Astell&Kern Introduces KANN CUBE Hi-Res Audio Player
Astell&Kern has taken the wraps off the KANN CUBE, its second-generation portable high-resolution audio player in the KANN line, at Tokyo’s 2019 Fujiya Avic Spring Headphone Festival. KANN CUBE will be available in Astell&Kern dealers worldwide in June at $1,499.
The KANN series is equipped with a built-in headphone amplifier providing high power output that allows KANN players to drive any headphone without the need for a separate amp. Listeners can select between low-, mid- and high-gain modes to provide the precise power required to drive a particular headphone, says the company.
Power output on KANN CUBE is almost twice the output, via balanced connection, than the previous generation KANN (12Vrms vs. 7Vrms). And while the KANN CUBE offers higher power output than previous Astell&Kern models, the player’s new amplifier design produces a low noise floor without distortion, according to the company.