Singapore, @mcgallen #microwireinfo, November 18, 2019 – Astell&Kern, a global leader in portable, high-resolution audio players, is honoured to announce the Astell&Kern A&ultima SP2000 has been named a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honouree in the Portable Media Player and Accessories Category.
The SP2000 features two of the latest flagship Asahi Kasei DACs, the AKM AK4499EQ, arranged in a dual-mono configuration to provide a wider soundstage and better stereo separation. The SP2000 is the first Astell&Kern player to use separate, independent audio channels between the Unbalanced and Balanced outputs. This design offers much more power than ever before, with 6Vrms for Balanced output and 3Vrms for Unbalanced output and offers the ultimate audio experience as Astell&Kern’s newest flagship player.
The SP2000 supports up to 32-bit/768KHz bit-to-bit playback of high resolution PCM audio and native playback of DSD up to DSD512. It also features an Octa-Core CPU, a 5-inch touchscreen, 512GB of internal memory (double of previous Astell&Kern players), MQA support, microSD card slot supporting up to 1TB microSD cards and dual-band Wi-Fi with a stereo antenna, for improved network performance when streaming music. The A&ultima SP2000 is available in Stainless Steel and Copper bodies with a unique crown pattern volume/power wheel.
The Astell&Kern A&ultima SP2000 is currently available in Singapore at a recommended retail price of S$5,299 (including GST), at AV One, Connect IT, E1 Personal Audio, Jaben, Lazada Singapore (https://www.lazada.sg/shop/av1group), and Stereo Electronics.
Products chosen as CES Innovation Honouree reflects innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting-edge tech products and services coming to market.
All entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, unique/novel features present and how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace.
Astell&Kern will display the award-winning SP2000, along with other players and accessories at CES 2020, January 7 – 10, 2020 in the SK Telecom booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall booth 13529.
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. Founded in October 2013, Astell&Kern is a South Korean consumer electronics company that manufactures media players, CD players, headphones, and home theatre products. Astell&Kern’s pursuit is to provide natural and original sound without distortion. The power of true sound from Astell&Kern can now be experienced and has been part of many famous audio exhibitions around the world. Astell&Kern is now admired by music lovers from many countries, including the USA, China, Japan, UK, France, and many more around the world. Follow Astell&Kern on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/akclubsg/