The word Astell means Stars in Latin while the word Kern means Centre and together Astell&Kern means the centre of music. Astell&Kern products are the perfect pick for Hi-Fi audio aficionados. Due to the advancement in recording technology, music can be recorded digitally while sounding as true as a live performance. But most of the time, these high-quality recordings are heard in inferior audio formats such as MP3 which compromises with the sound quality. Additionally, the soundstage aspect of the sound is completely lost in the MP3 formats. Therefore Astell&Kern came into existence to address this issue to revive the amazing sound quality for musicians and audio professionals.
The brand has core values such as: High-Resolution studio quality sound in
audio device, Audio quality without compromise, Design & Engineering Excellence, Craftsmanship & High Quality Materials, State of the art Technology and Innovation at every release.
Astell&Kern dedicatedly works on providing naturalistic sound without any kind of distortion so that listeners can hear even the minutest details of a song which they would have otherwise missed. Furthermore, Astell&Kern prides itself on using only the absolute best DAC chips from AKM, ESS or Cirrus Logic. Each DAP is unique and crafted to the highest quality standards.
AstellKern believes in playing Hi-Res music matching the quality of the recording. This ability to deliver a sound which is close to the live performance is the highlight of Astell&Kern. This standard of sound quality has been used in audio exhibitions around the world and is appreciated by audio lovers across the world including the USA, China, Japan, UK, France among others.
All Astell&Kern DAPs employ high quality materials from Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Copper, and Brass. Made in South Korea, all their DAPs provide an overwhelming Power Output based on BAL 2Vrms~12Vrms.