Astell&Kern to Launch New Portable DAC Player, Accessories
South Korean consumer electronics manufacturer Astell&Kern are expanding their lineup of audio products to include the next generation of their hardware.
Launching the next generation of their portable dual DAC player, the Astell&Kern AK70 MK II features two DAC chipsets, one for each channel, to "produce a wider soundstage" and "better stereo separation." The device also features outputs via both headphones and USB, allowing a range of options for users to connect an external DAC.
In addition, the company has also partnered with Jerry Harvey Audio, makers of custom in-ear monitors (IEMs) to produce a second generation IEM called the "Michelle Limited." The special edition product, which will be produced in Korea, will provide another entry-level model to Jerry Harvey Audio's catalogue. Featuring three "3-way balanced armature drivers" the Michelle Limited advertises greater driver efficiency compared to conventional dynamic drivers.