« Back
Astell & Kern SA700

The SA700 is a product where past emotions and current technology meet. The SA700 is an evolution of technology and design that deliver the ultimate sound to Astell&Kern original design and sensibility.

$1299.00

Past Meets Present, SA700

With the launch of Astell&Kern's first product in 2012, we always aim to deliver uncompromising sound to music lovers.

One day we decided to ask ourselves a question - "What if we combined Astell&Kern's first starting point and present?"

- We wanted to combine the analog sensibilities that remained in our hearts with the sound technology that has evolved over the years since our first product was released.
We wanted to create the best sound that only we can do.

Emotional Retro Design
Intuitive LED Indicator
New Special GUI
Stainless Steel Body for Premium Sound
Ideal Size for Portability
Dual DAC of AK4492ECB from AKM
32bit / 384kHz, Native DSD256 support

We took the original design of AK120 and redesigned it into a simple, but refined form.
With the latest technology, the deeper and stronger sound of the SA700 delivers new experiences and values ​​not found in other products.

First DAP Using AKM AK4492ECB DAC

he SA700 is the first DAP to use a AK4492ECB Dual DAC to give a new sound signature.

AKM's AK4492ECB is a DAC that aims to achieve the best performance in the industry by utilizing the technology obtained by developing AK4497EQ.
It has a lower power consumption and similar audio performance compared to AK4497EQ, making it the best DAC for a portable DAP.

Only Astell&Kern's Sound Technology know-how has made the DAC's performance even more perfect.
Now you can enjoy premium sound close to the original performance with the SA700 and the AK4492ECB.

Deliver the perfect original sound

SA700 offers the optimal condition to deliver perfect original sound.
SA700 is capable of bit-to-bit playback up to 32bit 384kHz and native DSD playback up to 11.2MHz,
delivering detailed, distortion-free sound just as the artist intended.

Intuitive LED Indicator

The LEDs around the volume wheel are not just visual effects, but provide the listener information
including volume and status of the currently playing song.

Different colors are displayed depending on the bit depth of the song being played,
and 150 levels of red saturation are displayed to reflect the current player volume.

Specification
General Specifications
ModelSA700
Body ColorOnyx Black / Stainless Steel
Body MaterialStainless Steel
Display4.1inch (720 x 1,280) Touch display
Supported Audio FormatsWAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
MQA playbackServices(Tidal Masters), Local files, External USB, MQA-CD(ripped)
Sample ratePCM : 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 LevelUnbalanced 2.0Vrms / Balanced 4.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
CPUQuad-Core
DACAKM AK4492ECB x2 (Dual DAC)
DecodingSupport up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
InputUSB Type-C input (for PC & MAC)
OutputsUnbalanced Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
BluetoothV4.2 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)
Dimensions2.32 ”(59.1 mm) [W] x 4.56 ”(115.9 mm) [H] x 0.64 ”(16.5 mm) [D]
Weight10.68 oz (303 g)
Feature EnhancementsFirmware upgrades supported (OTA)
Audio Performance
Frequency Response±0.24dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.24dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
±1.95dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced / ±1.94dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
Signal to Noise Ratio120dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 123dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
Crosstalk-134dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -138dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
THD+N0.0006% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0006% @ 1kHz, Balanced
IMD SMPTE0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalanced / 0.0004% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balanced
Output ImpedanceUnbalanced Out 3.5mm (1.8ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (1.9ohm)
Clock source
Reference Clock Jitter70ps(Typ)
Battery
Capacity3,150mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
Continuous Playback TimeUp to 8.5 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalanced, Volume 80, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)
Charge TimeAbout 4.5 hours (Standard - 5V/2A Charging)
Memory
Built-in Memory128GB [NAND]
External MemorymicroSD (Max. 1TB) x1
OS
Supported OSWindows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up
- The image/specification may be changed without notice to improve product performance and quality.