Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 \ Desktop DAC, Headphone, and Speaker Amplifier - Bloom Audio
Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 \ Desktop DAC, Headphone, and Speaker Amplifier - Bloom Audio
Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 \ Desktop DAC, Headphone, and Speaker Amplifier - Bloom Audio
Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 \ Desktop DAC, Headphone, and Speaker Amplifier - Bloom Audio
Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 \ Desktop DAC, Headphone, and Speaker Amplifier - Bloom Audio
Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 \ Desktop DAC, Headphone, and Speaker Amplifier - Bloom Audio
Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 \ Desktop DAC, Headphone, and Speaker Amplifier - Bloom Audio
Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 \ Desktop DAC, Headphone, and Speaker Amplifier - Bloom Audio
Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 \ Desktop DAC, Headphone, and Speaker Amplifier - Bloom Audio
Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 \ Desktop DAC, Headphone, and Speaker Amplifier - Bloom Audio
Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 \ Desktop DAC, Headphone, and Speaker Amplifier - Bloom Audio

Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 \ Desktop DAC, Headphone, and Speaker Amplifier

Regular price $899.00
2 in stock

Our Take 
Coolest looking headphone amp ever made? Easily. We are huge, huge fans of the L1000 not just because the Dual AK4490 DAC sounds beautiful, but mostly because we can't keep our hands off of that volume wheel. Momma Mia, that thing is dope. Set this beauty on your desk, connect any kinda headphone you have, plug in some speakers, and bam...you're living the high life. File this one under "Sleeper Hit of the Year."

From Astell&Kern
Step up to a new world, ACRO L1000

  • Dual High-End AK4490 DACs Built-in 
  • PCM playback up to 32bit/384kHz, Native DSD 256 playback supported 
  • Support for various audio output options for Hi-Fi Audiophiles 
  • 15W Audio Output per Channel for Stereo Speakers 
  • Filters for Different Audio Preferences (Bass-boost, High-Gain) 
  • Optimal design for both usability and sound playback

Astell&Kern introduces a new sub-brand of desktop audio products called ACRO. Astell&Kern has taken their expertise in designing best-selling, world-class portable audio devices and put that knowledge in to the first desktop audio product, the ACRO L1000. The ACRO L1000 is the first Desktop Headphone Amplifier from Astell&Kern.

Dual High-End AK4490 DACs Built-in
The ACRO L1000 features two AK4490 DAC chips, the same proven performance DACs found in the popular and successful Astell&Kern AK380 players. The Dual DACs deliver proven consistent and high performance digital music playback. With the Dual DAC configuration, the ACRO L1000 delivers superb resolution and rich spatial sound. 


The Dual-DAC implementation is re-designed to perform at its best efficiency with the new AMP circuit design in the L1000. This new design allows the ACRO L1000 to deliver master-quality sound with minimal distortion.

PCM playback up to 32bit/384kHz, Native DSD 256 playback supported
The L1000 plays back bit-to-bit high-resolution PCM digital audio up to 32bits. A 32-bit CPU has also been added for the most accurate processing of digital audio playback, without compromising audio quality. As a result, the ACRO L1000 can reproduce up to 32bit/384kHz PCM as originally recorded, with no down-sampling. The L1000 also supports native DSD playback up to 11.2MHz, without conversion.

- The maximum audio output would be limited based on the output capacity of your source device.

Support for various audio output options for Hi-Fi Audiophiles
The ACRO L1000 provides multiple audio output options to fit your needs. 

It can be connected to a universal 3.5mm/6.3mm jack, or to a headphone or earphone with a 2.5mm/4-pole XLR balanced jack. Unlike other headphone amplifiers, the ACRO L1000 features speaker binding posts offering a maximum audio output of up to 15W per channel at 4 ohms.

Easy Connection to Computers and other Digital Music Sources
The ACRO L1000 can be connected to your PC or MAC via Micro USB cable.

Using an Astell&Kern portable player as a source device will give you more powerful audio experience with your L1000.

- When connecting with a PC or a MAC, you may be required to download a USB DAC driver for your OS.
Sound output will be available through ‘Audio-Output’ option in your sound settings.
- An OTG USB cable is not included in the package.
- Please check the capability of Astell&Kern portable players before using it as a source device: 
The L1000 will be compatible with: AK380, AK320, AK300, KANN, AK70, AK70 MK, or SP1000

Material of Construction Aluminum
DAC 2 x AKM AK4490
Inputs Windows / Mac: USB micro-B
Output Headphones:
Unbalanced: 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Unbalanced: 1/4" / 6.35 mm
Balanced: 0.10" / 2.50 mm (only 4-pole supported); 4-pin balanced XLR
Speaker: 2 x binding posts (L/R)
Sample Rate PCM: 8 to 384 kHz (8-/16-/24-/32-bits per Sample)
DSD Native (Stereo):
DSD64 (1-bit 2.8 MHz)
DSD128 (1-bit 5.6 MHz)
DSD256 (1-bit 11.2 MHz)
Output Level Unbalanced: 6 Vrms, no load
Balance: 8.5 Vrms, no load
Audio Performance Headphones / Earphones
Frequency Response (Unbalanced and Balanced):
±0.064 dB (Condition: 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
±0.73 dB (Condition: 10 Hz to 70 kHz)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 115 dB at 1 kHz, unbalanced / 116 dB at 1 kHz, balanced
Crosstalk: 108 dB at 1 kHz, unbalanced / 138 dB at 1 kHz, balanced
THD+N: 0.003% at 1 kHz, unbalanced / 0.001% at 1 kHz, balanced

Speakers
Output: 2 x 15 W  (4 Ohms)
Frequency Response: ±0.32 dB (Condition: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 4 Ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 95 dB (Condition: 4 Ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD)
Crosstalk: 110 dB (Condition: 4 Ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD)
Dimensions (W × H × D) 4.44 x 6.29 x 4.43" / 112.78 x 159.77 x 112.52 mm
Weight 2.0 lb / 0.9 kg

 

  • Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 Desktop Headphone Amplifier and DAC
  • Power Cord
  • Power Adapter
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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 or USPS Priority Mail, 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.