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ASTELL&KERN A&ULTIMA SP2000T DAP WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES INCLUDING QUAD DAC AND TRIPLE AMP SYSTEM

The brand new Astell&Kern A&ultima SP2000T Digital Audio Player features a new triple-amp system to customise the listening experience, including Astell&Kern’s first tube amplifier.

The A&ultima SP2000T takes inspiration from Astell&Kern’s current flagship, the SP2000 by building upon many of the premium features of the SP2000 and adding new features never seen before in other Astell&Kern players.

Astell&Kern A&ultima SP2000T DAP

Astell&Kern A&ultima SP2000T DAP

TRIPLE AMP SYSTEM

The Astell&Kern A&ultima SP2000T introduces Astell&Kern’s next-generation amp technology, the Triple Amp System.  Users can select between tube amp mode, normal op-amp mode or the new hybrid amp mode that uses both the tube and op-amps to provide the best sound output for the type of music you are listening to.  All three modes are available when using the 2.5mm, 3.5mm or 4.4mm outputs.

QUAD DAC AND MQA

The SP2000T is Astell&Kern’s first quad-DAC player, featuring four ESS ES9068AS DAC chips. MQA hardware rendering is built into the ES9068AS DACs and support MQA 8x rendering.

A&K sp2000T

The new A1K SP2000T

REPLAY GAIN

The third new feature of the SP2000T is Replay Gain, which allows the player to automatically adjust the volume between tracks and maintain a consistent playback level.  A full HD (1920×1080 resolution) touch screen provides a high-resolution display.

SPECIFICATIONS

Body Colour: Onyx Black

Body Material: Aluminum

Display: 5.0-inch touchscreen, FHD 1920 x 1080 pixels

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), DSD512(1bit, 22.4MHz) Stereo
Output Level: Unbalanced 3Vrms │ Balanced 6Vrms (Condition No Load)

CPU: Quad-core

DAC: ESS ES9068AS x4 (Quad-DAC)

Vacuum Tube: KORG Nutube 6P1

Decoding: Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit playback

Input: USB Type-C input (for charging & PC & MAC)

Outputs:

Unbalanced Out (3.5mm), Optical Out (3.5mm)
Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported / 4.4m, only 5-pole supported)
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)

Bluetooth®: V5.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD, LDAC)

Dimensions: 3.07″ (78.1mm)[W] x 5.55″ (141.1mm)[H] x 0.68″ (17.5mm)[D]

Weight: about 10.89oz (309g)

Feature Enhancements: Firmware upgrade supported (OTA)

Frequency Response:

±0.024dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.038dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
±0.027dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.052dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
S/N:

121dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced
123dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
Crosstalk:

-137dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced
-142dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
THD+N:

0.0003% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced
0.0003% @ 1kHz, Balanced
IMD SMPTE:

0.0004% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1), Unbalanced
0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1), Balanced
Output Impedance:

Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (1ohm)
Balanced Out 2.5mm (1.5ohm), 4.4mm (1.5ohm)
Clock Source

Clock Jitter: 25ps (Typ)

Reference Clock Jitter: 70ps

*Audio specifications will be based on Operational (OP) AMP.

Storage Capacity

Built-in Memory: 256GB [NAND]

External Memory: microSD x1 (Max. 1TB)

Battery

Capacity: 4,200mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer

Charge Time: About 3.5hours (9V / 1.67A Fast Charging) | 5hours (5V 2A General Charging)

Playback Time: About 9hours (Standard: FLAC, 16bit, 44.1kHz, Unbalanced, Vol.50, LCD Off, LED On, OP AMP Mode)

Supported OS

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

ASTELL&KERN A&ULTIMA SP2000T PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The Astell&Kern A&ultima SP2000T will be available worldwide in October 2021.

Price: £1,999 / $2,399 / €2,299

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