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Astell and Kern AK100II Black

Astell and Kern AK100II Black

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The Second Generation

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. 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.

Astell and Kern AK100II Black

Intuitive Display, Long Life

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 128 gigs of external memory via a microSD. With up to 12 hours of battery life between charges, it’s the perfect companion for long flights, daily commutes, and listening sessions wherever you want them.

Astell and Kern AK100II Black
Astell and Kern AK100II Black
Astell and Kern AK100II Black
Astell and Kern AK100II Black


  • Astell & Kern
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Display: 3.31 in (8.4 cm) WVGA (480 x 800) AMOLED touchscreen
  • Supported formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE (normal, high, fast), ACC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
  • Sample rate for FLAC, WAV, ALAC, AIFF: 8-192 kHz (8/16/24 bits per sample)
  • Sample rate for DSD: DSD64 (1 bit 2.8 MHz), stereo / DSD128 (1 bit 5.6 MHz), stereo
  • Output level: Unbalanced 2.0 Vrms / balanced 1.7 Vrms (condition no load)
  • DAC: Cirrus Logic CS4398 (single DAC)
  • Decoding: Support up to 24 bit / 192 kHz bit-to-bit decoding
  • Frequency response: +/- 0.025 dB (20 Hz-20 kHz) unbalanced and balanced; +/- 0.6 dB (10 Hz-70 kHz) unbalanced and balanced
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 115 dB at 1 kHz unbalanced; 115 dB at 1 kHz balanced
  • Crosstalk: 127 dB at 1 kHz unbalanced; 130 dB at 1 kHz balanced
  • THD + N: 0.0009% at 1 kHz unbalanced; 0.0008% at 1 kHz balanced
  • IMD SMPTE: 0.0004% 800 Hz 10 kHz (4:1) unbalanced; 0.0003% 800 Hz 10 kHz (4:1) balanced
  • Output impedance: Balanced out 2.5 mm (1 ohm); phones 3.5 mm (2 ohm)
  • Clock jitter: 50 ps (Typ)
  • Input: USB Micro-B input (for charging and data transfer to PC and MAC) / connection mode: MTP (media device)
  • Outputs: Phones (3.5 mm), optical out (3.5 mm), balanced out (2.5 mm, only 4-pole supported)


  • Carrying case


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Feb 9, 2016 PT.

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