Astell & Kern, the South Korean audio brand, offers high-end DAC's and Audio Players. Never ceasing to surprise, it continues to bring to us the most luxurious and highly innovative audio gear.
A replacement to the AK100, the Astell & Kern AK100 II Portable High Definition Music Player and DAC is a pocket-sized audio system capable of studio Mastering Quality Sound (MQS) support and playback. The AK100 II also supports 5.6 MHz DSD playback by converting/downsampling to 176 kHz PCM.
The AK100 II has an integrated Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC for exemplary sound quality and detail. It can also be used as an external DAC with your Mac or PC via USB. This hi-res player features 64GB of inbuilt memory and a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB. Thus, the storage is a grand total of 192GB, enabling to store up the best of your music and carry it everywhere you go.
The construction is solid and it is made of a hairline and diamond cut finish for the aluminum body.The 3.3" AMOLED touchscreen provides an easy to use interface while the sleek aluminum body and volume wheel are smooth and robust.
The AK100 II comes with a set of screen protectors and a micro-USB cable.