AK120/AK120 Titan, The Ultimate Joy of Music

Use the AK120 as an external DAC through the USB port.

 

With the Astell&Kern AK120, the Wolfson WM8740 chips can also be used as an external DAC through the USB terminal. Enjoy more lively sound from the music files stored through a variety of sources, including computers and car audio systems. The optical IN port of the AK120 can also be used as an external DAC.

 

DSD Playback support

 

High-Definition Digital Audio Formats and DSD Playback support with the AK120

DSD(Direct Stream Digital) is the digital audio format found embedded into SACD(Super Audio CD) physical media. 


In common digital audio recording, PCM(Pulse Code Modulation) is the Y-axis of a sine wave is divided into 65000 (16bit) to 1,670 million(24bit) and the X-axis is divided into 44,000(44.1kHz) to 192,000(192kHz) parts. When comparing a standard PCM digital recording to the DSD approach, the digital signal is transformed by Y-axis of the DSD sine waves that are measured at single bit(1bit, 0s and 1s) sequence and is divided 2.8 million(2.8MHz) to 5.6 million(5.6MHz) times into the X-axis. 

General Specifications

 

Model: AK120 / AK120 TITAN

Body Color: AK120 : Black Only / AK120 TITAN : TITAN Only

Body Material: Aluminum

Display2.4inch QVGA (320 x 240) IPS Touchscreen

Supported Audio Formats: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, APE, MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, DSD

Sample rate: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC : 8kHz ~ 192kHz (8/16/24-bits per sample)

Output Level: L: 1.5Vrms + R: 1.5Vrms (Condition No Load)

DAC: Wolfson WM8740 24-bit DAC (High-End Audio DAC) x2

Decoding:Supports up to 24-bit / 192kHz Bit to Bit Decoding

Input: Micro USB Type-B

Outputs: USB 2.0, OPTICAL IN/OUT, Headphone Out

Dimensions: 2.33 ”(59.2 mm) [W] x 3.50 ”(89 mm) [H] x 0.57 ”(14.4 mm) [D]

Weight: 5 oz (143 g)

Feature Enhancements: Firmware upgrades supported

 

AK100/AK100 MKII, The New Standard of Portable Music

Equipped with the Wolfson 8740 DAC

 

One of the world’s highest performing 24-bit/192kHz stereo DAC

 

AK100 is the world’s first portable digital audio device equipped with the Wolfson WM8740 DAC. Users familiar with LINN, ARCAM, and other high-end audio equipment (AV Receivers) actually have been listening to the Wolfson WM8740 high-performance 24-bit/192kHz Stereo DAC at home. With the Wolfson WM8740 DAC, the AK100 achieves highest level of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and the lowest level of the total harmonic distortion (THD) performance. And with the WM8740 DAC, the signal to noise ratio of 110dB found in the AK100 significantly improves sound quality.

 

External DAC Support

 

Use the AK100 as an external DAC through the USB port.

 

Leverage the Wolfson WM8740 DAC with the optical-in feature of the Astell&Kern and use it as an external DAC, Connect the Astell&Kern to an optical-out port of your computer or a CD player using a TOSLINK optical cable and plug it to the optical-in of the Astell&Kern. The digital music files will be converted by the Wolfson WM8740 DAC and enjoy a further improvement of your music listening experience.

General Specifications

 

Model: AK100

Body Color: AK100: Black

Body Material: Aluminum

Display2.4inch QVGA (320 x 240) IPS Touchscreen

Supported Audio Formats: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, APE, MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, DSD

Sample rate: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC : 8kHz ~ 192kHz (8/16/24-bits per sample)

Output Level: 1.5Vrms (No Load)

DAC: Wolfson WM8740 24-bit DAC (High-End Audio DAC)

Decoding: Supports up to 24-bit / 192kHz Bit to Bit Decoding

Input: Micro USB Type-B

Outputs: USB 2.0, OPTICAL IN/OUT, Headphone Out

Dimensions: 2.33 ”(59.2 mm) [W] x 3.11 ”(79 mm) [H] x 0.57 ”(14.4 mm) [D]

Weight: 4.3 oz (122 g)

Feature Enhancements: Firmware upgrades supported

 

AK10, Hi-Fi your Smartphone

Portable DAC for Smartphone

 

The AK10 serves as a portable DAC for your iPhone 5, 5th Gen iPod Touch, and the Samsung Galaxy Series of Smartphones.

 

Enjoy wider soundstage with more clarity from AK10 using its built-in Astell&Kern Analog amp. You can listen better sound of your digital music files stored on your smart devices, including iPhone 5, 5th Gen iPod Touch, Samsung Galaxy S3 & S4, or the Samsung Note2 & Note3. 

 

USB DAC

 

The USB DAC feature in the AK10 provides superior sound for your digital music library on your computer. By taking advantage of one of the best DAC chipsets in the world, the Wolfson WM8740 DAC brings richer sound with wider soundstage for your digital audio library.

 

(Based on iPhone playback of 16bit / 44.1kHz M4A audio file format.)

- Cable adapters for the Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, Note2, and Note3 is to be sold separately. (Supported device list will be updated continuously.)

General Specifications

 

Dimension: 2.1 ”(54 mm) [W] x 2.1 ”(54 mm) [H] x 0.5 ”(13.15 mm) [D]

Weight: 1.8 oz (51 g)

Output Level: 1.7Vrms (No Load)

DACWolfson WM8740 24-bit DAC (High-End Audio DAC)

USB 2.0: USB Audio Device Class Specifications v1.0/2.0

iOSLightning Connector

Android: Micro USB(OTG Support)

Output: 3.5 Stereo Mini-jack

Frequency Response: ±0.2dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz)

Output Impedance: 1.1 ohm

Battery Capacity: 1,100mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery

Dimensions: 2.08” (52. mm) [W] x 4.60” (117 mm) [H] x 0.35” (8.9 mm) [D]

Continuous Playback Time: Approximately 11 Hours (iPod Connection / 16bit 44kHz M4A Standard)

Charge Time: About 3.5 hours