Astell&Kern AK500N 1TB Full Set w/ Power Supply, Amp, LED Stand with AKT5P Limited Edition Beyerdynamic Headphones with Optical Audio Connection Kit

$14,999.00 (Manually updated on March 17, 2019, 5:00 pm)

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Astell&Kern AK500N Network Media Player, Power Supply, Amp, LED Stand, AK T5P Beyerdynamics Special Limited Editon Headphones, ProStudio Optical/Coaxial Audio Connection Kit
The AK500N features a dedicated DSD chipset for DSD playback and converts PCM file to DSD64 data through audio engine of Astell&Kern. The AK500N converts high-resolution 32 bit/384 kHz WAV PCM and 24 bit/352 kHz FLAC PCM file to DSD64 data without any down-sampling. In Addition, real time PCM file to DSD64 data playback available.
The AK500N features multi-level cell (MLC) SSD rather than a triple-level cell (TLC) SSD for increased durability and reliability. The vibration noise generated by conventional HDDs has been eliminated completely. Save and load large amounts of data even faster than traditional HDDs through the superior speed and stability of SSDs.

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Description

The 500N will provide you with the freedom to choose the sound

The AK500N is the first desktop network audio player from Astell&Kern that actually combines advanced digital technology with analog sound.   The AK500N is the culmination of the experience and know-how accumulated from work on the AK series including the AK240.  One-click CD-ripping and perfect noise isolation through battery-only operation. PCM to DSD conversion faithful to the original sound and excellent compatibility with a variety of devices. Easy DLNA-based networking and high-reliability SSD. 

Pure Sound

Even if the AK500N is desktop audio device, it used to be designed to use a built-in battery for noise isolation. The AK500N physically blocks noise generated in the AC power supply to prevent sound degradation at all levels. Music playback on the AK500N is achieved with battery-only operation, creating a actually Pure Sound.


Perfect Extractor

Import your CD collection into the AK500N with the one click.

The AK500N provides users with flawless CD rips through enhanced jitter and error correction enhance. The highest sound quality is captured with enhanced jitter correction and excellent CD track error detection and correction.

Two speeds (Normal / Fast) are available for CD-ripping, and the tracks can also be saved in either WAV or FLAC.

PCM to DSD

The AK500N features a dedicated DSD chipset for DSD playback and converts PCM file to DSD64 data through audio engine of Astell&Kern. The AK500N converts high-resolution 32 bit/384 kHz WAV PCM and 24 bit/352 kHz FLAC PCM file to DSD64 data without any down-sampling.

Astell&Kern AK500N Network Media Player, Power Supply, Amp, LED Stand, AK T5P Beyerdynamics Special Limited Editon Headphones, ProStudio Optical/Coaxial Audio Connection Kit
The AK500N features a dedicated DSD chipset for DSD playback and converts PCM file to DSD64 data through audio engine of Astell&Kern. The AK500N converts high-resolution 32 bit/384 kHz WAV PCM and 24 bit/352 kHz FLAC PCM file to DSD64 data without any down-sampling. In Addition, real time PCM file to DSD64 data playback available.
The AK500N features multi-level cell (MLC) SSD slightly than a triple-level cell (TLC) SSD for increased durability and reliability. The vibration noise generated by conventional HDDs has been eliminated completely. Save and load quite a lot of data even faster than traditional HDDs through the superior speed and stability of SSDs.
The AK500N is the first desktop network audio product from Astell&Kern that actually combines advanced digital technology with analog sound. The AK500N is the culmination of the experience and know-how accumulated from work on the AK series including the AK240. One-click CD-ripping and perfect noise isolation through battery-only operation. PCM to DSD conversion faithful to the original sound and excellent compatibility with a variety of devices. Easy DLNA-based networking and high-reliability SSD.
Even if the AK500N is desktop audio device, it used to be designed to use a built-in battery for noise isolation. The AK500N physically blocks noise generated in the AC power supply to prevent sound degradation at all levels. Music playback on the AK500N is achieved with battery-only operation, creating a actually Pure Sound. The SMPS (Switched Mode Power Supply) employed in the AK500N is an outstanding device with a Level 5 efficiency rating. The noise-sensitive power ripple noise* is below 50mVp-p at full load (5A).

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