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The AK 70 High definition Digital Music Player is the latest entry level DAP from Astell&Kern's lineup. It is the first music player from the house of Astell&Kern to offer both USB connectivity and optical line-out. 

Featuring a USB port, it allows you to connect the AK70 to a PC device that thereby enabling to bypass the internal sound card enabling the computer to produce high-resolution audio.

The AK70 uses a Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC chipset that offers support to high-res playback of 24 bit/192kHz and up to 32 bit/384kHz  through down sampling using a simple rate converter. The Hi-Res player features a 64GB inbuilt memory, while the microSD card supports up to 200GB.

The 3.3 Inch WVGA LCD Touch screen enables you to experience an easy to use interface. Its sleek anodized aluminium body along with its volume knob is smooth, reeking luxury, something that has come to define Astell&Kern over the years.  The AK70’s features a best-in-class 2,200 mAH 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery. It also comes with a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth feature and so you can stream unlimited music easily. 

You’ll never listen to music on the go in the same way again.

Mark Sparrow, Forbes
" This is probably the best budget Hi-Res music player on the market today . If you fancy getting into Hi-Res audio or you’re simply fed up with your phone’s stingy memory being clogged up with music, give the Astell & Kern AK70 an audition. You’ll never listen to music on the go in the same way again."

  • 32 Bit 384kHz Audio Output

    The AK70 with the single Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC chip is capable of playing 24bit 192kHz bit-to-bit.  However, 32bit, 384kHz files are down sampled to 24bit, 192kHz, and 32bit, 352kHz are down sampled to 24bit, 176kHz for playback.

    The player also supports DSD 64/128 and can be played back by PCM conversion. 32bit, 384kHz is down sampled to 24bit, 192kHz, and 32bit, 352kHz is down sampled to 24bit, 176kHz for playback. DSD 64/128 is converted via DSD-to-PCM to PCM 24bit, 176kHz for playback.

    Cutting Edge Luxury Design and Build Quality

    The Ak70 has been designed keeping in mind your ultimate comfort. The oblique angular body lets the contour of your thumb fit perfectly enabling you to control the screen with one hand. The slim 13mm thickness and 132gms lightweight build makes the palmed sized device highly portable. Its volume wheel fitted on the concave surface lets you swiftly slide its volume control with your finger. The superior exterior build out of pastel coloured aluminium, paired with its mint glossy tone lends it the most luxurious look and feel.

    Multiple Output Options – 2.5mm Balanced Out

    The AK70 supports a diverse output system. It features a 2.5 mm 4-pole balanced output as well as a 3.5 mm 3-pole unbalanced output. The 2.5mm 4-pole balanced output is capable of eliminating noise that occur in “signal + inverting amplifier signal” increasing the strength of output with its double transmitting signals. This output is compatible with a variety of balanced earphones and headphones that have been customized for Astell&Kern

    USB Audio Output

    The AK70 is features a unique USB audio digital out, one that is first among Astell&Kern devices. This feature enables you to connect diverse digital-input portable amps through USB to the AK70. The AK70 can transfer DSD in native through DoP, while can also convert DSD into PCM for output for portable amps that do not support DoP.

     In order to link the AK70 with a portable amp, one needs OTG cable, which is not included in the AK70 package.

    Use with AK CD Ripper

    The AK70 allows users to rip Audio CDs with ease by connecting the device with the AK CD-RIPPER.  The CD Ripper supports the CD track error correction feature and the meta data (ID3TAG) auto input feature using Gracenote's database without any change.

    Wi-Fi Streaming  with AK Connect 

    The AK70 also comes with wth the AK Connect feature allowing the device to be connected with network-ready Astell&Kern devices. The DAP can also work with wireless networking DLNA (Ver. 1.0), which makes it easy to work with NAS/PC on the same network and through an AK Connect app supporting Smartphone/tablet computer. The AK70 allows for over-the-air firmware updates using Wi-Fi for the device to keep updated with the latest software launched by Astell&Kern.

    Groovers  App Supported

    The AK70 supports real time playback in Master Quality Sound (MQS) from any location where network is available, allowing users to enjoy high-quality music from Groovers’ streaming service with convenient downloads and easy to make payments.

    What's in the box:

    • Astell&Kern - AK70

  • 20Hz - 20000Hz;  ±0.075 dB

    10Hz - 70000Hz;  ±0.56 dB
    Output: 1-2 Ohm

    3.5mm Jack

    Dimensions - 60.3  x 3.81 x 0.51 mm
    Weight -132
    Power - USB Micro B Input
    Battery display - Yes
    Battery Capacity - 3100 mAH
    Battery Life - <12 Hours


    One Year

    Manufacturer's Warranty covers only manufacturing defects. For more details, check our Warranty Page. To claim warranty, please maintain a copy of your invoice and Contact Headphone Zone Care (authorised service center) at direct@headphonezone.in or +91 750 664 6988.

  • "The latest music player from the cult audio brand that sheds the size and weight, but keeps the sound and funky design. That pocket will need to be deep to spring for the AK70, but considerably less so than for Astell & Kern’s flagship models."
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    "The single DAC AK70 is the first Astell&Kern portable player to feature a digital line out via optical and USB. This allows users a range of options to connect their own favorite external DAC."
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    "It’s rich, full, well-balanced and the sort of playback that will make you realize what you’ve been missing with those highly compressed music files. There’s also a sizable bezel beneath the screen that houses a barely visible home button."
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    "The Astell & Kern AK70 is probably the best budget Hi-Res music player on the market today. If you fancy getting into Hi-Res audio or you’re simply fed up with your phone’s stingy memory being clogged up with music, give the Astell & Kern AK70 an audition."
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