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Astell&Kern - A&ultima SP1000M

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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

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.

SR15

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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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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
Internal Storage 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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    Impressive audio quality without fatiguing my ears...