LDAC & aptX HD
2.5mm & 4.4mm
ESS Sabre ES9068AS
Quad DAC Chip
Coaxial, Optical & RCA
Battery Capacity of
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 aptXŠÜ¢
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.
|BODY COLOR||Moon Silver|
|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)|
|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, Qualcommå¨ aptX‰ã¢ 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‰ãÄ ~ + 40‰ãÄ (32‰ãä~ 104‰ãä)|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||å±0.024dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced / å±0.018dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced / å±0.048dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) RCA |
å±0.059dB (Condition : 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced / å±0.056dB (Condition : 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced / å±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 JITTER||25ps (Typ)|
|REFERENCE CLOCK JITTER||70ps|
|BUILT-IN MEMORY||256GB [NAND]|
|EXTERNAL MEMORY||microSD x1 (Max. 1TB)|
|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)|
|SUPPORTED OS||Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000|
|GENERIC NAME||Headphone Amplifier|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
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.
1 Year Warranty
Don't sweat it, this Astell&Kern - ACRO CA1000 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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