Next Level, A&ultima SP2000
A&ultima SP2000 is the third player released in the A&ultima lineup.
A&ultima SP2000 features newly developed audio circuitry and amplifier design.
Introducing Astell&Kern's new flagship, A&ultima SP2000.
- Stainless Steel and Copper body finishes for the best acoustics
- Dual DAC of AK4499EQ from AKM
- Native playback of 32bit/768kHz PCM and DSD512 without compression or loss
- Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4/5GHz)
- Twice the Amount of Internal Storage of Previous Flagship Models
- Improved Audio Output Power and Greater Acoustic Details
32-bit 384 kHz
720 x 1,280
Newly designed audio circuit
The SP2000 is the first Astell&Kern player to use separate, independent audio channels
between the Unbalanced and Balanced outputs.
This design offers much more power than ever before, with 6 Vrms for Balanced output and 3Vrms for Unbalanced output.
With this design, the SP2000 offers the ultimate audio experience as Astell&Kern's newest flagship player.
SP2000 vs. SP1000
- DAC AKM AK4499EQ x2 (Dual DAC) AKM AK4497EQ x2 (Dual DAC)
Balanced 6.0Vrms (Condition No Load) Unbalanced 2.2Vrms
Balanced 3.9Vrms (Condition No Load)
Signal to Noise Ratio
Unbalanced 124dB @ 1kHz
Balanced 125dB @ 1kHz Unbalanced 120dB @ 1kHz
Balanced 122dB @ 1kHz
Unbalanced 0.0005% @ 1kHz
Balanced 0.0004% @ 1kHz Unbalanced 0.0005% @ 1kHz
Balanced 0.0008% @ 1kHz
* SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) As the signal-to-noise ratio increases, the clearer the sound becomes.
* THD+N (THD + Noise, Distortion) over the THD + Noise signal rate, less distortion is heard.
The Most Advanced Asahi Kasei DAC Chips, Dual AK4499EQ
The AK4499EQ DAC chip uses the most advanced 'Current Output Architecture' technology.
To take full advantage of this new architecture, Astell&Kern redesigned the Op Amp and analog amp block configuration completely.
The new circuit design optimizes the current consumption and brings out the most from these new DAC chips.
The combination of the SP2000 and AK4499EQ chips provide mind-blowing audio quality.
32bit/768kHz, Native DSD22.4MHz Support
SP2000 is the first Astell&Kern model to support 32 bit/768 kHz
and DSD512 (22.4MHz) playback natively without compression or loss.
32-bit bit-to-bit Playback by the SP2000
32-bit Playback by Other Products
Dual band Wi-Fi(2.4/5GHz)
With streaming music services becoming more popular, stronger and more reliable network reception becomes even more important for your audio experience. The SP2000 supports Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4/5GHz, a/b/g/n/ac) with an improved 3-dimensional antenna design. With a stronger Wi-Fi signal and faster speeds, music streaming from the most popular services is better than ever on the SP2000.
Twice the Internal Storage (512GB)
As CD-ripping and offline storage of streaming content gets more popular,
the SP2000 offers twice the amount of internal storage compared to SP1000.
512GB internal storage can hold up to 700+ CDs or 8,000+ tracks of FLAC files (60MB/track).
MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording.Discover more
The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download. Visit mqa.co.uk for more information.
Astell&Kern SP2000 includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams,
delivering the sound of the original master recording.
The MQA logo is a trade mark of MQA Limited. © MQA Limited 2018
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Every Roon Ready player is certified by Roon to guarantee the same stellar experience, regardless of its manufacturer, its price, or its features.
The design motif of the SP2000 resembles the dispersion of light around the player.
The main focus of the design is the volume wheel, which is the starting point of the usability design.
The exquisite details of the crown pattern crossed over the pattern of the body, reflect the craftmanship and quality of the player.
The back stainless steel panel encompasses Astell&Kern's philosophy of bringing listeners the original performance, without compromise, by featuring a full back plate without screws. This provides a more solid feel to the player and enhances the natural beauty of the body materials used.
Introducing the new SP2000 Vegas Gold and Onyx Black. This sleek and premium black coated stainless steel was made possible using PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating technology. It is environmentally friendly and the results are finishes that provide long-lasting protection and durability, are resistant to chemicals, easy to maintain and protect against corrosion and wear. PVD coating has been used for products where higher endurance and reliability is demanded, including medical instruments, luxury accessories and more.
Vegas Gold / Onyx Black / Stainless Steel / Copper
Vegas Gold, Onyx Black, Stainless Steel : Stainless Steel / Copper : Copper
5inch (720 x 1,280) Touch display
Supported Audio Formats
WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
Services(Tidal Masters), Local files, External USB, MQA-CD(ripped)
PCM : 8kHz ~ 768kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) / DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo
DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo / DSD512(1bit 22.4MHz), Stereo
Unbalanced 3.0Vrms / Balanced 6.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
AKM AK4499EQ x2 (Dual DAC)
Support up to 32bit / 768kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
USB 3.0 Type-C input (for PC & MAC)
Unbalanced Out (3.5mm) / Optical Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
3.00 ”(76.3 mm) [W] x 5.19 ”(132 mm) [H] x 0.61 ”(15.7 mm) [D]
Vegas Gold, Onyx Black, Stainless Steel : 14.49 oz (410.8 g) / Copper : 15.25 oz (432.4 g)
Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
±0.015dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.010dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
±0.050dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.030dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
Signal to Noise Ratio
124dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 125dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
-138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -144dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
0.0005% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0004% @ 1kHz, Balanced
0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalanced & Balanced
Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (1.5ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm)
- Frequency Response
Reference Clock Jitter
200 Femto Seconds
- Clock Jitter
3,700mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery
Continuous Playback Time
Up to 8 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalance, Volume 80, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)
About 2.5 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging) / About 5 hours (Standard - 5V/2A General charging)
microSD (Max. 1TB) x1
- Built-in Memory
Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up
- Supported OS
- Audio was NOT muted during the measurement.
- The image/specification may be changed without notice to improve product performance and quality.