Astell&Kern SA700

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The SA700 brings the Big Screen and the Big Sound to the Mid-Level Line-Up of Astell&Kern.

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SA700

  • AK4492ECB
    Dual DAC
  • 32bit 384kHz
    bit to bit play
  • Native DSD
  • Quad-Core CPU
  • Metal Body
    (Stainless Steel)
  • 720 x 1,280
    Touch display
  • LED Indicator
  • Retro Design

Past Meets Present, SA700

With the launch of Astell&Kern’s first product in 2012, we always aim to deliver uncompromising sound to music lovers.

One day we decided to ask ourselves a question – “What if we combined Astell&Kern’s first starting point and present?”
– We wanted to combine the analog sensibilities that remained in our hearts with the sound technology
that has evolved over the years since our first product was released.
We wanted to create the best sound that only we can do.

“Past Meets Present” The SA700 is a product where past emotions and current technology meet.
The SA700 is an evolution of technology and design that deliver the ultimate sound to Astell&Kern original design and sensibility.

Emotional Retro Design
Intuitive LED Indicator
New Special GUI
Stainless Steel Body for Premium Sound
Ideal Size for Portability
Dual DAC of AK4492ECB from AKM
32bit / 384kHz, Native DSD256 support

We took the original design of AK120 and redesigned it into a simple, but refined form.
With the latest technology, the deeper and stronger sound of the SA700 delivers new experiences and values ​​not found in other products.

 

First DAP Using AKM AK4492ECB DAC

he SA700 is the first DAP to use a AK4492ECB Dual DAC to give a new sound signature.

AKM’s AK4492ECB is a DAC that aims to achieve the best performance in the industry by utilizing the technology obtained by developing AK4497EQ.
It has a lower power consumption and similar audio performance compared to AK4497EQ, making it the best DAC for a portable DAP.

Only Astell&Kern’s Sound Technology know-how has made the DAC’s performance even more perfect.
Now you can enjoy premium sound close to the original performance with the SA700 and the AK4492ECB.

Unchanging Value, Stainless Steel

The SA700 uses stainless steel, which is corrosion-resistant and durable, for maximum material strength and beauty.

Since it takes a lot of time, skill and cost to process the material, it is often only used for expensive products. The SA700 uses stainless steel because it provides the perfect sound.

Stainless Steel delivers both luxury and balanced, clean sound
Feel it at the SA700.

Deliver the perfect original sound

SA700 offers the optimal condition to deliver perfect original sound.
SA700 is capable of bit-to-bit playback up to 32bit 384kHz and native DSD playback up to 11.2MHz,
delivering detailed, distortion-free sound just as the artist intended.

Intuitive LED Indicator

The LEDs around the volume wheel are not just visual effects, but provide the listener information
including volume and status of the currently playing song.

Different colors are displayed depending on the bit depth of the song being played,
and 150 levels of red saturation are displayed to reflect the current player volume.

* LED can be turned on or off according to user setting.

LED Lighting Off

16bit

24bit

32bit

DSD

New GUI where the past and the present coexist

SA700 maintains the convenience of Astell&Kern’s UI combined with a new GUI that reminds users of our 1st generation players.

You can combine Astell&Kern’s past and present through the GUI which is reinterpreted by using Astell&Kern’s various color identities.

Using Open APP Service

The Open APP Service enables the user to install specific APK
music streaming apps to the device.
Copy the desired APK into the Open Service folder of the product
and install the relevant App in the Menu-Service of the product.

Using Open APP Service

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording.
The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download. Visit mqa.co.uk for more information.
Astell&Kern SA700 includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams,
delivering the sound of the original master recording.

The MQA logo is a trade mark of MQA Limited. © MQA Limited 2019

Design Concept

Inspired by the string bridge, the wheel protector is designed to reveal
the LED lighting hidden under the wheel as you start playing.
The knurled pattern of the volume wheels and the color of the light reflected
by the beautiful luster of stainless steel make it easy to provides various
playback information to the user while also providing visual enjoyment.

The lower microSD slot uses the Astell&Kern 1st generation
sliding door system, further enhancing the Astell&Kern retro look and feel.

The SA700 is designed to be the perfect size for one-handed operation.

The SA700 is optimized for portability so it can be held in one hand with the front 4.1-inch touch display
and all the side control buttons and volume wheel easily accessible.

With control in one hand, the SA700 gives you the best possible environment to focus on your music.

2.32 “(59.1 mm)

4.1inch(720 x 1,280)Touchscreen

4.56 “(115.9 mm)

0.64 “(16.5 mm)

Weight: 10.68 oz (303 g)

Specification

General Specifications
Model
SA700
Body Color
Onyx Black / Stainless Steel
Body Material
Stainless Steel
Display
4.1inch (720 x 1,280) Touch display
Supported Audio Formats
WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
MQA playback
Services(Tidal Masters), Local files, External USB, MQA-CD(ripped)
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
Unbalanced 2.0Vrms / Balanced 4.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
CPU
Quad-Core
DAC
AKM AK4492ECB x2 (Dual DAC)
Decoding
Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
Input
USB Type-C input (for PC & MAC)
Outputs
Unbalanced Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
Bluetooth
V4.2 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)
Dimensions
2.32 ”(59.1 mm) [W] x 4.56 ”(115.9 mm) [H] x 0.64 ”(16.5 mm) [D]
Weight
10.68 oz (303 g)
Feature Enhancements
Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
Audio Performance
Frequency Response
±0.24dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.24dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
±1.95dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced / ±1.94dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
Signal to Noise Ratio
120dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 123dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
Crosstalk
-134dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -138dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
THD+N
0.0006% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0006% @ 1kHz, Balanced
IMD SMPTE
0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalanced / 0.0004% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balanced
Output Impedance
Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (1.8ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (1.9ohm)
Clock source
Reference Clock Jitter
70ps(Typ)
Battery
Capacity
3,150mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
Continuous Playback Time
Up to 8.5 hours (Standard – MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalanced, Volume 80, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)
Charge Time
About 4.5 hours (Standard – 5V/2A Charging)
Memory
Built-in Memory
128GB [NAND]
External Memory
microSD (Max. 1TB) x1
OS
Supported OS
Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up

Brand

Astell&Kern

Additional information

Color

Black Alluminium, Silver Aluminium