Astell&Kern

Astell&Kern - ACRO CA1000

Innovative Headphone Amplifier + DAC + DAP

₹ 199,999 Is our price too high?

You save ₹ 20,000 (9%)

Includes GST of ₹ 30,508 Info

Get 18% GST input

One of the reasons headphones and earphones in India are more expensive than overseas is because of the Goods & Services Tax in India. Don't let the GST input go to waste especially if you can avail an offset. All products sold on Headphone Zone carry a GST compliant invoice and all products sold include an 18% GST. Simply enter your GST number at the time of checkout.

We'll contact you with a special offer on Astell&Kern - ACRO CA1000

Shipping Icon Shipping & Delivery

Tick Icon Free Express Shipping

Tick Icon Pre-Order for delivery
within 3 to 4 weeks Info
1. What is a Pre-Order product?
A Pre-order product is a product that we especially order for you from the brand. Once you place an order with us, we will order it from the brand for you.

2. How do I know when the product will be delivered?
There is a rough timeline on the product availability and once it has been confirmed with the brand, we will inform you. 

3. Do you order the product from the brand as soon as I place the order?
We do not immediately order the product but add it in the upcoming order.

4. Will you be giving me updates?
Once we have ordered the product and have a confirmed timeline, we will give you an update.

5. I’d like to make changes to/cancel my order?
You can only cancel/make changes to your order until we place the order with the brand. Since the product is specifically being ordered for you, we will be unable to cancel/make changes once we order the product from the brand.

  • Earn Club Audiophile points worth Info
    Join Club Audiophile to begin your pursuit of great sound. Earn points and save on every purchase.
    Learn more
  • Please select a bank

    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
  • Get GST invoice and save up to 18% on business purchases Info

    Get 18% GST input

    One of the reasons headphones and earphones in India are more expensive than overseas is because of the Goods & Services Tax in India. Don't let the GST input go to waste especially if you can avail an offset. All products sold on Headphone Zone carry a GST compliant invoice and all products sold include an 18% GST. Simply enter your GST number at the time of checkout.
7 Day Replacement Guarantee Info

7 Day Replacement Guarantee

All products are covered by the Headphone Zone 7 Day Replacement Guarantee. This product is eligible for a free replacement in case you receive a damaged, defective or different item.

Please keep the product in its original condition with all accessories & packaging for a successful return. We may contact you to assess the damage or defect before issuing a replacement.

Please note that physical damage cases need to be brought to our notice within 24 hours.

Read more
1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty Info

Warranty & Service

This product is covered by Astell&Kern's 1 Year Warranty against manufacturing defects. The Authorised service partner for all warranty claims in India is Headphone Zone.
Read more

Recommended Accessories

  • Upgrade Your Listening Experience With High Quality Cables
    TOPPING - TCR2

    TOPPING - TCR2

    ₹ 4,499 /- ₹ 4,999 /-

Designed in
Korea

1 Year of
Warranty

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Ideal for
Indoor Use

Bluetooth with
LDAC & aptX HD

10.5 Hours of
Battery Life

2.5mm & 4.4mm
Balanced Output

ESS Sabre ES9068AS
Quad DAC Chip

Pair with Laptop
via USB-C

Connect With
Coaxial, Optical & RCA

Upto 15Vrms
Power Output

Battery Capacity of
8400 mAh

DESCRIPTION

ASTELL&KERN ACRO CA1000 - HEADPHONE AMP + DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER REDEFINED

Astell&Kern has redefined the headphone amplifier with the introduction of the ACRO CA1000. It expertly combines a high-performance amplifier with Digital Audio Player (DAP) capabilities in an incredibly compact desktop and portable-friendly form factor. The powerful ACRO CA1000 delivers the optimal performance to any wired headphone or IEM. An array of digital/analogue inputs and outputs also ensures the ACRO CA1000 can be at the heart of any hi-fi setup and become the ultimate system for audiophiles.

Headphone-Zone-Astell&Kern-ACRO-CA1000

FEATURES AN AMPLIFIER WITH A FOUR-STEP GAIN LEVEL SETTING + FOUR OUTPUTS

The team at Astell&Kern realised the fact that to achieve the optimum potential and run the most sophisticated and power-hungry headphones a dedicated amplifier is essential. The ACRO CA1000 features an Amplifier with a four-step Gain Level setting that can run high-impedance headphones with a 15Vrms output level. All this without any deterioration of sound quality or distortion. The Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000 is equipped with balanced 2.5mm and 4.4mm and unbalanced 3.5mm and 6.35mm outputs, to accommodate a wide variety of headphones. Using ultra-small relay parts and circuits for each output, they are physically separated from each other to minimise any internal noise interference that can adversely affect the quality of the signal and sound.

Headphone-Zone-Astell&Kern-ACRO-CA1000
Headphone-Zone-Astell&Kern-ACRO-CA1000

EQUIPPED WITH A DEDICATED DAC WITH PATENTED TERATON ALPHA TECHNOLOGY

The Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000 comes with a high-quality, high-performance Quad ES9068AS DAC that delivers a clear, detailed and balanced sound with support for MQA protocols. The Quad-DAC also supports high-resolution audio playback natively for DSD512 and 32bit/384 kHz files, enabling you to get even closer to the original studio sound, while revealing musical details never heard before. The ACRO CA1000 also features Astell&Kern’s patented Teraton Alpha technology which is a result of extensive research and development, this sound solution is designed to deliver audio playback close to the original sound through the audio output interface by use of effective power noise removal, efficient power management and amplification with minimal distortion.

ACRO

Headphone-Zone-Astell&Kern-ACRO-CA1000
Headphone-Zone-Astell&Kern-ACRO-CA1000

EMBEDDED WITH A DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER WITH FAST CHARGING AND ON-BOARD MEMORY

The Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000 features DAP capabilities, transforming it into the go-to system for Hi-Fi aficionados. A tilting 4.1-inch touchscreen (up to 60-degrees) enables easy control of the player and amp settings with an intuitive Android OS. Equipped with an 8,400mAh large capacity battery, the ACRO CA1000 can provide up to 10.5 hours of playback without a separate power supply. The ACRO CA1000 features USB-PD 2.0 charging that supports 9V/3A for faster charging and when used with a USB-C adapter, the ACRO CA1000 can charge to 50% in one hour, and fully charge in about 2 hours and 30 minutes. An array of inputs and outputs allows the connection of digital and analogue sources to expand the system's capabilities. These include Optical, Coaxial, Type-C USB digital inputs/outputs and RCA analogue input/output (RCA). The ACRO CA1000 harbours 256GB on-board memory that can be expanded up to 1TB via a microSD card slot, meaning users can stockpile thousands of hi-res albums.

Headphone-Zone-Astell&Kern-ACRO-CA1000
Headphone-Zone-Astell&Kern-ACRO-CA1000
Headphone-Zone-Astell&Kern-ACRO-CA1000

EXPERTLY DESIGNED ALUMINIUM BODY AND ADDED FUNCTIONS TO ELEVATE YOUR MUSIC

The Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000’s beautifully engineered aluminium body shape and the prominent tactile volume wheel design are inspired by rugged space-age exploration vehicles. The system still retains Astell&Kern’s signature angular shadow and light motif to seamless fit into the company’s bold and aspirational design language. Replay Gain functionality automatically and uniformly adjusts volume playback from sound sources up to 24-bit/192 kHz so music can be enjoyed without reaching for the volume. Activate the Crossfeed function and a more comfortable listening experience is revealed. This mode blends the left and right channels, relieving ear fatigue by creating a more natural sound akin to listening to speakers. In this setting Shelf Cutoff, Shelf Gain, and Mixer Levels are adjustable according to listening tastes.

Headphone-Zone-Astell&Kern-ACRO-CA1000
Headphone-Zone-Astell&Kern-ACRO-CA1000
Headphone-Zone-Astell&Kern-ACRO-CA1000
Headphone-Zone-Astell&Kern-ACRO-CA1000

EASY CONNECTIVITY WITH DUAL-BAND WI-FI AND BLUETOOTH 5.0 WITH LDAC SUPPORT

The Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000 boasts Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, providing greater range and a more stable wireless connection to headphones and, along with support for 24-bit aptX™ HD and LDAC codecs, offers the best possible wireless sound quality. Alongside dual-band Wi-Fi support, the ACRO CA1000 features AK File Drop for easier wireless file transfers. Users can wirelessly transfer files through a PC, smartphone, or FTP program located on the same network to make music management even more convenient. A Bluetooth Sink function connects the Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000 to an external device, such as a smartphone, via Bluetooth, enabling music to be played back in high-quality on the headphone amp.

ACRO

Headphone-Zone-Astell&Kern-ACRO-CA1000
Headphone-Zone-Astell&Kern-ACRO-CA1000
Headphone-Zone-Astell&Kern-ACRO-CA1000

SPECS

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL ACRO CA1000
BODY COLOR Moon Silver
BODY MATERIAL Aluminum
DISPLAY 4.1 inch 720 x 1280 touch screen
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), DSD512(1bit, 22.4MHz) Stereo
OUTPUT LEVEL (HEADPHONE OUT) [Low] Unbalanced 2Vrms / Balanced 4Vrms (Condition No Load),
[Mid] Unbalanced 4Vrms / Balanced 8Vrms (Condition No Load),
[High] Unbalanced 6Vrms / Balanced 12Vrms (Condition No Load),
[Super] Unbalanced 8Vrms / Balanced 15Vrms (Condition No Load)
OUTPUT LEVEL (RCA OUT) 2Vrms (Condition No Load)
CPU Quad-core
DAC ESS ES9068AS x4 (Quad-DAC)
DECODING Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit-to-Bit playback
HEADPHONE OUTPUTS Unbalanced (3.5mm, 6.35mm) / Balanced (2.5mm, 4.4mm)
ANALOG INPUTS OUTPUTS RCA (Stereo pair) x1 RCA (Stereo pair) x1
DIGITAL INPUTS OUTPUTS Coaxial x1, Optical x1, USB(Type-C) x1 Optical(3.5mm) x1, USB(Type-C) x1
WIFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
BLUETOOTH V5.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD, LDAC)
DIMENSIONS 4.12"(104.9mm)[W] x 1.77"(45mm)[H] x 5.85"(148.8mm)[D]
WEIGHT About 32.41oz (919g)
FEATURE ENHANCEMENTS Firmware upgrade supported (OTA)
OPERATING TEMPERATURE 0℃ ~ + 40℃ (32℉~ 104℉)
AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
FREQUENCY RESPONSE ±0.024dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.018dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced / ±0.048dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) RCA
±0.059dB (Condition : 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.056dB (Condition : 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced / ±0.048dB (Condition : 20Hz~70kHz) RCA
S/N 107dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 115dB @ 1kHz, Balanced / 119dB @ 1kHz, RCA
CROSSTALK -105dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -124dB @ 1kHz, Balanced / -121dB @ 1kHz, RCA
THD+N 0.005% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.002% @ 1kHz, Balanced / 0.0004% @ 1kHz, RCA
IMD SMPTE 0.0008% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1) Unbalanced / 0.0004% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1) Balanced / 0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1) RCA
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE 3.5mm, 6.35mm (1ohm), 2.5mm, 4.4mm (2ohm), RCA (2ohm)
CLOCK SOURCE
CLOCK JITTER 25ps (Typ)
REFERENCE CLOCK JITTER 70ps
MEMORY
BUILT-IN MEMORY 256GB [NAND]
EXTERNAL MEMORY microSD x1 (Max. 1TB)
BATTERY
CAPACITY 8,400mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer
CHARGE TIME About 2.5 hours (9V / 3A PD2.0 Fast Charging) | 7 hours (5V 2A General Charging)
PLAYBACK TIME About 10.5 hours (Standard : FLAC, 16bit, 44.1kHz, Unbalanced, Vol.40, LCD Off, Low Gain)
OS
SUPPORTED OS Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000

FAQS

Warranty & Media Reviews

1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000 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.

Customer Reviews

No reviews yet
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)

More From Amps & DACs In Your Budget

OUR HEADPHONE GURU'S TOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOU

More from Astell&Kern

Our Headphone Guru's Top Picks for You

Our fans say the nicest things 

Just so you know you're in good company


“Thank you headphone zone team for timely delivery especially in this situation and bringing this product to India I recommend everyone to check this one before considering other alternatives in the market.”

Sreekesh V

“Good Purchase with Good Delivery Experience !!!Delivery Experience - Extremely satisfied. The packaging was sufficient and delivered 2 days before the committed delivery experience. Delivered in almost 48 hrs.”

Kanchan Vaidya

“Good and quick delivery from Headphone zone and would recommend others to buy from them too. No issues from their end whatsoever.”

Ankit Sharma

“Amazing support from Headphones Zone team, this is my second product purchase. Delivery at critical times (COVID19), is just awesome, received my headphones one day before the committed time. Kudos to the team.”

Purushotham

"It’s one of the best sites to get premium quality headphones. Their service is unparalleled!! Would recommend 10/10. A Grade service!! "

Joshua Sudeep

"Experience was smooth. The Headphone Guru was kind and answered all my queries. The delivery was super fast. The product is genuine This is my go-to destination for everything audio from now on."

Srinidhi Padukone

"Their commitment to customer satisfaction is beyond par. I requested them to deliver my replacement earphones to a newer location and they were ready to deliver. Such requests don't get entertained anywhere else."

Yaseen Samudri

"It's not one of the best; It is the best! The only website I truly trust to get my Ear candies from. The crew has great knowledge of the various products and I bet this tops off Amazon when it comes to audio gears. Kudos "

Reagan Lyngdoh

"Have you done something that you're really passionate about and found out that the results are outstanding? Well, I have just summed up Headphone Zone - a really passionate team."

Mohit Tannu

"Awesome experience. I am so so happy and my bf loved the earphones a lot and it was his pre birthday gift. Thank you for the great service as well."

Jennifer Yonzon

"Probably one of the best experience I have had right from buying till getting a item serviced. I don't think I have had such a smooth experience with an online shopping website. This is where your search ends."

Rima Patel

"Loved the customer support shown by Headphone Zone's team. They are all willing to help and clear your doubts. I can only say that there is no need to worry. Order you dream audio tech RIGHT NOW!"

Rajat Kaushal

Confused?
Use our Headphone Finder

Meet our Headphone Gurus.

They obsess over every headphone so you get the perfect one. They have spent years reviewing & listening to countless headphones everyday. Our Headphone Gurus are the go-to guys for everything audio.

Our Headphone Finder puts together their top recommendations. In 5 easy steps, find the perfect headphones for you.

Begin Here