Astell and Kern SP2000T High Res Digital Audio Player

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Features

  • New triple Amp System that takes acoustics to a new level
  • Vacuum Tube Amplifier compatible with 2.5 mm, 3.5 mm and 4.4 mm output jacks
  • Equipped with ESS ES9068AS QUAD-DAC, for Balanced and Ultra Detailed sound
  • TERATON ALPHA, Astell&Kern's Ultimate Sound Solution
  • Internal Mechanical Design to minimize noise
  • ReplayGain function to maintain consistent playback levels between tracks
  • Dual-Band Wi-fi Support for uninterrupted wireless connection and improved compatibility
  • Bluetooth V5.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD, LDAC)
  • Open APP Support for Music Streaming
  • 5inch FHD 1920 x 1080 Touch display
  • 256GB Internal Memory and expandable with mircoSD card up to 1TB
  • Continuous playback time about 9 hours
  • 3.5 hours fast charging (9V/1.67A) / 5 hours standard (5V/2A

In the Box

(To be confirmed)

  •     A&ultima SP2000T High Res Digital Audio Player   
  •     USB Type-C Cable
  •     Quick Start Guide
  •     Warranty Card
  •     Protective Film

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Description

 

Please note this item is ordered on demand from the supplier and may take longer than our usual 2 - 4 working days to arrive

 

TRIPLE AMP SYSTEM is the Next Generation of AMP Technology

The SP2000T exceeds the standard approach to AMP Mode selection, based on the type of music you are listening to. Select between TUBE AMP mode, OP AMP mode, or the brand-new HYBRID AMP mode.

OP AMP mode puts Astell&Kern's AMP technology expertise to use, delivering extreme clarity and dynamic sound, while TUBE AMP mode provides a uniquely warm and musical sound.

HYBRID AMP mode - a first for digital audio players - enhances the resolution and clarity of the existing TUBE AMP mode to express more musical detail. HYBRID AMP mode, combines the advantages of retro analogy performance and high-resolution output, giving you the pleasure of a brand new tonal characteristic.

Experience the unique sound enhancements that AMP technology has to offer.

OP AMP Mode : Extreme clarity and dynamic sound
TUBE AMP Mode : Uniquely warm and musical sound
HYBRID AMP Mode : A fresh combination of retro vibes and high-resolution output.

Vacuum Tube Amplifier Compatible with 2.5 mm, 3.5 mm and 4.4 mm Output Jacks

The SP2000T supports all output types, with no restriction on the type of receiver used, so you can enjoy the unique characteristics of the vacuum tube.

Real Vacuum Tube

Equipped with the portable-friendly dual-triode KORG Nutube, for a unique TUBE AMP sound.

Nutube offers a reliable continuous playback time of approximately 30,000 hours.
It features an anode grid filament structure that operates the same as a triode vacuum tube.
It's much smaller, consumes far less power and yet delivers the same audio with rich overtones.

The SP2000T supports all output types, with no restriction on the type of receiver used, so listeners can enjoy the unique characteristics of the vacuum tube.

HYBRID AMP MODE

HYBRID AMP mode supported for the first time by DAP is the essence of Astell&Kern's advanced AMP design technology.

New combinations of sounds can be enjoyed in HYBRID AMP mode, which is based on the OP AMP sound and addition of tasteful warm tones unique to TUBE AMP technology.

Special Design to Minimize Microphonics Noise

SP200T features a special design tailored to minimize microphonics (the phenomenon wherein the vacuum tubes generate noise even from a small external impact).

Multiple design iterations and verifications have been performed over a long period of time to fix the structural issues of vacuum tubes that generate microphonics noise even from a small impact or vibration.

For minimization of mechanical impact and vibration, both sides of the vacuum tube are fixed with flexible silicone covers, and the vacuum tube has been modularized so it is physically separate from the PCB.

Astell&Kern goes to great lengths to innovate and design these small components that make a big difference in the quality and sound of our products that no other manufacturer can match.

Silver Plating Shield Can

Astell&Kern products apply shield cans so that noise and electromagnetic interference, which occur when the countless parts are in operation, do not affect the audio block.

The SP2000T has taken it a step further by applying highly conductive, hyper-pure silver plating on the existing shield cans for perfect shielding that provides excellent audio performance.

AK ULTIMATE SOUND SOLUTION, TERATON ALPHA

TERATON ALPHA is AK's ultimate Sound Solution to produce audio playback that is close to the original sound through the audio output interface by use of effective power noise removal, efficient power management and amplification with minimal distortion.

TERATON ALPHA features Astell&Kern's patented technologies, which are the result of tens of thousands of hours of continuous research and development to produce sound close to the original sound the artist and producer intended.

ReplayGain Automatically and Uniformly Adjusts Playback Volume

ReplayGain, which adjusts sound sources with different volumes to an identical level, has been applied. Now, enjoy your own playlists seamlessly through the ReplayGain feature on SP2000T.

* ReplayGain supports up to 24-bit/192 kHz sound sources.

Dual-Band Wi-Fi (2.4/5 GHz)

Dual-Band Wi-Fi is supported for users who enjoy streaming services, providing enhanced network performance. With streaming music services becoming more popular, stronger and more reliable network reception becomes even more important for your audio experience.
The SP2000T supports Dual-Band Wi-Fi (2.4/5GHz, a/b/g/n/ac).

AK File Drop to enjoy wireless transfers

The new AK File Drop function in the SP2000T makes files transfers easier and more convenient. Using AK File Drop, you can freely transfer files wirelessly through a PC, smartphone, or FTP program located on the same network.
Music file management is now possible with a cableless, wireless solution.

Wireless Hi-Fi Sound Through BT Sink

The newly introduced BT Sink function connects the SP2000T to an external device via Bluetooth, similar to connecting a smartphone with a BT speaker.
Music from an external device, such as a smartphone can now be played back in high-quality on the SP2000T using the BT Sink function.

Real-Time Playback and AMP Mode, Information Reflected by Light

Through the softly dispersing LED light, users are notified of the bit depth information of the song being played or the current AMP mode.

* LED light may be turned on or off in the user settings, and one can choose between the sound source information or AMP mode information displays.

MQA Technology

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download.  Astell&Kern SP2000T includes MQA technology, which enables you to playback MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording.

Design Concept

The radial pattern of the volume wheel reflects bursts of light, and the protective surface has been modified to distinguish it from other models. The sidelines fan outward as they extend downwards from the wheel. Similarly to the SP2000, the edge extends to the rear panel, emphasizing the connection between the two models.

The proportions of the face have been adjusted to accommodate the larger form, and the CMF (Colour, Materials, and Finish) have all been selected to make the SP2000T stand out from its predecessor, the SP2000.

To reinforce the idea of light illuminating space, we combined the image of the amp's light filling the empty space of the vacuum tube with Astell&Kern's light and shadow concept.

The protector around the volume wheel is encircled, providing an image of a space that has been created from light.

 

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