Astell & Kern Introduces the New SP2000
Integrating the latest flagship Asahi Kasei DACs, the Astell & Kern SP2000 is the latest portable player from the company's A&ultima line.
The SP2000 features two AK4499EQ DACs arranged in a dual-mono configuration to provide a wider soundstage and better stereo separation. The SP2000 is the first Astell&Kern player to use separate, independent audio channels between the unbalanced and balanced outputs. This design offers much more power than ever before, with 6Vrms for balanced output and 3Vrms for unbalanced output, and offers the ultimate audio experience as Astell&Kern’s newest flagship player.
The SP2000 supports up to 32-bit/768KHz bit-to-bit playback of high resolution PCM audio and native playback of DSD up to DSD512. It also features an Octa-Core CPU, a 5-inch touchscreen, 512GB of internal memory (double of previous Astell&Kern players), MQA support (pending final testing and certification), and dual-band Wi-Fi with a stereo antenna, for improved network performance when streaming music.
Available in Stainless Steel and Copper bodies with a unique crown pattern volume/power wheel, the A&ultima SP2000 is now available for pre-order with shipping anticipated to begin in September.