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Astell&Kern KANN Portable Audio Player - Astro Silver
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- Built-in Powerful Analogue Amplifier
- 32bit 384kHz bit to bit play
- Line Output (Analogue Out)
- USB Audio (Digital Out)
- USB Type-C Fast Charging. 64 GB internal flash memory and Micro SD card support up to 256GB
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|Digital Storage Capacity||1 TB||128 GB||32 GB||128 GB||128 GB||2 TB|
|Included Components||—||1 x USB Cable||1 x USB Cable||1 x Headphones, 1 x USB Cable and Earbuds of Different Sizes||1 x USB cable and 1 x Spacer||1 x USB Cable|
|Item Dimensions||7.12 x 2.56 x 11.58 cm||6.5 x 1.3 x 11.6 cm||7.59 x 1.39 x 14.59 cm||5.4 x 1.5 x 12 cm||5.97 x 1.35 x 12.23 cm||5.5 x 1.8 x 9.8 cm|
|Item Weight||278 grams||173 grams||200 grams||145 grams||139 grams||110 grams|
|Special Feature||—||Video; Radio||nv: Battery Life^Up to 16 hours | Bluetooth^Yes | Expandable Memory^2 x micro SD slots up to 200GB each | Frequency Response^20Hz - 80kHz | Impedance^16 ~ 300 Ohms | Memory Capacity^32GB | SNR^> 115dB (A-weighted) | THD^< 0.006% | WiFi Connectivity^Yes||Bluetooth||Bluetooth and Microphone||Bluetooth|
|Supported Audio Format||—||FLAC, APE, WAV, MP3, WMA and OGG||FLAC, WAV, OGG, MP3 and AAC||MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC and FLAC||AAC, DSD, FLAC, PCM, MP3 and WMA||MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC and FLAC|
Colour Name: Astro Silver
Astell&Kern's KANN provides a new power standard for mobile music performance. Combining a high-quality audio player and a high-performance amplifier, KANN draws on the technological expertise of Astell&Kern, the leading Portable Hi-Fi Audio manufacturer.
KANN is the first Astell&Kern product to be equipped with a line-out circuit designed to set the output values in 4 levels, depending on the user's listening preference; a significant step up from previous products, which did not provide output/volume control. With the selectable output function, you can fine-tune your sound to suit a home system, car audio, or any other listening environment.
KANN also supports Astell&Kern's 2.5-mm 4-pole balanced outputs (2 Vrms). Unlike the unbalanced type, balanced output removes noise (common mode noise) from "signal + inverting amplifier signal" and has the strength to increase output with its double transmitting signals.
KANN offers the optimal condition to deliver perfect original sound. KANN 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.
From the manufacturer
Astell&Kern is the ultimate digital music source that brings you Mastering Quality Sound or MQS. Astell means ‘Stars’ in Latin and Kern means ‘Centre’ in German. We believe Astell&Kern is the centre of music.
The power of true sound from Astell&Kern has been experienced and also from famous audio exhibitions around the world. Astell&Kern is now admired by music lovers from many countries, including USA, China, Japan, UK, France, and many more around the world.
KANN - One Player to Rule Them All
Astell&Kern's KANN provides a new power standard for mobile music performance. Combining a high-quality audio player and a high-performance amplifier, KANN draws on the technological expertise of Astell&Kern, one o the leading Portable Hi-Fi Audio manufacturers.
- Built-in Powerful Analogue Amplifier.
- 32bit 384kHz bit to bit play.
- Native DSD.
- Line Output (Analogue Out).
- USB Audio (Digital Out).
- AK Connect App.
- 2-Type SD Slot.
- USB Type-C Fast Charging.
- 6,200mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery.
Output optimized to user's listening environment
KANN, the first Astell&Kern product, is equipped with a line-out circuit designed to set the output values in 4 levels, depending on the user's listening preference; a significant step up from previous products, which did not provide output/volume control. With the selectable output function, you can fine-tune your sound to suit a home system, car audio, or any other listening environment. KANN also supports Astell&Kern's 2.5-mm 4-pole balanced outputs (2 Vrms).
Truly powerful, high-quality output
Astell&Kern has introduced a new product design that cleverly incorporates a high-performance amplifier into a player for a perfect merger of two independent devices. Supporting the output of 7Vrms when connected via high-gain balanced output, the KANN not only drives high-impedance headphones without an additional amplifier, but also reliably reproduces high-quality sound with low-impedance speakers.
Connect additional USB Audio via the micro USB port
To increase flexibility of use, you can connect additional USB Audio to KANN via the micro USB port. KANN allows output conversion according to the specifications of the external USB Audio that supports DoP (DSD over PCM) or PCM, and provides continuous music playback with charging via the Type-C USB port while connected to the external USB Audio.
Deliver the perfect original sound
KANN offers the optimal condition to deliver perfect original sound.
KANN 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.
Dual Memory Card Slots
KANN has an internal memory of 64GB, but this can be easily and flexibly boosted via the unit's dual memory card slots. KANN supports both standard SD cards and micro SD cards, so users can select their preferred memory type. The memory is expandable up to 768 GB to easily handle larger audio files.
Enjoy up to 6.5 hours of your favourite music with a single 1 hour charge through the fast charger.
There is no fear of a dead battery when on a long journey as the 6,200mAh large capacity battery offers 15 hours of continuous playback.
The Finest Sound Quality
Supporting the bit-to-bit playback up to 32-bit 384kHz when connected to the PC for use as a USB DAC, the KANN produces richer sounds with superior spatial effects and resolution that go far beyond the limits of any PC sound card.
Stream to and from KANN
KANN supports wireless networking DLNA, which makes it easy to work with PC/NAS drives on the same network, and through the AK Connect app. You can also stream high-resolution music services, including TIDAL, to KANN.
The design of KANN stands apart from Astell&Kern's other product lines.
During assembly, the parts are slid into the aluminium extruded body, and the unique, no-joint design delivers a durable yet sleek appearance.
The innovative volume wheel makes one-hand control easy. By positioning the main control buttons to the bottom of the front panel, convenient music search and quick home screen operation are intuitive.
KANN is available in two colours: Astro Silver and Eos Blue
|Display||4inch WVGA (480 x 800) Touchscreen|
|Supported Audio Formats||WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE (Normal, High, Fast), 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||[Phone Out] Normal: Unbalance 2Vrms / Balance 2Vrms (Condition No Load) High: Unbalance 4Vrms/ Balance 7Vrms (Condition No Load) [Line Out] Unbalance 2Vrms / Balance 2Vrms (Condition No Load) AKM AK4490 x1 (Single DAC)|
|Decoding||Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding|
|Input||USB Type-C input (for charging & data transfer (PC & MAC)) / Connection Mode : MTP (Media Device)|
|Outputs||[Phone Out, Line Out] PHONES (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported) [USB Audio] micro USB Connection / PCM: Up to 32bit 384kHz / DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)|
|Bluetooth||V4.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptX HD)|
Top customer reviews
This thing drives anything I plug in to it with ease - although big it's still portable and fits in to a jacket pocket which is where I keep my player when out and about.
Having the extra battery is a god send with 15 hours, I never really have to worry about running out of power.
I also like the way it stands upright on it's own when on my desk.
Wouldn't think twice about recommending this to anyone!
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