Astell & Kern AK100 Portable MQS Music Player

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The Astell & Kern AK100 is the ultimate portable high-fidelity audio system. Feel the phenomenal realism of music though 24bit/192kHz high-resolution, lossless Mastering Quality Sound that can't be heard through CD standards. When compared to CDs, the music files used during the mastering process in studios (24bit/192kHz) contain 6.5 times the information which results in a more original, precise and enhanced sound.

When playing your ripped CD collection, you will be astonished at the audio quality through either headphones or your home Hi-Fi system. This streaming player sounds as good as any CD player, but read the Hi-Fi World review for an objective view.

Storage of music - The 2 microSD card storage slots can take any capacity SD card. We are now seeing 64GB microSD cards coming onto the market, meaning the total music storage in the AK100 can be increased for music on the go. These tiny cards are also a great way to carry around your entire music library, taking up so little space


  • Meets 100% of Hi-Fi audio specifications.
  • Equipped with the world’s first portable Wolfson WM8740 24bit, 192kHz high-performance DAC
  • Can be used as an external optical DAC
  • Touch equalizer easily manipulated by the fingertips
  • A user interface with an analogue wheel


Astell and Kern AK100 Portable Player | London Demonstration 

Technical Specifications

The AK100 is compatible with ALAC, AIFF, APE, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA 

Its 2,000 mAH battery provides up to 16 hours of playback on a single charge.

Display 2.4inch QVGA (320 x 240) IPS Touchscreen
Supported Audio Formats ALAC, AIFF, APE, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA 
Sample rate 8kHz ~ 192kHz (8/16/24bits per sample)
Output Level 1.5Vrms (No Load)
DAC Wolfson WM8740 24bit DAC (High-End Audio DAC)
Decoding Supports up to 24bit / 192kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
Charging Interface Micro USB Type-B
Interface USB 2.0, OPTICAL IN/OUT, Headphone Out
Dimensions 2.33 ”(59.2 mm) [W] x 3.11 ”(79 mm) [H] x 0.57 ”(14.4 mm) [D]
Weight 4.3 oz (122 g)
Feature Enhancements Firmware upgrades supported

Built-in Memory 32GB [NAND]
External Memory Micro SD (Max 32GB) x 2



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