Next Level, A&ultima SP2000
A&ultima SP2000 is the third player released in the A&ultima lineup.
A&ultima SP2000 features newly developed audio circuitry and amplifier design.
- Onyx Black, Stainless Steel and Copper body finishes for the best acoustics
Dual DAC of AK4499EQ from AKM
Native playback of 32bit/768kHz PCM and DSD512 without compression or loss
Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4/5GHz)
Twice the Amount of Internal Storage of Previous Flagship Models
Improved Audio Output Power and Greater Acoustic Details
Introducing Astell&Kern’s new flagship, A&ultima SP2000
Newly designed audio circuit
The SP2000 is the first Astell&Kern player to use separate, independent audio channels between the Unbalanced and Balanced outputs.
This design offers much more power than ever before, with 6 Vrms for Balanced output and 3Vrms for Unbalanced output.
With this design, the SP2000 offers the ultimate audio experience as Astell&Kern’s newest flagship player.
The Most Advanced Asahi Kasei DAC Chips, Dual AK4499EQ
The AK4499EQ DAC chip uses the most advanced ‘Current Output Architecture’ technology.
To take full advantage of this new architecture, Astell&Kern redesigned the Op Amp and analogue amp block configuration completely.
The new circuit design optimises the current consumption
32bit/768kHz, Native DSD22.4MHz Support
SP2000 is the first Astell&Kern model to support 32 bit/768 kHz and DSD512 (22.4MHz) playback natively without compression or loss.
The combination of the SP2000 and AK4499EQ chips provide mind-blowing audio quality.
Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4/5GHz)
With streaming music services becoming more popular, stronger and more reliable network reception becomes even more important for your audio experience.
The SP2000 supports Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4/5GHz, a/b/g/n/ac) with an improved 3-dimensional antenna design.
With a stronger Wi-Fi signal and faster speeds, music streaming from the most popular services is better than ever on the SP2000.
Twice the Internal Storage (512GB)
As CD-ripping and offline storage of streaming content gets more popular, the SP2000 offers twice the amount of internal storage compared to SP1000.
512GB internal storage can hold up to 700+ CDs or 8,000+ tracks of FLAC files (60MB/track).
MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording.
The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download. Visit mqa.co.uk for more information.
Astell&Kern SP2000 includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording.
The MQA logo is a trade mark of MQA Limited. © MQA Limited 2019
Specifications A&ultima SP2000
Model : SP2000
Body Colour : Onyx Black / Stainless Steel / Copper
Body Material : Onyx Black, Stainless Steel : Stainless Steel / Copper : Copper
Display : 5inch (720 x 1,280) Touch display
Supported Audio Formats : WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
Services(Tidal Masters), Local files, External USB, MQA-CD(ripped)
PCM : 8kHz ~ 768kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) / DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo
/ DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo / DSD512(1bit 22.4MHz), Stereo
Unbalanced 3.0Vrms / Balanced 6.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
AKM AK4499EQ x2 (Dual DAC)
Support up to 32bit / 768kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
USB 3.0 Type-C input (for PC & MAC)
Unbalanced Out (3.5mm) / Optical Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
3.00 ”(76.3 mm) [W] x 5.19 ”(132 mm) [H] x 0.61 ”(15.7 mm) [D]
Onyx Black, Stainless Steel : 14.49 oz (410.8 g) / Copper : 15.25 oz (432.4 g)
Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
±0.015dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.010dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
±0.050dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.030dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
Signal to Noise Ratio
124dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 125dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
-138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -144dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
0.0005% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0004% @ 1kHz, Balanced
0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalanced & Balanced
Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (1.5ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm)
Reference Clock Jitter
200 Femto Seconds
3,700mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery
Continuous Playback Time
Up to 8 hours (Standard – MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalance, Volume 80, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)
About 2.5 hours (Standard – 9V/1.67A Fast charging)
About 5 hours (Standard – 5V/2A General charging)
microSD (Max. 1TB) x1
Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up