Final SONOROUS VIII
We think you will be surprised by the vast sound stage and the real, vivid instrumental sound. The 50mm dynamic driver unit with its aluminum-machined housing is created with never before seen precision. This precision is manifested in the sound. All sounds in the music source are expressed; you are bound to encounter sounds you were never aware of before in songs you are used to hearing.
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Astell&Kern AK380 in Black
The Astell & Kern AK380 Digital Music & Media Player is geared for the pro sound engineer, audiophiles & enthusiasts who demand the very best. Now in a sleek new black finish, the AK380 delivers the best music playback on the market.
Main Features include:
- 32bit/384kHz Bit to Bit Playback
- Native DSD Playback
- 20Band EQ/0.1dB steps
- VCXO Reference Clock(200 Femto Seconds)
- Extendible Docking connector
- AK Connect App
- Metal-touch sensor Home button
- Red leather case included
Every bit of the AK380 was designed for Pro-Audio in mind. The sound that Pro-Audio people have been looking for starts with the AK380.
32-bit 384kHz bit-to-bit Playback
The circuit design of the AK380 including the DAC can handle 32-bit music natively & is ready for all 32-bit processing. Bring it on! Other products have traditionally used sample rate converter (SRC) method down sampling for playback, but the AK380 is capable of playing back 32-bit, 384 kHz original sound without any down sampling.
As a result, the AK380 plays up to 32-bit, 384 kHz, all 24-bit music files, or double layer DSD 5.6MHz natively, without conversion or compression.
PEQ (Parametric EQ)
A parametric equalizer (PEQ*1) was added to the AK380 to deliver detailed adjustment of the original sound, and an audio digital signal processor (DSP) was added to aid in this process.
This frees up CPU cycles previously needed for calculating graphic equalizers (GEQ), allowing more detailed and accurate calculations via the dedicated DSP.
The audio DSP expands the existing 10-band, ±0.5 dB graphic equalizer (GEQ*2) to 20-band, ±0.1 dB to more precisely adjust the frequency and gain (dB) as well as more accurately specifying the frequency range via Q value adjustments.