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Right to the Music, ACRO BE100
The Astell&Kern ACRO BE100 is a Bluetooth speaker that provides Hi-Fi sound quality with wireless freedom.
The light and shadow identity of the world's number one portable Hi-Fi brand Astell&Kern has been incorporated into the ACRO BE100.
Specifically, the speaker is equipped with a 32-bit Hi-Fi digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to satisfy any audiophile and music enthusiast. It has a custom made woofer and tweeter, as well as a compact Class-D AMP that controls each frequency range independently, meaning it provides a superior level of sound quality compared to other common Bluetooth speakers.
Supporting both aptX-HD and LDAC codecs to transmit high-quality sound wirelessly at 55W output power, filling your room with rich sound has never been easier.
- Industrial design that gives the final touch to any interior with unique light and shadow identity
- Equipped with a 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC to provide a superior level of real Hi-Fi sound
- Stereo sound from an exquisite custom 4" Kevlar woofer and 1.5" silk dome tweeter
- Astell&Kern's unrivalled Hi-Fi audio design technology
- High-End Class-D AMP
- Compact but powerful 55W output
- Multiple connectivity options - Individual sound tuning taking into account the characteristics of three different connection modes
- The world’s first Bluetooth speaker that supports both aptX HD and LDAC codecs
- 3.5 mm AUX input
- FM radio [Not available on USA market models]
- Tune your own sound style with independent Treble and Bass adjustments
- Speaker information easily visible on the vibrant front panel LED display
Story of Light, Shadow, and Edge
Metal, wood and premium PU leather are assembled seamlessly, the materials and colors are combined beautifully to create the identity of light and shadow, the symbol of Astell&Kern.
The body, emphasizes durability and sets it apart as a beautiful object, giving it a strong presence in any space. The edge of the speaker's grille mesh, which attracts the user's attention the most, is designed to symbolize Astell&Kern's identity, adding a formative characteristic to the box-shaped speaker.
The front edge grille which meets at one point, is very asymmetrical with a basic triangle shape, but Astell&Kern's unique sense of balance is applied to the design to give it a heavy and stable look through the creation of areas of different sizes where light is reflected or shadow lies. The interplay of light and shadow changes depending on the viewing angle and the location of the speaker, allowing you to visually appreciate Astell&Kern's unique design. The ACRO BE100 speaker will complete the design of your living and working space based on our philosophy of delivering original audio experiences without compromise.
The form factor and volume knob on top, which are our core design elements, are made of aluminum with a knurling pattern applied, highlighting the beauty and refinement of the material as well as allowing accurate fine tuning of the volume, level by level, with a gentle touch. The area below the volume control illuminates and acts as an indicator, flashing different colors for each mode or volume level, helping users to easily identify the speaker status and control it intuitively.
Equipped with a 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC to provide a superior level of real Hi-Fi sound
Because we can't listen to music as a digital signal, digital music needs to be converted to analog signals before playback can be realized. To do this, we must use a digital-to-analog converter (DAC). However, most Bluetooth speakers do not come with a dedicated DAC, and only use the one embedded in the Bluetooth chip. As a result, there is a limit to how good the sound quality can be.
The BE100, on the other hand, uses a 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC, which is the part that converts digital signals to analog signals, along with a separate circuit to provide real high-quality Hi-Fi sound that is incomparable with other common Bluetooth speakers. Based on the technology and expertise we have developed with our portable Hi-Fi products, which are loved by audiophiles around the world, the BE100 provides a different level of real Hi-Fi sound without missing the authentic details of analog sound.
Stereo Sound through Exquisitely Customized 4" Kevlar Woofer and 1.5" Silk Dome Tweeter
The BE100 uses an exquisitely customized special speaker unit to produce Hi-Fi sound.
The 4" woofer, which provides the Bass
Made with ultra-durable yet lightweight Kevlar fabric to speed up the unit's response and offer more accurate and solid Bass sound.
Two silk dome tweeters
The two silk dome tweeters produce crystal clear Treble. We've worked tirelessly to find the ideal location for the woofer and tweeters to deliver stereo sound rather than mono sound, meaning the BE100 produces authentic stereo sound.
Astell&Kern’s Unrivalled Hi-Fi Audio Design Technology
If speaker AMPs are not designed properly, they can produce clipping sounds at maximum output. We applied our own AMP design technology to the BE100 to produce a different level of real Hi-Fi sound without distortion while comfortably reaching the maximum output power of the speaker.
It creates a clear sound while preventing the mixing of different frequency ranges by using a Digital Crossover. In addition, dynamic range control (DRC) is used to protect the speaker unit at its maximum output power.
Furthermore, to minimize Jitter—the undesired deviation in time from the transmitted signal—the Bluetooth chipset is equipped with a 50 ps clock and DAC to produce incredibly accurate sound.High-End Class-D AMP
The BE100 is the result of Astell&Kern's advances in sound technology that have evolved over decades. The Hi-Fi Class-D AMP guarantees consistent sound quality even at maximum volume and delivers crystal clear sound close to the original sound the artist and producer intended.Small But Powerful Sound
Experience an amazing 55W of output power from the compact speaker.
Multiple Connectivity Options
Individual sound tuning taking into account the characteristics of three different connectivity modes
The World’s first Bluetooth speaker that supports both aptX-HD and LDAC codecs
To play music wirelessly, the BE100 is equipped with the technology to receive Bluetooth 5.0 aptX-HD and LDAC.
With a 3.5 mm AUX input
The speaker's great compatibility means it can be connected to various external devices such as mobile phones and portable music players.
Fill the Space with Your Own Sound Style
Sound tuning was applied taking into consideration the characteristics of the two connectivity modes available on the BE100: Bluetooth and AUX. Since each mode uses a different frequency range, we were able to optimize how the sound is tuned, using various factors such as reverb, internal resonance, etc.
Most importantly, based on Astell&Kern's long-standing philosophy of delivering the original sound, the BE100 divides the vocals and instrumentation naturally to produce the maximum level of real Hi-Fi sound regardless of what kind of music you are listening to and in what mode.
Use the built in independent Treble and Bass controls to adjust and customize the sound to your own preference.
Speaker Information Easily Checked with the Front LED Display
Different texts are displayed according to the device’s mode and status.
|BTP||Bluetooth Pairing Standby|
|AUX||External Device Connection|
|TREB 0,1,2,3,4,5||Treble levels (0/1/2/3/4/5)|
|BASS 0,1,2,3,4,5||Bass levels (0/1/2/3/4/5)|
- Product Name ACRO BE100
- Product Type Bluetooth Loudspeaker
- Woofer Unit 4inch x 1
- Twitter Unit 1.5inch x 2
- Amplifier Output 55W(25W x 1 + 15W x 2)
- Frequency Response 50 ~ 20kHz
- Maximum Sound Level 94dB SPL @1m
- Bluetooth Version 5.0
- Bluetooth Codecs SBC, AAC, aptX™ HD, LDAC
- Indicators 14segement
- Power Input 19V/3,43A
- AUX 3.5mm Stereo
- Dimensions 261 x 164 x 171(mm)
- Weight about 3.2kg
Package contents include:
- BE100 Bluetooth Speaker x 1
- Power Adapter x 1
- Adapter Plugs (US/JP, UK, KR, EU & CN)
- Quick Start Guide x 1
- Warranty Card x 1
Note: This version does not come with the FM Antenna in the package contents. The FM radio feature is not available on this model in order to enhance user experience.