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Astell & Kern A&ultima SP1000M Ultima Lapis Blue

✓ 2 Year Warranty included

✓ Authorised UK Dealer

✓ FREE Next Working Day Courier Service to mainland UK

The Astell & Kern SP1000M offers high-end audiophile performance at a more affordable price-point compared to it’s daddy, the mighty SP1000 Ultima

Regular Price: £1,999.00

On Sale Price £1,699.00

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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

 

Astell&Kern constantly strives to master the philosophy of delivering original sound. So far, we believe that the A&ultima SP1000 is the optimal product that produces the highest-quality audio.

 We were not sure whether it was possible to come up with a product that is different from the SP1000 while delivering the same sound quality, but we decided to take up the challenge so that more people could experience our products’ fidelity.

There were many trials and tribulations in making the SP1000, our best product, smaller. We were determined to not compromise sound quality in the process, and we ultimately developed the second A&ultima product, the SP1000M. Octa-Core CPU for Next-Level PerformanceAK4497EQ Dual DAC for Highest Sound Quality4.1 Inch HD DisplayHighest Quality Audio of SP1000Portable and Durable Aluminum BodyDNLA-Based AK Connect AppOpen APP Service The lightweight and portability of the SP1000M enables the user to enjoy original sound playback anytime and anywhere.

The A&ultima SP1000M achieves greater portability, without sacrificing the level of performance found in the original SP1000.

 

SP1000M 

The “M” in SP1000M does not stand for one specific word, but rather encompasses many characteristics that the product aims to pursue.

  • MINI: Smaller than the SP1000
  • MOBILITY: More compact design for portability
  • MAXIMUM: Produces the highest-quality audio
  • MANIA: For users who are obsessed with true, original sound
  • MATE: Perfect anytime and anywhere
  • MOMENT: Free of distractions, get lost in the music 

 

SP1000M vs SP1000

* 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.

 

Using Open APP Service

The Open APP Service enables the user to install specific APK music streaming apps to the device. Copy the desired APK into the Open Service folder of the product and install the relevant App in the Menu-Service of the product.

Advanced User Interface

While the A&ultima SP1000M has the same intuitive menu composition as its predecessor, the SP1000, its user interface has been improved with the optional Virtual Back Key, which enables users to control the device more easily and conveniently.

Use the Floating feature to place the Virtual Back Key at a desired location or disable it by simply dragging it to the middle of the screen or turning it off from the Settings menu.



Great Performance for the Ultimate Experience

The A&ultima SP1000M 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 SP1000M 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 SP1000M 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 SP1000M also supports native bit-to-bit DSD playback up to 11.2MHz for the best sound possible.



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 3 hours and allows up to 10 hours of continuous playback.

* The maximum 10-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: SP1000M 
  • Body Color: Lapis Blue
  • Body Material: Aluminum 
  • Display: 4.1inch (720 x 1,280) Touchscreen 
  • Supported Audio Formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA 
  • 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 2.1Vrms / Balance 4.2Vrms (Condition No Load) 
  • CPU: Octa-Core 
  • DAC: AKM AK4497EQ x2 (Dual DAC) 
  • Decoding: Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
  • Input: USB Type-C (3.0) input (data transfer (PC & MAC)) / Connection Mode : MTP (Media Device) 
  • Outputs: PHONES (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: 2.67 ”(67.9 mm) [W] x 4.60 ”(117 mm) [H] x 0.66 ”(16.9 mm) [D] 
  • Weight: 7.16 oz (203 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 / 123dB @ 1kHz, Balance 
  • Crosstalk: 138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 144dB @ 1kHz, Balance 
  • THD+N: 0.0007% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0006% @ 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: 25ps(Typ) 
  • Reference Clock Jitter: 200 Femto Seconds

 

Battery

  • Capacity: 3,300mAh 3.7V Li-ion Battery 
  • Continuous Playback Time: Up to 10 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44kHz, Volume 75, LCD Off) 
  • Charge Time: About 3 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging)

 

Memory

  • Built-in Memory: 128GB [NAND] 
  • External Memory: microSD (Max 400GB) x1

 

OS

  • Supported OS 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 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.