Astell & Kern Release ACRO CA1000 Headphone Amp

The ACRO CA1000 is a headphone amplifier that combines the functions and portability of a high-performance amplifier and DAP based on Astell&Kern’s fundamental philosophy of delivering original sound.

The ACRO CA1000 sets a new standard for headphone amplifiers, providing a powerful and clear sound with the features never available on any other headphone amplifiers. Here’s what to expect from the ACRO CA1000:

  • Perfectly drive any headphone/IEM with 4 levels of gain and up to 15Vrms output
  • Multiple inputs and outputs provide maximum options and compatibility with all of your audio equipment
  • Equipped with ESS ES9068AS Quad-DAC for detailed and balanced sound
  • Support for 32bit/384kHz PCM and Native DSD512 playback
  • Built-in Battery- Portable amplifier can operate without external power supply
  • TERATON ALPHA, the epitome of Astell&Kern audio technology
  • Crossfeed support for a more natural acoustic experience with headphones
  • Support for the latest Bluetooth 5.0 and wireless 24-bit codecs (Qualcomm® aptX™ HD, LDAC)
  • Dual-Band Wi-Fi support for greater wireless connectivity
  • ReplayGain that automatically adjusts sound levels across different music tracks
  • Silver Plating Shield to minimize noise and interference
  • View your screen anywhere with a display adjustable up to 60 degrees

Specs

  • Body ColorMoon Silver
  • Body MaterialAluminum
  • Display4.1 inch 720 x 1280 touch screen
  • Supported Audio FormatsWAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
  • Sample RatePCM : 8kHz ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) / DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo /
    DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), DSD512(1bit, 22.4MHz) Stereo
  • Output Level (Headphone Out)[Low] Unbalanced 2Vrms / Balanced 4Vrms (Condition No Load),
    [Mid] Unbalanced 4Vrms / Balanced 8Vrms (Condition No Load),
    [High] Unbalanced 6Vrms / Balanced 12Vrms (Condition No Load),
    [Super] Unbalanced 8Vrms / Balanced 15Vrms (Condition No Load)
  • Output Level (RCA Out)2Vrms (Condition No Load)
  • CPUQuad-core
  • DACESS ES9068AS x4 (Quad-DAC)
  • DecodingSupport up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit-to-Bit playback
  • Headphone OutputsUnbalanced (3.5mm, 6.35mm) / Balanced (2.5mm, 4.4mm)
  • Analog Inputs OutputsRCA (Stereo pair) x1
    RCA (Stereo pair) x1
  • Digital Inputs OutputsCoaxial x1, Optical x1, USB(Type-C) x1
    Optical(3.5mm) x1, USB(Type-C) x1
  • Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
  • BluetoothV5.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD, LDAC)
  • Dimensions4.12″(104.9mm)[W] x 1.77″(45mm)[H] x 5.85″(148.8mm)[D]
  • Weightabout 32.41oz (919g)
  • Feature EnhancementsFirmware upgrade supported (OTA)
  • Operating Temperature0℃ ~ + 40℃ (32℉~ 104℉)

The Astell & Kern ACRO CA1000 will be available for $2,199 at Audio46.

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