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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
  • AK4499EQ Dual DAC

    AK4499EQ
    Dual DAC

  • 32-bit 384 kHz Bit-to-bit Playback

    32-bit 384 kHz
    Bit-to-bit Playback

  • Native DSD

    Native DSD

  • Octa-Core CPU

    Octa-Core CPU

  • Dual band Wi-Fi

    Dual band
    Wi-Fi

  • Built-in Memory

    Built-in Memory

  • 720 x 1,280 Touchscreen

    720 x 1,280
    Touchscreen

  •  Multi-function Wheel

    Multi-function
    Wheel

  • USB Type-C Fast Charging

    USB Type-C
    Fast Charging

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.

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SP2000 vs. SP1000

SP2000
SP1000
  • DAC AKM AK4499EQ x2 (Dual DAC) AKM AK4497EQ x2 (Dual DAC)
  • Output Level Unbalanced 3.0Vrms
    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
  • THD+N 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.

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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

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32-bit Playback by Other Products

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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.

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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).

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    MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording.
    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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DESIGN

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.