Astell&Kern Balanced Cable by Crystal Cable
The Astell&Kern Balanced Cable is a unique cable
allowing the portable AK240 to be used as a high-end
source audio player by perfectly matching the AK240 to
an audio system.
As a reflection of Astell&Kern's luxuriousness, the cable features
handmade, precision-crafted aluminum alloy connectors that deliver
the most faithful reproduction of audio from the AK240. Connect the
AK240 to a variety of amplifiers using the Astell&Kern Balanced Cable
and enjoy the magnificent sound quality of original studio recordings
achieved by Astell&Kern.

The Astell&Kern cables made by Crystal Cable offer the same
construction, metallurgy and quality as the other Crystal cables.
Also, every Crystal Cable comes with a laser engraved serial number.
Used with AK240
Crystal Cable
Crystal Cable Company Profile
Dutch cable specialist Crystal Cable designs and manufactures the thinnest high-end wires possible from one
of Europe’s most ambitious R&D laboratories. Its philosophy of less is more, is echoed throughout the audio
community and to this end, all Crystal Cables are painstakingly designed to extract maximum resolution and
ultimate neutrality.
Crystal Cables, The Power and the Glory
This interconnect cable from Crystal Cable will influence your complete system! It will offer excellent performance
and carries a strong recommendation especially for portable DAC like Astell&Kern.
The highlights of this cable are purity, extreme bandwidth, lightening responses and accurate tonal color.

– Gabi Rijnveld
Interconnect cable by Piccolo Diamond
The cable has a solid silver-gold core, helically wound in two thin layers of Kapton insulation, covered in
a sliver screen and transparent Teflon jacket. Based on aerospace and military developments, hi-tech
materials like Kapton and Peek are employed for insulation. Crystal Cable relies exclusively on
advanced in-house silver-gold metallurgy and perfect termination by custom machinery.

Repeatable, consistent, flawless every time. Crystal Cables are ultra-thin,
ultra flexible and have the highest RFI and EMI rejection ratio
on the market. This construction not only looks attractive,
it also gives optimum electrical behaviour and close
to perfect shielding. The proprietary sliver/gold
conductors have the lowest micro-distortion in its
price range. While low-cost solutions tend to neglect
the low range while emphasizing the highs,
Crystal Cable wires ensure excellent overall resolution that
enhances the entire range of frequencies.
Neutrik Connectors
The Astell&Kern Balanced Cable features Neutrik connectors that are renowned in the field of high-end audio equipment for their stable performance and excellent durability.
Specification
  • Model
  • Compatible Models
  • Wire Specifications
  • Terminal Specifications
  • Pin XLR Cable
  • Cable Length
  • Astell&Kern Balanced Cable / PEF12, PEF21
  • AK240, AK120 Ⅱ, AK100 Ⅱ
  • Crystal Cable Silver / Gold 1.5mm
  • Neutrik NC3MXB
  • European system (Pin (2) = HOT / Pin (3) = COLD)
  • PEF12 : 1m, PEF21 : 1.5m