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EXPIRED - FOR SALE: AK380 Astell & Kern Hi-Res Music Player - FLAC, MP3, DSD, etc., etc
Astell & Kern - AK380
Brand New and ships factory boxed
RRP - $6,199 - save $$$
FREE Australia-wide insured delivery available - $20
The AK380 portable digital audio player from Astell and Kern is designed and built for both the professional sound engineer and the audio enthusiast. The AK380 provides you with a music listening experience that most people could only dream of. The AK380 audio player fully supports 32-bit 384 kHz high-resolution audio playback. Other popular audio formats including WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, etc. are also supported. A parametric equalizer (PEQ*1) has been included for finer adjustment of the original sound. With the addition of a VCXO clock, the AK380 can achieve one quadrillionth of a second accurate frequency & jitter adjustments. With all the high-resolution quality audio formats supported, you can enjoy music at a true purest level. The AK380 player comes with an on-board memory capacity of 256 GB and has provision for micro SD card for up to 128 GB. The total memory capacity of the device could be up to 384 GB. The increased memory capacity means you can have more of your favourite high-resolution music collection in your audio player. The player is also equipped with the dual AKM AK4490 digital to analog converter. The player also has a micro USB slot for transferring music from your PC or Mac through the data transfer cable that comes with the player. The AK380‘s Cradle provides balanced output in addition to USB data transfer. The AK380 CD Ripper drive (not included) can rip audio CDs directly to the device for easy transfer of your CDs. The Micro USB Subtype B slot enables fast transfer of audio files and charging. The player can also be connected to a wireless network (WIFI) and Bluetooth 4.0 with your PC or Mac for transferring audio. The body of the player is made of smooth aluminium material. The high-resolution 4-inch touch screen has a user-friendly interactive interface which is intuitive. The easy to use interface enables the user to navigate and access the features of the player with ease. Finding and keeping your audio tracks in order is made simple. Album art for the currently playing audio track is displayed for a better visual and interactive experience. The AK380 player is powered by 3.7V Li-Polymer battery, which enables the player to playback audio continuously for up to 9 hours. The AK380 player comes with a durable leather case, to safeguard the player for daily usage.
The purpose of Astell&Kern is to keep the sound quality as close as possible to the original.
The AK380 geared for the pro sound group and audiophiles who demand the very best. A masterpiece, we introduce 'AK380' to you. In order to become a device the professionals want, we decided that make a bold move which was to restart all processes from the beginning. The device the professionals want, now AK380 is the start.
The light and the object are the main theme of the AK380 design. Any shadow of an object portraits the exact shape from the perspective of the light at that moment. The way of reproducing the true sound of music from digital formats is quite similar. Nothing more or nothing less. The design motif of the AK380 reflects our philosophy of music and sound.
32-bit 384kHz bit-to-bit Playback
All of the AK380’s circuit design including the digital-analog converter (DAC) are ready for 32-bit processing to handle 32-bit music natively.
Other products have traditionally used sample rate converter (SRC) method down sampling for playback. However, the AK380 is capable of playing back 32-bit, 384 kHz original sound without any down sampling.
The result is the AK380 plays up to 32-bit, 384 kHz, any 24-bit music files, or double layer DSD 5.6MHz natively, without conversion or compression.
We believe that the beauty of the design shall reflect what the AK380 can do with music. As different angles of light casts different shadows, different music will give you a variety of emotions.
This is a BLACK model
Box as shipped from Astell & Kern with all original accessories. Also includes a spare screen protector.