Astell&Kern

Astell&Kern

Astell&Kern

Astell&Kern utilises the power of music to elevate lives, aiming to touch hearts and revive vitality through authentic sound reproduction. With an unwavering passion for music and a constant drive for innovation, Astell&Kern is committed to providing inspiration and vitality to individuals. Their diverse range of products, including audio players, speakers, and earphones, delivers the finest sound reproduction for true music enthusiasts.

Astell&Kern, the belief in the transformative nature of music drives their tireless efforts to create beautiful and innovative products. Their audio solutions go beyond mere auditory experience, resonating with the depths of one's heart. Experience a world of boundless sonic possibilities with Astell&Kern, a premium audio brand specialising in portable and non-portable audio systems that flawlessly play hi-res audio files. The name "Astell" is derived from the Greek word for "star," while "Kern" signifies "core" in German. Together, they encapsulate Astell&Kern's relentless pursuit of the essence of music—the "original sound."

The TERATON ALPHA solution is central to their audio technology, a unique combination of patented technologies. This innovative approach effectively removes noise from audio power sources, delivers distortion-free amplification even with efficient power utilisation, and eliminates interference from the audio interface. Astell&Kern continually strives for the purest sound imaginable, providing an unparalleled audio experience.

Since their debut in 2012, Astell&Kern has been driven by a brand philosophy that refuses to compromise on even the slightest difference in sound quality. Through continuous research and development, they have honed an exceptional array of audio products and renowned technology, enriching the lives of music lovers worldwide.

Astell&Kern utilises the power of music to elevate lives, aiming to touch hearts and revive vitality through authentic sound reproduction. With an unwavering passion for music and a constant drive for innovation, Astell&Kern is committed to providing inspiration and vitality to individuals. Their diverse range of products, including audio players, speakers, and earphones, delivers the finest sound reproduction for true music enthusiasts.

Astell&Kern, the belief in the transformative nature of music drives their tireless efforts to create beautiful and innovative products. Their audio solutions go beyond mere auditory experience, resonating with the depths of one's heart. Experience a world of boundless sonic possibilities with Astell&Kern, a premium audio brand specialising in portable and non-portable audio systems that flawlessly play hi-res audio files. The name "Astell" is derived from the Greek word for "star," while "Kern" signifies "core" in German. Together, they encapsulate Astell&Kern's relentless pursuit of the essence of music—the "original sound."

The TERATON ALPHA solution is central to their audio technology, a unique combination of patented technologies. This innovative approach effectively removes noise from audio power sources, delivers distortion-free amplification even with efficient power utilisation, and eliminates interference from the audio interface. Astell&Kern continually strives for the purest sound imaginable, providing an unparalleled audio experience.

Since their debut in 2012, Astell&Kern has been driven by a brand philosophy that refuses to compromise on even the slightest difference in sound quality. Through continuous research and development, they have honed an exceptional array of audio products and renowned technology, enriching the lives of music lovers worldwide.

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  1. Astell&Kern A&futura SE200 Digital Audio Player - Ex Demo
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    Astell&Kern A&futura SE200 Digital Audio Player - Ex Demo
    Item Code: A&futura SE200 - Ex Demo
    £1,799.00 Special Price £1,439.00 £1,199.17
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    Astell&Kern never stop innovating with their range of music players and for good reason. The A&futura SE200 is their first DAP to implements a multi-DAC configuration, consisting of a single DAC plus a dual-DAC. This allows you to select the perfect sound signature for you, and to implement a multitude of filters depending on the genre of music you listen to. Truly a first for full customisability of the sound reproduction tuned to your ears.

  2. Astell&Kern A&ultima SP2000T Italian Leather Case
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    Astell&Kern A&ultima SP2000T Italian Leather Case
    Item Code: SP2000T Italian Leather Case
    £119.00 £99.17
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  3. Astell&Kern KANN MAX Italian Leather Case
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    Astell&Kern KANN MAX Italian Leather Case
    Item Code: KANN MAX Case
    As low as £109.00 £90.83
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    The case for KANN MAX is made of high-quality vegetable tanned leather from BADALASSI CARLO and CONCERIA WALPIER, and boasts a high degree of perfection that matches the design of KANN MAX. The case is available in three colors and is wrapped around the entire product, providing excellent protection and the best grip with a perfect fit.
  4. Astell&Kern AK HC2 USB Dual DAC
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    Astell&Kern AK HC2 USB Dual DAC
    Item Code: Astell&Kern AK HC2
    £169.00 Special Price £150.00 £125.00
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    High-resolution sound on streaming services allows you to fully appreciate the rich tones and emotional nuance of your music. However, as headphone ports disappear on smartphones, it makes it increasingly difficult to use wired earphones that deliver high quality sound, and people experience the limitations of wireless transmission and slow response speeds. Music lovers who wish to enjoy true high-quality Hi-Fi sound rather than what is currently being delivered by smartphone wireless standards and computers' built-in sound cards are becoming deeply concerned.
  5. Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000 Transportable Headphone Amplifier
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    Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000 Transportable Headphone Amplifier
    Item Code: Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000
    £1,999.00 Special Price £1,499.00 £1,249.17
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    Introducing the Astell&Kern CA1000 Carryable Headphone Amp. The ACRO CA1000 is a headphone amplifier that combines the functions and portability of a high-performance amplifier and DAP based on Astell&Kern's fundamental philosophy of delivering original sound. The ACRO CA1000 sets a new standard for headphone amplifiers, providing powerful and clear sound with the features never available on any other headphone amplifiers.
  6. Astell&Kern Pathfinder Hybrid IEM Earphones
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    Astell&Kern Pathfinder Hybrid IEM Earphones
    Item Code: Astell&Kern Pathfinder
    £1,899.00 £1,582.50
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    Campfire Audio and Astell&Kern have earned the recognition of audiophiles around the world thanks to their excellent technology introduced with the first collaboration model, AK Solaris X, which is a celebrated product that recreates the deep, rich sound of Astell&Kern. Now, Astell&Kern and Campfire Audio join forces once again to present PATHFINDER, a new hybrid IEM that offers amazing technology and sound.
  7. Astell&Kern AK CD-RIPPER MKII
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    Astell&Kern AK CD-RIPPER MKII
    Item Code: Astell&Kern AK CD-RIPPER MKII
    £399.00 £332.50
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    AK CD-RIPPER MKⅡ seamlessly delivers CD music to the Astell&Kern player with a single touch. Maintaining previous models' stable performance, the new model supports an enhanced design for more complete ripping. Use your AK CD-RIPPER MKⅡ for smooth, trouble-free ripping of CD music to the Astell&Kern player.
  8. Astell&Kern SP3000 Digital Audio Player
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    Astell&Kern SP3000 Digital Audio Player
    Item Code: Astell&Kern SP3000
    As low as £3,799.00 £3,165.83
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    The SP3000 is Astell&Kern's new flagship DAP. It features AKM's top-of-the-line DAC, balanced and unbalanced output and is crafted from 904L stainless steel.

    Please note: this product is currently available for PRE-ORDER only.

  9. Astell&Kern A&futura SE180 Digital Audio Player W/ Free SEM4 DAC Module
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    Astell&Kern A&futura SE180 Digital Audio Player W/ Free SEM4 DAC Module
    Item Code: AKP02
    £1,399.00 £1,165.83
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    The A&future SE180 is Astell&Kern's first digital audio player to feature an interchangable DAC design for the ultimate customisability and upgradability for your preferences. There are a total of 4 DAC modules available, varying in quantity and sound signature. Supplied as standard is the SEM1 DAC module with a single ESS ES9038PRO chip. Available as an upgrade is the SEM2, SEM3 and SEM4 which feature the following chips:

    • SEM2 - Dual Asahi Kasei AK4497EQ
    • SEM3 - Quad ESS ES9038Q2M
    • SEM4 - Dual Asahi Kasei AK4493SEQ

    An added benefit to the SEM4 module is the introuduction of Astell&Kern's 'Digital Audio Remaster' (DAR) which is a lossless audio upsampling feature unique to the SEM4.

  10. Astell&Kern AK HC3 USB Dual DAC
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    Astell&Kern AK HC3 USB Dual DAC
    Item Code: AK HC3
    £199.00 £165.83
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    If you're looking for a lightweight, hi-fi quality USB DAC that is easy to use and provides a consistently clear and noise-free sound, the Astell&Kern AK HC3 is an excellent choice. Its ES9219MQ Dual DAC delivers ultra-high sound quality and its dual shielded cable minimises noise interference.

  11. Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000T Transportable Headphone Amplifier
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    Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000T Transportable Headphone Amplifier
    Item Code: CA1000T
    £2,299.00 £1,915.83
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    The Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000T Transportable Headphone Amplifier is the perfect choice for audiophiles looking for the highest quality sound in a compact and portable form factor. This device is equipped with a powerful ES9039MPRO Dual-DAC and headphone amplifier, 4 levels of gain, a dual-tube applied Triple Amp System, and a host of connectivity options to easily connect it to external audio devices.

  12. Astell&Kern AK PA10 Portable Amplifier
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    Astell&Kern AK PA10 Portable Amplifier
    Item Code: Astell&KernAK PA10 Portable Amplifier
    £549.00 £457.50
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    If you are an audiophile looking for a product that will deliver an amazing sound experience, the Astell&Kern AK PA10 is the perfect choice for you. This Class-A amplifier offers an incredibly natural and spacious analog sound, enhanced further with Astell&Kern’s TERATON ALPHA technology.

  13. Astell&Kern A&Ultima SP3000 Copper Digital Audio Player
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    Astell&Kern A&Ultima SP3000 Copper Digital Audio Player
    Item Code: AKP10
    £3,799.00 £3,165.83
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    This top-of-the-line audiophile player from Astell&Kern boasts stunning performance and luxurious features. The copper finish not only looks great but also provides excellent electrical conductivity and shielding, resulting in outstanding audio quality.

  14. Astell&Kern AK ZERO2 IEM Earphones
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    Astell&Kern AK ZERO2 IEM Earphones
    Item Code: AKE05
    £1,099.00 £915.83
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    The AK ZERO2's are a great choice for anyone looking for high-quality in-ear monitor earphones. With four different types of drivers and an ultra-refined cross-over network design, these earphones offer the highest sound quality available.

  15. Astell&Kern A&Norma SR35 Digital Audio Player
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    Astell&Kern A&Norma SR35 Digital Audio Player
    Item Code: AKP11
    £799.00 £665.83
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    The Astell&Kern A&norma SR35 inherits the strengths of the award-winning SR25 while applying the amplifier and audio design that was applied to Astell&Kern's premium products to deliver the authentic sound quality that Astell&Kern are so well known for.

  16. Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000 Transportable Headphone Amplifier - Ex Demo
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    Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000 Transportable Headphone Amplifier - Ex Demo
    Item Code: ACRO CA1000 Ex Demo
    £1,499.00 Special Price £1,199.00 £999.17
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    The ACRO CA1000 is a headphone amplifier that combines the functions and portability of a high-performance amplifier and DAP based on Astell&Kern's fundamental philosophy of delivering original sound. The ACRO CA1000 sets a new standard for headphone amplifiers, providing powerful and clear sound with the features never available on any other headphone amplifiers.

  17. Astell&Kern A&Norma SR35 Case
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    Astell&Kern A&Norma SR35 Case
    Item Code: SR35 Case
    £69.00 £57.50
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    The SR35 Italian-made protective case is the perfect accessory to protect your premium player and elevate your style.

  18. Astell&Kern x VISION EARS Aura IEM Earphones
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    Astell&Kern x VISION EARS Aura IEM Earphones
    Item Code: AKE06
    £4,199.00 £3,499.17
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    The AURA in-ear monitor earphones from Astell&Kern and Vision Ears are crafted with the highest-quality materials and meticulous craftsmanship, providing superior sound clarity and deeper bass.

  19. Astell&Kern A&futura SE300 Digital Audio Player
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    Astell&Kern A&futura SE300 Digital Audio Player
    Item Code: AKP12
    £1,899.00 £1,582.50
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    The A&futura SE300 Digital Audio Player from Astell&Kern is the perfect digital audio player for music lovers who want to experience true analog sound. This revolutionary device is equipped with a cutting edge R-2R DAC and Class A/AB dual amps, which are designed to bring out the best sound quality possible.

  20. Astell&Kern KANN MAX Digital Audio Player - Brown Mud
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    Astell&Kern KANN MAX Digital Audio Player - Brown Mud
    Item Code: AKP03 - Mud
    £1,199.00 £999.17
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    The KANN MAX is the 4th model in Astell&Kern's acclaimed KANN series. Adored by audiophiles all over the world for its performance focused on high output and ultra-clear sound, the KANN MAX achieves a higher power output (15Vrms) than its award-winning predecessor, the KANN ALPHA. By applying advanced design and audio technology, this newfound power is also housed in a more compact and lightweight chassis. The result is an even wider variety of headphones, including sophisticated high impedance models, can be optimally driven without the need for additional amplification.

  21. Astell&Kern SEM2 Dual DAC Module for SE180 - Ex Demo
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    Astell&Kern SEM2 Dual DAC Module for SE180 - Ex Demo
    Item Code: SEM2 - Ex Demo
    £319.00 Special Price £199.99 £166.66
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    The SEM2 Asahi Kasei AK4497EQ Dual DAC is the ideal choice for music fans who want to get a high-quality audio experience from their SE180. This DAC supports high-resolution audio playback up to native DSD512 and 32bit/768kHz, ensuring that you get the best sound quality out of your digital music library.

  22. Astell&Kern AK UW100 MKII Wireless Earphones
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    Astell&Kern AK UW100 MKII Wireless Earphones
    Item Code: AKE07
    £269.00 £224.17
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    If you value sound quality and convenience, then the Astell&Kern AK UW100 MKII Wireless Earbuds are the perfect choice for you. These earbuds offer best-in-class sound quality, thanks to the high-performance AKM 32bit DAC, Knowles Balanced Armature driver, and aptX™ adaptive technology.

  23. Astell&Kern SE300 Titan
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    Astell&Kern A&futura SE300 Digital Audio Player - Titan
    Item Code: AKP13
    £2,299.00 £1,915.83
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    The A&futura SE300 Titan Digital Audio Player from Astell&Kern is the perfect digital audio player for music lovers who want to experience true analog sound. This revolutionary device is equipped with a cutting edge R-2R DAC and Class A/AB dual amps, which are designed to bring out the best sound quality possible.

  24. Astell&Kern KANN Ultra Front
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    Astell&Kern KANN ULTRA Digital Audio Player
    Item Code: AKP14
    £1,599.00 £1,332.50
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    From 1st of March to 30th of April 2024, buy an Astell&Kern KANN ULTRA and get a free Leather case worth £119 (Black or Navy Blue), whilst stocks last

    The KANN ULTRA by Astell&Kern is a must-have for any serious audiophile. With its focus on ultra-high output and clear sound performance, this 5th generation digital audio player in the KANN series continues to impress users worldwide. Equipped with Triple Output Sound and next-generation Octa-Core processors, this device offers unparalleled sound quality and an optimised UI/UX for a seamless listening experience.

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