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The Astell&Kern ACRO BE100 is a Bluetooth speaker that provides Hi-Fi sound quality with wireless freedom. The light and shadow identity of the world's number one portable Hi-Fi brand Astell&Kern has been incorporated into the ACRO BE100. Specifically, the speaker is equipped with a 32-bit Hi-Fi digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to satisfy any audiophile and music enthusiast. It has a custom made woofer and tweeter, as well as a compact Class-D AMP that controls each frequency range independently, meaning it provides a superior level of sound quality compared to other common Bluetooth speakers.
Supporting both aptX-HD and LDAC codecs to transmit high-quality sound wirelessly at 55W output power, filling your room with rich sound has never been easier.
The front edge grille is very asymmetrical with a basic triangle shape, but Astell&Kern's unique sense of balance is applied to the design to give it a heavy and stable look through the creation of areas of different sizes where light is reflected or shadow lies. The BE100 speaker will complete the design of your living and working space based on our philosophy of delivering original audio experiences without compromise.
The form factor and volume knob on top are made of aluminum with a knurling pattern applied allowing for accurate fine tuning of the volume with a gentle touch. The area below the volume control illuminates and acts as an indicator, flashing different colors for each mode or volume level.
Because we can't listen to music as a digital signal, digital music needs to be converted by a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to analog signals before playback can be realized. However, most Bluetooth speakers do not come with a dedicated DAC and only use the embedded, inferior DAC in the Bluetooth chip resulting in limited quality.
The BE100 uses a 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC along with a separate circuit to provide real high-quality Hi-Fi sound incomparable to other common Bluetooth speakers for a welcomingly different level of true Hi-Fi sound without missing the analog details.
Made with ultra-durable yet lightweight Kevlar fabric to speed up the unit's response and offer more accurate and solid Bass sound.
We've worked tirelessly to find the ideal location for the woofer and tweeters to deliver stereo sound rather than mono sound, meaning the BE100 produces authentic stereo sound.
A&K applied their own AMP design technology to the BE100 to produce a different level of real Hi-Fi sound without distortion while comfortably reaching the maximum output power of the speaker. It creates a clear sound while preventing the mixing of different frequency ranges by using a Digital Crossover. In addition, dynamic range control (DRC) is used to protect the speaker unit at its maximum output power.
Furthermore, to minimize Jitter, the Bluetooth chipset is equipped with a 50ps clock and DAC to produce incredibly accurate sound.
The Hi-Fi Class-D AMP guarantees consistent sound quality even at maximum volume and delivers crystal clear sound close to the original.
Sound tuning was applied taking into consideration the characteristics of three connectivity modes available on the BE100: Bluetooth, FM radio, and AUX. Since each mode uses a different frequency range, we were able to optimize how the sound is tuned, using various factors such as reverb, internal resonance, etc.
Most importantly, the BE100 divides the vocals and instrumentation naturally to produce the maximum level of real Hi-Fi sound regardless of what kind of music you are listening to or desired mode.
Use the built in independent Treble and Bass controls to adjust and customize the sound to your own preference.