AK380 Stainless Steel Package Released – AK380SS

Astell and Kern have released a stainless steel version of their flagship DAP AK380

This digital audio player will be sold as a package with a Stainless Steel amplifier and a Van Nuys carry case.

I am very fond of my AK380 copper player but do have an attraction to the SS version also, no doubt there will be signature comparisons with the other AK380 variants

Looking forward to getting my hands on one of these.

AK380 Stainless Steel
The unwavering strength of stainless steel.

At Astell&Kern, we study countless materials to remain faithful to our design philosophy: Deliver the unique beauty and pure essence of the raw material intact without needless processing.

“A strong, non-corrosive metal that does not easily bend or damage.”
“A metal that can restore damage through polishing.”

AK380 Stainless Steel Package Another new AK380 Stainless Steel Package is introduced.

Specification
Stainless Steel Package
AK380SS
AMP SS
AK380SS
General Specifications
  • Model
  • Body Color
  • Body Material
  • Display
  • Supported Audio Formats
  • Sample rate
  • Output Level
  • DAC
  • Decoding
  • Input
  • Outputs
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Dimensions
  • Weight
  • Feature Enhancements
  • AK380SS
  • Stainless Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • 4inch WVGA (480 x 800) Touchscreen
  • WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE(Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
  • PCM : 8kHz ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) / DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo
    / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo
  • Unbalance 2.2Vrms / Balance 2.3Vrms (Condition No Load)
  • AKM AK4490 x2 (Dual DAC)
  • Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
  • USB Micro-B input (for charging & data transfer (PC & MAC))
    / Connection Mode : MTP (Media Device)
  • PHONES (3.5mm) / Optical Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
  • 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
  • V4.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptX™ HD)
  • 3.14 ”(79.8 mm) [W] x 4.42 ”(112.4 mm) [H] x 0.70 ”(17.9 mm) [D]
  • 11.99 oz (340 g)
  • Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
Audio Performance
  • Frequency Response
  • Signal to Noise Ratio
  • Crosstalk
  • THD+N
  • IMD SMPTE
  • Output Impedance
  • ±0.053dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance & Balance
    ±0.56dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Unbalance / ±0.55dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Balance
  • 116dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 117dB @ 1kHz, Balance
  • 130dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 135dB @ 1kHz, Balance
  • 0.0008% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0007% @ 1kHz, Balance
  • 0.0007% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance / 0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balance
  • Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm) / PHONES 3.5mm (2ohm)
Clock source
  • Clock Jitter
  • Reference Clock Jitter
  • 30ps(Typ)
  • 200 Femto Seconds
Battery
  • Capacity
  • 3,400mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
Memory
  • Built-in Memory
  • External Memory
  • 256GB [NAND]
  • microSD (Max 128GB) x1
OS
  • Supported OS
  • Windows XP, Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up
AMP SS
General Specifications
  • Model
  • Body Color
  • Body Material
  • Output Level
  • Input
  • Outputs
  • Dimensions
  • Weight
  • AMP SS
  • Stainless Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • [Low Gain] Unbalanced 2.1 VRMS / Balanced 2.1 VRMS (Condition: No Load)
    [High Gain] Unbalanced 4.1 VRMS / Balanced 8.1 VRMS (Condition: No Load)
  • Type-B micro-USB Input (Charging & data transfer (PC & Mac))
    / Connection Mode: MTP (Media Device)
  • PHONES (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
  • 3.17 ”(80.7 mm) [W] x 5.01 ”(128.4 mm) [H] x 0.40 ”(10.3 mm) [D]
  • 9.73 oz (276 g)
Audio Performance
  • Frequency Response
  • Signal to Noise Ratio
  • Crosstalk
  • [Low Gain] ±0.06 dB (Condition: 20 Hz – 20 kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.06 dB (Condition: 20 Hz – 20 kHz) Balanced
    [High Gain] ±0.03 dB (Condition: 20 Hz – 20 kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.03 dB (Condition: 20 Hz – 20 kHz) Balanced
  • [Low Gain] 110 dB @ 1 kHz, Unbalanced / 110 dB @ 1 kHz, Balanced
    [High Gain] 113 dB @ 1 kHz, Unbalanced / 114 dB @ 1 kHz, Balanced
  • [Low Gain] 108 dB @ 1 kHz, Unbalanced / 130 dB @ 1 kHz, Balanced
    [High Gain] 108 dB @ 1 kHz, Unbalanced / 128 dB @ 1 kHz, Balanced

 

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