Astell&Kern KANN Portable High Definition Digital Audio Player

Color
Astro Silver
Eos Blue

The KANN Portable High-Definition Portable Sound System from Astell&Kern is a pocket-sized audio system capable of ultra-high-resolution audio playback. The device delivers distortion-free sound without data loss by operating at 32-bit/384 kHz, as well as native DSD playback up to DSD256 (1-bit/11.2 MHz).


KANN utilizes an integrated single-channel KM AK4490 DAC and balanced output to provide exceptional sonic quality and detail. It can also be used as an external DAC when connected to a PC via USB. The built-in high-powered amplifier can not only drive high-impedance headphones, but can also reliably reproduce high-quality sound with low-impedance speakers. Additionally, the unit is equipped with a line-out circuit designed to set the output values in four levels, depending on the users listening preference. With the selectable output function, you can fine-tune your sound to suit a home system, car audio, or any other listening environment.

The 4.0" touchscreen provides smartphone-style control over playback, while the brushed aluminum body and volume wheel provide a smooth analog feel. The built-in battery recharges via USB 3.0 and lasts for up to 15 hours of playback. Additionally, the unit offers a "fast charger" function, which provides up to 6.5 hours of playback time with a single hour charge. The KANN ships with a USB Type-C cable, two SD card slot covers, two microSD card slot covers, and two protective films to protect the front screen.

Key Features

  • Powerful, High Quality Output
    Astell&Kern has introduced a new product design that cleverly incorporates a high-performance amplifier into a player for an ideal merger of two independent devices that supports 7 Vrms output when connected via high-gain balanced output. The KANN can easily drive high impedance headphones as well as produce the highest quality sound with low-impedance speakers.
  • High Resolution Playback
    KANN is capable of bit-to-bit playback up to 32-bit 384 kHz and native DSD playback up to 11.2 MHz, delivering detailed, distortion-free sound just as the artist intended
  • Scalability Using USB Audio
    To increase flexibility of use, you can connect additional USB Audio to KANN via the micro-USB port – KANN allows output conversion per the specifications of the external USB Audio that supports DoP (DSD over PCM) or PCM, and provides continuous music playback with charging via the Type-C USB port while connected to the external USB Audio
  • High Quality Sound from Audio Files Stored on a PC
    Supporting the bit-to-bit playback up to 32-bit 384 kHz when connected to the PC for use as a USB DAC, the KANN produces richer sounds with superior spatial effects and resolution that go far beyond the limits of any PC sound card
  • Wireless Network Connections
    KANN supports wireless networking DLNA (Ver. 1.0), which makes it easy to work with PC/NAS on the same AP network and through the AK Connect app supporting smartphone/tablet computer interfaces.
  • Dual Memory Card Slots
    KANN has an internal memory of 64GB, but this can be easily and flexibly boosted via the unit's dual memory card slots for a total of 832 GB
  • Fast Charging
    Enjoy up to 6.5 hours of your favorite music with a single 1 hour charge through the fast charger. There is no fear of a dead battery when on a long journey as the 6,200mAh large capacity battery offers 15 hours of continuous playback
  • Product Highlights:

    • Built-In Powerful Analog Amplifier
    • Up to 32-Bit/384 kHz Resolution Playback
    • Up to DSD256 (1-Bit 11.2 MHz)
    • Wireless Streaming and USB Audio DAC
    • Headphone and Line Output
    • 4.0" WVGA Full Touchscreen
    • 64GB Internal Flash Memory
    • 256GB microSD & 512GB SD Card Slots
    • Integrated Volume Wheel
    • Includes USB Cable and Card Slot Covers
  • What's In The Box:

    • Astell&Kern KANN Portable High Definition Sound System
    • USB Type C Cable
    • 2 x SD Card Slot Covers
    • 2 x microSD Card Slot Covers
    • 2 x Protective Films (Front Screen)
    • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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