Manufacturers Product Description
AK70 Redux - The 70s Just Got Better Back in black and ready to impress! The AK70 MK? has a whole lot to offer with its advanced features: Dual DAC separates the left and right audio channels from input to output Higher audio output with the same refined sound signature of Astell&Kern Compact size for easy carrying and one-handed operation The AK70 has been reborn as the AK70 MK? through Astell&Kern's accumulated know-how. Dual DAC separates the left and right audio channels from input to outputThe advantage of a dual DAC player has now become available to everyone. The AK70 MKII is the first model from Astell&Kern to be equipped with a dual DAC for under a thousand dollars. Its separated channel circuit design offers less noise and interference, yet adds more fidelity and audio output power, to create a bigger sound stage with clearer imaging when paired with your favorite cans or speakers. Higher audio output with the same refined Astell&Kern sound signature With a substantial power output of 4.0Vrms from the balanced output, the AK70 MKII can drive a wide range of heavy, hard-to-drive headphones without a problem thanks to Astell&Kern's latest audio design technology. While maintaining the natural and neutral tone and sound signature Astell&Kern is famous for, the newly designed audio circuit creates authentic sounds by exceeding previous Hi-Fi Audio specifications, including SNR, Crosstalk, and THD+N, over previous models. The powerful AK70 MK?'s sound quality is sure to please even the most discerning music aficionado. Compact size for easy carrying and one-handed operation AK70 MK? delivers superb Hi-Fi audio quality in a pocket-sized portable, a must-have feature for listeners who want high quality sound any place and anytime. No need to compromise with lossy, compressed music anymore. The ergonomic body design fits nicely in the palm of the hand, making operation a smooth, one-handed experience. 24-bit, 192 kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback The AK70 MK? plays any resolution of digital files up to 24-bit/192 kHz, bit-for-bit. 32-bit audio and single or double rate DSD can also be played, but it will be converted to PCM or downsampled.Balanced Out The AK70 MK? delivers original sound using the 2.5mm 4-pole balanced output that Astell&Kern first pioneered on the AK240 (and other manufacturers soon adopted). The balanced out provides a more powerful audio signal with less noise interference. USB Audio A simple USB connection will allow the AK70 MKII to be used as a digital music storage device and/or pre-amp to output digital audio through USB. The AK70 MK? transfers DSD in native format through DoP (DSD over PCM) and converts DSD to PCM for output for external USB Audio that do not support DoP.USB DAC Connect to your PC/Mac computer, or other system, via a USB cable and use the AK70 MK?'s hardware to provide better sound quality. The AK70 MKII, when used as a USB DAC, will bring out more detail and provide a better listening experience than your computer is capable of delivering, even when listening to your favorite streaming service! When using the AK70 MK? as a USB DAC, playback up to 24-bit, 96kHz is supported to deliver a much richer sound through a larger soundstage and resolution that goes far beyond the limits of an embedded sound card.