Astell&Kern

Astell&Kern SE200 Music Player Moon Silver

£1,799.00
  • Astell&Kern SE200 Music Player Moon Silver - Joe Audio

Astell&Kern

Astell&Kern SE200 Music Player Moon Silver

£1,799.00

  • World's First Multi-DAC DAP
  • Independent AMP Sections Designed to Match DAC Characteristic
  • Playback information reflected in light
  • Customize your sound by choosing from a variety of DAC filters
  • New ceramic rear cover
  • SE200 includes DAC filters to create your own sound, audio performance to feel premium, Hi-Fi sound presented by Astell&Kern, and upgrades that add a premium value experience.
  • SE200 also features a volume wheel LED that displays a variety of music playback information including volume range, bit-rate of track currently playing and the current DAC that is being used for playback of music.
  • Another welcome addition is MQA - (Master Quality Authenticated), which is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download. SE200 includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording.

SE200 is the second model from the Astell&Kern A&futura premium line of Digital Audio Players, and the world's first Multi DAC player (1x AK4499EQ + 2x ES9068AS).

Since the release of the Dual DAC AK120 player in 2013, there have been no products featuring more than two DACs in the same unit. So Astell&Kern set out to become the first manufacturer to use more than two DACs - the result is the SE200.

Featuring the latest audiophile DACs from ESS, the ES9068AS in a Dual DAC configuration, plus a single AK4499EQ, AKM's flagship DAC (as used in the A&K flagship SP2000).

The SE200 is therefore the first true multi-DAC DAP. In addition, SE200 was designed with but multiple AMP circuits and different AMP designs to optimise the different characteristics of the AKM and ESS DACs that are used in the player.

By separating the signals for each channel of balanced and unbalanced, Astell&Kern designed independent circuits that do not interfere with each other to provide the best sound possible.

The SE200 maintains a similar design identity to the SE100 which combines trapezoidal straight lines and curves. These curves are the result of ultra-precision metal processing that has been perfected by Astell&Kern. After experimenting with different materials for the rear of the SE200, we created a new ceramic rear cover, instead of the glass found on the previous generation SE100.

This material not only improves wireless network performance, but produces a more premium feel to the player. New manufacturing techniques were developed to precisely mold the high-gloss ceramic cover involving seven separate processes. A low-speed processing method is used to prevent cracking and produce a durable backing. The results are a rear cover that is not just beautiful, but functional.

Features

Multiple DACs let you define your sound

With AKM’s AK4499EQ DAC (as featured in our flagship SP2000 player) and the ESS ES9068ES DAC in dual configuration on board, optimised by different amplifier circuitry, the SE200 sound is yours to define. Twice the development and twice the tuning has resulted in twice the digital audio player.

Alter the shape of your music

The SE200 includes bespoke DAC filters provided by AKM and ESS. So no matter the sort of music you’re in the mood to listen to, you can adjust its sonic characteristics until it’s exactly what you want to hear. The sound of your SE200 is yours and yours alone.

Balanced and unbalanced outputs

With fully independent 2.5mm balanced and 3.5mm unbalanced outputs for each DAC/amplifier section, the SE200 is ready to drive your favourite headphones no matter how demanding they might be. This flexibility of engineering can only be found on Astell&Kern digital audio players.

Feat of memory

Offline listening is a crucial part of any digital audio player’s functionality. So the SE200 is fitted with a big 256GB of internal memory - that’s enough to store around 500 albums in CD-quality, ready for you to listen to no matter where you are.

Aural sculpture

We’ve combined aluminium with ceramic and glass to create a digital audio player that looks and feels very nearly as good as it sounds. If industrial design can ever be thought of in terms of ‘art’, then the SE200 is assuredly a work of art.

 

Specifications

General Specifications

Model SE200
Body Color
Moon Silver
Body Material Aluminum
Display

5.0inch (720 x 1,280) Touch display
Supported Audio Formats

WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA MQA playbackServices(Tidal Masters), Local files, External USB, MQA-CD(ripped)
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

Unbalanced: AKM 3.0Vrms / ESS 2.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
Balanced: AKM 6.0Vrms / ESS 4.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
CPU

Octa-Core
DAC

Multi DAC: AKM AK4499EQ x1 (Single DAC) / ESS ES9068AS x2 (Dual DAC)
Decoding

Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
Input

USB Type-C input (for PC & MAC)
Outputs

Unbalanced Out (3.5mm) x2 / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported) x2
Wi-Fi

802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
Bluetooth

V4.2 (A2DP, AVRCP, Qualcomm® aptXTM HD)
Dimensions

3.02 ”(76.9 mm) [W] x 5.20 ”(132.2 mm) [H] x 0.62 ”(15.8 mm) [D]
Weight

9.66 oz (274 g)
Feature Enhancements

Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)

 

Audio Performance

Frequency Response

 Unbalanced: AKM ±0.015dB, ESS ±0.023dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz)
/ Balanced: AKM ±0.010dB, ESS ±0.015dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz)
Unbalanced: AKM ±0.050dB, ESS ±0.065dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz)
/ Balanced: AKM ±0.030dB, ESS ±0.10dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz)
Signal to Noise Ratio

Unbalanced: AKM 124dB, ESS 121dB @ 1kHz / Balanced: AKM 125dB, ESS 123dB @ 1kHz
Crosstalk

Unbalanced: AKM -138dB, ESS -138dB @ 1kHz / Balanced: AKM -144dB, ESS -144dB @ 1kHz
THD+NUnbalanced: AKM 0.0003%, ESS 0.0006% @ 1kHz / Balanced: AKM 0.0004%, ESS 0.0006% @ 1kHz
IMD SMPTEUnbalanced: AKM 0.0003%, ESS 0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1)
/ Balanced: AKM 0.0003%, ESS 0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1)
Output Impedance

Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (AKM 0.7ohm, ESS 1ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (AKM 1.3ohm, ESS 1.6ohm)

 Clock source

Clock Jitter

 25ps(Typ)
Reference Clock Jitter

200 Femto Seconds

 Battery

Capacity

 3,700mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery

Continuous Playback Time

 About 10 hours (Standard - AK4499EQ, MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalanced, Volume 50, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)
About 14 hours (Standard - ES9068AS, MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalanced, Volume 50, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)

Charge Time

About 2.5 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging)

 Memory

 

Built-in Memory

256GB [NAND]

 

External Memory

 microSD (Max. 1TB) x1

 OS

Supported OS  Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up

 

Included in the box

  • 1x Astell&Kern A&futura SE200 player
  • 1x USB-C to USB-A cable (1 metre)
  • 3x screen protectors
  • 1x Quick start guide

 

 

 

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