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Astell & Kern A&ultima SP1000 Music Player - Copper

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Astell&Kern is proud to introduce the A&ultima SP1000. The A&ultima SP1000 is a one-of-a-kind, high-end, powerful flagship high resolution music player equipped with the latest advanced features. A true flagship high-resolution music player First Astell&Kern player to feature an octa-core CPU for outstanding response and performance High Definition HD5 display to create the best viewing experience Innovative new Multi-function Wheel Rigid stainless steel/Copper housing.


The A&ultima SP1000: delivering the ultimate Astell&Kern technology.


 

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Astell&Kern is proud to introduce the A&ultima SP1000. The A&ultima SP1000 is a one-of-a-kind, high-end, powerful flagship high resolution music player equipped with the latest advanced features.

A true flagship high-resolution music player First Astell&Kern player to feature an octa-core CPU for outstanding response and performance High Definition HD5 display to create the best viewing experience Innovative new Multi-function Wheel Rigid stainless steel/Copper housing.

The A&ultima SP1000: delivering the ultimate Astell&Kern technology.

 

Get Both High Output and Vivid Sound

Traditional audio has suffered from noise and distortion as power output is increased. Astell&Kern’s advanced audio design and signal management technologies used in the A&ultima SP1000 brings more power output with less noise and minimal distortion.

Independent DACs for the left and right audio channels provide a wider soundstage and better stereo separation. Each AK4497EQ DAC provides rich and vivid audio reproduction, allowing the listener to enjoy the sound as it was meant to be heard.

 

SP1000 vs. AK380

ModelSP1000AK380
 
LCD 5inch (720 x 1,280) Touchscreen 4inch (480 x 800) Touchscreen
DAC AKM AK4497EQ x2 (Dual DAC) AKM AK4490 x2 (Dual DAC)
Output Level Unbalance 2.2Vrms 
Balance 3.9Vrms (Condition No Load)
Unbalance 2.2Vrms 
Balance 2.3Vrms (Condition No Load)
Signal to Noise Ratio Unbalance 120dB @ 1kHz
Balance 122dB @ 1kHz
Unbalance 116dB @ 1kHz
Balance 117dB @ 1kHz
THD+N Unbalance 0.0005% @ 1kHz
Balance 0.0008% @ 1kHz
Unbalance 0.0008% @ 1kHz
Balance 0.0007% @ 1kHz

* SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) As the signal-to-noise ratio increases, the clearer the sound becomes.
* THD+N (THD + Noise, Distortion) over the THD + Noise signal rate, less distortion is heard.

 

Great Performance for the Ultimate Experience

The A&ultima SP1000 is equipped with an octa-core CPU which allows the player to produce the exact musical detail present in the original recording without distortion and provides a quick, lag-free operation.

The A&ultima SP1000 features faster booting times, speedy file transfers, lag-free processing and a new intuitive user interface for the ultimate player experience.

 

Ultimate Sound Quality

The latest AK4497EQ dual-DAC design and the upgraded CPU in the A&ultima SP1000 allows for accurate playback of native 32bit/384kHz audio with no compromise on sound quality. The music is played back, bit-for-bit, just as the artist and engineer intended for it to be heard.

The A&ultima SP1000 also supports native bit-to-bit DSD playback up to 11.2MHz for the best sound possible. 

 

New Intuitive User Interface

The A&ultima SP1000 features a revamped interface design which provides music playback from the home screen to give users a more music-centric experience.

By placing the power button on the Multi-function wheel located on the side of the A&ultima SP1000 instead of on the top, users can control the volume and turn the LCD screen ON/OFF, all with one simple control.

The A&ultima SP1000 features a bezel-less design to maximize screen size. The high-definition HD5 grade display delivers a vibrant and engaging viewing experience. Song and player information is sharp, colorful and easily to read on the larger, brighter screen.

- Player is in the main. All functions are centered on "music replay." 
- Secure access to the music DB and features to manage music files
- Minimum menu depth and simple structure

 

Faster Charging, Quicker File Transfer

Next generation USB Type-C support allows file transfer speeds up to 10Gbps and supports both data transfer and charging from the same cable.

USB 3.0 protocol transfers data twice as fast when compared to other Astell&Kern players.
Charging with a fast charger (at 9V/1.67A) takes only two hours and allows up to 12 hours of continuous playback.

* The maximum 12-hour continuous play is based on 16-bit/44 kHz, FLAC file format, screen off, 75 of volume playback.
* Fast charger (9V/1.67A) and general Charger (5V/2A) are not included in the package.

Features

Specifications

Features

General Specifications

Model: SP1000
Body Color: Copper 
Body Material: Copper
Display: 5inch (720 x 1,280) Touchscreen
Supported Audio Formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
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: Unbalance 2.2Vrms / Balance 3.9Vrms (Condition No Load)
CPU: Octa-Core
DAC: AKM AK4497EQ x2 (Dual DAC)
Decoding: Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
Input: USB 3.0 Type-C input (for charging & data transfer (PC & MAC)) / Connection Mode : MTP (Media Device)
Outputs: PHONES (3.5mm) / Optical Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
Bluetooth: V4.1 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)
Dimensions: 2.98 ”(75.8 mm) [W] x 5.2 ”(132 mm) [H] x 0.64 ”(16.2 mm) [D]
Weight: Stainless Steel 13.64 oz (386.6 g) / Copper 13.68 oz (387.9 g)
Feature Enhancements: Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)

 

 

 

Audio Performance

Frequency Response: ±0.062dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance / ±0.061dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balance 
±0.68dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Unbalance / ±0.67dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Balance
Signal to Noise Ratio: 120dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 122dB @ 1kHz, Balance
Crosstalk: 138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 143dB @ 1kHz, Balance
THD+N: 0.0005% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0008% @ 1kHz, Balance
IMD SMPTE: 0.0004% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance & Balance
Output Impedance: Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm) / PHONES 3.5mm (2ohm)

 

 

 

Clock source

Clock Jitter: 30ps(Typ)
Reference Clock Jitter: 200 Femto Seconds

 

 

 

Battery

Capacity: 3,400mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
Continuous Playback Time: Up to 12 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44kHz, Volume 75, LCD Off)
Charge Time: About 2 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging)

 

 

 

Memory

Built-in Memory: 256GB [NAND]
External Memory: microSD (Max 256GB) x1

 

 

 

OS

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

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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