LDAC & aptX HD
2.5mm & 4.4mm
ESS Sabre ES9068AS
Quad DAC Chip
Battery Capacity of
The Astell&Kern SP2000T has to be easily the most innovative DAP out there. It features a first-of-its-kind triple amplification stage with a real vacuum tube embedded in the device. This is unheard of and something Astell&Kern have executed well. SP2000T is a true Flagship DAP.
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Our careful selection of demo headphones gives you the experience of pre-burned in headphones - at drop dead prices. We do this sale every year to clear up our existing demos and to make way for new units instead. These demo headphones have been used at our Experience Studio in Mumbai. The pictures above depict the condition of the product and also indicate the accessories available with the headphone. For any specific questions about the condition please get in touch with us! While the product itself is fully tested by our Headphone Gurus and the outer packaging may have suffered some damage.
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You may or may not get the original packaging or some accessories may be missing & because of the fact that they've been extensively used as a demo at the Experience Studio, we give a good discount compared to a new gear.
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P.S. If you do not like your gear, unfortunately we will not be able to accept the return.
Demo headphones save you the time of burning in new headphones. Typically, brand new headphones take up to weeks to fully break in and sound as good as they should. With demo headphones, you get to enjoy the best sound out of the box.
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A thorough inspection means you receive a 100% working headphone with no sound output issues.
|BOX CONTENTS||1. Astell&Kern A&ultima SP2000T Digital Audio Player|
|2. Leather Case|
|3. USB Type-C Cable|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|BODY COLOUR||Onyx Black|
|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 (8/16/24/32 bits per Sample)
DSD Native: DSD64(1 bit 2.8MHz), Stereo
DSD128(1 bit 5.6MHz), Stereo
DSD256(1 bit 11.2MHz), Stereo
DSD512(1 bit, 22.4MHz), Stereo
|OUTPUT LEVEL||Unbalanced 3.0Vrms
Balanced 6.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
|DAC||ESS ES9068AS x4 (Quad-DAC)|
|VACCUM TUBE||KORG Nutube 6P1|
|DECODING||Support up to 32 Bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit playback|
|INPUT||USB Type-C input (for charging & PC & MAC)|
|OUTPUTS||Unbalanced Out (3.5 mm), Optical Out (3.5 mm)
Balanced Out (2.5 mm, 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" (78.1 mm)[W] x 5.55" (141.1 mm)[H] x 0.68" (17.5 mm)[D]|
|WEIGHT||about 10.89oz (309g)|
|FEATURE ENHANCEMENT||Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||±0.024dB (Condition: 20 Hz~20 kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.038dB (Condition: 20 Hz~20 kHz)
±0.027dB (Condition: 20 Hz~70 KHz) Unbalanced / ±0.052dB (Condition: 20 Hz~70 KHz) Balanced
|S/N||121 dB @ 1 kHz, Unbalanced
123dB @ 1 kHz, Balanced
|CROSSTALK||-137dB @ 1 kHz, Unbalanced
-142dB @ 1 kHz, Balanced
|THD+N||0.0003% @ 1 kHz, Unbalanced
0.0003% @ 1 kHz, Balanced
|IMD SMPTE||0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1), Unbalanced & Balanced|
|OUTPUT IMPEDANCE||Unbalanced Out 3.5 mm (1.5ohm)
Balanced Out 2.5 mm (1ohm)
|CLOCK JITTER||25ps (Typ)|
|REFERENCE CLOCK JITTER||70ps|
|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, 16 bit, 44.1 kHz, Unbalanced, Vol.50, LCD Off, LED On, OP AMP Mode)|
|BUILT-IN MEMORY||256GB [NAND]|
|EXTERNAL MEMORY||microSD x1 (Max. 1TB)|
|SUPPORTED OS||Windows 7, 8, 10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. Astell&Kern A&ultima SP2000T Digital Audio Player|
|2. Leather Case|
|3. USB Type-C Cable|
The Ultimate Hi-Fi Audio System
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.
Specialist Hi-Fi Brand in Digital Audio Player Market
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.
A Popular Choice for Hi-Res Audio
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.
3 Months Warranty
Don't sweat it, this Astell&Kern - A&ultima SP2000T (Demo Unit) comes with a 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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