Not one to relaxation on its laurels, it’s been a busy 12 months for Astell&Kern product launches. The South Korean model isn’t finished simply but, introducing the most recent member of its A&ultima collection within the SP2000T.
The SP2000T (£1,999 / $2,399 / €2,299) builds on the A&ultima SP2000, options the identical angular look and is the primary of their gamers to function a Quad-DAC, Replay Achieve operate and its new Triple Amp System.
This Triple Amp System permits customers to change between the sonic traits of excessive decision and dynamism of the OP-amp (operational amp), to the warm-sounding vacuum Tube amp and a Hybrid amp mode that mixes the earlier two.
To facilitate the vacuum tube amp’s presentation, the SP2000T is supplied with the dual-triode KORG Nutube. This options an anode grid filament construction that consumes much less energy whereas delivering the identical audio with wealthy overtones.
The Nutube presents steady playback time of roughly 30,000 hours and helps the SP2000T’s onboard 2.5mm, 3.5mm and 4.4mm headphone output jacks.
The SP2000T isn’t missing for DACs both. It comes outfitted with 4 ES9068AS DACs, with two DACs per channel devoted for decoding. A&Ok declare the result’s a sound that’s extra detailed and balanced, with larger depth and spatial realism.
Different options embody the Replay Achieve performance that may mechanically and uniformly modify quantity playback from audio sources as much as 24-bit/192 kHz, so that you don’t want to succeed in for the amount knob to maintain altering the degrees.
After the A&futura SE180, the SP2000T is the second participant to function Astell&Kern’s patented Teraton Alpha Sound Answer. Because it features on the SE180, it goals to breed audio near the unique sound, optimising energy, noise, sign conversion and the sound signature to provide this impact.
The BT Sink operate permits the A&ultima SP2000T to connect with a smartphone or different exterior machine by way of Bluetooth, so music could be performed again in increased high quality on the SP2000T. There’s additionally the AK File Drop switch function for wirelessly transferring recordsdata by means of a PC, smartphone or FTP program situated on the identical community.
Storage is 256GB, but when that isn’t sufficient, the A&ultima SP2000T’s reminiscence and could be expanded as much as 1TB by way of a microSD slot. Battery life is round 9 hours with FLAC recordsdata performed at 50% quantity.
Priced at £1,999 / $2,399 / €2,299, the Astell&Kern A&ultima SP2000T moveable music participant goes on sale in October from the Astell & Kern site and native impartial sellers.