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Astell & Kern KANN Alpha

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The Astell & Kern KANN Alpha

A brilliant blend of style, design and stunning high-power performance at a realistic price!

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The Power House

Astell & Kern 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 Astell & Kern KANN Alpha

The Astell & Kern Kann Alpha is a brilliant blend of style, design and stunning high-power performance at a realistic price!

The Power House

Astell & Kern 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
offering 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 ½ hours of continuous playback
Equipped with the latest version of Bluetooth, Bluetooth 5.0

The newly introduced feature of the 4.4mm balanced output port is exciting, however, the most important part is how we implemented it.

Unlike other manufacturer’s products, KANN ALPHA has physically separated the 2.5mm and 4.4mm outputs using micro relays.

When 2.5mm and 4.4mm structures that are connected only to the mute circuit they do not prevent noise interference that may occur because each signal is not properly blocked.

KANN ALPHA boasts noise-free output because we built in an independent structure that completely blocks interference from outputs that are not being used and to be switched off therefore preventing the noise from occurring.

Model :Astell & Kern KANN ALPHA

Body Colour:  Onyx Black

Body Material:  Aluminium

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), Stereo혻

/ 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)

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Astell & Kern KANN Alpha

Astell & Kern KANN Alpha

The Astell & Kern KANN Alpha

A brilliant blend of style, design and stunning high-power performance at a realistic price!