Astell&Kern A&norma SR35 digital music player. New for 2023, SR35 offers improved audio quality thanks to upgraded amplifier section, with new generation Teraton Alpha amp tech, trickled down from their top of the line models and used for the first time in this price range.
Power output has gone up, now with Low/High Gain options, as in the high end models, for better performance, especially with full size headphones. SR35 also has gone from 2 dac chips to 4 dac chips, for improved performance and specs.
A&norma SR35 new amp design and power output is a huge change for Astell&Kern players in this price range and we are very excited for it!! Carry case available in accessories section.
**FWIW - Screen is brighter and sharper, improved colours, UI is much snappier and faster to move through albums, change songs, unit feels so slim - especially the right side, volume control has 150 notches with nice mechanical clicks!
SR35 is the first A&norma model that is ROON Ready!
Select dual or quad dac playback, for max battery life or max performance
New UI and software with the Crimson theme seen in the sp3000
Two way bluetooth 5, with LDAC, apt-x HD codecs
A&norma SR35 can run all day, with up to 20 hours battery life. Select the dac mode that suits performance or longevity and when required, charge from 0-100% in about 2.5 hours. Compact size fits easily in the hand and pockets. Popular streaming apps built in ready for download, such as Tidal, Apple Music, Spotify, youtube, internet radio and more.
Suggested Headphones: Audio Technica WP900 - compact, clear, fun sound quality / Beyerdynamic T5 3rd GEN
Fantastic sounding, very compact DAP. Definitely need to buy the case, so one should account for that too. The option to choose between quad/dual DACs is genuinely discernable, however the four different filters are really splitting hairs sonically to me. The 4.4-mm balanced jack is certainly the best way to go and drives my Sivga SV023 300Ω headphones beautifully. Will see how the battery life holds up when I travel overseas.