Astell & Kern Announce SP3000

A&K’s A&ultima line of high-end audio players has set the standard for what these devices can sound like. Using the latest innovations in design, this series has been a true hallmark for audiophile listening. A&K is now looking toward the future once again with the announcement of the SP3000, their newest flagship DAP which is being propped up as the essence of everything learned and engineered over the last 10+ years of digital music processing. With the SP3000, A&K look to redefine the standard for flagship audio players again. Here is what you can expect from the Astell & Kern SP3000.

• World’s first DAP where digital and analog signal processing is completely separated by HEXA-structure DAC design
• First time Asahi Kasei’s latest Flagship DAC AKM4499EX has been used in an audio product
• Stunning Audio Performance through Independent Dual Audio Circuits
• World’s first use of Stainless Steel 904L, typically found in luxury timepieces, for DAP body material
• Equipped with high-performance Qualcomm Snapdragon 6125 CPU
• Supports the latest aptX™ Adaptive Bluetooth codec
• New 4th Generation User Interface

• 32bit/768kHz, Native DSD512 support
• Full HD Display ← (SP3000 display size is 5.46”)
• BT Sink
• AK File Drop
• ReplayGain
• Roon Ready
• Bluetooth: aptX Adaptive, LDAC
• Dual Band WiFi


  • Frequency Response: ±0.006dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced │ ±0.019dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
    ±0.014dB (Condition : 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced │ ±0.026dB (Condition : 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
  • S/N: 125dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced │ 130dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
  • Crosstalk: -125dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced │ -131dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
  • THD+N: 0.0005% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced │ 0.0004% @ 1kHz, Balanced
  • IMD SMPTE: 0.0005% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1) Unbalanced │Balanced
  • Output Impedance: Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (0.8ohm) │ Balanced Out 2.5mm (2.0ohm), 4.4mm (1.8ohm)

The Astell & Kern SP3000 will cost $3,699 and will be available to pre-order soon at Audio46.

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