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Astell&Kern - A&ultima SP2000T

Digital Audio Player with Tube Amplifier

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    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 No Cost EMI ₹ 66,666 ₹ 0
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 14% ₹ 68,228 ₹ 4,685
    6 14% ₹ 34,707 ₹ 8,246
    9 14% ₹ 23,538 ₹ 11,847
    12 14% ₹ 17,957 ₹ 15,489
    18 14% ₹ 12,383 ₹ 22,895
    24 14% ₹ 9,603 ₹ 30,462
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 13% ₹ 68,116 ₹ 4,349
    6 13% ₹ 34,608 ₹ 7,651
    9 14% ₹ 23,538 ₹ 11,847
    12 14% ₹ 17,957 ₹ 15,489
    18 15% ₹ 12,477 ₹ 24,585
    24 15% ₹ 9,697 ₹ 32,736
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 13% ₹ 68,116 ₹ 4,349
    6 13% ₹ 34,608 ₹ 7,651
    9 13% ₹ 23,443 ₹ 10,989
    12 13% ₹ 17,863 ₹ 14,361
    18 15% ₹ 12,477 ₹ 24,585
    24 15% ₹ 9,697 ₹ 32,736
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 13% ₹ 68,116 ₹ 4,349
    6 13% ₹ 34,608 ₹ 7,651
    9 15% ₹ 23,634 ₹ 12,707
    12 15% ₹ 18,052 ₹ 16,620
    18 15% ₹ 12,477 ₹ 24,585
    24 15% ₹ 9,697 ₹ 32,736
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 15% ₹ 68,340 ₹ 5,021
    6 15% ₹ 34,807 ₹ 8,841
    9 15% ₹ 23,634 ₹ 12,707
    12 15% ₹ 18,052 ₹ 16,620
    18 15% ₹ 12,477 ₹ 24,585
    24 15% ₹ 9,697 ₹ 32,736
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 12.50% ₹ 68,060 ₹ 4,181
    6 12.50% ₹ 34,559 ₹ 7,355
    9 13.50% ₹ 23,491 ₹ 11,418
    12 13.50% ₹ 17,910 ₹ 14,925
    18 13.50% ₹ 12,336 ₹ 22,052
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 12.99% ₹ 68,115 ₹ 4,346
    6 13.99% ₹ 34,706 ₹ 8,240
    9 13.99% ₹ 23,537 ₹ 11,838
    12 13.99% ₹ 17,956 ₹ 15,478
    18 14.99% ₹ 12,476 ₹ 24,568
    24 14.99% ₹ 9,696 ₹ 32,713
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 13% ₹ 68,116 ₹ 4,349
    6 13% ₹ 34,608 ₹ 7,651
    9 13% ₹ 23,443 ₹ 10,989
    12 12% ₹ 17,770 ₹ 13,237
    18 12% ₹ 12,196 ₹ 19,535
    24 12% ₹ 9,415 ₹ 25,953
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 12% ₹ 68,004 ₹ 4,013
    6 12% ₹ 34,510 ₹ 7,058
    9 14% ₹ 23,538 ₹ 11,847
    12 14% ₹ 17,957 ₹ 15,489
    18 15% ₹ 12,477 ₹ 24,585
    24 15% ₹ 9,697 ₹ 32,736
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 13% ₹ 68,116 ₹ 4,349
    6 14% ₹ 34,707 ₹ 8,246
    9 15% ₹ 23,634 ₹ 12,707
    12 15% ₹ 18,052 ₹ 16,620
    18 15% ₹ 12,477 ₹ 24,585
    24 15% ₹ 9,697 ₹ 32,736
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 14% ₹ 68,228 ₹ 4,685
    6 14% ₹ 34,707 ₹ 8,246
    9 14% ₹ 23,538 ₹ 11,847
    12 14% ₹ 17,957 ₹ 15,489
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 13% ₹ 68,116 ₹ 4,349
    6 13% ₹ 34,608 ₹ 7,651
    9 14% ₹ 23,538 ₹ 11,847
    12 14% ₹ 17,957 ₹ 15,489
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 13% ₹ 68,116 ₹ 4,349
    6 13% ₹ 34,608 ₹ 7,651
    9 14% ₹ 23,538 ₹ 11,847
    12 14% ₹ 17,957 ₹ 15,489
    18 15% ₹ 12,477 ₹ 24,585
    24 15% ₹ 9,697 ₹ 32,736
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Designed in
Korea

1 Year of
Warranty

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Best Suited for
Portable Use

Bluetooth with
LDAC & aptX HD

9 Hours of
Battery Life

2.5mm & 4.4mm
Balanced Output

Upto 6Vrms
Power Output

ESS Sabre ES9068AS
Quad DAC Chip

Volume
Controls

256 GB
Internal Memory

Battery Capacity of
4,200 mAh

DESCRIPTION

FEATURES FOUR ES9068AS CHIPS WITH REPLAY GAIN FOR BALANCED AND DETAILED SOUND

Astell&Kern introduces the latest high-resolution audio device to their A&Ultima series called the SP2000T. The architecture for the SP2000T’s sound decoding has been carefully thought out, and it is the first DAP to feature four ESS9068AS chips, with two chips dedicated to each channel for decoding. The result of this is highly detailed sound reproduction with depth and spatial realism. The SP2000T is also the first to feature Replay Gain functionality that automatically and uniformly adjusts volume playback from sound sources up to 24-bit/192 kHz so playlists can be enjoyed throughout without reaching for the volume.

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TRIPLE AMP SYSTEM WITH HYBRID MODE OFFERING SUPERIOR CLARITY AND DYNAMIC PLAYBACK

SP2000T features the ability to toggle between three-amp modes to find the best sound suited for your music. Based on the set-up from the original SP2000, the OP-AMP configuration offers pristine clarity and dynamic playback. Users can switch to the Tube Amp mode and experience the uniquely warm and musical audio associated with vacuum tube amplifiers. The device also features an anode grid filament structure that consumes less power, yet delivers audio with rich overtones. To achieve the sonic flavour of a vacuum tube amp, the SP2000T is embedded with the dual-triode KORG Nutube. The Nutube offers a reliable playback time of approximately 30,000 hours with support for the player’s onboard 2.5mm, 3.5mm and 4.4mm headphone output jacks. SP2000T also features the new innovative Hybrid Mode, which brings together the distinctive sonic quality of the detailed OP-AMP and expressive Tube Amp modes, while providing five options with different mix ratios of each amp’s sound characteristics to best serve the music being played.

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PATENTED TERATON ALPHA SOUND SOLUTION TECHNOLOGY FOR LIFE-LIKE AUDIO PLAYBACK

The SP2000T from Astell&Kern adopts the company’s patented Teraton Alpha Sound Solution technology to deliver realistic sound. Teraton Alpha technology efficiently removes power noise and provides efficient power supply and amplification right through to the audio output interface stage where the digital-to-analogue signal conversion (DAC) occurs. Only when each of these elements is optimised, can a player produce sound as close as the music artist and producer intended. That is exactly what this technology does to deliver audio playback close to the original sound.

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MULTIPLE CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS AND STORAGE EXPANSION CAPABILITY

Astell&Kern A&ultima SP2000T offers various ways to connect your device to the web, computer or phone. SP2000T features dual-band Wi-Fi support with AK File Drop for wireless file transfer. With this, users can wirelessly transfer files through a PC, smartphone, or FTP program located on the same network to make music management convenient. The device also offers the new BT Sink function, allowing connection to an external device, such as a smartphone, via Bluetooth, enabling music to be played back in high-quality on the player. A&ultima SP2000T also boasts Bluetooth 5.0, providing a better range and a more stable wireless connection to headphones, along with support for 24-bit aptX HD and LDAC codecs. This means the best audio quality wirelessly. The A&ultima SP2000T harbours 256GB on-board memory that can be expanded up to 1TB via a microSD card slot, allowing users to carry thousands of hi-res albums with them anytime.

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SPECIALLY CRAFTED INTERNAL DESIGN TO REDUCE RESONANCE COMBINED WITH A FULL HD DISPLAY

To tackle internal microphonic resonances generated by the vacuum tubes, the engineers at Astell&Kern designed a thoughtful modular structure physically separate from the circuit board. To achieve this, the vacuum tubes are fixed with flexible silicone covers to minimise any mechanical vibration, while the design uses magnetic forces to float the amp in the air to reduce internal noise. Further steps are taken to eliminate electromagnetic interference caused when internal components are in operation by applying highly conductive, hyper-pure silver plating on the existing shield cans for extra defence against these disturbances. The device also features a full HD 5-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1920x1080, capable of displaying essential information and offers a clean and sharp user-interface design.

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SPECS

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL SP2000T
BODY COLOUR Onyx Black
BODY MATERIAL Aluminum
DISPLAY 5.0-inch touchscreen, FHD 1280 x 1080 Display
SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMATS WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
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
DSD512(1bit, 22.4MHz), Stereo
OUTPUT LEVEL Unbalanced 3.0Vrms
Balanced 6.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
CPU Octa-core
DAC ESS ES9068AS x4 (Quad-DAC)
VACCUM TUBE KORG Nutube 6P1
DECODING Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit playback
INPUT USB Type-C input (for charging & PC & MAC)
OUTPUTS Unbalanced Out (3.5mm), Optical Out (3.5mm)
Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported / 4.4m, only 5-pole supported)
WI-FI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
BLUETOOTH V5.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD, LDAC)
DIMENSIONS 3.07" (78.1mm)[W] x 5.55" (141.1mm)[H] x 0.68" (17.5mm)[D]
WEIGHT about 10.89oz (309g)
FEATURE ENHANCEMENT Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
AUDIO PERFORMANCE
FREQUENCY RESPONSE ±0.024dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.038dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
±0.027dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.052dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
S/N 121dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced
123dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
CROSSTALK -137dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced
-142dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
THD+N 0.0003% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced
0.0003% @ 1kHz, Balanced
IMD SMPTE 0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1), Unbalanced & Balanced
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (1.5ohm)
Balanced Out 2.5mm (1ohm)
CLOCK SOURCE
CLOCK JITTER 25ps (Typ)
REFERENCE CLOCK JITTER 70ps
BATTERY
CAPACITY 4,200mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer
CHARGE TIME About 3.5hours (9V / 1.67A Fast Charging)
5hours (5V 2A General Charging)
PLAYBACK TIME About 9hours (Standard: FLAC, 16bit, 44.1kHz, Unbalanced, Vol.50, LCD Off, LED On, OP AMP Mode)
MEMORY
BUILT-IN MEMORY 256GB [NAND]
EXTERNAL MEMORY microSD x1 (Max. 1TB)
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 SP2000T Digital Audio Player


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