Astell&Kern SP3000 A&ultima

Astell&Kern SP3000 A&ultima flagship portable music player. SP3000 sets the standard for perfect sound using the latest innovations. Some key unique SP3000 features are:

  • First use of 904L stainless steel as a housing - it is harder and produces a better result but has never been used previously as it is more difficult to work with
  • 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

*Black / Silver now shipping

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.  Also thanks to 8gb of RAM, enjoy a smooth, fast, easy to use software experience for many years. The black and red 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. *Oct 18 - new firmware just 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
Color
Black
Silver