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Astell & Kern ACRO L1000 Desktop AMP/DAC

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Astell&Kern have only been around since 2013, but have already developed a reputation for building some of the highest quality portable media players on the market. They firmly believe that compact does not have to mean poor quality sound, and all of their players support high bit-depth, lossless formats as well as having enough power to drive demanding headphones. This philosophy of quality also extends to construction, and the company are famous for creating products that are built to last.

Astell&Kern introduces a new sub-brand of desktop audio products called ACRO. Astell&Kern has taken their expertise in designing best-selling, world-class portable audio devices and put that knowledge in to the first desktop audio product, the ACRO L1000. The ACRO L1000 is the first Desktop Headphone Amplifier from Astell&Kern.

Key Features:

- Dual High-End AK4490 DACs Built-in 
- PCM playback up to 32bit/384kHz, Native DSD 256 playback supported 
- Support for various audio output options for Hi-Fi Audiophiles 
- 15W Audio Output per Channel for Stereo Speakers 
- Filters for Different Audio Preferences (Bass-boost, High-Gain) 
- Optimal design for both usability and sound playback

Body Colour Gun Metal
Body Material Aluminum
Dimensions 4.44 ”(112.87 mm) [W] x 6.29 ”(160 mm) [H] x 4.43 ”(112.75 mm) [D]
Weight 32.45 oz (about 920.7g)
DAC AKM AK4490 x2 (Dual DAC)
USB Micro-B input (PC/MAC)
Outputs PHONES Out(3.5mm, 6.3mm),
Balanced Out(2.5mm-only 4-pole supported, 4-pin Balanced XLR), 
Speaker out (L/R binding posts x2)
Sample rate PCM: 8kHz ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) 
DSD Native
DSD64 (1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128 (1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256 (1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo
Output Level
Unbalance 6Vrms / Balance 8.5Vrms (Condition No Load)
Power Supply
12V adaptor
 Performance (Headphones / Earphones)
Frequency Response ± 0.064dB (Condition: 20Hz ~ 20kHz) Unbalanced & Balanced
± 0.73dB (Condition: 10Hz ~ 70kHz) Unbalanced & Balanced
Signal to Noise Ratio 115dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 116dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
Crosstalk  108dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 138dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
THD+N  0.003% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.001% @ 1kHz, Balanced
Audio Performance (Speakers) -
 Output 15W x2 (4ohm)
 Frequency Response ± 0.32dB (Condition: 20Hz ~ 20kHz) (Condition: 4ohm, 1kHz, 10% THD)
 Signal to Noise Ratio 95dB (Condition: 4ohm, 1kHz, 10% THD)
 Crosstalk  110dB (Condition: 4ohm, 1kHz, 10% THD)


UK Delivery

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