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Astell & Kern AK380 black

FLAC Player Portable Hi-Fi audio system, 4.0 "AMOLED touchscreen, two converters AK4490, WiFi, Bluetooth, a symmetrical output, optical output, streaming music, use as an external DAC, WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC AIFF, DFF, DSF, internal memory of 256 gigabytes to 128 gigabytes + microSD
Price incl. VAT £3,391.09
Price excl. VAT £2,825.91
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Astell & Kern AK380 black £3,391.09 Ordered on request

Astell & Kern AK380 black

He wants the absolute best of what the market of portable audio exists? FLAC player AK380 is a masterpiece of brand Astell & Kern, known for his passion for precision audio processing. Credit for uncompromised Hi-Fi quality of this flagship model has a dual D / A converter AKM AK4490, support signals up to 384 kHz / 32-bit native support and DSD unique internal clock. All this and many other technical innovations makes AK380 still working faithfully and accurately portable player in history. Its parameters and capabilities not only to meet the most demanding audiophile, but also professionals from within the recording studios, working with recordings in "raw" format of 384 kHz / 32 bit.

Key features

  • A symmetrical construction with two transducers AK4490
  • Support formats to resolution 384 kHz / 32 bit
  • Native support for DSD without any oversampling
  • Touch 4 "AMOLED display
  • Accurate parametric equalizer settings
  • The reference clock pulses 200 femtoseconds eliminating jitter
  • Function external sound card for the PC
  • New possibilities of streaming music over AK Connect App
  • The internal memory of 256 gigabytes

Dual converter and new reference clock

Astell & Kern AK380 natively manages DSD formats, eliminating the need mezipřevod to PCM. Each channel is a dedicated standalone converter chip, which in conjunction with a balanced output ensures unsurpassed filing stereo. AK380 is also the first player in the world equipped with an internal reference clock pulses 200 femtoseconds. This should help with negligible degradation of periodic signals and accurate audio decoding. After installing the drivers can AK380 as an external D / A converter via the USB port decode formats to resolution 384 kHz / 32 bit or DSD 11.2 MHz.

Accurate parametric equalizer

EQ is dedicated to enabling standalone audioprocessor parametric settings that compared to conventional graphic equalizer considerably more accurate. Equalizer AK380 works with twenty new bands instead of the original ten, one step from 0.5 db was reduced to 0.1 dB. Refinements also DLNA interface, which added a lot of options that allow streaming and listen to music stored on a PC or NAS. Playback is also possible to control a phone or tablet with the application AK Connect App and music can be between devices to freely transferred. The player has an extremely solid metal body. Touchscreen control button adds pressure sensitive. 

Additional information:

4 "WVGA (480 × 800) touchscreen

PCM 8 kHz ~ 384 kHz (8/16/24/32 bits per Sample) / DSD Native: DSD64 (2.8 MHz 1-bit), Stereo / DSD128 (1 bit 5.6 MHz), Stereo / DSD256 (1 bit 11.2 MHz), Stereo

Output level:
Unbalanced 2.2 Vrms / Symmetrical 2.3 Vrms

AKM AK4490 x2 (Dual DAC)

up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit a Bit

USB Micro-B (charging and data transfer) / Mod: MTP (Media Device)

Headphones (3rd5 mm) / Optical (3rd5 mm) / Symmetric (second5 mm, 4-pin)

802.11 b / g / n (2.4GHz)


Frequency range:
±0.053 db, 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz ± 0.56 db at 10 Hz ~ 70 kHz

130 db @ 1 kHz, unbalanced / 135 db @ 1 kHz, symmetrical

THD + N:
0.0008% @ 1 kHz, unbalanced / 0.0007% @ 1kHz, symmetric

Output Impedance:
Symmetrical 2.5 mm (1 ohm) / 3.5 mm headphones (2 ohms)

Jitter hours:
30 ps (Type)

Reference Clock:
200 femto seconds

3400 mAh 3.7 V Li-Polymer

256 gigabytes (NAND) + microSD (Max 128 gigabytes)

Supported OS:
Windows XP, Windows 7,8,10 (32 / 64bit), Mac OS X 10.7 or later

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