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A&ultima SP1000

All New High-End, Portable player

A&ultima SP1000

Astell&Kern is proud to introduce the A&ultima SP1000.

The A&ultima SP1000 is a one-of-a-kind, high-end, powerful flagship high resolution music player equipped with the latest advanced features.

A true flagship high-resolution music player the first Astell&Kern player to feature an octa-core CPU for outstanding response and performance

High Definition HD5 display to create the best viewing experience

Innovative new Multi-function Wheel

Rigid stainless steel/Copper housing

The A&ultima SP1000: delivering the ultimate Astell&Kern technology.

Design Concept

The A&ultima SP1000 is like a natural gemstone carefully refined by professionals.

Knowing that sound is reflected from mass, like light is reflected from a surface; they have designed the A&ultima SP1000 like a gemstone with reflective features on its surface.

The crown-patterned volume wheel on the right corner is similar in appearance to a cut gemstone, which reflects light from various angles.

The sophisticated volume wheel on A&ultima SP1000 not only delivers visual and textual details with precision, but allows convenient, one finger ON/OFF control and fine volume control with the addition of both push and turn features.

The external chassis of the A&ultima SP1000 is made of rugged Stainless Steel/ Copper that resists aging and external shock.

The A&ultima SP1000 is the ultimate music player, crafted in an artistically designed metallic setting.

Get Both High Output and Vivid Sound

Traditional audio has suffered from noise and distortion as power output is increased.

Astell&Kern’s advanced audio design and signal management technologies used in the A&ultima SP1000 brings more power output with less noise and minimal distortion.

Independent DACs for the left and right audio channels provide a wider soundstage and better stereo separation.

Each AK4497EQ DAC provides rich and vivid audio reproduction, allowing the listener to enjoy the sound as it was meant to be.

Great Performance for the Ultimate Experience

The A&ultima SP1000 is equipped with an octa-core CPU which allows the player to produce the exact musical detail present in the original recording without distortion and provides a quick, lag-free operation.

The A&ultima SP1000 features faster booting times, speedy file transfers, lag-free processing and a new intuitive user interface for the ultimate player experience.

Ultimate Sound Quality

The latest AK4497EQ dual-DAC design and the upgraded CPU in the A&ultima SP1000 allows for accurate playback of native 32bit/384kHz audio with no compromise on sound quality.

The music is played back, bit-for-bit, just as the artist and engineer intended for it to be heard.

The A&ultima SP1000 also supports native bit-to-bit DSD playback up to 11.2MHz for the best sound possible.

New Intuitive User Interface

The A&ultima SP1000 features a revamped interface design which provides music playback from the home screen to give users a more music-centric experience.

By placing the power button on the Multi-function wheel located on the side of the A&ultima SP1000 instead of on the top, users can control the volume and turn the LCD screen ON/OFF, all with one simple control.

The A&ultima SP1000 features a bezel-less design to maximise screen size.

The high-definition HD5 grade display delivers a vibrant and engaging viewing experience.

Song and player information is sharp, colourful and easily to read on the larger, brighter screen.

Faster Charging, Quicker File Transfer

Next generation USB Type-C support allows file transfer speeds up to 10Gbps and supports both data transfer and charging from the same cable.

USB 3.0 protocol transfers data twice as fast when compared to other Astell&Kern players.

Charging with a fast charger (at 9V/1.67A) takes only two hours and allows up to 12 hours of continuous playback.

  • The maximum 12-hour continuous play is based on 16-bit/44 kHz, FLAC file format, screen off, 75 of volume playback.
    * Fast charger (9V/1.67A) and general Charger (5V/2A) are not included in the package.

Specification A&ultima SP1000

Model

SP1000

Body Color

Stainless Steel / Copper

Body Material

Stainless Steel / Copper

Display

5inch (720 x 1,280) Touchscreen

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

Unbalance 2.2Vrms / Balance 3.9Vrms (Condition No Load)

CPU

Octa-Core

DAC

AKM AK4497EQ x2 (Dual DAC)

Decoding

Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding

Input

USB 3.0 Type-C input (for charging & data transfer (PC & MAC)) / Connection Mode : MTP (Media Device)

Outputs

PHONES (3.5mm) / Optical Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)

Wi-Fi

802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)

Bluetooth

V4.1 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)

Dimensions

2.98 ”(75.8 mm) [W] x 5.2 ”(132 mm) [H] x 0.64 ”(16.2 mm) [D]

Weight

Stainless Steel : 13.64 oz (386.6 g) / Copper : 13.68 oz (387.9 g)

Feature Enhancements

Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)

Audio Performance

Frequency Response

±0.062dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance / ±0.061dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balance
±0.68dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Unbalance / ±0.67dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Balance

Signal to Noise Ratio

120dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 122dB @ 1kHz, Balance

Crosstalk

138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 143dB @ 1kHz, Balance

THD+N

0.0005% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0008% @ 1kHz, Balance

IMD SMPTE

0.0004% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance & Balance

Output Impedance

Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm) / PHONES 3.5mm (2ohm)

Clock source

Clock Jitter

30ps(Typ)

Reference Clock Jitter

200 Femto Seconds

Battery

Capacity

3,400mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery

Continuous Playback Time

Up to 12 hours (Standard – MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44kHz, Volume 75, LCD Off)

Charge Time

About 2 hours (Standard – 9V/1.67A Fast charging)

Memory

Built-in Memory

256GB [NAND]

External Memory

microSD (Max 256GB) x1

OS

Supported OS

Windows XP, Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up


Buy today

Buy the Astell&Kern A&ultima SP1000 today…

We generally carry this item in stock and you can buy it today via our online shop at the following link:

Buy the Astell&Kern A&ultima SP1000 at www.audiovenue-shop.co.uk