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Astell & Kern Kann Alpha Portable Hi-Res Audio Player in Onyx Black

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  • ES9068AS Dual DAC
  • 32bit/384kHz Audio
  • Up to 14.5 Hours of Playtime
  • 64GB Internal Memory
  • AK-KANN-ALPHA-BLACK
KANN ALPHA, the third product in the KANN series of Digital Audio Players. While the goal of the... more
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KANN ALPHA, the third product in the KANN series of Digital Audio Players. While the goal of the Astell&Kern KANN line is to provide ultra high power output to drive any headphone or IEM, KANN ALPHA has not forgotten the essence of being a portable DAP, so you can enjoy a near-perfect sound experience wherever you are.

  • The first Astell&Kern DAP to feature a 4.4mm balanced output
  • Complete separation of balanced lines to provide noise-free output
  • Crosstalk of 141dB and top-notch audio performance through a complete circuit redesign
  • Powerful 12Vrms ultra-high output support
  • 14.5 hours of continuous playback
  • Equipped with the latest version of Bluetooth, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Artistic design and ultra-precision metal shaping technology that Astell&Kern has perfected

The design of KANN ALPHA shows the beauty from the combination of delicate details and the substantial weight from its powerful performance. Asymmetric triangles that resemble the identity of Astell&Kern surrounds the volume wheel on the solid, sturdy, bold and column-like body of the player. Considering the hexagon as an extension of a triangle, we started with the top side of the player based on the hexagon. The altered shape of the top section was created by pressing the hexagon shape together.

The back side of the wheel protection surface of KANN ALPHA was lifted around the volume control to create a design like the fender of the car, which surrounds the car wheel. Just like the fender's ability to block the sand, stone and mud that pops up when driving a rugged and strong off-road vehicle, the fender on the player protects the volume wheel of the strong, powerful KANN ALPHA. A gold PVD coating line was added to the ceramic surface around the 4.4mm balanced output. The gold coating minimizes contact noise from output and also adds a beautiful contrast to the all black finish.

Product Specifications

  • Model : KANN ALPHA
  • Body Color : Onyx Black
  • Body Material : Aluminum
  • Display : 4.1inch HD 720 x 1280 Touch Display
  • 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 : High: Unbalanced 6Vrms / Balanced 12Vrms (Condition No Load), Mid: Unbalanced 4Vrms / Balanced 8Vrms (Condition No Load), Low: Unbalanced 2Vrms / Balanced 4Vrms (Condition No Load)
  • DAC : ESS ES9068AS x2 (Dual DAC)
  • CPU : Quad-Core
  • Decoding : Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
  • Input : USB Type-C input (for charging PC & MAC)
  • Outputs : Unbalanced Out (3.5mm) / Optical Out(3.5mm), Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported 4.4m, only 5-pole supported)
  • Wi-Fi : 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth : V5.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD, LDAC)
  • Dimensions : 2.68 ”(68.3 mm) [W] x 4.60 ”(117 mm) [H] x 0.98 ”(25 mm) [D]
  • Weight : about 11.14 oz (about 316 g)
  • Feature Enhancements : Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
Colour: Black
Portable: Yes
Connectivity: Bluetooth, WiFi
Internal Storage: 64GB
External Storage: 1 x microSD (Max. 1TB)
Product Type: Hi Res Audio Player, Personal Audio Player
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