Astell&Kern has introduced the new AK70 including features formerly only found on the high-end models, such as Wi-Fi connectivity and a balanced output option.
The AK70’s Wi-Fi connectivity means you can stream music to and from the player; it also allows for firmware upgrades. Like all Astell&Kern players, there’s also a micro SD slot, which in this case allows the AK70’s 64GB internal memory to be expanded via 200GB cards.
The 24bit/192kHz DAC design; offers Bit to Bit playback with DSD support and
64GB of internal memory, Bluetooth support, wirelessly stream to headphones/speakers and a 3.3in touch screen.
The casing is machined from a block of aluminium, finished in ‘minty mist’.
Spanning 60 x 97 x 13mm and weighing in at 132g, the device arrives with optional, bespoke leather cases available in black, green or blue.
Price is £499 for the device and £39 for the case.