Our Take Taking what we firmly believed was the best digital audio player on the market and making it more portable, while compromising nothing, was a very smart choice by our friends at Astell&Kern. The SP1000M is an endgame DAP that fits in your pocket like a dream. Our current top pick, we give it our highest recommendation.
From Astell&Kern We constantly strive to master the philosophy of delivering original sound. So far, we believe thatthe A&ultima SP1000 is the optimal product that produces the highest-quality audio.
We were not sure whether it was possible to come up with a product that is different fromthe SP1000 while delivering the same sound quality, but we decided to take up the challenge so that more people could experience our products’ fidelity.
There were many trials and tribulations in making the SP1000, our best product, smaller. We were determined to not compromise sound quality in the process, and we ultimately developed the second A&ultima product, the SP1000M.
Octa-Core CPU for Next-Level Performance
AK4497EQ Dual DAC for Highest Sound Quality
4.1 Inch HD Display
Highest Quality Audio of SP1000
Portable and Durable Aluminum Body
DNLA-Based AK Connect App
Open APP Service
The lightweight and portability of the SP1000M enables the user to enjoy original sound playback anytime and anywhere. The A&ultima SP1000M achieves greater portability, withoutsacrificingthe level of performance found in the original SP1000.
The “M” in SP1000M does not stand for one specific word, but rather encompassesmany characteristics that the product aims to pursue.
MINI: Smaller than the SP1000
MOBILITY: More compact design for portability
MAXIMUM: Produces the highest-quality audio
MANIA: For users who are obsessed with true, original sound
MATE: Perfect anytime and anywhere
MOMENT: Free of distractions, get lost in the music
Whilethe A&ultima SP1000M has the same intuitive menu composition as its predecessor, theSP1000, its user interface has been improved with the optional Virtual Back Key, which enables users to control the device more easily and conveniently.
Use the Floating feature to place the Virtual Back Key at a desired location or disable it by simplydragging it to the middle of the screenor turning it off from the Settings menu.
Great Performance for the Ultimate Experience
The A&ultima SP1000M is equipped with an octa-core CPU which allows the player to produce the exact musical detail presentin the original recording without distortion and provides a quick, lag-free operation.
The A&ultima SP1000M features faster booting times, speedy file transfers, lag-free processing and a new intuitive user interface for the ultimate player experience.
Ultimate Sound Quality
The latest AK4497EQ dual-DAC design and the upgraded CPU in the A&ultima SP1000M allows for accurate playback of native 32bit/384kHz audio with no compromise on sound quality. The music is played back, bit-for-bit, just as the artist and engineer intended for it to be heard.
The A&ultima SP1000M also supports native bit-to-bit DSD playback up to 11.2MHz for the best sound possible.
Faster Charging, Quicker File Transfer
Next generation USB Type-C support allows file transfer speeds up to 10Gbps and supports both data transfer and charging from the same cable.
USB 3.0 protocol transfers data twice as fast when compared to other Astell&Kern players. Charging with a fast charger (at 9V/1.67A) takes only 3 hours and allows up to 10 hours of continuous playback.
* The maximum 10-hour continuous play is based on 16-bit/44 kHz, FLAC file format, screen off, 75 of volume playback. * Fast charger (9V/1.67A) and general Charger (5V/2A) are not included in the package.
Every order ships free, no minimums, no restrictions. 99% of orders placed by 4pm EDT go out the same day. We typically ship UPS Ground, so transit times range from 1-5 days depending on location (we're in NJ). Signature is required upon delivery. If you have any special requests, give us a shout. We're very accomodating.
Tracking info will be provided as soon as we ship.