The successor to Astell&Kern’s popular AK100, the AK100 II features a Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC chip and a dedicated amplifier that outputs 2 volts in balanced mode and 1.7 volts in unbalanced mode. This portable player supports virtually all file formats up to 192 kHz, as well as DSD playback up to 5.6 MHz. It's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth equipped, allowing for OTA updates, online Tidal streaming, and Bluetooth pairing with aptX HD. Along with delivering great sound on the go, the AK100 II can be used as a standalone DAC with your PC or Mac.
Note: This drop is limited to 75 units.
The durable aluminum body features an AMOLED touchscreen with simple, intuitive navigation to access your favorite artists, albums, and songs—plus a stepped-attenuator volume control knob that covers a precise 0.5 dB per step. The AK100 II has 64 gigs of built-in memory, and an additional 400 gigs of external memory via a microSD. With up to 8 hours of battery life between charges, it’s the perfect companion for long flights, daily commutes, and listening sessions wherever you want them.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is July 25, 2018 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.