Astell & Kern has created an elegant solution to your desktop amplifier and DAC needs. Astell & Kern ACRO L1000 Headphone Amplifier.
New Release Astell & Kern ACRO L1000 Headphone Amplifier
The Astell & Kern ACRO L1000 Headphone Amplifier is designed with a chic exterior consisting of a gigantic knob to control the volume. There are also LED lights that correspond to the status of music playback. This amplifier unit is built with a number of ports making it easy to use with a computer, stereo units, or even an MP3. The L1000 is equipped with an XLR balanced jack as well as 2.5mm, 3.5mm, and 6.5mm outs for headphones or earphones. The micro USB out connects the unit to your PC or MAC without any issues. ACRO L1000 also differentiates itself from other desktop headphone amplifiers with the addition of speaker binding posts offering a maximum audio output of up to 15W per channel at 4 ohms.
ACRO L1000 is designed with different filters, allowing users to further tailor their experience. There is bass boost which pronounces the low end and the other filter is high-gain which provides more power which in turn should provides the audio with a “driven sound,” if you will. You’re probably wondering what that really means. Think about when you’ve tried to listen to a very powerful headphone on a sub-par DAC, it sounds like it’s struggling. Think about listening to that same headphone on a DAC that has much more power behind it. The audio plays back with much more ease-somewhat smooth. Now, add a boost of power behind that and you’ve got a sound that’s just a bit more amped. That is the high-gain filter.
Furthermore, a 32-bit CPU along with 2 AK4490 DACs provide the most accurate processing of digital audio playback without compromising audio quality. ACRO L1000 effortlessly reproduces up to 32bit/384kHz PCM as originally recorded without any down sampling.
Astell & Kern ACRO L1000 Headphone Amplifier is available at Audio46 for $899. Use discount code “majorhifi” for a percentage off your order during checkout. ACRO L1000 is also available at Amazon at a competitive price.