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Astell & Kern SP1000M

Astell & Kern's newest player, housing more refined DAC circuitry and signal processing than found in any other portable device! A great size and weight to take anywhere, with a beefy enough amp section to drive headphones with ample headroom and tight control.

$2399.00



Ultra Portable & Ultra Performance,
A&ultima SP1000M

Astell&Kern constantly strives to master the philosophy of delivering original sound.
So far, we believe that the A&ultima SP1000 is the optimal product that produces the highest-quality audio.

We were not sure whether it was possible to come up with a product that is different from the SP1000 while delivering the same sound quality,
but we decided to take up the challenge so that more people could experience our products’ fidelity.

There were many trials and tribulations in making the SP1000, our best product, smaller.
We were determined to not compromise sound quality in the process, and we ultimately developed the second A&ultima product, the SP1000M.

Octa-Core CPU for Next-Level Performance
AK4497EQ Dual DAC for Highest Sound Quality
4.1 Inch HD Display
Highest Quality Audio of SP1000
Portable and Durable Aluminum Body
DNLA-Based AK Connect App
Open APP Service

The lightweight and portability of the SP1000M enables the user to enjoy original sound playback anytime and anywhere.
The A&ultima SP1000M achieves greater portability, without sacrificing the level of performance found in the original SP1000.

Using Open APP Service

The Open APP Service enables the user to install specific APK
music streaming apps to the device.
Copy the desired APK into the Open Service folder of the product
and install the relevant App in the Menu-Service of the product.

Advanced User Interface

While the A&ultima SP1000M has the same intuitive menu composition as its predecessor, the SP1000,
its user interface has been improved with the optional Virtual Back Key, which enables users to control the device more easily and conveniently.

Use the Floating feature to place the Virtual Back Key at a desired location or disable it by simply dragging it to the middle
of the screen or turning it off from the Settings menu.

Great Performance for the Ultimate Experience

The A&ultima SP1000M is equipped with an octa-core CPU which allows the player to produce the exact musical detail present
in the original recording without distortion and provides a quick, lag-free operation.

The A&ultima SP1000M features faster booting times, speedy file transfers, lag-free processing
and a new intuitive user interface for the ultimate player experience.

Ultimate Sound Quality

The latest AK4497EQ dual-DAC design and the upgraded CPU in the A&ultima SP1000M allows for accurate playback of native 32bit/384kHz audio with no compromise on sound quality. The music is played back, bit-for-bit, just as the artist and engineer intended for it to be heard.

The A&ultima SP1000M also supports native bit-to-bit DSD playback up to 11.2MHz for the best sound possible.
32-bit bit-to-bit Playback by the SP1000M

Faster Charging, Quicker File Transfer

Next generation USB Type-C support allows file transfer speeds up to 10Gbps and supports both data transfer and charging from the same cable.

USB 3.0 protocol transfers data twice as fast when compared to other Astell&Kern players.
Charging with a fast charger (at 9V/1.67A) takes only 3 hours and allows up to 10 hours of continuous playback.

* The maximum 10-hour continuous play is based on 16-bit/44 kHz, FLAC file format, screen off, 75 of volume playback.
* Fast charger (9V/1.67A) and general Charger (5V/2A) are not included in the package.



Inspiration for the design of the SP1000M comes from Iirregularly patterned natural stones combined with Lapis Lazuli, one of the oldest of all gems, createsto create the SP1000M's color - Lapis Blue.
Lapis Lazuli, whose history stretches back to 5,000 BC, was a precious gem used in Mesopotamia and Egypt during ancient times.

The SP1000M's vivid blue represents youth, enthusiasm and power. The darker blue highlights appear at different angles to add elegance to the A&ultima product.

The dakota leather used in the SP1000M bundle leather case is a premium vegetable leather
made from an Italian tanner named 'Ra Perla Azura'.
It's a manufacture of Italian and French origin.

'La Perla Azura' was founded in 1967 and has a long history over 50 years.
It is located in 'Santa Croce sull´Arno' which is only high-end leather production district in Italy.

General Specifications
Model
SP1000M
Body Color
Lapis Blue
Body Material
Aluminum
Display
4.1inch (720 x 1,280) Touchscreen
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), Stereo
Output Level
Unbalance 2.1Vrms / Balance 4.2Vrms (Condition No Load)
CPU
Octa-Core
DAC
AKM AK4497EQ x2 (Dual DAC)
Decoding
Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
Input
USB Type-C (3.0) input (data transfer (PC & MAC)) / Connection Mode : MTP (Media Device)
Outputs
PHONES (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
Bluetooth
V4.1 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)
Dimensions
2.67 ”(67.9 mm) [W] x 4.60 ”(117 mm) [H] x 0.66 ”(16.9 mm) [D]
Weight
7.16 oz (203 g)
Feature Enhancements
Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
Audio Performance
Frequency Response
±0.062dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance / ±0.061dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balance
±0.68dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Unbalance / ±0.67dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Balance
Signal to Noise Ratio
120dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 123dB @ 1kHz, Balance
Crosstalk
138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 144dB @ 1kHz, Balance
THD+N
0.0007% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0006% @ 1kHz, Balance
IMD SMPTE
0.0004% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance & Balance
Output Impedance
Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm) / PHONES 3.5mm (2ohm)
Clock source
Clock Jitter
25ps(Typ)
Reference Clock Jitter
200 Femto Seconds
Battery
Capacity
3,300mAh 3.7V Li-ion Battery
Continuous Playback Time
Up to 10 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44kHz, Volume 75, LCD Off)
Charge Time
About 3 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging)
Memory
Built-in Memory
128GB [NAND]
External Memory
microSD (Max 400GB) x1
OS
Supported OS
Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up