Astell & Kern KANN Portable High Resolution Audio Player, Astro Silver Brand New. Single AKM AK4490 DAC and Native DSD playback up to DSD256 (11.2mHz). Built-in amp with normal/high gain switch: drive the most demanding headphones with ease! Long battery life: 6,200mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery (up to 15 hours).64GB internal flash memory + 2 type SD card slots. Drawing on Astell&Kerns technical expertise, the KANN combines a high-quality audio player and a high-performance amplifier and provides a new power standard for mobile music performance. KANN supports the output of 7Vrms when connected via high-gain balanced output. It drives high-impedance headphones without an additional amplifier, but also reliably reproduces high-quality sound with low-impedance speakers. Equipped with a line-out circuit designed to set the output values in 4 levels, depending on the users listening preference, the KANN is a significant step up from previous products which did not provide output/volume control.
With the power to deliver perfect original sound, this product delivers detailed, distortion-free sound, just as the artist intended. Its capable of bit-to-bit playback up to 32bit 384kHz and native DSD playback up to 11.2MHz. Astell&Kerns 2.5mm 4-pole balanced outputs (2Vrms) is also supported.
For flexibility, the KANN can be connected to additional USB Audio via micro-USB. It allows output conversion according to the specifications of the external USB Audio that supports DoP (DSD over PCM) or PCM. Continuous music playback is provided by charging via Type-C USB while connected to the external USB Audio.
When connected to PC as a USB DAC, KANN produces richer sounds with resolution far beyond that of a PC sound card. 512GB and micro SD max. 256GB cards, the internal 64GB memory can be expanded up to 768GB to easily handle large audio files. The large capacity 6200mA battery offers up to 15 hours continuous playback (based on 16-bit/44 kHz, FLAC file format, screen off, 50 of volume, and normal playback). Enjoy up to 6.5 hours of battery life from a single 1-hour charge through a fast charger.Astell&Kern is the ultimate digital music source that brings you Mastering Quality Sound or MQS. Astell means Stars in Latin and Kern means Center in German. We believe Astell&Kern is the center of music. Original music performances recently have been captured in digital almost exactly as they were performed due to new and advanced recording technologies currently available. These great-sounding recordings are mainly listened to in inferior sound formats, such as MP3 or streaming services. With the debut of the MP3 format, music lovers scarified the quality of the sound for the convenience of being able to carry their music collection wherever they went.
Because MP3 heavily compresses the original file for the sake of convenience, you only hear inferior vocals and instruments, and the full soundstage and ambience from the original recordings is missing. The movement of the original performance often disappears when listening to compressed MP3 music. After agonizing over these issues, Astell&Kern was our solution to the poor quality of musical sound for the sake of portability, and our way to ultimately bring back the original sound quality of the music, MQS, back to music artists, recording engineers and professionals.Astell&Kern pursuit is to provide the natural and original sound without distortion. It offers almost the exact presence with tiny details you wouldnt have noticed from other music systems by playing back high-resolution music bit for bit, exactly as it was recorded. The exact sound without missing any bit of the live performance in recordings is what Astell&Kern is known for. The power of true sound from Astell&Kern has been experienced and also from famous audio exhibitions around the world. Astell&Kern is now admired by music lovers from many countries, including USA, China, Japan, UK, France, and many more around the world. Truly powerful & high-quality output. Astell&Kern has introduced a new product design that cleverly incorporates a high-performance amplifier into a player for a perfect merger of two independent devices. Supporting the output of 7 Vrms when connected via high-gain balanced output, the KANN not only drives high-impedance headphones without an additional amplifier, but also reliably reproduces high-quality sound with low-impedance speakers.
Output optimized to user's listening environment. KANN, the first Astell&Kern product to be equipped with a line-out circuit designed to set the output values in 4 levels, depending on the user's listening preference. This feature is a significant step up from previous products which did not provide output/volume control. With the selectable output function, you can fine-tune your sound to suit a home system, car audio or any other listening environment.
KANN also supports Astell&Kern's 2.5mm 4-pole balanced outputs (2 Vrms). Unlike the unbalanced type, balanced output removes noise (common mode noise) from "signal + inverting amplifier signal" and has the strength to increase output with its double transmitting signals. To increase flexibility of use, you can connect additional USB Audio to KANN via the micro USB port.KANN allows output conversion according to the specifications of the external USB Audio that supports DoP (DSD over PCM) or PCM, and provides continuous music playback with charging via the USB Type-C port while connected to the external USB Audio. USB audio (Digital Out) output is available only when digital input is possible through USB. DoP (DSD over PCM): This is a standard method for transferring DSD data to USB interface. This standard sends DSD data by mounting them onto PCM data frames.
To link KANN with an external USB Audio, an OTG cable (not included) is required. Dual memory card slots & Fast charging. KANN has an internal memory of 64GB, but this can be easily and flexibly boosted via the unit's dual memory card slots. KANN supports both standard SD cards and micro SD cards, so users can select their preferred memory type. The memory is expandable up to 1,088GB to easily handle larger audio files.Memory cards other than validated products such as Sandisk or Samsung may not be compatible with this product. Enjoy up to 6.5 hours of your favorite music with a single 1 hour charge through the fast charger. There is no fear of a dead battery when on a long journey as the 6,200mA large capacity battery offers 15 hours of continuous playback. The maximum 15-hour continuous play is based on 16-bit/44 kHz, FLAC file format, screen off, 50% of volume, and Normal playback.
Fast charger (9V/1.67A) and general Charger (5V/2A) are not included in the package. The item "Astell & Kern KANN Portable High Resolution Audio Player, Astro Silver Brand New" is in sale since Wednesday, June 16, 2021. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Portable Audio & Headphones\iPods & MP3 Players". The seller is "thecloseoutgirls" and is located in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
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