NEW FLAGSHIP DAP
ASTELL&KERN A&ULTIMA SP3000 PORTABLE MUSIC PLAYER
The new flagship portable music player from South Korean portable audio brand is made from the same premium grade stainless steel used by luxury watchmakers
A&ultima SP3000 features the latest audio technologies, Astell&Kern say it is the world’s first digital audio player with independent Dual Audio Circuitry with complete separation of balanced and unbalanced output.
ASAHI KASEI AK4499EX DAC CHIP
It’s also the first to use the new flagship AK4499EX DAC chip from Asahi Kasei, used in innovative HEXA Audio Circuitry structure that separates digital and analogue signal processing.
Other spec highlights including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 6125 Octa-Core processor and support for high-resolution aptX-HD and LDAC wireless streaming.
The SP3000 has support for all key formats (including MQA, Native DSD 512) and streaming-service connectivity.
Roon Ready, too. Replay Gain technology keeps your listening at the volume level of your choice, with no irritating jumps or dips in volume as you move through tracks.
The Astell&Kern A&ultima SP3000 Portable Music Player has a watch-style crown control joining a new 5.46in full high-definition display and a new generation on-screen interface.
The Astell&Kern SP3000 comes in a choice of black and silver finishes, with its body made from 904L stainless steel, which the brand says is the first time this premium-grade, metal has been used on a portable player.
Extremely durable and resistant to corrosion, 904L stainless steel is the metal of choice for luxury Swiss watch brands.
ASTELL&KERN A&ULTIMA SP3000 ARTISAN LEATHER CASE
The Astell&Kern SP3000 comes with a premium leather case made by ALRAN, who has been hand-crafting leather since 1903 in Tarn, France, and supply many leading luxury brands.
The SP3000’s case is developed with ALRAN’s unique Hand-Boarding technology, which processes the leather by rubbing it in various directions using wooden planks, so you can feel the texture of the surface.
The Astell&Kern A&ultima SP3000 Portable Music Player can also be used as a streaming hub for your main HiFi system, too.
Astell&Kern’s TERATON ALPHA technology has been further refined for the SP3000.
Designed to produce audio playback that is as close as possible to the original sound, the tech combines effective power noise removal, efficient power management and amplification, and a fully converted audio output interface.
The HEXA DAC structure and independent dual audio circuit, implemented for the first time in the SP3000, are paired together with the TERATON ALPHA’s sound solution.