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Designed in
Korea

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Best Suited for
Portable Use

1 Year of
Warranty

Metal
Build

Bluetooth with
aptX HD

9 Hours of
Battery Life

Battery Capacity of
7400 mAh

Upto 1 TB
of Storage

2.5mm & 5-pin mini XLR
Balanced Output

Dual ESS Sabre
ES9038PRO

DESCRIPTION

MEET THE MOST POWERFUL PLAYER

Astell&Kern is known for crafting the world's greatest high-resolution music players. The KANN Cube is extremely powerful in the KANN hierarchy. This system focuses on a high-fidelity sound with powerful output offering a very low noise floor. A Quad-core CPU also offers a powerful, lag-free performance. This player has been designed to be functional with every element in the right place for a more intuitive and user-friendly experience.

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CONNECT TO ANY HOME AUDIO SYSTEM

The KANN Cube has managed to set a record high in producing high-fidelity audio. It is the first Astell&Kern player to offer a 5-pin mini XLR connector which gives a lower noise floor and higher audio output. It can easily connect to your home audio systems and active speakers with balanced connections delivering clear and pure audio playback.

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ESS ES9038PRO SABRE 8-CHANNEL DAC CHIP FOR A WIDE SOUNDSTAGE

The KANN Cube uses the most advanced dual ESS ES9038PRO SABRE 8-channel DAC Chips to deliver unlimited soundstage and depth. Each DAC sends out 8 channels of audio signals through the Analog AMP Block where one chip is dedicated to the left channel while the other is for the right channel. These chips belong to the SABRE PRO Series which is a first in an audio player.

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ADVANCED CIRCUITRY FOR POWERFUL SOUND WITH MINIMAL DISTORTION

Astell&Kern is proud to announce that the KANN Cube has a newly designed OP Amp and Volume IC which manages power optimally and efficiently to minimise distortion and deliver a neutral audio experience. The KANN Cube's multiple power outputs for high, mid and low options give unmatched power to the headphones with a Balanced output of 12Vrms and an Unbalanced output of 6Vrms.

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SUPPORTS MQA TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGH-QUALITY AUDIO

The KANN Cube includes the award-winning British MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology which delivers the sound of the original master recording. Certified MQA files are small in size to stream or download. Enjoy the original recording experience wherever and whenever you want.
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STREAM AUDIO USING YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC APP

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 32bit/384kHz, Native DSD256 decoding support.

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SPECS

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL KANN CUBE
BODY COLOR Wolf Gray
BODY MATERIAL Aluminum
DISPLAY 5inch (720 x 1,280) Touch display
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 [Phone Out]
High: Unbalanced 6Vrms / Balanced 12Vrms (Condition No Load)
Mid: Unbalanced 4Vrms / Balanced 8Vrms (Condition No Load)
Low: Unbalanced 2Vrms / Balanced 4Vrms (Condition No Load)
[XLR Out]
4Vrms (Condition No Load)
DAC ESS ES9038PRO SABRE 8channel x2 (Dual DAC)
DECODING Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
INPUT USB Type-C input (for PC & MAC)
OUTPUTS Unbalanced Out (3.5mm) / Optical Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported) / XLR Out (Mini 5pin)
WIFI 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
MQA PLAYBACK Services(Tidal Masters), Local files, External USB, MQA-CD(ripped)
DIMENSIONS 3.45 ”(87.75 mm) [W] x 5.51 ”(140 mm) [H] x 1.24 ”(31.5 mm) [D]
WEIGHT 17.3 oz (493 g)
FEATURE ENHANCEMENT Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
AUDIO PERFORMANCE
FREQUENCY RESPONSE [Phone Out]
±0.027dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.025dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
±0.07dB (Condition : 10Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.087dB (Condition : 10Hz~70kHz) Balanced
[XLR Out]
±0.025dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) / ±0.032dB (Condition : 10Hz~70kHz)
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO [Phone Out] 117dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 117dB @ 1kHz, Balanced [XLR Out] 128dB @ 1kHz
CROSSTALK [Phone Out] -129dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -136dB @ 1kHz, Balanced [XLR Out] -146dB @ 1kHz
THD+N [Phone Out] 0.0004% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0005% @ 1kHz, Balanced [XLR Out] 0.0004% @ 1kHz
IMD SAMPTE [Phone Out] 0.0005% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalanced / 0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balanced [XLR Out] 0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1)
OUTPUT IMEDANCE Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (1.2ohm) / Balanced Out 2.5mm (1.6ohm)
CLOCK SOURCE
REFRENCE CLOCK JITTER 250 Femto Seconds
BATTERY
CAPACITY 7,400mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery
CONTINUOUS PLAYBACK TIME up to 9 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalance, Volume 80, EQ OFF, LCD OFF, LOW GAIN)
CHARGE TIME About 4 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging)
About 5.5 hours (Standard - 5V/2A General 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 KANN Cube Flagship Digital Audio Player


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COMPARISONS

 

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₹ 99,990/- ₹ 114,990

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Warranty
Screen Size 5.0inch 4.1inch 4.2inch 5.0inch
Weight 493g 303g 290g 240g
DAC Chip ES9038PRO SABRE AKM AK4492ECB AKM AK4497EQ Dual ES9028PRO
Sample Rate 32bit / 384kHz 32bit / 384kHz 32Bit/384kHz 32bit/384kHz
Battery Life 9 Hours 9 Hours 14 Hours 9 Hours
Balanced Outputs 2.5 mm & XLR Out (Mini 5pin) 2.5 mm 4.4mm 2.5 mm
Digital Outputs USB-C, Optical 3.5mm USB-C Coaxial, L2S & USB-C SPDIF & USB-C
Internal Storage 128 GB 128 GB 65 GB 64 GB
External Storage 1 x microSD 1 x microSD 1 x microSD 1 x microSD
Output level 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
Unbalacned 3.1Vrms
Balanced 6.2Vrms
Signal to Noise Ratio Balanced: 117dB
Unbalanced: 117dB
Balanced: 123dB
Unbalanced:122dB
Balanced 121dB
Unbalanced 119dB
125dB
Bluetooth Version v4.2 v4.2 v4.2 v5.0
Bluetooth Codecs aptX HD aptX HD LDAC, AAC, & aptX LDAC & aptX
Tidal Streaming
Downloadable Apps
MQA Support
Expert Verdict "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."
Headfonics
"This is a quality looking visual presentation right now with a stellar sound performance and a price that, in today’s market, that is very hard to find fault with. You are gonna like this a lot!"
Headfonics

FAQS

DOWNLOADS

  • KANN CUBE User Manual
  • KANN CUBE USB DAC Driver
  • KANN CUBE MAC OS Driver
  • KANN CUBE v1.12
  • KANN CUBE v1.13
  • KANN CUBE v1.14
  • KANN CUBE v1.16
  • KANN CUBE v1.21
  • Warranty & Media Reviews

    1 Year Warranty

    Don't sweat it, this Astell&Kern KANN Cube 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 MERIT AWARD

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