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Astell&Kern AK380 & AK Recorder
Astell&Kern AK380 & AK Recorder

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AK380 + AK Recorder

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Everything you need for the ultimate recording and listening experience. This bundle includes:
    • AK380: offers the truest and most natural sound possible. The AK380 offers the most authentic sound from any digital music format with enhanced features that are sought-after by Pro-Audio. Some of its features include playback of up to 32bit/384kHz, native DSD (up to 5.6MHz) playback, 20band Parametric EQ, Femto Reference clock, 256GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot, plus more! Color: Meteoric Titan.

    • AK Recorder: this portable and handy recorder offers a wide range of features such as DSD 5.6MHz recording, support for professional condenser microphones through independent phantom power, detailed control of microphones and pre-amplifier gains, an interface that spans both analog and digital, and support for a number of recording options including pre-recording. Color: Meteoric Titan. Choose between AK Recorder Single Kit or AK Recorder Stereo Mic Kit.

      • AK Recorder Single Kit
        • AK Recorder Device
        • Mini XLR to XLR Cables x 2
        • Quick Start Guide
        • Warranty Card
      • AK Recorder Stereo Mic Kit
        • AK Recorder Device
        • DPA SC4061 MIC x 2
        • Mini XLR to XLR Cable x 2
        • MIC Stand
        • Tripod Grip
        • Magnet Mount
        • Universal Mount
        • String Holder
        • Wind Screen
        • Quick Start Guide
        • Warranty Card

The evolution of a masterpiece, AK380

Evolved to Serve Pro-Audio
Astell&Kern has stayed on the course, offering the truest and most natural sound possible.
The new AK380 offers the most authentic sound from any digital music format with enhanced features that are sought-after by Pro-Audio.

32bit 384kHz Bit to Bit Playback, Native DSD (up to 5.6 MHz) Playback, Parametric EQ with 20-band 0.1dB,
200 Femto Second VCXO Reference Clock, Scalable Amp, DNLA-based AK Connect App, Metal Touch Sensor Home Button

Every bit of the AK380 was designed for Pro-Audio in mind.

The sound that Pro-Audio people have been looking for starts with the AK380.

32-bit 384kHz bit-to-bit Playback
All of the AK380 circuit design including the digital-analog converter (DAC) are ready for 32-bit processing to handle 32-bit music natively.

Other products have traditionally used sample rate converter (SRC) method down sampling for playback. However, the AK380 is capable of playing back 32-bit, 384 kHz original sound without any down sampling.

The result is the AK380 plays up to 32-bit, 384 kHz, any 24-bit music files, or double layer DSD 5.6MHz natively, without conversion or compression.

PEQ (Parametric EQ)
A parametric equalizer (PEQ*1) was implemented in the AK380 to deliver detailed adjustment of the original sound, and an audio digital signal processor (DSP) was added to aid in this process.

This frees up CPU cycles previously needed for calculating graphic equalizers (GEQ), allowing more detailed and accurate calculations via the dedicated DSP.

The audio DSP expands the existing 10-band, ±0.5 dB graphic equalizer (GEQ*2) to 20-band, ±0.1 dB to more precisely adjust the frequency and gain (dB) as well as more accurately specifying the frequency range via Q value adjustments.
* The PEQ supports up to 8 kHz - 192 kHz (8/16/24-bit) formats, but DSD and 32-bit audio are not supported.

Equipped With a Femto Clock to Deliver True Original Sound
Astell&Kern implemented a voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO) high-precision clock with a reference jitter value of 200 femto seconds*3.
Femto clocks are commonly used in high-end audio systems, and the clock is measured in high-precision femtosecond units (one quadrillionth of a second).
What is VCXO?
A VCXO, or a voltage-controlled crystal oscillator, is a type of crystal oscillation device that creates oscillation frequencies. External environmental stimuli, which in this case mean voltage inputs, influence the frequency value. Adjustments to the voltage input tunes a precise frequency value.
What is Jitter?
Jitter refers to the undesired deviation in time that occurs in a periodic signal. In this case, jitter is the error that occurs in the reference clock required to perform the sampling in digital audio equipment.

By utilizing a femto clock, the AK380 is able to create a more accurate frequency value and make fine jitter corrections.
As a result, the AK380 faithfully reproduces analog sound closer than ever to the original source when transmitting a digital signal as an analog signal.

AK Connect App
Astell&Kern has further enhanced DLNA functionality via the AK Connect app.
Wireless networking DLNA (version 1.0) connects to a NAS or PC, and is easily controlled with a smartphone or tablet through AK Connect.
Source files on a PC or NAS can be freely transferred and streamed without the hassle of turning on the computer and physically connecting with a cable.

If on the same access point (AP) network, music files on a PC or NAS can be played back via DLNA.

Astell&Kern AK380 Case Astell&Kern PAF11 DOCK (AK380AMP) Astell&Kern PEM13 Docking Stand AK380/AK320/AK300
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Astell&Kern AK380 Case Astell&Kern PAF11 Amplifier Astell&Kern PEM13 Docking Stand AK380/AK320

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