AK PA10 headphone amp. Astell&Kern new for 2023 Class-A portable high end headphone amp. PA10 has 3.5mm and balanced 4.4mm inputs and outputs. Connect from a portable music player, even very high end ones, to enjoy better audio quality from the outstanding amp performance of the PA10. Go from a phone - dongle dac - PA10 for world class portable amplification in a compact playback system.
AK PA10 package includes a 3.5mm - 3.5mm input cable, usb-c charging cable and rubber straps. The rear panel has a patterned grippy silicone surface, the volume is a large dial, recessed with a lovely notches.
AK PA10 has three switches on the side panel, for Gain, Crossfeed and Current. Power is sufficient for any IEM and for high end performance from almost all full size headphones. Should be great upgrade with a mojo / mojo2 dac.
AK PA10 battery life is rated 12-7.5 hours, depending on the settings and load. Charging from zero takes 3 hours with a 15-watt usb-c charger.
AK PA10 review:
Headfonia, Recommended: you get one of the widest dynamic ranges I’ve heard on an amplifier in this price range. Even if the Fiio Q7and Shanling H7 were marvelous devices, if we’re just speaking of the amp section, the Astell&Kern PA10 completely floors them in this regard. It’s truly noteworthy, as it effortlessly handles complex tracks and reveals every nuance in the music, keeping a black background that allowed me to be fully immersed in my music
Inputs: 3.5mm / BAL 4.4mm
Outputs: 3.5mm / BAL 4.4mm
Power: Low: SE 2.1V / BAL 4.2V High: SE 3.1V / 6.2V
Output Impedance: 1.1 ohm
Crosstalk: SE -83dB / BAL -110dB
Build: Aluminum / Silicone
Charge time 3 hours w/ fast charge / Approx playback 12 hours @ 30% vol.