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Astell & Kern Kann Model Silver

✓ 2 Year Warranty included

✓ Authorised UK Dealer

✓ FREE Next Working Day Courier Service to mainland UK

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. 


 

Regular Price: £899.00

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All Next Working Day orders placed before 12pm 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

5 star review of DALI SPEKTOR 1 compact speaker!

 

“When it comes to performance per pound, there’s no mistaking the Kann’s sonic chops. It’s dynamic, has a great sense of timing, and gives an insightful performance.”

 

One player to rule them all 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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 12pm 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.