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  • AK HC3

    Astell&Kern AK HC3 dongle dac.

    Special Purchase - free shipping, in stock

    Portable dac to upgrade the audio quality coming out of an android or iphone, computer or ipad. With 3.5mm headphone output, dual dacs, MQA high res decoding capability built in. 

    AK HC3 dongle dac features MQA 8X rendering to allow you to play high-quality sound anytime and a microphone input which enables even more entertainment and voice features. The dual-shielded cable and the proprietary Android app will help users experience Hi-Fi effortlessly and without compromises. AK HC3 is ROON Tested, great for those using ROON software.

    AK HC3 dongle dac adopts dual ES9219MQ, the SABRE HiFi® DACs from ESS that is highly regarded by audio fans for its ability to playback Hi-Fi sounds such as MQA in ultra-high quality, excellent noise control, and low power consumption. 

    In addition, it supports Native DSD256 and 32-bit/384kHz, supporting any high-resolution sound to realize Astell&Kern’s unique sound experiences.

    We used micro resistors and capacitor parts to achieve the small dimensions without compromising performance. In addition, the output and audio performance are enhanced with Astell&Kern's unique technology while minimizing current consumption in consideration of the connected device.

    For high sensitivity earphones, use the AK android app for finer volume control.

    AK HC3 Review : Stuff.tv 4 Stars: the HC3 is a noticeable step up in terms of clarity and impact ... Load up an MQA-encoded Tidal Masters track and it delivers a wide soundstage, with fantastic layering and accurate positioning of instruments. 

     AK HC3 Specs:

    • Dac: Dual ESS 9219MQ chips
    • USB-type C + lightning adaptor
    • output: 3.5mm
    • Weight: 20g
    • SNR: 118dB
    • THD: 0.0005%
    • Output Impedance: 2 ohm
    • Power: 2v rms
    • AK HC3 warranty: 1 year from Astell&Kern