Astell & Kern AK240 media player delivers a high quality sound in a pocket-sized device and now available for pre-order. Astell & Kern plans to launch its latest portable media player on February 21, 2014 and price tag around £2,200 or $3,680. Already introduced at CES 2014 event, the Astell & Kern AK240 is targeted at the high-end audience markets which hungry best quality sound device.
On hardware specifications, the Astell & Kern AK240 high media player has a 3.31-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of WVGA 480 x 800 pixels. There are a number of connectivity include 2.4GHz WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.
The player is capable to use microSD cards (up to 128GB), which expanding its storage to 384GB (it has 256GB of built-in storage). The power source for AK240 is a rechargeable 3,250 mAh 3.7V lithium polymer battery. It is supports both Windows and Apple Mac operating systems.
Inside, Astell & Kern AK240 media player is equipped with a dual-core processor, which enables to handle multiple requests and play high-resolution audio files without lag. For native DSD support, it rocks dual Cirrus Logic 4398 DAC engine.
It delivers an output level of unbalanced 2.1Vrms + 2.1Vrms / balance 2.3Vrms + 2.3Vrms (no load). That’s up to 32bit (float / Integer) / 192 kHz bit to bit decode. Housing in an ‘aircraft grade’ aluminum case, this player is bundled with a leather case.
Source: Product Page