kern original design and sensibility.

Emotional Retro Design
Intuitive LED Indicator
New Special GUI
Stainless Steel Body for Premium Sound
Ideal Size for Portability
Dual DAC of AK4492ECB from AKM
32bit / 384kHz, Native DSD256 support

We took the original design of AK120 and redesigned it into a simple, but refined form.
With the latest technology, the deeper and stronger sound of the SA700 delivers new experiences and values ​​not found in other products.

The SA700 is the first DAP to use a AK4492ECB Dual DAC to give a new sound signature.


AKM's AK4492ECB is a DAC that aims to achieve the best performance in the industry by utilizing the technology obtained by developing AK4497EQ.
It has a lower power consumption and similar audio performance compared to AK4497EQ, making it the best DAC for a portable DAP.

Only Astell&Kern's Sound Technology know-how has made the DAC's performance even more perfect.
Now you can enjoy premium sound close to the original performance with the SA700 and the AK4492ECB.

The SA700 uses stainless steel, which is corrosion-resistant and durable, for maximum material strength and beauty.

Since it takes a lot of time, skill and cost to process the material, it is often only used for expensive products. The SA700 uses stainless steel because it provides the perfect sound.

Stainless Steel delivers both luxury and balanced, clean sound. Feel it at the SA700.

SA700 offers the optimal condition to deliver perfect original sound.
SA700 is capable of bit-to-bit playback up to 32bit 384kHz and native DSD playback up to 11.2MHz, delivering detailed, distortion-free sound just as the artist intended.

The LEDs around the volume wheel are not just visual effects, but provide the listener information including volume and status of the currently playing song.

Different colors are displayed depending on the bit depth of the song being played, and 150 levels of red saturation are displayed to reflect the current player volume.

SA700 maintains the convenience of Astell&Kern's UI combined with a new GUI that reminds users of our 1st generation players.

You can combine Astell&Kern's past and present through the GUI which is reinterpreted by using Astell&Kern's various color identities.

The Open APP Service enables the user to install specific APK music streaming apps to the device.
Copy the desired APK into the Open Service folder of the product and install the relevant App in the Menu-Service of the product.

General Specifications
Model
SA700
Body Color
Onyx Black / Stainless Steel
Body Material
Stainless Steel
Display
4.1inch (720 x 1,280) Touch display
Supported Audio Formats
WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
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
Output Level
Unbalanced 2.0Vrms / Balanced 4.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
CPU
Quad-Core
DAC
AKM AK4492ECB x2 (Dual DAC)
Decoding
Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
Input
USB Type-C input (for PC & MAC)
Outputs
Unbalanced Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
Bluetooth
V4.2 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)
Dimensions
2.32 ”(59.1 mm) [W] x 4.56 ”(115.9 mm) [H] x 0.64 ”(16.5 mm) [D]
Weight
10.68 oz (303 g)
Feature Enhancements
Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
Audio Performance
Frequency Response
±0.12dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.12dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
±1.48dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced / ±1.48dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
Signal to Noise Ratio
120dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 123dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
Crosstalk
-134dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -138dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
THD+N
0.0006% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0006% @ 1kHz, Balanced
IMD SMPTE
0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalanced / 0.0004% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balanced
Output Impedance
Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (1.8ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (1.9ohm)
Clock source
Reference Clock Jitter
70ps(Typ)
Battery
Capacity
3,150mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
Continuous Playback Time
Up to 8.5 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalanced, Volume 80, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)
Charge Time
About 4.5 hours (Standard - 5V/2A Charging)
Memory
Built-in Memory
128GB [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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