Astell & Kern Kann Model Silver

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Astell&Kern's KANN provides a new power standard for mobile music performance. Combining a high-quality audio player and a high-performance amplifier, KANN draws on the technological expertise of Astell&Kern, the leading Portable Hi-Fi Audio manufacturer.

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Product Description

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One player to rule them all

Astell&Kern's KANN provides a new power standard for mobile music performance. Combining a high-quality audio player and a high-performance amplifier, KANN draws on the technological expertise of Astell&Kern, the leading Portable Hi-Fi Audio manufacturer.

 

Focusing on a strong output and crystal-clear sound, the all-in-one KANN offers the following features:

 

  • Truly powerful, high-quality output

Astell&Kern has introduced a new product design that cleverly incorporates a high-performance amplifier into a player for a perfect merger of two independent devices.
Supporting the output of 7Vrms when connected via high-gain balanced output, the KANN not only drives high-impedance headphones without an additional amplifier, but also reliably reproduces high-quality sound with low-impedance speakers.

 

  • Output optimized to user's listening environment

KANN, the first Astell&Kern product, is equipped with a line-out circuit designed to set the output values in 4 levels, depending on the user's listening preference; a significant step up from previous products, which did not provide output/volume control. With the selectable output function, you can fine-tune your sound to suit a home system, car audio, or any other listening environment.

 

  • Deliver the perfect original sound

KANN offers the optimal condition to deliver perfect original sound.
KANN is capable of bit-to-bit playback up to 32bit 384kHz and native DSD playback up to 11.2MHz, delivering detailed, distortion-free sound just as the artist intended.

 

  • Scalability using USB Audio

To increase flexibility of use, you can connect additional USB Audio to KANN via the micro USB port. KANN allows output conversion according to the specifications of the external USB Audio that supports DoP (DSD over PCM) or PCM, and provides continuous music playback with charging via the Type-C USB port while connected to the external USB Audio.

 

  • The finest sound quality from audio files stored on a PC

Supporting the bit-to-bit playback up to 32-bit 384kHz when connected to the PC for use as a USB DAC, the KANN produces richer sounds with superior spatial effects and resolution that go far beyond the limits of any PC sound card.

 

  • Connecting to a Wireless Network

KANN supports wireless networking DLNA (Ver. 1.0), which makes it easy to work with PC/NAS on the same AP network and through the AK Connect app supporting smartphone/tablet computer interfaces.

 

  • Dual memory card slots

KANN has an internal memory of 64GB, but this can be easily and flexibly boosted via the unit's dual memory card slots. KANN supports both standard SD cards and micro SD cards, so users can select their preferred memory type. The memory is expandable up to 512 GB to easily handle larger audio files.

 

  • Fast charging

Enjoy up to 6.5 hours of your favorite music with a single 1 hour charge through the fast charger.
There is no fear of a dead battery when on a long journey as the 6,200mA large capacity battery offers 15 hours of continuous playback.

 

 

Features

Specifications

Features

 General Specifications

Model KANN
Body Color Astro Silver, Eos Blue
Body Material Aluminum
Display 4inch WVGA (480 x 800) Touchscreen
Supported Audio Formats WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE(Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Sample rate PCM: 8kHz ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) / DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo 
Output Level / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo
DAC [Phone Out] Normal: Unbalance 2Vrms / Balance 2Vrms (Condition No Load) 
Decoding High: Unbalance 4Vrms/ Balance 7Vrms (Condition No Load)
Input [Line Out] Unbalance 2Vrms / Balance 2Vrms (Condition No Load)
Outputs AKM AK4490 x1 (Single DAC)
Wi-Fi Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
Bluetooth USB Type-C input (for charging & data transfer (PC & MAC)) 
Dimensions / Connection Mode : MTP (Media Device)
Weight [Phone Out, Line Out] PHONES (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
Feature Enhancements [USB Audio] micro USB Connection / PCM: Up to 32bit 384kHz / DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz
  802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
  V4.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptX™ HD)
  2.80 ”(71.23 mm) [W] x 4.56 ”(115.8 mm) [H] x 1.01 ”(25.6 mm) [D]
  9.83 oz (278.7 g)
  Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)

 

 

Audio Performance

Frequency Response [Phone Out] ±0.067dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance & Balance
Signal to Noise Ratio ±0.75dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalance & Balance  
Crosstalk [Line Out] ±0.07dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance & Balance
THD+N ±0.75dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalance & Balance  
IMD SMPTE [Phone Out] 110dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 109dB @ 1kHz, Balance
Output Impedance [Line Out] 116dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 117dB @ 1kHz, Balance
  [Phone Out] -108dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / -130dB @ 1kHz, Balance
  [Line Out] -135dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / -135dB @ 1kHz, Balance
  [Phone Out] 0.004% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0008% @ 1kHz, Balance
  [Line Out] 0.0008% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0007% @ 1kHz, Balance
  [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
  [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 Jitter 30ps(Typ)
Reference Clock Jitter 200 Femto Seconds

 

Battery

Capacity
 
6,200mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery

 

Memory

Built-in Memory 64GB [NAND]
External Memory microSD (Max. 256GB) x1
  SD (Max. 256GB) x1