Astell & Kern A&ultima SP2000 Portable Media Player

£3,399.00 inc.VAT

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.

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Astell&Kern A&ultima SP2000

The design motif of the Astell&Kern A&ultima SP2000 resembles the dispersion of light around the player.

The main focus of the design is the volume wheel, which is the starting point of the usability design. The exquisite details of the crown pattern crossed over the pattern of the body, reflect the craftmanship and quality of the player.

The back stainless steel panel encompasses Astell&Kern’s philosophy of bringing listeners the original performance, without compromise, by featuring a full back plate without screws. This provides a more solid feel to the player and enhances the natural beauty of the body materials used.

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 Astell&Kern A&ultima 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

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 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 analog amp block configuration completely.  The new circuit design optimises the current consumption and brings out the most from these new DAC chips.  The combination of the SP2000 and AK4499EQ chips provide mind-blowing audio quality.

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.

 
Colour

Copper, Silver

Specifications

General Specifications

Model
SP2000
Body Color
Stainless Steel / Copper
Body Material
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
MQA playback
Services(Tidal Masters), Local files, External USB, MQA-CD(ripped)
Sample rate
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
Output Level
Unbalanced 3.0Vrms / Balanced 6.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
CPU
Octa-Core
DAC
AKM AK4499EQ x2 (Dual DAC)
Decoding
Support up to 32bit / 768kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
Input
USB 3.0 Type-C input (for PC & MAC)
Outputs
Unbalanced Out (3.5mm) / Optical Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
BT
V4.1 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)
Dimensions
3.00 ”(76.3 mm) [W] x 5.19 ”(132 mm) [H] x 0.61 ”(15.7 mm) [D]
Weight
Stainless Steel : 14.49 oz (410.8 g) / Copper : 15.25 oz (432.4 g)
Feature Enhancements
Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)

Audio Performance

Frequency Response
±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
Crosstalk
-138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -144dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
THD+N
0.0005% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0004% @ 1kHz, Balanced
IMD SMPTE
0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalanced & Balanced
Output Impedance
Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (1.5ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm)

Clock source

Clock Jitter
25ps(Typ)
Reference Clock Jitter
200 Femto Seconds

Battery

Capacity
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)
Charge Time
About 2.5 hours (Standard – 9V/1.67A Fast charging)
About 5 hours (Standard – 5V/2A General charging)

Memory

Built-in Memory
512GB [NAND]
External Memory
microSD (Max. 1TB) x1

OS

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

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