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Astell & Kern Kann Alpha


Astell & Kern Kann Alpha is the latest Kann series, with high output and A&K's first 4.4mm output. Alpha has a 4.1" screen and a 4 core processor,  their latest software based on android 9, with access to a variety of music streaming apps and a built in youtube app to play music/videos - we really enjoy this feature!

Alpha has both 2.5mm & 4.4mm balanced outputs, to match a wider variety of cables. It also has a 3.5mm output. Kann Alpha has a high power amp section, with a L/M/H gain and up to 12v of output - able to easily drive a wide variety of earphones and headphones. 5 STARS, 'Listening to high res music on the Alpha is a pure joy...  It is a powerful and talented machine. The battery will outlast a road-trip, the power handling is glorious...' 

Kann Alpha has up to 14 hours of battery life, bluetooth 5 with LDAC & apt-xHD for great sound quality via bluetooth. Kann Alpha uses dual ESS dacs, the new 9068s, that have 8x MQA decoding built into the hardware - great news for Tidal hifi listeners.


Music streaming apps must be loaded by the customer, downloaded to a computer and copied onto the device - its pretty simple to do. Astell & Kern players do not have an app store on the devices.

  • 4.1" touchscreen, 1280 x 720
  • Black aluminum housing
  • Bluetooth 5, apt-x HD, LDAC
  • USB-C charging
  • Dual ESS Sabre 9068 dacs
  • MQA decoding 8x built in
  • Volume dial light confirms music bitrate
  • 64 GB built in + micro SD card slot
  • Battery life up to 14.5 hours
  • Charge time: 3.5 hours w/ quick charger
  • SNR -116dB
  • Crosstalk -126 dB! - -136dB balanced
  • THD 0.0003%
  • Output: 3.5mm: Low 2v / Mid 4v / High 6v
  • 4.4 / 2.5 mm balanced: Low 4v / Mid 8v / High 12v
  • 150 volume notches - makes it easy to find the rperfect volume with earphones or headphones.
  • Weight 316g
  • Size: 12cm x 7cm x 2.5cm 
  • 1 year warranty



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    Great sound, but

    The sound is great, but every now and then it makes my speaker pop loudly. I've fiddled with the setting and it may have been fixed. The DAP arrived fast, it was while packaged. It would of been nice if it came with a case for the price it was.

    Bruce B.