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    Astell&Kern AK300 Midnight Black Portable Hi-Fi Music Player
    SKU: AK300

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    While succeeding the state-of-the-art DAC and scalability as applied to the AK380 and AK320, the latest model has improved accessibility by being priced at a reasonable level.

    AK300 is capable of bit-to-bit playback up to 24bit, 192kHz. 32bit audio is downsampled using a sample-rate converter (SRC). In addition, DSD 64/128 can be played back via conversion to PCM.

    Features :

    • Please Note: We are unable to ship this item outside the UK for International orders

    • AK4490's Single DAC-DAC

    • DSD-to-PCM Playback

    • Parametric EQ with 20bands 0.01dB

    • 200 Femto Second VCXO Reference Clock

    • Exceptional Expandability

    • DLNA-based AK Connect App

    • USB DAC

    • Metal Touch Sensor Home Button

    Paramatic EQ

    A parametric equalizer (PEQ) was implemented in the AK300 to deliver detailed adjustment of the original sound, and an audio digital signal processor (DSP) was added to aid in this process.

    This frees up CPU cycles previously needed for calculating graphic equalizers (GEQ), allowing more detailed and accurate calculations via the dedicated DSP.

    The audio DSP expands the existing 10-band, ±0.5 dB graphic equalizer (GEQ) to 20-band, ±0.1 dB to more precisely adjust the frequency and gain (dB) as well as more accurately specifying the frequency range via Q value adjustments.

    Femto Clock

    Astell&Kern implemented a voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO) high-precision clock with a reference jitter value of 200 femto seconds

    Femto clocks are commonly used in high-end audio systems, and the clock is measured in high-precision femtosecond units (one quadrillionth of a second).

    By utilizing a femto clock, the AK300 is able to create a more accurate frequency value and make fine jitter corrections.

    As a result, the AK300 faithfully reproduces analog sound closer than ever to the original source when transmitting a digital signal as an analog signal.


    The AK300 supports USB DAC functionality.

    The AK300 can be connected to a PC or Mac via USB for use as a USB DAC that supports PCM/DSD. When playing back music stored on a PC or Mac, the Dual-DAC is able to deliver richer audio of outstanding soundstage and resolution well beyond the limits of a built-in sound card.

    AK Connect

    Astell&Kern has further enhanced DLNA functionality via the AK Connect app.

    Wireless networking DLNA (version 1.0) connects to a NAS or PC, and is easily controlled with a smartphone or tablet through AK Connect.

    Source files on a PC or NAS can be freely transferred and streamed without the hassle of turning on the computer and physically connecting with a cable.

    If on the same access point (AP) network, music files on a PC or NAS can be played back via DLNA.

    Pressure-sensitive Metal Capacitive Touch

    The AK300 features the same metal touch interface as the AK380 and AK320.

    The Metal Touch functions as a home key and interfaces with the device via pressure-sensitive touches.


    • Model : AK300

    • Body Colour : Midnight Black

    • Body Material : Aluminium

    • 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 ~ 192kHz (8/16/24bits per Sample) DSD : DSD64, Stereo / DSD128, Stereo

    • Output Level : Unbalance 1.98Vrms / Balance 1.98Vrms (Condition No Load)

    • DAC : AKM AK4490 x1 (Single DAC)

    • Decoding : Support up to 24bit / 192kHz Bit to Bit Decoding

    • Input : USB Micro-B input (for charging & data transfer (PC & MAC)) / Connection Mode : MTP (Media Device)

    • Outputs : PHONES (3.5mm) / Optical Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)

    • Wi-Fi : 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)

    • Bluetooth : V4.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptX)

    • Dimensions : 2.95 ”(75.15 mm) [W] x 4.42 ”(112.4 mm) [H] x 0.60 ”(15.45 mm) [D]

    • Weight : 7.23 oz (205 g)

    • Feature Enhancements : Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)

    • Frequency Response : ±0.075dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance & Balance ±0.56dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Unbalance / ±0.55dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Balance

    • Signal to Noise Ratio : 116dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 116dB @ 1kHz, Balance

    • Crosstalk : 130dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 130dB @ 1kHz, Balance

    • THD+N : 0.0008% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0007% @ 1kHz, Balance

    • IMD SMPTE : 0.0007% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance / 0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balance

    • Output Impedance : Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm) / PHONES 3.5mm (2ohm

    • Clock Jitter : 30ps(Typ)

    • Reference Clock Jitter : 200 Femto Seconds

    • Battery Capacity : 3,100mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery

    • Built-in Memory : 64GB [NAND]

    • External Memory : microSD (Max 128GB) x 1

    • Supported OS : Windows XP, Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up

    About Astell&Kern
    Launched in October 2012, Astell&Kern is the high-end audiophile brand by iriver. The current Astell&Kern line includes the award-winning AK100 II, AK120 II and AK240 high-resolution portable audio players, capable of playing 24-bit/192 kHz Mastering Quality Sound (MQS) files including Native DSD. Astell&Kern’s lineup has recently expanded to include accessories such as the AKR01 and AKR02 In-Ear headphones, and Astell&Kern portable player docking stations.

    Product Summary

    Product:  Astell&Kern AK300 Midnight Black Portable Hi-Fi Music Player
    Model:  AK300
    Price:  749.00 GBP
    Condition:  New
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    Astell&Kern AK300 Midnight Black Portable Hi-Fi Music Player
    Product Reviews for Astell&Kern AK300 Midnight Black Portable Hi-Fi Music Player
    SKU: AK300

    Average Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
    Based on 1 ratings from 1 reviews.
    Product Reviewed: Astell&Kern AK300 Midnight Black Portable Hi-Fi Music Player
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    Austell & Kern are the Rolls Royce of Audiophile Dac's/players, the price reflects this but the product is solid and well made. Cosmetically finished in a 'blue hue' with a fully vibrant screen and the depth of sound and controls are more than adequate. I have only encountered one problem and that is how to add another ' Download Store' to the machine ? It is a stand alone player of exceptional quality and sound for 'Hi Res' audiophiles and I have linked it to a set of TiE8 earbuds.....recommend.

    Rating: 4 of 5 Stars!  4 out of 5 stars.
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