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Astell & Kern SP2000 A&ultima Copper High-Resolution Music Player

Astell & Kern

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Brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where applicable).

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£3399.00

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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.

  • Tick Flagship AKM AK4499EQ Dual DACs
  • Tick Balanced 6Vrms, Unbalanced 3Vrms Output Level
  • Tick 32bit/768kHz, Native DSD512 Support
  • Tick 512GB Internal Memory
  • Tick Dual Band Wi-Fi Support
  • Tick 5.0" 720x1280 HD Touchscreen
  • Tick Octa-Core CPU
  • Tick Open APP Support for Music Streaming
  • Tick Leather Case & Protective Film

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.

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).

Great Performance for the Ultimate Experience

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.

Using Open APP Service

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 Technology

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

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

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General Specifications

Model SP2000
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)
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)
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)

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. 512GB) x1

Operating Systems

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

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

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