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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 critically lauded AK120, the Astell & Kern AK120 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 very convenient AK 120II supports 5.6 MHz DSD playback by converting/downsampling to 176 kHz PCM.
The AK120 II has retained the dual DAC system of its predecessor with the dual-channel Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC and balanced output 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 128GB of inbuilt memory and a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB.
The Portable player comes with a battery of 7 to 8 hours. Thus, it makes for the perfect companion on your workdays.
The AK120 II is a highly capable player, able to serve and decode WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE(Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, FLAC, WAV, ALAC, AIFF files at high resolutions.
The 3.3" AMOLED touchscreen provides an easy to use interface while the sleek aluminum body and volume wheel are smooth and robust. The AK120 II comes with a protective case and a micro-USB cable.