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Product Description

The SA700 is an evolution of technology and design that delivers the ultimate sound to Astell&Kern original design and sensibility. With the latest technology, the deeper and stronger sound of the SA700 delivers new experiences and values ​​not found in other products.

The SA700 is the first DAP to use a AK4492ECB Dual DAC to give a new sound signature. AKM's AK4492ECB is a DAC that aims to achieve the best performance in the industry by utilizing the technology obtained by developing AK4497EQ.
It has a lower power consumption and similar audio performance compared to AK4497EQ, making it the best DAC for a portable DAP. Only Astell&Kern's Sound Technology know-how has made the DAC's performance even more perfect. Now you can enjoy premium sound close to the original performance with the SA700 and the AK4492ECB.

The SA700 uses stainless steel, which is corrosion-resistant and durable, for maximum material strength and beauty. It's capable of bit-to-bit playback up to 32bit 384kHz and native DSD playback up to 11.2MHz, delivering detailed, distortion-free sound just as the artist intended. The LEDs around the volume wheel are not just visual effects, but provide the listener information including volume and status of the currently playing song. Different colors are displayed depending on the bit depth of the song being played, and 150 levels of red saturation are displayed to reflect the current player volume.

SA700 maintains the convenience of Astell&Kern's UI combined with a new GUI that reminds users of their 1st generation players. The Open APP Service enables the user to install specific APK music streaming apps to the device. Copy the desired APK into the Open Service folder of the product and install the relevant App in the Menu-Service of the product.

Product Details
  • Materials
    Stainless Steel
  • Measurements
    4.56"L x 2.32"W x 0.64”D
  • OriginSouth Korea

— Warranty: Manufacturer's 1 Year Parts + Labor
— Portable High-Resolution Audio Player
— 4.1" Touch Display (720 x 1280)
— Up to 8.5 Hours of Playback
— 128GB Internal Storage Plus microSD Card Slot
— Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
— Dual DAC of AK4492ECB from AKM
— 32bit / 384kHz, Native DSD256 support
— Open APP Support for Music Streaming
— Emotional Retro Design
— Intuitive LED Indicator
— New Special GUI
— Weight: 10.68 oz

Technical Details
— Supported Audio Formats - WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
— MQA playback Services(Tidal Masters), Local files, External USB, MQA-CD(ripped)
— Sample rate - PCM : 8kHz ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) / DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo
— Output Level - Unbalanced 2.0Vrms / Balanced 4.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
— CPU - Quad-Core
— DAC - AKM AK4492ECB x2 (Dual DAC)
— Decoding - Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
— Input - USB Type-C input (for PC & MAC)
— Outputs - Unbalanced Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
— Wi-Fi - 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
— Bluetooth - V4.2 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)
— Feature Enhancements - Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
— Reference Clock Jitter - 70ps(Typ)
— Capacity - 3,150mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
— Continuous Playback Time - Up to 8.5 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalanced, Volume 80, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)
— Charge Time - About 4.5 hours (Standard - 5V/2A Charging)
— Built-in Memory - 128GB [NAND]
— External Memory - microSD (Max. 1TB) x1
— Supported OS - Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up

Audio Performance
— Frequency Response - ±0.24dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.24dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
±1.95dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced / ±1.94dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
— Signal to Noise Ratio - 120dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 123dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
— Crosstalk - -134dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -138dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
— THD+N0.0006% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0006% @ 1kHz, Balanced
— IMD SMPTE0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalanced / 0.0004% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balanced
— Output Impedance - Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (1.8ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (1.9ohm)

What is this?

This is a high-resolution audio player. The SA700, along with all other Astell&Kern products, offer the original sound without distortion allowing you to experience the music in the way the artist intended you to hear it. Our portable and home audio products offer the exact presence with tiny details bit for bit, exactly as it was recorded. All Astell&Kern products include a digital-analog converter (DAC) and are ready for high-resolution audio playback. Other products have traditionally used a sample rate converter (SRC) method down sampling for playback therefore compressing your music which loses details that were originally recorded by the artist. However, Astell&Kern products are capable of playing the original sound without any up or downsampling. Astell&Kern products allow you to experience your music to its fullest capacity and like never before.

How do you put music in it?

To put music on to the player it is a drag and drop process. When it is connected to the computer it will show as an external device (like a USB thumb drive) making it easy to drag and drop your files to make a copy. It is also capable of streaming music from supported streaming music applications.

Does it play tapes?

The SA700 plays back digital files and does not handle physical media such as tapes.

Would it be viable for audio book listening?

If the files are in supported formats then it is possible to play them. The player does support the app Audiobooks by Audible.

Shipping Information
*Continental US only. Surcharges apply to HI, AK and Canada
  • Shipping Availability
    Canada, United States
  • Shipping Policy
    FREE Standard Shipping
  • Handling Surcharges
    $0.00 first item / $0.00 each additional ?
    This is for items that require some kind of special care, maybe because the item is too large and/or the item is coming internationally. These charges are only used to cover our own shipping costs and we keep these as low as possible.
  • Ship In
    2-3 weeks
  • Return Policy
    Final sale, not eligible for return or cancellation

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