Introducing Astell&Kern's new flagship, A&ultima SP2000. 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 6 Vrms for Balanced output and 3Vrms for Unbalanced output.
The AK4499EQ DAC chip uses the most advanced 'Current Output Architecture' technology. To take full advantage of this new architecture, Astell&Kern redesigned the Op Amp and analog amp block configuration completely. The new circuit design optimizes the current consumption and brings out the most from these new DAC chips. The combination of the SP2000 and AK4499EQ chips provide mind-blowing audio quality.
SP2000 is the first Astell&Kern model to support 32 bit/768 kHz and DSD512 (22.4MHz) playback natively without compression or loss. With streaming music services becoming more popular, stronger and more reliable network reception becomes even more important for your audio experience. The SP2000 supports Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4/5GHz, a/b/g/n/ac) with an improved 3-dimensional antenna design. With a stronger Wi-Fi signal and faster speeds, music streaming from the most popular services is better than ever on the SP2000.
When it comes to CD-ripping and offline storage of streaming content, the SP2000 offers 512GB internal storage can hold 700+ CDs or 8,000+ tracks of FLAC files (60MB/track).
5.19"L x 3.60"W x 0.61”D
- OriginSouth Korea
— Warranty: Manufacturer's 1 Year Parts + Labor
— Portable Audio Player
— 5" (720 x 1280) Touch dDisplay
— 512GB Internal Storage Can Hold 700+ CDs Or 8,000+ Tracks Of FLAC Files (60MB/track)
— Up to 8 Hours of Playback
— Octa-Core CPU
— Dual Flagship AKM DAC Chips
— Native DSD up to DSD512
— Dual Band Wi-Fi Support (2.4/5GHz)
— Open APP Support for Music Streaming
— Weight: 14.49 oz (Copper Weights 15.25 oz)
— Output Level: Unbalanced 3.0Vrms / Balanced 6.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
— CPU: Octa-Core
— DAC: AKM AK4499EQ x2 (Dual DAC)
— Decoding: Support up to 32bit / 768kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
— Feature Enhancements: Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
— Input: USB 3.0 Type-C input (for PC & MAC)
— Outputs: Unbalanced Out (3.5mm) / Optical Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
— Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
— Clock Jitter: 25ps(Typ)
— Reference Clock Jitter: 200 Femto Seconds
— Capacity: 3,700mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery
— Continuous Playback Time: Up to 8 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalance, Volume 80, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)
— Charge Time: About 2.5 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging); About 5 hours (Standard - 5V/2A General charging)
— Built-in Memory: 512GB [NAND]
— External Memory: microSD (Max. 1TB) x1
— Supported OSWindows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up
— Supported Audio Formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
— MQA playback: Services(Tidal Masters), Local files, External USB, MQA-CD (ripped)
— PCM: 8kHz ~ 768kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) / DSD
— Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo / DSD512(1bit 22.4MHz), Stereo
— Frequency Response: ±0.015dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.010dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced; ±0.050dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.030dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
— Signal to Noise Ratio - 124dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 125dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
— Crosstalk: 138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -144dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
— THD+N: 0.0005% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0004% @ 1kHz, Balanced
— IMD SMPTE: 0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalanced & Balanced
— Output Impedance: Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (1.5ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm)
You are able to connect earphones to the SP2000 via the 2.5mm balanced port, 3.5mm unbalanced port or Bluetooth connection.Can I transfer the music on my iPod to this and, if so, how?
When connecting the SP2000 to a computer, it will show up like an external drive. The process to copy music to the device is to drag and drop music files to the device folder and it will make a copy.Would this be a speaker to be used when traveling?
The SP2000 is a music playback device that is designed to process music to its full capacity. The hardware of the SP2000 is capable of handling the highest resolutions of music files and plays them back bit for bit so you hear every detail that was captured by the artist in the recording studio. It would need to be paired to a speaker, headphones, or earphones to conduct playback.Can I use it to record music over a microphone?
The A&ultima SP2000 is a playback-only device so it will not be able to record music. However, if you do record music in a format that is supported by the player, it will be able to play it back to its full resolution without any compression or loss allowing you to hear the full detail of your recording!What about any built in Equalizer to adjust/enhance the sound quality or even your basic bass & treble?
The SP2000 has a 20-band parametric EQ that allows the user a detailed adjustment of the original sound.Does the display screen provide Artist, album title, track song titles, & album cover art?
Yes, the SP2000 uses the tagged metadata from the file including the cover art, artist, album title, song title, genre, etc. and displays it on the player. It also uses this information to organize the music into different categories as an easy way to search for your music.
Additionally, the A&ultima SP2000 features an interface design which provides music playback from the home screen to give users a more music-centric experience. It also features a bezel-less design to maximize screen size. The high-definition HD5 grade display delivers a vibrant and engaging viewing experience. Song and player information is sharp, colorful and easily to read on the 5"HD screen.Can it’s storage be expanded with sim/memory cards?
Yes, it has 1 MicroSD card slot that can be used to expand the memory. At this time the largest card available is 1TB, which is compatible with the player.
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