Astell & Kern AK320: high-resolution portable music player

29th January 2016

Astell & Kern has launched the AK320, its new high-resolution portable music player that features trickle-down styling and features from the flagship AK380.

Created from a single block of aluminium, with a machined volume knob and pressure-sensitive home button, the AK320 includes a VCXO Clock to reduce jitter, a 24bit/192kHz Dual-DAC design, Bit to Bit playback, multiple file format support, including DSD, balanced and standard 3.5mm outputs, 128GB of internal memory and a microSD slot for further expansion (taking 256GB+ cards).

Wi-Fi connectivity and an AK Connect App enables network streaming and Bluetooth support that wirelessly streams to headphones or speakers. You also get a 102mm touch screen and the option to connect to a USB DAC.

Spanning 75 x 4.4 x 16.4mm and weighing 217g, the AK320 is priced at £1,499.

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