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Astell & Kern - A&ultima SP2000T Digital Audio Player **IN STOCK**

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A&ultima, SP2000T

  • Triple AMP System
  • ESS ES9068AS Quad-DAC
  • TERATON ALPHA
  • LDAC aptX-HD
  • Full HD Display
  • MQA
  • BT Sink
  • Dual band Wi-Fi 2.4, 5Ghz

Find Your Optimal Sound

Staying true to our philosophy of delivering original audio experiences without compromise, Astell&Kern strives to design portable music players that reach beyond the capabilities of a standard playback device to enhance the listener’s music enjoyment.

The SP2000T combines the OP AMP configuration of our SP2000—the culmination of Astell&Kern's finest audio technology—with a nostalgic vacuum TUBE AMP, adding a vintage feel to the portable player.

  • The Triple Amp System Takes Acoustics to a New Level.
  • Vacuum Tube Amplifier Compatible with 2.5 mm, 3.5 mm and 4.4 mm Output Jacks.
  • Equipped with ESS ES9068AS QUAD-DAC, for Balanced, Ultra Detailed Sound.
  • TERATON ALPHA, Astell&Kern's Ultimate Sound Solution.
  • ReplayGain Function to Maintain Consistent Playback Levels between Tracks.
  • Dual-Band Wi-fi Support for Uninterrupted Wireless Connection and Improved Compatibility.
  • Internal Mechanical Design to Minimize Noise

Introducing the A&ultima SP2000T. The Ingenious New Solution.

SP2000T

The "T" in SP2000T does not stand for a specific word, but rather encompasses design approaches and directions made during the product development process.

True
The SP2000T inherits the SP2000's true-sound philosophy

Triple
Triple AMP System

Timeless
Timeless Value

Tube
Vintage Vacuum Tube Amplifier

TRIPLE AMP SYSTEM is the Next Generation of AMP Technology

The SP2000T exceeds the standard approach to AMP Mode selection, based on the type of music you are listening to. Select between TUBE AMP mode, OP AMP mode, or the brand-new HYBRID AMP mode.

OP AMP mode puts Astell&Kern's AMP technology expertise to use, delivering extreme clarity and dynamic sound, while TUBE AMP mode provides a uniquely warm and musical sound.

HYBRID AMP mode - a first for digital audio players - enhances the resolution and clarity of the existing TUBE AMP mode to express more musical detail. HYBRID AMP mode, combines the advantages of retro analog performance and high-resolution output, giving you the pleasure of a brand new tonal characteristic.

Experience the unique sound enhancements that AMP technology has to offer.

OP AMP Mode : Extreme clarity and dynamic sound

TUBE AMP Mode : Uniquely warm and musical sound

HYBRID AMP Mode : A fresh combination of retro vibes and high-resolution output.

Vacuum Tube Amplifier Compatible with 2.5 mm, 3.5 mm and 4.4 mm Output Jacks

The SP2000T supports all output types, with no restriction on the type of receiver used, so you can enjoy the unique

Real Vacuum Tube

Equipped with the portable-friendly dual-triode KORG Nutube, for a unique TUBE AMP sound.

Nutube offers a reliable continuous playback time of approximately 30,000 hours. It features an anode grid filament structure which operates the same as a triode vacuum tube. It's much smaller, consumes far less power and yet delivers the same audio with rich overtones.

The SP2000T supports all output types, with no restriction on the type of receiver used, so listeners can enjoy the unique characteristics of the vacuum tube.

HYBRID AMP MODE

HYBRID AMP mode supported for the first time by DAP is the essence of Astell&Kern's advanced AMP design technology.

New combinations of sounds can be enjoyed in HYBRID AMP mode, which is based on the OP AMP sound and addition of tasteful warm tones unique to TUBE AMP technology.

Internal Mechanical Design to Minimize Noise

Special Design to Minimize Microphonics Noise

SP200T features a special design tailored to minimize microphonics (the phenomenon wherein the vacuum tubes generate noise even from a small external impact).

Multiple design iterations and verifications have been performed over a long period of time to fix the structural issues of vacuum tubes that generate microphonics noise even from a small impact or vibration.

For minimization of mechanical impact and vibration, both sides of the vacuum tube are fixed with flexible silicone covers, and the vacuum tube has been modularized so it is physically separate from the PCB.

Astell&Kern goes to great lengths to innovate and design these small components that make a big difference in the quality and sound of our products that no other manufacturer can match.

Separation Using Magnetic Polarity

A structure that uses magnetic forces to float the amp in the air, thus minimizing noise from the vacuum tube itself, which is generated when it is exposed to mechanical impact or vibration

Flexible Silicone Covers

Silver Plating Shield Can

Astell&Kern products apply shield cans so that noise and electromagnetic interference, which occur when the countless parts are in operation, do not affect the audio block.

The SP2000T has taken it a step further by applying highly conductive, hyper-pure silver plating on the existing shield cans for perfect shielding that provides excellent audio performance.

Astell&Kern Audio Technology Forms the TERATON ALPHA Sound Solution

AK ULTIMATE SOUND SOLUTION, TERATON ALPHA

TERATON ALPHA is AK's ultimate Sound Solution to produce audio playback that is close to the original sound through the audio output interface by use of effective power noise removal, efficient power management and amplification with minimal distortion.

TERATON ALPHA features Astell&Kern's patented technologies, which are the result of tens of thousands of hours of continuous research and development to produce sound close to the original sound the artist and producer intended.

Adoption of Full HD Display for Improved Image Quality

The SP2000T features a full HD screen to provide a higher quality display.

441 PPI
High pixel density

5.0 inch
Large display

16.7M colors
Large color gamut

1920*1080
High resolution

Quad-DAC for Perfection of Superior Sound

The SP2000T is equipped with four ES9068AS DACs, this allows two DACs per channel for dedicated decoding.

The SP2000T achieves a more detailed and balanced sound with great depth and spatial realism.

ReplayGain Automatically and Uniformly Adjusts Playback Volume

ReplayGain, which adjusts sound sources with different volumes to an identical level, has been applied. Now, enjoy your own playlists seamlessly through the ReplayGain feature on SP2000T.

- ReplayGain supports up to 24-bit/192 kHz sound sources.

Dual-Band Wi-Fi (2.4/5 GHz)

Dual-Band Wi-Fi is supported for users who enjoy streaming services, providing enhanced network performance.

With streaming music services becoming more popular, stronger and more reliable network reception becomes even more important for your audio experience.

The SP2000T supports Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4/5GHz, a/b/g/n/ac).

AK File Drop to enjoy wireless transfers

The new AK File Drop function in the SP2000T makes files transfers easier and more convenient.

Using AK File Drop, you can freely transfer files wirelessly through a PC, smartphone, or FTP program located on the same network.

Music file management is now possible with a cableless, wireless solution.

Wireless Hi-Fi Sound Through BT Sink

The newly introduced BT Sink function connects the SP2000T to an external device via Bluetooth, similar to connecting a smartphone with a BT speaker.

Music from an external device, such as a smartphone can now be played back in high-quality on the SP2000T using the BT Sink function.

Real-Time Playback and AMP Mode Information Reflected by Light

Through the softly dispersing LED light, Users are notified of the bit depth information of the song being played or the current AMP mode.

* LED light may be turned on or off in the user settings, and one can choose between the sound source information or AMP mode information displays.

MQA 

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 SP2000T includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording.

Package contents include:

  • A&ultima SP2000T Device x 1
  • Tan Leather Case x 1
  • USB Type-C Cable x 1
  • Quick Start Guide x 1
  • Warranty Card x 1
  • microSD card slot cover x 2
  • Protective Film (Front x 2, Back x 2)

Specification

General Specifications

Model
SP2000T

Body Color
Onyx Black

Body Material
Aluminum

Display
5inch FHD 1280 x 1080 Touch display

Supported Audio Formats
WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF

Sample rate
PCM : 8kHz ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) / DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo혻
/ DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo / DSD512(1bit 22.4MHz), Stereo

Output Level
Unbalanced 3.0Vrms / Balanced 6.0Vrms (Condition No Load)

CPU
Octa-Core

DAC
ESS ES9068AS x4 (Quad-DAC)

Vacuum Tube
KORG Nutube 6P1

Decoding
Support up to 32bit / 384Hz Bit-to-Bit Playback

Input
USB Type-C input (for charging & PC & MAC)

Outputs
Unbalanced Out (3.5mm) / Optical Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported / 4.4m, only 5-pole supported) )

Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)

Dimensions
3.07 ”(78.1 mm) [W] x 5.55 ”(141.1 mm) [H] x 0.68 ”(17.5 mm) [D]

Weight
about 10.89 oz (309 g)

Feature Enhancements
Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)

Audio Performance

Frequency Response
±0.024dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.038dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
±0.027dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.052dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced

Signal to Noise Ratio
121dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 123dB @ 1kHz, Balanced

Crosstalk
-137dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -142dB @ 1kHz, Balanced

THD+N
0.0003% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0003% @ 1kHz, Balanced

IMD SMPTE
0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalanced & Balanced

Output Impedance
Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (1.5ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm)

Clock source

Clock Jitter
25ps(Typ)

Reference Clock Jitter
70ps

Battery

Capacity
4,200mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery

Playback Time
About 9 hours (Standard : FLAC, 16bit/44.1kHz, Unbalance, Volume 50, LCD Off, LED On, OP AMP Mode)

Charge Time
About 3.5 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging)
About 5 hours (Standard - 5V/2A General charging)

Memory

Built-in Memory
256GB [NAND]

External Memory
microSD (Max. 1TB) x1

OS

Supported OS
Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up

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