Astell&Kern has delightfully introduced the all-new SA700. It comes with a beautiful design that takes forward the legacy of the company’s legendary AK120. Astell&Kern is known throughout the globe for its award-winning audio products. This new sumptuous portable hi-res player is another great addition to the company’s lineup for the audio lovers. The past meets the present reflects the design of the past from the AK120 and the technology and features of the present combine to form the SA700. As a result, the ultimate sound delivery machine has come into existence which the company is proud and confident to announce.
Design and Craftmanship
The product has been crafted and designed based on Astell&Kern’s trademark industrial design. The craftsmanship and industrial design have been combined together to shape a wonderful steel body that is comfortable to be used by one hand. It has a 4.1-inches 720×1280 touchscreen. Moreover, the device comes with side buttons for controls and a classic volume wheel making it a joy to use. The volume wheel has been designed to bring pleasure to the eyes and the mood as it reveals the LED lights as soon as the music plays. The light is reflected off the knurled pattern of the volume wheel and changing in colour to indicate playback information while also looking stunning.
In addition to these, the SA700 uses a Dual AC system which is made up of two AKM AK4492ECB DACs. SA700 is the first audio device ever to be equipped with these components. Due to these components, it is able to produce incredible sound and sonic performance. The player features bit-to-bit playback up to 32-bit, 384KHz and native DSD playback up to 11.2MHz, producing a detailed sound that’s incredibly faithful to the original production.
In order for maximum support for outer sources, the SA700 comes with both balanced (2.5mm) and unbalanced (3.5mm) outputs. Moreover, the Bluetooth aptX HD allows for wireless streaming. The built-in 128GB of storage can be expanded by an additional 512GB through a microSD card slot. It has a USB-C slot for charging.
Pricing and Availability
The superb Astell&Kern SA700 offers a new standard of styling and sonic performance at a realistic price point of £1295/$1299. It is available in two luxury finishes: Onyx Black and Stainless Steel.