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Astell&Kern A&futura SE200 multi-DAC digital audio player

✓ 2 Year Warranty included

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✓ FREE Next Working Day Courier Service to mainland UK

A&futura is a premium line of players with advanced features that bring the original performance to life. The SE200, the second model in its premium A&futura series and the world’s first player to come equipped with a multi-DAC. 


 

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All Next Working Day orders placed before 4pm are dispatched same day (Excludes bank holidays and weekends).

RETURNS
We're pretty sure you'll be happy with your purchase, however for details about our returns policy click here.

 

Product Description

Details

 

WHAT HIFI 5* Product

"With its unique features and familiar talents, the SE200 is another successful Astell & Kern portable music player...."

 

 

 

The answer to the value of premium found in SE200

The SE200 is the second model from the Astell&Kern A&futura premium line of Digital Audio Players.

After the first model SE100, we were once again thinking about the nature of the word premium and asked ourselves,

"What is the value of premium in Hi-Fi and how can we express it with a product?"
We decided to "Let's make One device that nobody can duplicate"

We wanted to try something no one else has tried before, including Astell&Kern. The result is the SE200.

Equipped with the world's first Multi DAC (1x AK4499EQ + 2x ES9068AS)
Independent AMP structure designed to compliment each DAC's characteristics and DAC Filters to create your own sound
Audio performance to feel premium Hi-Fi sound presented by Astell&Kern
Upgrades that add a Premium value experience

We introduce the second product from Astell&Kern's premium A&futura line, is the SE200.
We hope that you will experience our answer to the value of premium found in SE200.

 

World's First Multi-DAC DAP

The A&futura SE200 is the world's first Multi DAC player.
Since the release of the Dual DAC AK120 player in 2013, we have not seen any products feature more than Dual DACs in the last seven years.

This prompted us to ask the question, "Why hasn't there been more than two DACs in a player?"
So, we set out to become the first manufacturer to use more than two DACs and the result is the SE200.

The SE200 features the latest audiophile DACs from ESS, the ES9068AS in a Dual DAC configuration. We then added a single AK4499EQ, AKM's flagship DAC that is used in our flagship SP2000. Combining the three DACs, we have produced the world's first multi-DAC DAP.

This pairing exhibits the philosophy of the A&futura line to pursue fundamentally different sound than found in typical DAPs.
To properly implement multiple DACs, we needed to spend twice the amount of time on development and double the amount of time in properly tuning the player.

Astell&Kern is not content to keeping things the same all the time. We are constantly working to improve on what we have already achieved to bring the most accurately reproduced and best sound to our products.

 

Unique manufacturing technology that takes a step further

Astell&Kern products are often compared to art sculptures, with colorful faces and angles that are not found in other products.
This crafting is done using precise metal processing technology.

The SE200 maintains a similar design identity to the SE100 which combines trapezoidal straight lines and curves.
These curves are the result of ultra-precision metal processing that has been perfected by Astell&Kern.

After experimenting with different materials for the rear of the SE200, we created a new ceramic rear cover, instead of the glass found on the previous generation SE100. This material not only improves wireless network performance, but produces a more premium feel to the player.

New manufacturing techniques were developed to precisely mold the high-gloss ceramic cover involving seven separate processes. A low-speed processing method is used to prevent cracking and produce a durable backing. The results are a rear cover that is not just beautiful, but functional.

The Aluminum body on the S200 provides maximum sound quality, while suppressing noise as much as possible. The use of laser ground extension technology gives you the best sound possible, without interference or distortion.

The vibration-free processing machines used by Astell&Kern are the same ones used by expensive Swiss luxury watch manufacturers. This is reflected in the crafting of the volume wheel which is processed precisely like the crown of a luxury watch for the best operating feel.

Astell&Kern products are designed to achieve perfect integration at whatever angle you look at it in your hands.
Astell&Kern combines these small parts to make a big difference in the quality of our products that no other manufacturer can match.

 

The A&futura SE200 is the first to apply a new material, called a ceramic plate to the top and rear of the player. Unlike conventional glass, you can see that the light flows deeply and softly around the top and rear of the player.

The rear cover with curved cuts meets the side surface of the player and gently wraps around the wheel, showing a smooth flow of light.

Discover the subtle details Astell&Kern uses to enhance the beauty of the SE200, from the ceramic plates that are precisely processed to fit the aluminum body of the player to the precise lines that encompass the player.

 

 

Features

Specifications

Features

 

Model 

SE200

Body Color 

Moon Silver

Body Material 

Aluminum

Display 

5.0inch (720 x 1,280) Touch display

Supported Audio Formats WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA

MQA playback Services(Tidal Masters), Local files, External USB, MQA-CD(ripped)

Sample rate

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

Output Level

Unbalanced: AKM 3.0Vrms / ESS 2.0Vrms (Condition No Load)

Balanced: AKM 6.0Vrms / ESS 4.0Vrms (Condition No Load)

CPU

Octa-Core

DAC

Multi DAC: AKM AK4499EQ x1 (Single DAC) / ESS ES9068AS x2 (Dual DAC)

Decoding

Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback

Input

USB Type-C input (for PC & MAC)

Outputs

Unbalanced Out (3.5mm) x2 / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported) x2

Wi-Fi

802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)

Bluetooth

V4.2 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)

Dimensions

3.02 ”(76.9 mm) [W] x 5.20 ”(132.2 mm) [H] x 0.62 ”(15.8 mm) [D]

Weight

9.66 oz (274 g)

Feature Enhancements

Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)

Audio Performance

Frequency Response

Unbalanced: AKM ±0.015dB, ESS ±0.023dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz)

/ Balanced: AKM ±0.010dB, ESS ±0.015dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz)

Unbalanced: AKM ±0.050dB, ESS ±0.065dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz)

/ Balanced: AKM ±0.030dB, ESS ±0.10dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz)

Signal to Noise Ratio

Unbalanced: AKM 124dB, ESS 121dB @ 1kHz / Balanced: AKM 125dB, ESS 123dB @ 1kHz

Crosstalk

Unbalanced: AKM -138dB, ESS -138dB @ 1kHz / Balanced: AKM -144dB, ESS -144dB @ 1kHz

THD+N

Unbalanced: AKM 0.0003%, ESS 0.0006% @ 1kHz / Balanced: AKM 0.0004%, ESS 0.0006% @ 1kHz

IMD SMPTE

Unbalanced: AKM 0.0003%, ESS 0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1)

/ Balanced: AKM 0.0003%, ESS 0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1)

Output Impedance

Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (AKM 0.7ohm, ESS 1ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (AKM 1.3ohm, ESS 1.6ohm)

Clock source

Clock Jitter

25ps(Typ)

Reference Clock Jitter

200 Femto Seconds

Battery

Capacity

3,700mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery

Continuous Playback Time

About 10 hours (Standard - AK4499EQ, MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalanced, Volume 50, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)

About 14 hours (Standard - ES9068AS, MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalanced, Volume 50, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)

Charge Time

About 2.5 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging)

Memory

Built-in Memory

256GB [NAND]

External Memory

microSD (Max. 1TB) x1

OS

Supported OS

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

- Audio was NOT muted during the measurement.
- The image/specification may be changed without notice to improve product performance and quality.

Delivery

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions - there may be delays of up to 48 hours to our estimated delivery times.


How will you send my item?

We ship to addresses within the UK using Royal Mail and DPD couriers.

How much does delivery cost?

Standard 2-3 working day delivery is FREE on all orders to mainland UK. Next working day courier service is available on all orders for a small fee of £4.99. On some items this is provided for FREE. 

For orders to UK Non-mainland and International destinations, there will be an additional charge at checkout. Please see below for more information.

How long does delivery take?

Depending on the delivery service you choose, delivery usually takes between 1-3 working days to mainland UK from the moment we despatch your order. Orders to UK non-mainland and international destinations can take longer.

When will you despatch my order?

Orders placed before 4pm are processed and despatched the same day (excluding bank holidays and weekends). Orders placed on weekends will be processed and despatched the following working day.

*Please note that international orders may require extra checks before we are able to despatch your order so timescales may vary.

Can I track my delivery?

Yes - Order tracking is offered as standard on all items, whether they are shipped via DPD or Royal Mail. You will receive your tracking information via email once we have despatched your order. 

UK Non-mainland and International destinations.

Shipping for all items to UK Non-Mainland and International destinations will incur a charge at checkout. If a delivery charge is not applied automatically at checkout, we will contact you to arrange payment and reserve the right to cancel your order if you refuse to pay for appropriate delivery. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to query the prices to your destination.

Shipping to international destinations may require further security checks and I.D. may need to be provided by the cardholder.

Please note that we are unable to ship some items outside the UK. To avoid any disapointment please contact us before making you order.

What do you class as UK Non-mainland?

Rep. Ireland, N. Ireland, Channel Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and Scottish Highlands. If you are unsure whether your address is classed as UK Non-mainland please feel free to contact us and an advisor will be happy to help.

For any further enquiries with regards to your delivery please contact us on 020 8813 7666 and one of our adviser's will be happy to help.

Returns


If you're not happy with your item or you've changed your mind.

Even though we're sure you'll be happy with your purchase, it's important that you are aware of how we deal with returns in the event that you need to send something back.

We understand how inconvenient it can be when you buy a product and aren't 100% satisfied with it. For this reason we have designed our returns policy to prevent any further inconvenience to you in these instances.

Under 14 days

  • You can return your goods for a full refund or exchange as long as you inform us of your intention to return the goods within 14 days of receipt, starting from the day after you receive your goods (Exclusions apply, see below.)

  • All return costs are down to the buyer and it is recommended that you return your items using a trackable method with appropriate insurance (if required).

  • Once we have confirmed your return, please ensure that you return the item within 14 days.

  • If a returns number is provided then please ensure that the parcel has this clearly marked.

  • Items need to be returned in "as new" condition in their original packaging. We don't mind if you open the product to check it, however any used or damaged products will be subject to a 25% handling fee so please take care when opening your items. 

After 14 days

  • We will not offer a refund after 14 days of you receiving your delivery unless your product is faulty. 

Exclusions from our returns policy

As we're sure you'll understand, there are some products that we can't offer returns on due to their nature. These include:

  • Special order items and cables cut from a reel (priced per metre). These items will be clearly identifiable.

  • In-Ear headphones due to health and hygiene reasons.

  • Products that include software which require activation.

 Please note that these exclusions do not apply to items that become faulty.

If your product becomes faulty

We endeavour to get your items to you in fully working order, however in the event that your items do become faulty, please read below on what you should do next.

In a lot of cases with some products, faults can be fixed by performing some basic troubleshooting, so to prevent any further inconvenience to you we advise that you contact our Customer Service team who can guide you through some basic troubleshooting before sending items back.

Under 28 days

  • If your items become faulty within 28 days of delivery you are entitled to a full refund or exchange. Please contact our customer service centre who will provide necessary returns details.

  • Please send the items back with a cover note including a description of the fault and your original order number.

  • Once we have fully tested the item and confirmed the fault, we will process the refund or exchange including cost of carriage back to us (within reason).

  • If during our testing we cannot find a fault, no refund will be given and you will be charged for delivery of the item back to you.

After 28 days

  • After 28 days you will still be able to get your faulty items repaired or replaced within the manufacturers warranty and we will be happy to assist you with this. Please contact our customer service team to find out the best way to get your items repaired or replaced. Please be aware that after 28 days we will not cover you for any carriage costs.

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