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Astell & Kern - KANN ALPHA

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Astell&Kern - KANN ALPHA

The KANN ALPHA is Astell & Kern's third product in the KANN series of Digital Audio Players. Astell &Kern's goal with the KANN line is to provide ultra high power output to drive any headphone or IEM, KANN ALPHA has not forgotten the essence of being a portable digital audio player so you can enjoy a near-perfect sound experience wherever you are. This is the very first Astell & Kern digital audio player to feature a 4.4mm balanced output. This provides complete separation of balanced lines to provide noise-free output. The KANN ALPHA can play 14 1/2 hours straight whether its music on the player itself, over Wi-Fi through a music service and you can also use take advantage of the latest Bluetooth 5.0. Here are the specs for this new player:

General Specifications

Body Color: Onyx Black
 
Body Material:Aluminum
 
Display: 4.1inch HD 720 x 1280 Touch Display
 
Supported Audio Formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
 
Sample rate: PCM : 8kHz ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) / DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo
/ DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz),
 
 
Stereo Output Level
High: Unbalanced 6Vrms / Balanced 12Vrms (Condition No Load)
Mid: Unbalanced 4Vrms / Balanced 8Vrms (Condition No Load)
Low: Unbalanced 2Vrms / Balanced 4Vrms (Condition No Load)
 
DAC: ESS ES9068AS x2 (Dual DAC)
 
CPU: Quad-Core
 
Decoding Support up to: 32bit / 384kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
 
Input: USB Type-C input (for charging PC & MAC)
 
Outputs:Unbalanced Out (3.5mm) / Optical Out(3.5mm) Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported 4.4m, only 5-pole supported)
 
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
 
Bluetooth: V5.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD, LDAC)
 
Dimensions: 2.68 ”(68.3 mm) [W] x 4.60 ”(117 mm) [H] x 0.98 ”(25 mm) [D]
 
Weight: about 11.14 oz (about 316 g)
 
Feature Enhancements
 
Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
Audio Performance
Frequency Response
±0.021dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.024dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
±0.021dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.155dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
Signal to Noise Ratio
116dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 117dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
Crosstalk
-128dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -136dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
THD+N
0.0003% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0005% @ 1kHz, Balanced
IMD SMPTE
0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalanced / 0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balanced
Output Impedance
Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (0.8ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (2.0ohm), 4.4mm(1.8ohm)
Clock source
Clock Jitter
25ps(Typ)
Reference Clock Jitter
250 Femto Seconds(VCXO)
Battery
Capacity
5,600mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery
Playback Time
About 14.5 hours (Standard : FLAC, 16bit, 44.1kHz, Vol.80, LCD Off, Low Gain)
Charge Time
About 3.5 hours (9V/1.67A Fast Charging) / 5hours (5V/2A General Charging)
Memory
Built-in Memory
64GB [NAND]
External Memory
microSD (Max. 1TB) x1
OS
Supported OS
Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up

 

 

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