KANN latest Digital Audio Player by Astell & Kern

 Astell & Kern KANN - earphonia.com
 Astell and Kern have just released a new digital audio player – the KANN
One of the main features of this DAP is the 4 levels of line out options available to suit the users preferred set up.
Astell & Kern KANN - earphonia.com
The design is a little different to the usual AK style and we will reserve judgement till we have our hands on the player in person.

General Specifications

Body ColorAstro Silver, Eos Blue
Body MaterialAluminum
Display4inch WVGA (480 x 800) Touchscreen
Supported Audio FormatsWAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE(Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Sample ratePCM: 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
Output Level[Phone Out] Normal: Unbalance 2Vrms / Balance 2Vrms (Condition No Load)
High: Unbalance 4Vrms/ Balance 7Vrms (Condition No Load)
[Line Out] Unbalance 2Vrms / Balance 2Vrms (Condition No Load)
DACAKM AK4490 x1 (Single DAC)
DecodingSupport up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
InputUSB Type-C input (for charging & data transfer (PC & MAC))
/ Connection Mode : MTP (Media Device)
Outputs[Phone Out, Line Out] PHONES (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
[USB Audio] micro USB Connection / PCM: Up to 32bit 384kHz / DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz
Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
BluetoothV4.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptX™ HD)
Dimensions2.80 ”(71.23 mm) [W] x 4.56 ”(115.8 mm) [H] x 1.01 ”(25.6 mm) [D]
Weight9.83 oz (278.7 g)
Feature EnhancementsFirmware upgrades supported (OTA)

Audio Performance

Frequency Response[Phone Out] ±0.067dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance & Balance
±0.75dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalance & Balance
[Line Out] ±0.07dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance & Balance
±0.75dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalance & Balance
Signal to Noise Ratio[Phone Out] 110dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 109dB @ 1kHz, Balance
[Line Out] 116dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 117dB @ 1kHz, Balance
Crosstalk[Phone Out] -108dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / -130dB @ 1kHz, Balance
[Line Out] -135dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / -135dB @ 1kHz, Balance
THD+N[Phone Out] 0.004% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0008% @ 1kHz, Balance
[Line Out] 0.0008% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0007% @ 1kHz, Balance
IMD SMPTE[Phone Out] 0.0008% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance / 0.0008% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balance
[Line Out] 0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance / 0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balance
Output Impedance[Phone Out] PHONES 3.5mm (0.65ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (1.3ohm)
[Line Out] PHONES 3.5mm (1.9ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (5ohm)

Clock source

Clock Jitter30ps(Typ)
Reference Clock Jitter200 Femto Seconds


Capacity6,200mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery


Built-in Memory64GB [NAND]
External MemorymicroSD (Max. 256GB) x1
SD (Max. 256GB) x1


Supported OSWindows XP, Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up


Official KANN Product Information

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