Astell&Kern's KANN provides a new power standard for mobile music performance. Combining a high-quality audio player and a high-performance amplifier, KANN draws on the technological expertise of Astell&Kern, the leading Portable Hi-Fi Audio manufacturer.
Focusing on a strong output and crystal-clear sound, the all-in-one KANN offers the following features truly powerful, high-quality output. Astell&Kern has introduced a new product design that cleverly incorporates a high-performance amplifier into a player for a perfect merger of two independent devices. Supporting the output of 7Vrms when connected via high-gain balanced output, the KANN not only drives high-impedance headphones without an additional amplifier, but also reliably reproduces high-quality sound with low-impedance speakers.
KANN, the first Astell&Kern product, is equipped with a line-out circuit designed to set the output values in 4 levels, depending on the user's listening preference; a significant step up from previous products, which did not provide output/volume control. With the selectable output function, you can fine-tune your sound to suit a home system, car audio, or any other listening environment. KANN also supports Astell&Kern's 2.5-mm 4-pole balanced outputs (2 Vrms). Unlike the unbalanced type, balanced output removes noise (common mode noise) from "signal + inverting amplifier signal" and has the strength to increase output with its double transmitting signals.
2.80"L x 1.01"W x 4.56"H
— Single AKM AK4490 DAC
— Native DSD Playback Up To DSD256 (11.2mHz)
— PCM Audio Playback Up To 32bit/382kHz
— Built-in Amp With Normal/high Gain Switch
— Single-ended 3.5mm: 0.65Ω / Balanced Out 2.5mm: 1.3Ω
— USB Type-C Support (Charging & Data Transfer)
— Micro USB For USB Audio Out & USB DAC
— Dedicated Line Out (2.5mm Balanced & 3.5mm Single-ended)
— 64GB Internal Flash Memory
— Micro SD Card Support Up To 256GB
— Full Size SD Card Support Up To 512GB
— aptX HD Bluetooth Codec Support
— 4" WVGA 800 x 480 LCD Touch Screen
— Long Battery life: 6,200mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery (Up To 15 Hours)
— Warranty: Manufacturer's Limited 1 Year
It doesn't directly sync with iTunes, however, you can drag and drop your music using the iTunes interface. When KANN is connected to the computer it will show as an external device (like a USB thumb drive) making it easy to drag and drop your files to make a copy.
*Continental US only. Surcharges apply to HI, AK and Canada
Shipping Availability— Canada, USA
Shipping PolicyFREE Standard Shipping
Ships In2-3 weeks
Return PolicyFinal sale, not eligible for return