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WE USE THE POWER OF MUSIC TO FULFILL YOUR LIFE

Difference in Sound Quality

Astell&Kern Brand Story

WE USE THE POWER OF MUSIC TO ENHANCE YOUR LIFE

Astell&Kern hopes to touch people's hearts and restore their vitality by delivering music that is authentic to the original sound when it was recorded or performed. Astell&Kern are passionate about music and desire constant innovation. 

We aim to provide inspiration and vitality to individuals' lives through our diverse array of products, which includes audio players, speakers, and earphones. We are committed to producing the finest sound reproduction for those who truly enjoy music.  

We firmly believe that our passion for music and tireless efforts provide beautiful and creative products to our users. Astell&Kern’s audio products delivers music that touches your heart, not just your ears. 

SOUNDS,
INFINITE
POSSIBILITIES

Astell&Kern is a premium audio brand of portable and non-portable audio systems that play hi-res audio files without compromise. Astell means "star" in Greek, and Kern means "core“ in German. Together, they refer to our aim to continuously reach for the core of music — the "original sound."                                    

The TERATON ALPHA solution is Astell&Kern's unique audio technology that allows you to get closer to the original sound with a combination of patented technologies, such as effective noise removal from audio power sources, amplification technology without distortion despite efficient and powerful amplification, and prevention of any noise coming from the audio interface. Based on these audio technologies, Astell&Kern is always striving for purest sound imaginable.

Since its first product was launched in 2013, Astell&Kern's brand philosophy—refusing to overlook even the smallest differences in sound quality—has led to a diverse array of audio products and outstanding and well renowned technology honed through continuous R&D, enriching music lovers' lives. 

Completing the 'A' Logotype

Astell&Kern's BI completes the "A" logotype based on the triangular shape that symbolizes
the three concepts of "Ultimate, Superiority, and Craftsmanship" the keywords of AK.

HERITAGE, FRONTIER AND POWER OF SOUND

  • BE THE ULTIMATE a&ultima

    A&ultima is a flagship AK model that combines the best specifications, high technology, and superior functionality, offering you the best value. 

  • THE EVOLUTION OF A MASTERPIECE a&futura

    A&futura is an ever-innovating lineup. 
     It inherits the identity of Astell&Kern and expands the range of music through new and unique technology.

  • ENJOY THE SOUND a&norma

    A&norma ensures the best sound quality wherever you are, thanks to its powerful battery life and excellent portability.

  • THE POWER HOUSE kann

    KANN is a product line that emphasizes performance with a sense of weight. Focusing on the overwhelming power of audio output and clear sound, it offers stable and high-quality sound.

AK Time Line

  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2012

    AK100, AK's first DAP

  • 2013

    AK120, AK's first Dual DAC

  • 2014

    AK240, AK's first 2.5 mm, DSD128 support

  • 2015

    AK380, AK's first DSD256 support

  • 2016

    AK70, AK's first standard pocket-sized DAP

  • 2017

    SP1000, AK's first Octa-Core

    KANN, AMP-integrated line-out support

  • 2018

    SE100, AK's first 8ch DAC

  • 2019

    SP2000, AK's first independent channel, DSD512 support

    KANN CUBE, AK's first 12 Vrms support

  • 2020

    SE200, DAP's first Multi-DAC

    KANN ALPHA, AK's first 4.4 mm support

  • 2021

    SP2000T, DAP's first Triple AMP System

    SE180, TERATON ALPHA Audio Sound Technology support