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Astell & Kern AK380 Copper

FLAC Player Portable Hi-Fi audio system, 4.0 "AMOLED touchscreen, two converters AK4490, WiFi, Bluetooth, asymmetrical 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 £3,933.89
Price excl. VAT £3,278.24
   Extended warranty + 1 year
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Astell & Kern AK380 Copper

So he wants the absolute best that's on the market of portable audio players? The FLAC player AK380 is a masterpiece by the brand Astell & Kern, well known for their passion for precision audio processing.  For uncompromising Hi-Fi quality this flagship model has a dual D / A converter AKM AK4490, which support signals of up to 384 kHz / 32-bit native support and DSD unique internal clock. All this and many other technical innovations makes the AK380 still the most  faithful and accurately portable player in history. Its features and capabilities not only to meet the expectations of the most demanding audiophile, but is also highly rated by professionals from within the recording studios, working with recordings in "raw" format of 384 kHz / 32 bit.

Key features

  • Asymmetrical 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
  • NUnlocks new possibilities of streaming music over AK Connect App
  • Internal memory of 256 gigabytes

Dual converter and new reference clock

The Astell & Kern AK380 natively manages DSD formats, eliminating the need to convert the signal 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 that pulses at 200 femtoseconds. This helps to achieve negligible degradation of periodic signals and accurate audio decoding. After installing the drivers, the AK380 can be used 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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