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Astell&Kern - A&ultima SP1000M

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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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    7 Days Replacement

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    This product is eligible for a replacement if the return request is raised within 7 days of delivery, and ONLY in the unfortunate event that it is found to be defective. This policy is not applicable to customers who are not happy with the product.

    Once the manufacturing defect has been confirmed by our inspection team, we will provide a replacement of the originally ordered product. In case of replacements not being available, you can choose another variant, full store credit or a full refund will be provided.

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    Ideal for
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    Best Suited for
    Portable Use

    1 Year of
    Warranty

    Metal
    Build

    Bluetooth with
    aptX HD

    10 Hours of
    Battery Life

    Battery Capacity of
    3300 mAh

    Upto 1 TB
    of Storage

    2.5mm
    Balanced Output

    Dual AKM
    AK4497EQ

    DESCRIPTION

    GREAT LOOKS WITH POWERFUL PERFORMANCE

    The Astell&Kern A&ultima SP1000M has been styled to look as well as sound great. The 4.1-inch touchscreen showcases all your music artworks in HD resolution. An aluminium body offers durability while staying extremely light. It features a 10-hour battery life. When the battery goes down, simply plug-in your DAP for a mere three hours and you soon get a fully charged audio experience.

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    HIGH-QUALITY PERFORMANCE & SOUND

    For an enhanced user interface and lag-free experience, the A&ultima SP1000M features an octa-core CPU. This processor powers the AKM AK4497EQ Dual DAC. It supports Native DSD playback and MQA for a sound that's almost like the original master recording. You get a sample rate of PCM : 8kHz ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) / DSD Native: DSD64 (1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128 (1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256 (1bit 11.2MHz) and Stereo.
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    MULTIPLE CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS

    The Astell&Kern A&ultima SP1000M is compatible with Windows 7 & above as well as MAC OS X 10.7 & up. You can transfer data to your DAP via a USB Type-C input (supports file transfer speeds up to 10Gbps) or MTP (Media Device) input. Headphones can be connected with a 3.5mm connector or 2.5mm balanced output. This audio player also supports Bluetooth v4.1 and Wi-Fi. Use the DNLA-Based AK Connect App for speedier wireless transfers.

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    STREAM YOUR FAVOURITE SONGS HOWEVER YOU LIKE

    Stream music from your favourite services thanks to the Open APP Service. You can install a variety of .apk apps like Tidal, Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music and more. It has an internal storage capacity of 128GB and if that isn’t enough, a 400GB microSD card slot should store all your music.

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    INSPIRED BY PRECIOUS GEMS FOR AN ELEGANT, PORTABLE & HIGH-QUALITY PLAYER

    To create a player that was even better than the A&ultima SP1000, Astell&Kern decided to create a DAP that was smaller and more portable but still retained the same high-quality sound performance as its predecessor. The result? The A&ultima SP1000M. It has been inspired by irregularly patterned natural stones as well as Lapis Lazuli, one of the oldest gems whose history stretches back to 5,000 BC. The user interference has also been improved with the optional Virtual Back Key.

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    SPECS

    GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
    MODEL SP1000M
    BODY COLOR Lapis Blue / Onyx Black
    BODY MATERIAL Aluminum
    DISPLAY 4.1inch (720 x 1,280) Touchscreen
    SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMATS WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
    SAMPLE RATE PCM : 8kHz ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) / DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo
    OUTPUT LEVEL Unbalance 2.1Vrms / Balance 4.2Vrms (Condition No Load)
    DAC AKM AK4497EQ x2 (Dual DAC)
    DECODING Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
    INPUT USB Type-C (3.0) input (data transfer (PC & MAC)) / Connection Mode : MTP (Media Device)
    OUTPUTS PHONES (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
    WIFI 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
    DIMENSIONS 2.67 ”(67.9 mm) [W] x 4.60 ”(117 mm) [H] x 0.66 ”(16.9 mm) [D]
    WEIGHT 7.16 oz (203 g)
    FEATURE ENHANCEMENT Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
    AUDIO PERFORMANCE
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE ±0.062dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance / ±0.061dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balance
    ±0.68dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Unbalance / ±0.67dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Balance
    SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO 120dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 123dB @ 1kHz, Balance
    CROSSTALK 138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 144dB @ 1kHz, Balance
    THD+N 0.0007% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0006% @ 1kHz, Balance
    IMD SAMPTE 0.0004% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance & Balance
    OUTPUT IMEDANCE Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm) / PHONES 3.5mm (2ohm)
    CLOCK SOURCE
    REFRENCE CLOCK JITTER 200 Femto Seconds
    CLOCK JITTER 25ps(Typ)
    BATTERY
    CAPACITY 3,300mAh 3.7V Li-ion Battery
    CONTINUOUS PLAYBACK Up to 10 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44kHz, Volume 75, LCD Off)
    CHARGE TIME About 3 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging)
    MEMORY
    BUILT IN MEMORY 128GB [NAND]
    EXTERNAL MEMORY microSD (Max. 1TB) x1
    OS
    SUPPORTED OS Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up
    IN THE BOX
    BOX CONTENTS 1. Astell&Kern - A&Ultima SP1000M Digital Audio Player
    2. Leather Case & Protective Film
    3. MicroSD Card Slot Cover
    4. USB Type-C Cable
    5. Quick Start Guide
    6. Warranty Card
    7. User Guide


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    COMPARISONS

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    ₹ 109,990/- ₹ 199,990

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    Warranty
    Screen Size 4.1inch 5.0inch 4.1inch 4.2inch
    Weight 203g 493g 303g 290g
    DAC Chip AKM AK4497EQ ES9038PRO SABRE AKM AK4492ECB AKM AK4497EQ
    Sample Rate 32bit/384kHz 32bit / 384kHz 32bit / 384kHz 32Bit/384kHz
    Battery Life 11 Hours 9 Hours 9 Hours 14 Hours
    Balanced Outputs 2.5 mm 2.5 mm & XLR Out (Mini 5pin) 2.5 mm 4.4mm
    Digital Outputs USB-C USB-C, Optical 3.5mm USB-C Coaxial, L2S & USB-C
    Balanced Outputs 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB 65 GB
    External Storage 1 x microSD 1 x microSD 1 x microSD 1 x microSD
    Output level Unbalanced: 2.1Vrms
    Balanced: 4.2Vrms
    High - Unbalanced: 6 Vrms Balanced 12 Vrms
    Mid- Unbalanced 4 Vrms Balanced 8 Vrms
    Low:Unbalanced 2 Vrms Balanced 4 Vrms
    Unbalanced: 2.0Vrms
    Balanced 4.0Vrms
    32Ω: 245mW
    150Ω: 64mW
    300Ω: 32mW
    Signal to Noise Ratio Balance: 123dB
    Unbalance: 120dB
    Balanced: 117dB
    Unbalanced: 117dB
    Balanced: 123dB
    Unbalanced:122dB
    Balanced 121dB
    Unbalanced 119dB
    Bluetooth Version v4.1 v4.2 v4.2 v4.2
    Bluetooth Codecs aptX HD aptX HD LDAC, AAC, & aptX
    Tidal Streaming
    Downloadable Apps
    MQA Support
    Expert Verdict "The Astell & Kern A&ultima SP1000M is pretty much faultless when it comes to sound quality. When it comes to the business of playing music, it’s impossible to find holes in the performance."
    What Hi-Fi
    "An powerful and engaging DAP for your headphones, it's not the most subtle performer. Based on the successes of its siblings, we were expecting an engaging listen, the Kann Cube doesn’t disappoint."
    What Hi-Fi
    "A sublime musical experience awaits the well-heeled audiophile. A near perfect marriage of industrial design and intoxicating sound make SA700 a superb high-res digital audio player by any measure."
    Tech Hive
    "The A01 motherboard taps into Cayin’s house sound or preference for something slightly richer, sweeter and an all-round performance that will appeal to a very wide audience indeed."
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    FAQS

    DOWNLOADS

  • SP1000M User Manual
  • SP1000M USB DAC Driver
  • SP1000M MAC OS Driver
  • SP1000M v1.19
  • SP1000M v1.20
  • SP1000M v1.31
  • SP1000M v1.41
  • SP1000M v1.52
  • Warranty & Media Reviews

    1 Year Warranty

    Don't sweat it, this Astell&Kern A&ultima SP1000M 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 DESIGN WINNER

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    Mar, 2019

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    PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD

    iF Award
    Jan, 2019

    Digital Trends

    "There’s also 128GB of internal storage space, rather than 256GB, purely because Astell & Kern could not fit the larger amount onto the circuit board."

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    Headfonia

    "With the SP1000M A&K has built another great top level portable player. The M sound-wise is different enough from the SP1000 for A&K to “have” 2 flagships"

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    What Hi-Fi

    "The A&K SP1000M is pretty much faultless when it comes to sound quality. When it comes to the business of playing music, it’s impossible to find holes in the performance."

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    Inner Fidelity

    "The SP1000M is based on their Award-winning SP1000 player. By producing the SP1000M, they've given users more choice in how they want to listen to high-res music."

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    Twister6

    "And to an even bigger surprise, they took key components of SPK, including dual flagship AKM DAC and Exynos octa-core processor, and packed it into a smaller and lighter aluminum chassis."

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    Major HiFi

    "The dynamics of Astell & Kern SP1000 and SP1000M contribute to a sense of grooviness, separation, and emotional impact.If you want to maximize portability, go with the SP1000M."

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    Customer Reviews

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