This is it, ladies and gents. The very best DAP in the world. No hyperbole: you cannot find a better sounding, better built, higher performing DAP than the SP2000. If you want the best portable audio experience possible – this is it. Our highest recommendation.
Watch our owner's first impressions video here: https://youtu.be/iPUhImgvdpQ
A&ultima SP2000 is the third player released in the A&ultima lineup. SP2000 features the latest technologies of Astell&Kern with a newly developed audio circuitry and amplifier design.
- Flagship AKM AK4499EQ Dual DACs
- Balanced 6Vrms, Unbalanced 3Vrms Output Level
- 32bit/768kHz, Native DSD512 Support
- 512GB Internal Memory
- Dual Band Wi-Fi Support5.0" 720x1280 HD TouchscreenOcta-Core CPU
- Open APP Support for Music Streaming
The Most Advanced Asahi Kasei DAC Chips, Dual AK4499EQ
The AK4499EQ DAC chip uses the most advanced ‘Current Output Architecture’ technology. To take full advantage of this new architecture, Astell&Kern redesigned the Op Amp and analog amp block configuration completely. The new circuit design optimizes the current consumption and brings out the most from these new DAC chips. The combination of the SP2000 and AK4499EQ chips provide mind-blowing audio quality.
Newly Designed Audio Circuitry
The SP2000 is the first Astell&Kern player to use separate, independent audio channels between the Unbalanced and Balanced outputs. This design offers much more power than ever before, with 6Vrms for Balanced output and 3Vrms for Unbalanced output. With this design, the SP2000 offers the ultimate audio experience as Astell&Kern’s newest flagship player.
Two Times the Internal Storage, 512GB
512GB internal storage can hold up to 700+ CDs or 8,000+ tracks of FLAC files (60MB/track). With the addition of a 512GB microSD card, the SP2000 can support over 1TB of storage space.
Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4/5Ghz)
With streaming music services becoming more popular, stronger and more reliable network reception becomes even more important for your audio experience. The SP2000 supports Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4/5Ghz, b/g/n/ac) with an improved 3-dimensional antenna design. With a stronger wi-fi signal and faster speeds, music streaming from the most popular services is better than ever on the SP2000.
Great Performance for the Ultimate Experience
The A&ultima SP2000 is equipped with an octa-core CPU which allows the player to produce the exact details present in the original recording without distortion and provides a quick, lag-free operation. The A&ultima SP2000 features faster booting times, speedy file transfers, lag-free processing and an intuitive user interface for the ultimate player experience.
- Body Color
- Stainless Steel
- Body Material
- Stainless Steel : Stainless Steel
Copper : Copper
- 5inch (720 x 1,280) Touch display
- Supported Audio Formats
- WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA(Support Scheduled)
- MQA playback
- Services(Tidal Masters), Local files, External USB, MQA-CD(ripped)
- Sample rate
- PCM : 8kHz ~ 768kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample)
DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo
DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo
DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo
DSD512(1bit 22.4MHz), Stereo
- Output Level
- Unbalance 3.0Vrms
Balance 6.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
- AKM AK4499EQ x2 (Dual DAC)
- Decoding Support
- up to 32bit
768kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
- USB 3.0 Type-C input (for PC & MAC)
- PHONES (3.5mm)
Optical Out (3.5mm)
Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
- V4.1 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)
- 3.00” W x 5.19" H x 0.61" D (76.3 mm x 132 mm x 15.7 mm)
- Stainless Steel : 14.49 oz (410.8 g)
Copper : 15.25 oz (432.4 g)
- Feature Enhancements
- Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
- Frequency Response
- ±0.015dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance
±0.010dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balance
±0.050dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalance
±0.030dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balance
- Signal to Noise Ratio
- 124dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance
125dB @ 1kHz, Balance
- -138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance
-144dB @ 1kHz, Balance
- 0.0005% @ 1kHz, Unbalance
0.0004% @ 1kHz, Balance
- IMD SMPTE
- 0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance & Balance
- Output Impedance
- Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm)
PHONES 3.5mm (1.5ohm)
- Clock Jitter
- Reference Clock Jitter
- 200 Femto Seconds
- Battery Capacity
- 3,700mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery
- Continuous Playback Time
- Up to 8 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalance, Volume 80, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)
- Charge Time
- About 2.5 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging)
About 5 hours (Standard - 5V/2A General charging)
- Built-in Memory
- 512GB [NAND]
- External Memory
- microSD (Max. 512GB) x1
- Supported OS
- Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7 and up
- A&ultima SP2000 Device
- Leather Case
- USB Type-C Cable
- Quick Start Guide
- Warranty Card
- microSD card slot cover x 2
- Protective Film (Front x 2, Back x 2)
"The noise-floor on the SP2000 is vanishingly quiet, as in simply absent. I could have the volume set at the highest level with some of the most sensitive IEMs in my collection, and there was zero hiss or noise, a feat even some pretty serious high-end gear couldn’t match."
"Without a second thought, the latest SP2000 flagship is A&K best DAP to date. And why wouldn’t it be? They finetuned and perfected the sound and updated some of the features from their previous flagship which was already at the top of its game."
99.9% of orders placed before 4pm EDT go out the same day. We ship USPS and UPS. Everything we sell has a free shipping option available other than accessories under $50 and international shipping for the few products we sell outside the US.
For items under $300, free shipping takes 2-4 business days. For items over $300, free priority shipping takes 1-3 business days. For items over $1000, we pretty much always will get it to you within business 2 days. Signature is required upon delivery. We also offer a variety of expedited shipping options.
Tracking info is provided via email as soon as we ship.