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  • Astell&Kern SP3000 A&ultima

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    Astell&Kern SP3000 A&ultima flagship portable music player.

    SP3000 sets the standard for perfect sound using the latest innovations. Black finish unit in store for demo. Some key unique SP3000 features are:

    • First product to use the latest AKM flagship dac, 4499EX quad dac
    • World's first DAP with complete separation of analog and digital processing
    • Independent Dual Audio Circuitry for max performance
    • New Astell&Kern operating system

    Astell&Kern SP3000 uses a snapdragon 6125 octa-core processor and is based on android 11, for fast operation of the new operating system and long life software compatibility. It is far snappier than previous A&K players! Also thanks to 8gb of RAM, enjoy a smooth, fast, easy to use software experience for many years. The black and red software theme was chosen to reduce eye strain, maximize battery usage and reduce heat generation.

    SP3000 worked with AKM to develop the dac and circuit structure to maximize performance. Using Audio and digital circuits are separated on the board and there are even high purity silver plated cans shielding the audio sections from noise and interference. 

    To overcome previous limitations, our engineers designed a HEXA-Audio Circuitry structure using two AK4191EQs control chips and four AK4499EX dacs, creating an innovative unbalanced and balanced independent dual audio circuit design.

    In result, the SP3000 achieves a SNR of 130dB, the best of any DAP available. You can feel the clean, pure delicacy of sound with the SP3000 that you cannot not experience in any other DAP.

    Astell&Kern SP3000 Crossfeed: Through the use of detailed settings such as Shelf Cutoff, Shelf Gain, and Mixer Level, you can set the level of crossfeed according to your listening preferences. Makes recordings like the Beatles nicer to listen to through headphones. *new firmware added Roon Arc support, great news for Roon users.

    Astell&Kern SP3000 specs:

    • Replay Gain control
    • 5.46" 1080 x 1920 display
    • Decodes files up to DSD512, 32 bit / 768Hz
    • AK File Drop - wireless file transfer
    • BT sink / BT 5, LDAC, apt-xHD
    • QC 3.0 charging / 3.5 hours recharge
    • Playback approx 10 hours
    • Output: SE 3.3vrms / BAL 6.3vrms
    • Output Impedance: SE 0.7 ohms / BAL 1.7 ohms
    • Outputs: 3.5mm, optical, 2.5mm, 4.4mm
    • wifi 2.4/5gHz
    • Memory: 8GB RAM / 256GB storage / micro SD card slot
    • Size: 8.2cm x 14cm x 1.8cm
    • Weight: 493g
    • Warranty: 1 year
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    • Victoria
    • first-rate product
    • SP-1000
    • 3000
    • Empire Ears Odin
    • holiday
    • adapter
    • issue
    • replacement
    • IEMs


    I purchased the SP-3000 last November to replace my SP-1000 and had been enjoying it immensely until I ran into an issue with the adapter. Fortunately, Headphone Bar was ready and able yesterday to send me a replacement and it was delivered by courier from Vancouver to Victoria today and is working perfectly. First-rate service for a first-rate product

    Norman S.
    Canada Canada

    The Sound is AMAZING!

    Smooth and responsive OS. Amazing sound. Powerful enough for almost any IEMs and headphones. Pairing it with the Empire Ears Odin, it is like a great holiday on the Sun for my ears everyday.

    Canada Canada

    Astell&Kern A&ultima SP3000

    I upgraded from the SP1000 and have been blown away by the improvement in audio quality, interface and responsiveness. Ordering online from Victoria, I was also very impressed with Headphone Bar's integrity and service from start to finish.

    Norman S.
    Canada Canada