Astell & Kern Announce A&Futura SE180

Astell & Kern is back, and their first release of 2021 comes from their highly regarded A&Futura line. The SE180 is their latest portable accessory and is due to release sometime in May. Here’s a look at what you can expect.

Key Specs:
• Includes SEM1 Module: Single DAC, ESS ES9038PRO, with New Generation AMP & TERATON ALPHA Technology
• Supports 32bit/384kHz, DSD256, MQA
• USB Type-C input; 2.5mm, 3.5mm & 4.4mm headphone ports
• BT Sync (new!); BT 5.0, aptX™ HD & LDAC
• 5 inch Full HD Display, 1920×1080
• Updated UI & Adjustable Gain
• 256GB internal memory + microSD card slot (up to 1TB)

SEM2

One of the SE180’s special features is the inclusion of the SEM2 module. The removable item helps shape the sound of the device in a whole new way, providing a more versatile system. It will be sold separately for $349.

• Dual DAC, AKM AK4497EQ
• New Generation AMP Technology
• TERATON ALPHA Technology
• Supports 32bit/768kHz
• Native DSD512

The Astell & Kern SE180 and SEM2 will be available to pre-order from Audio 46 soon.

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