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Astell&Kern

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One player to rule them all, KANN

  • Built-in Powerful
    Analog Amplifier
  • 32bit 384kHz
    bit to bit play
  • Native DSD
  • Line OutPut
    (Analog Out)
  • USB Audio
    (Digital Out)
  • AK Connect
    App
  • 2-Type
    SD Slot
  • USB Type-C
    Fast Charging

One player to rule them all

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.

A comparison of outputs of KANN vs. AK300+AMP vs. AK300

A comparison of outputs of KANN vs. AK300+AMP vs. AK300

KANN

AK300+AMP

AK300

[Normal]
Unbalance 2 Vrms
Balance 2 Vrms
(Condition No Load)
[LOW GAIN]
Unbalance 1.88 Vrms
Balance 1.88 Vrms
(Condition No Load)
Unbalance 1.98 Vrms
Balance 1.98 Vrms
(Condition No Load)
[High]
Unbalance 4 Vrms
Balance 7 Vrms
(Condition No Load)
[HIGH GAIN]
Unbalance 3.85 Vrms
Balance 7.66 Vrms
(Condition No Load)

Output optimized to
user's listening environment

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.

Unbalance Out

balance Out

Unbalance Line Out

balance Line Out

KANN's Audio Block

MQS
CPU
AK4490
DAC
Volume Control Line Out
Balance AMP 1 Balance AMP 2 Unbalance AMP
Balance
Out
Unbalance
Out
Balance
Line Out
Unbalance
Line Out
L+ L-
R+ R-
L+ L-
R+ R-
L+ L-
R+ R-
L R

Deliver the perfect original sound

KANN offers the optimal condition to deliver perfect original sound.
KANN is capable of bit-to-bit playback up to 32bit 384kHz and native DSD playback up to 11.2MHz,
delivering detailed, distortion-free sound just as the artist intended.

32-bit bit-to-bit Playback by the KANN
32-bit MQS
32-bit
Delivery
CPU
32-bit
Delivery
32-bit
DAC
 
 
32-bit Playback by Other Products
32-bit MQS
32-bit
Delivery
CPU
Down
sampling
24-bit
DAC
 
 

Scalability using USB Audio

To increase flexibility of use, you can connect additional USB Audio to KANN via the micro USB port.
KANN allows output conversion according to the specifications of the external USB Audio that supports DoP (DSD over PCM) or PCM,
and provides continuous music playback with charging via the Type-C USB port while connected to the external USB Audio.

  • USB audio (Digital Out) output is available only when digital input is possible through USB.
  • DoP (DSD over PCM): This is a standard for transferring DSD data to USB interface.
    This standard sends DSD data by mounting them onto PCM data frames.
  • To link KANN with an external USB Audio, an OTG cable (purchased separately) is required.
  • The separately purchased cable connecting the OTG cable to an external USB Audio must be appropriate for the specification of the USB Audio.

Type-C Cable Charging + OTG Cable Connect

OTG Cable Connect

OTG Connector + Regular Cable Connect

USB Audio (Digital Out) Specs

DoP : 2.8MHz / 5.6MHz
PCM : Max 384kHz

The finest sound quality
from audio files stored on a PC

Supporting the bit-to-bit playback up to 32-bit 384kHz when connected to the PC for use as a USB DAC,
the KANN produces richer sounds with superior spatial effects and resolution that go far beyond the limits of any PC sound card.

* The KANN supports up to 32-bit 384kHz with specs of USB Audio Class 2.0.
* 64/128/256MHz DSD formats can be played back with the USB DAC driver installed

PC / MAC
PCM USB
USB Audio Class 2.0 (Max 32bit 384kHz)
Connecting to a Wireless Network

KANN supports wireless networking DLNA (Ver. 1.0), which makes it easy to work with PC/NAS on the same AP network and through the AK Connect app supporting smartphone/tablet computer interfaces.

AK500N / SP1000 / AK380 / AK320 / AK300
/ KANN / AK240 / AK120 / AK100 / AK70

DMP

Streaming & Download

DMS

KANN

Phone / Tablet

DMC Streaming DMS
(DMR)
DMS Streaming DMC
(DMR)

Network Player

Streaming DMR DMS
(DMC)
Streaming DMR
Streaming DMR

DMC(DMR)

Streaming & Download

DMS

PC / NAS

DMP (Digital Media Player)
Finds a list of content on a media server for selection and playback
DMS (Digital Media Server = Network Server)
Actually stores the media content to be shared. When connected to a network, the DMS transmits/distributes the media content for other devices to stream or download.
DMC (Digital Media Controller)
Finds a list of content on a media server and establishes a connection to a playback-capable device (renderer). By default, a DMC establishes a connection between a media server and media renderer and controls content playback- related operations.
DMR (Digital Media Renderer = Network Player)
Connects to a media server via media controller for content playback.

The AK Connect and AK Connect HD apps Download

The AK Connect and AK Connect HD apps are available for download from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

[Phone] AK Connect

[Tablet] AK Connect HD

Dual memory card slots

KANN has an internal memory of 64GB, but this can be easily and flexibly
boosted via the unit's dual memory card slots. KANN supports both standard
SD cards and micro SD cards, so users can select their preferred memory type.
The memory is expandable up to 768 GB to easily handle larger audio files.

* Memory cards other than validated products such as
Sandisk or Samsung may not be compatible with this product.

Max. 832GB

Built-in
Memory(64GB)

SD(Max. 512GB) x1

microSD(Max. 256GB) x1

Fast charging

Enjoy up to 6.5 hours of your favorite music with a single 1 hour charge through the fast charger. There is no fear of a dead battery when on a long journey as the 6,200mA large capacity battery offers 15 hours of continuous playback.

* The maximum 15-hour continuous play is based on 16-bit/44 kHz, FLAC file format, screen off, 50 of volume, and Normal playback.
* Fast charger (9V/1.67A) and general Charger (5V/2A) are not included in the package.

6.5 hour of playback
when charging about 1 hours

Fast Charger + Type-C Cable

4.5 hour of playback when
charging about 1 hours

General Charger + Type-C Cable