Astell & Kern AK300 + AK T8iE MKII

portable audio system Astell & Kern AK300 together with the Tesla in-ear headphones AK T8iE MKII


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The Package

  • Astell & Kern AK300 Hi-Res Player
  • Astell & Kern AK T8iE MKII In-Ear Phones

 

Astell & Kern AK300

The Astell&Kern is the ultimate portable high-fidelity audio system capable of playing Mastering Quality Sound (MQS) from music mastering studios. MQS refers to all of the high resolution digital music recording studio formats up to 24-bit/ 44 – 192kHz. MQS delivers vast amounts of better music experience because MQS delivers 6.5 times of the detailed information in the same track.

While succeeding the state-of-the-art DAC and scalability as applied to the AK380 and AK320, the latest model has improved accessibility by being priced at a reasonable level.

  • AK4490's Single DAC-DAC
  • DSD-to-PCM Playback
  • Parametric EQ with 20bands 0.01dB
  • 200 Femto Second VCXO Reference Clock
  • Exceptional Expandability
  • DLNA-based AK Connect App
  • Metal Touch Sensor Home Button

 

Astell & Kern AK T8IE MKII

The AK T8iE MkII succeeds and improves on the AK T8iE, the world’s first Tesla in-ear headphone, collaboratively developed by Astell&Kern and beyerdynamic. The new flagship model promises truly outstanding sound and exceptional build quality.

The AK T8iE MkII has high-grade silver-plated fiber cables with coaxial construction, an upgrade from copper cables. It also introduces a new voice-coil, drawing on all of the audio excellence beyerdynamic has pioneered since 1924. Despite its small size, the AK T8iE MkII allows users to experience an extremely wide frequency range, with crisp bass, well-balanced mids and crystal-clear highs.
Like its predecessor, the AK T8iE MkII, is hand-made by highly skilled engineers in Germany. Combining Astell&Kern's philosophy of "providing the original sound" with the expertise of beyerdynamic, the AK T8iE MkII sets a new benchmark.

  • New, improved voice-coil
  • High-grade transparent silver-plated cables
  • High precision gold-plated MMCX connectors
  • Great flexibility

 

 

AK300

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

AK300

Midnight Black

Aluminum

4inch WVGA (480 x 800) Touchscreen

WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE(Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF

PCM : 8kHz ~ 192kHz (8/16/24bits per Sample)
DSD : DSD64, Stereo / DSD128, Stereo

Unbalance 1.98Vrms / Balance 1.98Vrms (Condition No Load)

AKM AK4490 x1 (Single DAC)

Support up to 24bit / 192kHz 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)

2.95 ”(75.15 mm) [W] x 4.42 ”(112.4 mm) [H] x 0.60 ”(15.45 mm) [D]

7.23 oz (205 g)

Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)

 

Audio Performance

Frequency Response


Signal to Noise Ratio

Crosstalk

THD+N

IMD SMPTE

Output Impedance

±0.075dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance & Balance
±0.56dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Unbalance / ±0.55dB
(Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Balance

116dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 116dB @ 1kHz, Balance

130dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 130dB @ 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

 

Memory

Built-in Memory

External Memory

64GB [NAND]

microSD (Max 128GB) x1

 

OS

Supported OS

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

 

AK T8iE MKII

Transducer type

Operating principle

Frequency response

Impedance

Total harmonic distorsion

Power handling capacity

Nominal sound pressure level

Sound coupling to the ear

Cables

Connector

Weight without cable

Dynamic, moving-coil

closed

8 – 48,000 Hz

16 Ohm

<0.2 %

10 mW

109 dB SPL

intra-aural

two cables: one for balanced-mode use, one for unbalanced-use 1.30 m, two-sided, detachable

MMCX at earphones
/ 3.5 mm 3-pole jack plug on unbalanced cable / 2.5 mm 4-pole jack plug on balanced cable

7 g per pair

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