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Ultra Portable & Ultra Performance SP1000M
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Ultra Portable & Ultra Performance,
A&ultima SP1000M

Astell&Kern constantly strives to master the philosophy of delivering original sound. So far, we believe that the A&ultima SP1000 is the optimal product that produces the highest-quality audio.

We were not sure whether it was possible to come up with a product that is different from the SP1000 while delivering the same sound quality, but we decided to take up the challenge so that more people could experience our products’ fidelity.

There were many trials and tribulations in making the SP1000, our best product, smaller. We were determined to not compromise sound quality in the process, and we ultimately developed the second A&ultima product, the SP1000M.

The lightweight and portability of the SP1000M enables the user to enjoy original sound playback anytime and anywhere. The A&ultima SP1000M achieves greater portability, without sacrificing the level of performance found in the original SP1000.

  • Octa-Core CPU for Next-Level Performance
  • AK4497EQ Dual DAC for Highest Sound Quality
  • 4.1 Inch HD Display
  • Highest Quality Audio of SP1000
  • Portable and Durable Aluminum Body
  • DNLA-Based AK Connect App
  • Open APP Service
  • AK4497EQ Dual DAC

    AK4497EQ
    Dual DAC

  • 32-bit 384 kHz Bit-to-bit Play

    32-bit 384 kHz
    bit-to-bit Play

  • Native DSD

    Native DSD

  • Octa-Core CPU

    Octa-Core CPU

  • Parametric EQ

    Parametric EQ

  • 200fs VCXO Reference Clock

    200fs VCXO
    Reference Clock

  • USB Type-C Fast Charging

    USB Type-C
    Fast Charging

  • 720 x 1,280 Touchscreen

    720 x 1,280
    Touchscreen

  •  Multi-function Wheel

    Open App
    Service

  • ROON READY

    ROON READY

SP1000M

The "M" in SP1000M does not stand for a specific word,
but rather encompasses directions that the product aims to pursue.

  • Mini

    Smaller than the SP1000

  • Mobility

    More portable.

  • Maximum

    Produces the highest-quality audio.

  • Mania

    For users who have a mania for original sound.

  • Mate

    Perfect anytime and anywhere.

  • Moment

    Listeners are in the present with music.

SP1000M vs. SP1000

SP1000M
SP1000
  • CPU Exynos 7420 Octa-Core Exynos 7420 Octa-Core
  • LCD 4.1inch (720 x 1,280) Touchscreen 5inch (720 x 1,280) Touchscreen
  • DAC AKM AK4499EQ x2 (Dual DAC) AKM AK4497EQ x2 (Dual DAC)
  • Material Aluminum Stainless Steel, Copper
  • Memory 128GB 256GB
  • Battery 3,300mAh / 10hrs 3,700mAh / 12hrs
  • Output Level Unbalanced 3.0Vrms
    Balanced 4.2Vrms (Condition No Load)
    Unbalanced 2.2Vrms
    Balanced 3.9Vrms (Condition No Load)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio Unbalance 120dB @ 1kHz
    Balance 123dB @ 1kHz
    Unbalance 120dB @ 1kHz
    Balance 122dB @ 1kHz
  • THD+N Unbalance 0.0007% @ 1kHz
    Balance 0.0006% @ 1kHz
    Unbalance 0.0005% @ 1kHz
    Balance 0.0008% @ 1kHz
  • Clock Jitter 25ps(typ) 30ps(typ)

* 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.

Using Open APP Service

The Open APP Service enables the user to install specific APK music streaming apps to the device.
Copy the desired APK into the Open Service folder of the product and install the relevant App in the Menu-Service of the product.

Open APP Service

Advanced User Interface

Advanced User Interface

While the A&ultima SP1000M has the same intuitive menu composition as its predecessor, the SP1000, its user interface has been improved with the optional Virtual Back Key, which enables users to control the device more easily and conveniently.

Use the Floating feature to place the Virtual Back Key at a desired location or disable it by simply dragging it to the middle of the screen or turning it off from the Settings menu.

Great Performance for the Ultimate Experience

The A&ultima SP1000M is equipped with an octa-core CPU which allows the player to produce the exact musical detail present in the original recording without distortion and provides a quick, lag-free operation. The A&ultima SP1000M features faster booting times, speedy file transfers, lag-free processing and a new intuitive user interface for the ultimate player experience.

  • Octa-Core

    Octa-Core

  • Hex-Core

    Hex-Core

  • Quad-Core

    Quad-Core

  • Dual-Core

    Dual-Core

  • Single-Core

    Single-Core

Ultimate Sound Quality

The latest AK4497EQ dual-DAC design and the upgraded CPU in the A&ultima SP1000M allows for accurate playback of native 32bit/384kHz audio with no compromise on sound quality. The music is played back, bit-for-bit, just as the artist and engineer intended for it to be heard.

The A&ultima SP1000M also supports native bit-to-bit DSD playback up to 11.2MHz for the best sound possible.

32-bit bit-to-bit Playback by the SP1000M

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32-bit Playback by Other Products

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Faster Charging, Quicker File Transfer

  • 2hours 3hours

    Charging about

  • 12hours 10hours

    Playing back up to

  • 10Gbps 10Gbps

    file transfer speeds up to

Next generation USB Type-C support allows file transfer speeds up to 10Gbps and supports both data transfer and charging from the same cable. USB 3.0 protocol transfers data twice as fast when compared to other Astell&Kern players. Charging with a fast charger (at 9V/1.67A) takes only two hours and allows up to 12 hours of continuous playback.

  • The maximum 10-hour continuous play is based on 16-bit/44 kHz, FLAC file format, screen off, 75 of volume playback.
  • Fast charger (9V/1.67A) and general Charger (5V/2A) are not included in the package.
  • mqa_logo

    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 SP1000M 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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  • roon ready_logo

    Roon Ready network players from our partners have Roon’s high-resolution streaming technology built right in.
    They combine simple setup, daily reliability, and support for the highest level of digital audio performance in the industry.
    Every Roon Ready player is certified by Roon to guarantee the same stellar experience, regardless of its manufacturer, its price, or its features.

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DESIGN

Inspiration for the design of the SP1000M comes from Iirregularly patterned natural stones combined with Lapis Lazuli, one of the oldest of all gems, createsto create the SP1000M's color - Lapis Blue.
Lapis Lazuli, whose history stretches back to 5,000 BC, was a precious gem used in Mesopotamia and Egypt during ancient times.

The SP1000M's vivid blue represents youth, enthusiasm and power. The darker blue highlights appear at different angles to add elegance to the A&ultima product.
The dakota leather used in the SP1000M bundle leather case is a premium vegetable leather made from an Italian tanner named 'Ra Perla Azura'.
It's a manufacture of Italian and French origin.
'La Perla Azura' was founded in 1967 and has a long history over 50 years.
It is located in 'Santa Croce sull´Arno' which is only high-end leather production district in Italy.
The SP1000M Onyx Black case uses Beta leather from NUOVA ALBORA. Beta leather is a high quality leather which contains a large amount of oil as a whole, strong resiliency of scratches, and can sense changes with the passage of time.