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Astell & Kern KANN Cube

New for summer 2019, Astell & Kern KANN Cube. A big screen portable music player, with dual flagship home audio dac chips for fantastic clarity and a huge built in amp to use with full size headphones. The combination of dacs, headphone driving power and minimal distortion is rarely found in desktop gear, let alone a portable product. (KANN Cube is significantly more powerful than Astell & Kern's own desktop dac/amp.)

The KANN Cube is a large unit - its over a pound of hifi - and has a fantastic clear, powerful, dynamic sound. They brought one by in the spring it sounds impressive.

Similar to the other A&K players with the new software, there are currently 21 music apps that can be sideloaded onto the KANN Cube. You download the app and copy/paste to the KANN Cube. More info here. Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, Soundcloud, Sirius and more.

Case is in the accessory section.

Some major features and bonkers specs:

  • 128 gb built in + micro sd card slot (supports up to 512gb)
  • Dual  ESS 9038 PRO 8 channel dac chips - normally only used for home audio dacs
  • Quad core CPU & new, fast operating system
  • SNR 117db
  • Crosstalk: -129db
  • THD: 0.0004%
  • Low/Mid/High output (up to 12V)
  • Output Imp: 1.2 ohm / 1.6 ohm balanced
  • 5-pin Mini XLR line out
  • Native DSD 256 playback capable
  • 5.0inch 720 x 1280 HD touch display
  • MQA certified, for Tidal Masters music
  • USB Type-C Fast Charging (4 hours)
  • playback time = 9 hours
  • Housing = grey aluminum
  • 9cm h x 14cm w x 3.1cm deep
  • Weight = 493g
  • Bluetooth 4.2 apt-x HD
  • wifi b/g/n 2.4ghz
  • No case included. Sold separately.
  • 1 year warranty

 

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