Astell&Kern KANN Adds Flagship High Resolution Portable Audio Player For Under $1,000
Astell&Kern, the global leader in high resolution portable and home audio playback devices, launches KANN, a new portable high-resolution audio player. KANN combines the best features of higher-end Astell&Kern players in a new design for $999. KANN will make its official debut at CamJam SoCal, April 8 – 9, 2017 in the Astell&Kern booth at the JW Marriott Las Angeles L.A. Live.
KANN also adds a number of new options not available on previous generations of Astell&Kern players including dedicated 3.5mm unbalanced/2.5mm balanced headphone out and 3.5mm unbalanced/2.5mm balanced dedicated line out; full-size SD and microSD card slots for additional storage; USB-C connection for faster charging and transfer speeds; larger battery and a built-in headphone amplifier.
Featuring a single AKM AK4490 DAC chipset and 64GB of internal memory, KANN is the first sub $1,000 player from Astell&Kern to support native playback of 32-bit/384kHz high-resolution PCM audio and native playback of DSD audio, up to Quad-rate (DSD256).