Astell&Kern A&ultima SP1000
Discontinued replaced by SP 2000
All New High-End, portable media player
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.
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 Astell&Kern A&ultima SP1000
Body Colour 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)
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)
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 Jitter 30ps(Typ)
Reference Clock Jitter 200 Femto Seconds
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)
Built-in Memory 256GB [NAND]
External Memory microSD (Max 256GB) x1
Supported OS Windows XP, Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up