Astell&Kern

Activo - CT10

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Go for an easy EMI scheme which allows you to pay for your orders over a convenient period. A minimum purchase value of Rs. 500 is required to avail the EMI facility and the facility can be availed for tenures of 3, 6, 9 or 12 months.

This payment method is currently only available for customers using credit cards issued by Kotak, Axis, ICICI, IndusInd, HDFC, HSBC, SBI, AMEX, RBL & STANC Banks.

After checking out, Select the "Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking / EMI" option, which will then direct you to the PayU Payment gateway. Select your card and check the installment value and the overall interest charged on the transaction. 

The interest rate charged varies from bank to bank. Here is a summary of the interest rates:

Bank Min Amount (INR) 3 Months 6 Months 9 Months 12 Months 18 Months 24 Months
KOTAK 500 12% 12% 14% 14% 15% 15%
AXIS 2500 12% 12% 13% 13% 15% 15%
ICICI 1500 13% 13% 13% 13% 15% 15%
INDUSIND 2000 13% 13% 13% 13% 15% 15%
HDFC 3000 13% 13% 14% 14% 15% 15%
HSBC 2000 12.50% 12.50% 13.50% 13.50% 13.50% -
SBI  2500
14%
14%
14%
14%
- -
AMEX
5000
15%
15%
15%
15%
- -
RBL
500
13%
13%
13%
13%
13%
13%
STANC
2000
13%
13%
14%
14%
15%
15%

These are annualized interest rates charged on a monthly reducing balance, which means that the principal amount is reduced with every EMI and the interest is calculated on the outstanding balance.

No processing or convenience fees are charged on any EMI transactions.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. Minimum Order value for EMI eligibility varies from Bank to bank. 
  2. EMI purchases need to be made on a single credit card and cannot be split across multiple cards.
  3. EMI monthly schedules begin from the next card billing statement post the transaction date as determined by your bank.

  

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1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty Info

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This product is covered by Astell&Kern's 1 Year Warranty against manufacturing defects. The Authorised service partner for all warranty claims in India is Headphone Zone.
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Designed in
Korea

Ideal for Casual
Music Listening

Ideal for
Travel

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Best Suited for
Portable Use

1 Year of
Warranty

Bluetooth with
aptX HD

10 Hours of
Battery Life

Super Lightweight
Design

Battery Capacity of
2500 mAh

Upto 400 GB
of Storage

Cirrus Logic
CS4398 Chip

DESCRIPTION

LET'S START THE CONCERT

A collaboration between Astell&Kern and iRiver brings forth a new music player — The Activo CT10. Enjoy a sound output as true as if the music is being played live in front of you. Unlike other portable devices, these do not compress the sound output but give a detailed and fuller sounding experience. In short, a music concert anytime and anywhere you go.

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MINIMALISTIC DESIGN, ADVANCED HARDWARE

The Activo CT10 has a minimalistic design and compact size that fit perfectly in one's hand. The side buttons & volume control wheel give you the freedom to control the sound without having to reach into your pocket. The CT10's chassis is fitted with Astell&Kern’s TERATON, a compact module combining advanced hardware technologies. It includes a clock generator, power, amplification and high-end DAC for high-quality sound.

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IT'S REALLY EASY TO USE

These come with an interface that is quite similar to a mobile phone which makes them easy to use. With the swipe menu, you can quickly move from one menu to another while also customizing the shortcuts, so you can control the way you use your device seamlessly. Also built-in is the 8 pre-set filters and customizable 10-band EQ.

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STREAM MUSIC ONLINE & OFFLINE

The CT10 lets you stream music on-the-go. Along with the built-in Tidal app, you can also install additional approved apps such as Qobuz, Deezer, Amazon Music, SoundCloud and more. You can store thousands of songs on the microSD card supporting up to 1TB of expandable storage.

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WITH BLUETOOTH, WIFI & USB, EVERYTHING'S POSSIBLE

Thanks to Bluetooth (with aptX HD) and WiFi, you can connect to earphones, headphones and speakers as well as upgrade your player with OTA updates. From accessing your music libraries on your smart devices to music stored on WiFi-enabled/ DLNA compatible systems, everything is made possible. You can turn your Activo CT10 into a USB DAC by connecting it to a computer or use it as a soundcard.
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SPECS

AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
DAC CHIP Cirrus Logic CS4398
OUTPUT LEVEL 1.85 Vrms
HI-RES SUPPORT 24-bit/192kHz
THD+N 0.0005%
SNR 115dB
DATA INTERFACE USB 2.0 Micro B Type
CPU QUAD CORE
CHARGER 5V 2A
BATTERY 2.500mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer
WIFI 2.4GHz
SUPPORTED FILE FORMAT MP3, WAV, FLAC, WMA, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
SAMPLE RATE FLAC, WAV, ALAC, AIFF: 8kHz - 192kHz (8/16/24bits per Sample) DSD: DSD564/128/256 Stereo (DSD to PCM)
DECODING Support upto 24bit/192kHz Bit to Bit Coding
SUPPORTED INPUT USB Micro-B input (for charging & data transfer (PC & MAC)
SUPPORTED OUTPUT Phones (3.5 mm)
BLUETOOTH VERSION v4.1 apt-X HD
BATTERY LIFE Up to 10 hours
HEADPHONE JACK 3.5mm
BUILT-IN STORAGE 16GB [NAND]
EXTERNAL MEMORY microSD (upto 400gb)
WEIGHT 112g
SCREEN RESOLUTION 3.4in LCD
TOUCHSCREEN Yes
DIMENSIONS 9.3 x 6.5 x 1.5cm
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTAINS 1. Activo - CT10 Music Player
2. 5-Pin Micro-USB Cable
3. Quick Start Guide
4. Warranty Card

COMPARISONS

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₹ 9,999/- ₹ 24,990

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Warranty
Screen Size 3.4inch 2.7inch 3.6inch 3.2inch
Weight 112g 136.8g 103g 147g
DAC Chip CS4398 ESS ES9218P AK4490EN
Sample Rate 24-Bit/192kHz 32bit/384kHz 32bit/384 kHz
Battery Life 10 Hours 21 Hours 26 Hours 10.5 Hours
Balanced Outputs 2.5 mm
Digital Outputs Micro USB USB-C USB-C
Balanced Outputs 16 GB 0 GB 16 GB 0 GB
External Storage 1 x microSD 1 x microSD 1 x microSD 1 x microSD
Output level 1.85 Vrms 80 MW @ 32 Ohm Unbalanced 180mW@16 Ohms/106 MW@32 Ohms
Balanced 212 MW@16 Ohms/120 MW@32 Ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 118dB 117dB
Bluetooth Version v4.1 v4.2 v5.0 v4.2
Bluetooth Codecs aptX HD aptX, LDAC & AAC LDAC, aptX HD & AAC aptX, LDAC and AAC
Tidal Streaming
Downloadable Apps
MQA Support
Expert Verdict "If you want a dedicated PMP with direct access to Spotify or Tidal, the Activo CT10 should be a great entry-level option. Sonically, it’s a five-star player when used with wired headphones."
What Hi-Fi
The Q1 is feature-packed at any price. I love the Q1’s big buttons, easy to use GUI and hardware interface, nice screen, solid body, and quality sound."
Headfonics
"The beauty of the Walkman A105 is in how it attempts to reproduce the sweet, clean, rich and warm audio properties of analogue audio gear. It brings together the musical ensemble of live concert."
News 18
"A great player which goes directly in our recommendation list. It’s a very solid choice. Sound quality is top-notch, build quality is astounding."
Heafonia

FAQS

Buying Guide

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DOWNLOADS

  • CT10 User Guide - English

  • CT10 MAC OS Driver

    CT10 is compatible with MAC OS X 10.7 and up.

    http://www.android.com/filetransfer

    How to install:
    1. Disconnect device from computer
    2. Download the file transfer driver at Android File Transfer site link above.
    3. Install the file downloaded with the provided instructions by Android.
    4. After installation is complete, connect the device to the computer.

    Warranty & Media Reviews

    1 Year Warranty

    Don't sweat it, this Activo CT10 comes with a 1 year warranty from Astell&Kern that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

    Read more about Astell&Kern's warranty in India.

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    PRODUCT AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

    DFA AWARDS
    July, 2018

    What Hi-Fi

    “If you want a dedicated PMP with direct access to Tidal, this should be a great entry-level option. Sonically, it’s a five-star player when used with wired headphones.”

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    Tech Hive

    "The Activo CT10’s sleek design, compact size, superb interface, snappy response, rich feature set. It’s an outstanding performer, musically speaking."

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    Forbes

    "the CT10 is the first budget player out of the box that I’ve seen that can play MQA files straight off.MQA stands for Master Quality Authenticated & it’s the next big thing in hi-res digital music"

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    Digital Trends

    "If you’re after something that sounds great, is hyper-portable, and won’t break the piggy bank, we highly recommend you check out this little player."

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 31 reviews
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    (16)
    26%
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    3%
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    10%
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    N.J.
    Great DAP for everyday use!
    We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. We look forward to serving you again.
    A
    A.M.
    Cant beat this at this price point.
    B
    B.p.o.H.
    Bad policy exhibited by H.Zone
    Hey Praveen, we are extremely sorry that you received a faulty unit but they was no way for us to inspect a sealed unit. For unfortunate times like these we have our 7 Days Replacement Guarantee policy. We confirm that your unit is found to be defective after inspection and Shikha from our returns team has mailed you about the same. We are waiting to hear a response from you in order to be able to close the case.
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    D.P.K.
    Excellent DAP
    S
    S.S.
    Great Product and Great price
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    D.B.R.
    Beautiful Activo CT 10
    We are happy to hear that you got exactly what you wanted.
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    S.S.P.P.
    Review @activo ct10
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    H.P.
    Excellent sound quality
    Thank you for sharing your review with us.
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    T.
    Activo ct10 and review about headphonzone service