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.
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.
Brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where applicable).
Limited 2 year warranty. More info
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"A credit to Astell & Kern’s consistency, the SP2000 is familiar for all the right reasons – big, transparent and refined. But there’s a new level to each that makes this unmistakably the best Astell & Kern player we’ve heard. Actually, it could be the best portable music player we’ve heard full stop."
A&ultima SP2000 is the third player released in the A&ultima lineup. A&ultima SP2000 features newly developed audio circuitry and amplifier design.
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 32bit/768kHz and DSD512 (22.4MHz) playback natively without compression or loss.
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.
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.
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).
The A&ultima SP2000 is equipped with an octa-core CPU which allows the player to produce the exact details present in the original recording without distortion and provides a quick, lag-free operation.
The A&ultima SP2000 features faster booting times, speedy file transfers, lag-free processing and an intuitive user interface for the ultimate player experience.
The Open APP Service enables the user to install specific APK music streaming apps to the device. Copy the desired APK into the Open Service folder of the product and install the relevant App in the Menu-->Services of the player.
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 SP1000M 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 trademark of MQA Limited. © MQA Limited 2018
|Body Colour||Stainless Steel / Copper / Onyx Black|
|Body Material||Stainless Steel : Stainless Steel / Copper : Copper / Onyx Black : Onyx Black|
|Display||5inch (720 x 1,280) Touch display|
|Supported Audio Formats||WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA(Support Scheduled)|
|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)|
|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)|
|Bluetooth||V4.1 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)|
|Dimensions (WHD)||76.3mm 132 mm, 15.7mm|
|Weight||Stainless Steel : 410.8 g / Copper : 432.4 g|
|Feature Enhancements||Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)|
|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)|
|Reference Clock Jitter||200 Femto Seconds|
|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)
|Built-in Memory||512GB [NAND]|
|External Memory||microSD (Max. 512GB) x1|
|Supported OS||Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up|
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