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Astell&Kern KANN ULTRA Audio Player


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Astell&Kern KANN ULTRA Audio Player

Astell&Kern KANN ULTRA Audio Player

Doug Brady HiFi

Pickup also available, usually ready in 1 hour

Kingsway Studios
Kingsway North
Warrington WA1 3NU
United Kingdom

+441925828009

Astell&Kern unleashes the KANN ULTRA to reach new heights of sonic performance

Introducing the KANN ULTRA, Astell&Kern’s most powerful digital audio player to date. The first player in the brand’s award-winning KANN series of players to feature Octa-core processors, the KANN Ultra can reach new sonic heights with DAR technology, an upgraded DAC and Triple Output while delivering the most seamless user experience possible. 

Key Features

Next-Generation Octa-Core processor brings significant performance improvements. Featuring the latest flagship DAC from ESS, delivering a richer, more expansive sound with advanced modulation. Triple Output Mode to deliver natural, detailed sound when connected to demanding headphones. 

Separate amplifier/sound design for the Headphone Out, Line Out and Pre-Out ports to provide the optimal sound for each Digital Audio Remaster (DAR) technology. Dedicated Pre-Out delivers sound through a specially designed Pre-Out amplifier. Exclusive Line Out mode outputs the sound directly from the DAC bypassing the amplifier.

With the new internal design, the audio circuitry is separated from the processors – which include CPU, memory and wireless connection components – and is equipped with a dedicated shield to minimise heat and noise from the processor.

Specifications

Model KANN ULTRA
Body Colour Astro Grey
Body Material Aluminium
Display 5.5inch HD 1080 x 1920 touch screen
Supported Audio Formats WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
Sample rate PCM : 8kHz ~ 768kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo / DSD512(1bit 22.4MHz), Stereo
Output Level HEADPHONE OUT [Low Gain] Unbalanced 2Vrms │ Balanced 4Vrms (Condition No [Mid Gain]Unbalanced 4Vrms │ Balanced 8Vrms (Condition No [High Gain]Unbalanced 6Vrms │ Balanced 12Vrms (Condition No [Super Gain]Unbalanced 8Vrms │ Balanced 16Vrms (Condition No PRE · LINE OUT Unbalanced 2Vrms │ Balanced 4Vrms (Condition No Load)
CPU Octa-core
DAC ES9039MPRO x2
Decoding Support up to 32bit/768kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
Input USB Type-C input (for charging & PC & MAC)
Outputs HEADPHONE OUT 3.5mm(Unbalanced Out, Optical Out), 4.4mm (Balanced Out, only 5 5-pole supported) PRE · LINE OUT 3.5mm(Unbalanced Out), 4.4mm (Balanced Out, only 5 5-pole supported)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4&5GHz)
Bluetooth V4.2 (A2DP, AVRCP, Qualcomm® aptX™-HD, LDAC)
Dimensions 3.24” (82.4mm)[W] x 5.55” (141.1mm)[H] x 0.96” (24.4mm)[D]
Weight About 13.75oz (390g)
Firmware upgrade supported (OTA)
Operating Temperature 0℃ ~ + 40℃ (32℉~ 104℉)
Frequency Response
    HEADPHONE OUT
  • ±0.012dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced │ ±0.011dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
  • ±0.125dB (Condition : 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced │ ±0.126dB (Condition : 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
    PRE OUT
  • ±0.022dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced │ 0.023dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
  • ±0.023dB (Condition : 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced │ 0.023dB (Condition : 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
    LINE OUT
  • ±0.002dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced │ 0.002dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
  • ±0.007dB (Condition : 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced │ 0.006dB (Condition : 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
S/N
    HEADPHONE OUT
  • 115dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced │ 119dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
    PRE OUT
  • 110dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced │ 126dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
    LINE OUT
  • 110dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced │ 125dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
Crosstalk
    HEADPHONE OUT
  • 134dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced │ 140dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
    PRE OUT
  • 128dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced │ 128dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
    LINE OUT
  • 129dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced │ 121dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
THD+N
    HEADPHONE OUT
  • 0.0004% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced │ 0.0004% @ 1kHz, Balanced
    PRE OUT
  • 0.0012% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced │ 0.0005% @ 1kHz, Balanced
    LINE OUT
  • 0.0013% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced │ 0.0005% @ 1kHz, Balanced
IMD SMPTE
    HEADPHONE OUT
  • 0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1) Unbalanced │0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1) Balanced
    PRE OUT
  • 0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1) Unbalanced │0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1) Balanced
    LINE OUT
  • 0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1) Unbalanced │0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1) Balanced
Output Impedance

    HEADPHONE OUT
  • Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (1ohm) │ Balanced Out 4.4mm (1.3ohm)
    PRE OUT
  • Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (3.5ohm) │ Balanced Out 4.4mm (5.7ohm)
    LINE OUT
  • Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (6.5ohm) │ Balanced Out 4.4mm (10.7ohm)
Clock Jitter
25pS (Typ)
Reference Clock Jitter
200 Femto Seconds
Built-in Memory
128GB [NAND]
External Memory
microSD x1 (Max. 1TB)
Battery Capacity
3,150mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer
Charge Time
about 4.5hours (9V 1.67A) / about 6.5hours (5V 2A)
Playback Time
about 11.5 hours (Standard: FLAC, 16bit, 44.1kHz, Vol.50, LCD Off, Low Gain)
Supported OS
Windows 10, 11(32/64bit) MAC OS X 10.7
Astell&Kern KANN ULTRA Audio Player
Astell&Kern KANN ULTRA Audio Player Sale price£1,599.00