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Astell & Kern launches Kann Ultra the most powerful Hi-Res player yet

Astell Kern Kann Ultra

The new Astell & Kern Kann Ultra portable digital player and headphone amplifier has become the most powerful in the brand’s line, both in terms of processing and output power.

Astell & Kern Kann Ultra

Astell & Kern Kann Ultra

The maximum voltage on the balanced headphone output in Super mode is 8 V, and the digital-to-analog conversion unit is built on a dual ES9039MPRO chip from ESS Saber . The latest eight-core processor is responsible for signal processing, providing upsampling of PCM signals and their conversion to DSD.

Astell & Kern Kann Ultra

Astell & Kern Kann Ultra

A wide selection of digital filters allows the user to adjust the sound to their preferences. An unbalanced 3.5 mm and a balanced 4.4 mm jack is provided for connecting headphones ; charging and digital signal supply are carried out via the USB-C port . The power supply traditionally uses proprietary Teraton Alpha technology , which provides a significant reduction in power noise.

Astell & Kern Kann Ultra

Astell & Kern Kann Ultra

The capacity of the built-in battery is 8400 mAh , the storage capacity is 128 GB . The player weighs 390 grams with overall dimensions of 82 x 140 x 24 mm , the body is made entirely of aluminum.

The Astell & Kern Kann Ultra Hi-Res player retails for US$1,540.

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