Featured System | Portable Hi-Fi
January 24th, 2019
Filed under: Featured Products
With improvements in digital music playback technology, the days of sacrificing sound quality for convenience are behind us. Today’s music lovers want access to the same quality from their music libraries whether at home or on-the-go, and our Portable Hi-Fi System is designed to tackle any arena.
Our Portable Hi-Fi System is comprised of the Astell & Kern A&norma SR15 Portable Player, ACRO L1000 Desktop Headphone Amplifier, and Focal Elegia Closed-Back Headphones. Astell & Kern’s entry-level SR15 is compact enough to fit in your pocket and provides audiophile-quality sound thanks to a dual-DAC setup. Two CS43198 DAC chipsets bring true HiFi as close as possible to the listener within an affordable price point. The SR15 also supports native DSD bit-to-bit.
With the introduction of ACRO, Astell & Kern’s new sub-brand of desktop audio products, the company’s expertise in world-class portable audio comes home. Like the SR15, the ACRO L1000 Desktop Headphone amplifier features a dual-DAC system made up of two AK4490 DAC chips. The dual-DACs reach optimal efficiency with a new amplifier circuit design, which delivers superb resolution, rich spatial sound, and master-quality sound with minimal distortion. The L1000 can reproduce up to 32bit/384kHz PCM as originally recorded, with o down-sampling. The L1000 also supports native DSD playback up to 11.2MHz without conversion.
Whether you prefer an intimate listening session at home or on-the-go, Focal’s Elegia closed-back headphones have you covered. Elegia’s closed-back design provides an incredible listening experience in total privacy, without worrying about your music being heard by others or having a noisy environment intruding on the moment. A new generation of exclusive full-range drivers capable of operating in a small inner-environment ensure exceptional dynamics and precise sound reproduction. Designed, developed, and assembled in workshops in France, when connected to portable audio players, these headphones are incredibly high-performing.
Since comfort is paramount, Elegia’s headband has been designed to mould perfectly to the head and provide optimal grip for on-the-go use. Memory foam microfibre ear-pads are soft and comfortable on the ears. Keep it all together with a perfectly-sized rigid carrying case.