There's something satisfying about handling the Astell & Kern AK380. It's a beautifully crafted digital music player, with angled edges that create an interesting interplay between shadow and light. The aircraft-grade aluminum body feels light but strong and substantial.
The AK380 features dual digital-to-analog converters (DACs), one for each stereo channel. This ensures outstanding detail and dynamic range, an absolutely quiet background, and a spacious soundstage. These powerful AKM AK4490 DACs do native conversion of Direct Stream Digital (DSD) files. You also get bit-perfect playback for PCM-based files up to 32-bit/384kHz. And you might be surprised at just how much detail this player can reveal with your CD-quality and compressed music files, too.
The Astell & Kern AK Connect app, available from Apple App Store and Google Play, opens up a whole world of options for your AK380. It easily connects your player to your Wi-Fi network. That means you can wirelessly stream audio (including hi-res audio) to and from your multi-room audio system, other Astell & Kern players, or your smartphone or tablet. And you can not only stream to and from a DLNA networked PC, but you can also download files directly from the computer. The clock also makes the AK380 an ideal USB DAC. Plug it into your computer, and the AK380 will bypass your PC's noisy audio section entirely, for clear sound from your music files and streaming sources. The AK380 features a 256GB internal memory — ideal for the larger files sizes of hi-res audio. The microSD card slot can handle up to 128GB cards, for total storage of up to 384GB.
- ColorsMeteoric Titan
Aircraft Grade Duralumin
0.70"L x 3.14"W x 4.42"H
- OriginSouth Korea
— Dual AKM AK4490 DAC (Dual DAC)
— Bit-to-Bit High Resolution PCM Audio Playback Up To 32bit/384kHz
— Native DSD (up to 11.2Mhz) Playback
— Expandable Docking Connector
— VCXO Clock (0.2ps)
— 20 Band Parametric EQ
— AK Connect
— 256GB Internal Flash Memory, Single MicroSD Memory Card Slot (256GB)
— Metal Touch Sensor
— Includes Genuine Italian Leather Carrying Case
— Warranty: Manufacturer's Limited 1 Year
*Continental US only. Surcharges apply to HI, AK and Canada
Shipping Availability— Canada, USA
Shipping PolicyFREE Shipping (contiguous US)
Ships In2-3 weeks
Return PolicyFinal sale, not eligible for return