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Astell & Kern SA700 Stainless Steel High-Resolution Audio Player

Astell & Kern

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Condition: New

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

Warranty

Limited 2 year warranty.  More info

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Fri 31st January 2020

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£1295.00

"Past Meets Present"

The SA700 is a product where past emotions and current technology meet. The SA700 is an evolution of technology and design that deliver the ultimate sound to Astell&Kern original design and sensibility.

Astell & Kern took the original design of AK120 and redesigned it into a simple, but refined form. With the latest technology, the deeper and stronger sound of the SA700 delivers new experiences and values ​​not found in other products.

Inspired by the string bridge, the wheel protector is designed to reveal the LED lighting hidden under the wheel as you start playing. The knurled pattern of the volume wheels and the color of the light reflected by the beautiful luster of stainless steel make it easy to provides various playback information to the user while also providing visual enjoyment.

The lower microSD slot uses the Astell&Kern 1st generation sliding door system, further enhancing the Astell&Kern retro look and feel.

The SA700 is designed to be the perfect size for one-handed operation.

The SA700 is optimized for portability so it can be held in one hand with the front 4.1-inch touch display and all the side control buttons and volume wheel easily accessible.

With control in one hand, the SA700 gives you the best possible environment to focus on your music.

  • Tick Emotional Retro Design
  • Tick Intuitive LED Indicator
  • Tick New Special GUI
  • Tick Stainless Steel Body for Premium Sound
  • Tick Ideal Size for Portability
  • Tick Dual DAC of AK4492ECB from AKM
  • Tick 32bit / 384kHz, Native DSD256 support
AKM AK4492ECB DAC

AKM AK4492ECB DAC

The SA700 is the first DAP to use a AK4492ECB Dual DAC to give a new sound signature. AKM's AK4492ECB is a DAC that aims to achieve the best performance in the industry by utilising the technology obtained by developing AK4497EQ. It has a lower power consumption and similar audio performance compared to AK4497EQ, making it the best DAC for a portable DAP. Only Astell&Kern's Sound Technology know-how has made the DAC's performance even more perfect. Now you can enjoy premium sound close to the original performance with the SA700 and the AK4492ECB.

Unchanging Value, Stainless Steel

Unchanging Value, Stainless Steel

The SA700 uses stainless steel, which is corrosion-resistant and durable, for maximum material strength and beauty. Since it takes a lot of time, skill and cost to process the material, it is often only used for expensive products. The SA700 uses stainless steel because it provides the perfect sound. Stainless Steel delivers both luxury and balanced, clean sound Feel it at the SA700.

Perfect Original Sound

Perfect Original Sound

The SA700 offers the optimal condition to deliver perfect original sound. The SA700 is capable of bit-to-bit playback up to 32bit 384kHz and native DSD playback up to 11.2MHz, delivering detailed, distortion-free sound just as the artist intended.

Intuitive LED Indicator

Intuitive LED Indicator

The LED's around the volume wheel are not just visual effects, but provide the listener information including volume and status of the currently playing song. Different colours are displayed depending on the bit depth of the song being played, and 150 levels of red saturation are displayed to reflect the current player volume.

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 SA700
Body Colour Onyx Black / Stainless Steel
Body Material Stainless Steel
Display 4.1inch (720 x 1,280) Touch display
Supported Audio Formats WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Sample rate PCM : 8kHz ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) / DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo
Output Level Unbalanced 2.0Vrms / Balanced 4.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
CPU Quad-Core
DAC AKM AK4492ECB x2 (Dual DAC)
Decoding Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
Input USB Type-C input (for PC & MAC)
Output sUnbalanced Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
Bluetooth V4.2 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)
Dimensions 2.32 ”(59.1 mm) [W] x 4.56 ”(115.9 mm) [H] x 0.64 ”(16.5 mm) [D]
Weight 10.68 oz (303 g)
Feature Enhancements Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)

Audio Performance

Frequency Response ±0.12dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.12dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
±1.48dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced / ±1.48dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
Signal to Noise Ratio 120dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 123dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
Crosstalk -134dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -138dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
THD +N0.0006% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0006% @ 1kHz, Balanced
IMD SMPTE 0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalanced / 0.0004% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balanced
Output Impedance Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (1.8ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (1.9ohm)

Clock source

Reference Clock Jitter 70ps(Typ)

Battery

Capacity 3,150mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
Continuous Playback Time Up to 8.5 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalanced, Volume 80, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)
Charge Time About 4.5 hours (Standard - 5V/2A Charging)

Memory

Built-in Memory 128GB [NAND]
External Memory microSD (Max. 512GB) x1

OS

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.

Part Exchange Available

Looking to upgrade and not sure what to do with your old gear? Trade-in with us and take the hassle out of finding a new home for your equipment.

We can take back any type of product we sell, from cables, to projectors, speakers, amplifiers, AV receivers, subwoofers and more.

Just fill in the form below and we'll get back to you.

Please note we don't purchase second hand goods for cash, we take trade-ins as part payment towards the purchase of new equipment.

Finance - Pay Monthly

Pay monthly plans for up to 60 months, available on purchases between £299 and £25,000.

0% ONIF6 6 Months
0% ONIF12 12 Months
0% ONIF24 24 Months
0% ONIF36 36 Months
15.9% ONIB48-15.9 48 Months

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