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Astell & Kern AK300 Midnight Black 64GB Portable Hi-Res Music Player - Case included. Available with Online Finance and Free Delivery.
N.B. 64GB storage = Approx 170 CDs converted into FLAC (uncompressed lossless) storage. Insert optional memory card for even more storage.
Replacing the AK100, the new AK300 sports many of the features seen on its siblings, supporting 24-bit/192kHz hi-res audio, DSD files, parametric EQ and DLNA wireless streaming using the AK Connect app - Astell&Kern has further enhanced DLNA functionality via the AK Connect app. Wireless networking DLNA (version 1.0) connects to a NAS or PC, and is easily controlled with a smartphone or tablet through AK Connect. Source files on a PC or NAS can be freely transferred and streamed without the hassle of turning on the computer and physically connecting with a cable.
The AK300 can be connected to a PC or Mac via USB for use as a USB DAC that supports PCM/DSD.
When playing back music stored on a PC or Mac, the Single-DAC is able to deliver richer audio of outstanding soundstage and resolution well beyond the limits of a built-in sound card.
* When using the AK300 as a USB DAC, its PEQ settings are not applied, and output up to 24bit, 96kHz is supported.
* DSD 64/128 is converted via DSD-to-PCM for playback.
The AK300 features the same metal touch interface as the AK380 and AK320. The Metal Touch functions as a home key and interfaces with the device via pressure-sensitive touches.
AK300 is capable of bit-to-bit playback up to 24bit, 192kHz.
32bit audio is downsampled using a sample-rate converter (SRC). In addition, DSD 64/128 can be played back via conversion to PCM.
* 32bit, 384kHz is downsampled to 24bit, 192kHz, and 32bit, 352kHz is downsampled to 24bit, 176kHz for playback.
* DSD 64/128 is converted via DSD-to-PCM to PCM 24bit, 176kHz for playback.
Astell&Kern implemented a voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO) high-precision clock with a reference jitter value of 200 femto seconds.
Femto clocks are commonly used in high-end audio systems, and the clock is measured in high-precision femtosecond units (one quadrillionth of a second).
Built-in Memory: 64GB
External Memory Slot: microSD (Max 128GB) x1
Supported Audio Formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE(Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
AK4490's Single DAC-DAC, DSD-to-PCM Playback, Parametric EQ with 20bands 0.01dB, 200 Femto Second VCXO Reference Clock, Exceptional Expandability, DLNA-based AK Connect App and Metal Touch Sensor Home Button.