A&ultima SP1000M

Astell&Kern, a global leader in portable high-resolution audio players and accessories, announces a new player in their flagship player line, the A&ultima SP1000M.

Equipped with a 4.1 inch, HD-resolution screen, the A&ultima SP1000M provides sharp images and vivid colors to display album art, music playback and player information. The redesigned, music-centric GUI that debuted on the full-sized SP1000 is also used on the SP1000M. USB Type-C 3.0 support allows data transfers that are twice as fast as other Astell&Kern players. The A&ultima SP1000 also provides 10 hours of music playback and includes support for fast charging.
Features
Get Both High Output and Vivid Sound with a smaller DAP body
With the same DAC combination, A&Ultima SP1000M has successfully shrink the size by 18% and weight by 48%, but with improved SNR and output power. The new gem in Lapis Blue is going to show you the flagship features in a smaller size!
Great Performance for the Ultimate Experience
The A&ultima; SP1000 is equipped with an octa-core CPU which allows the player to produce the exact musical detail present in the original recording without distortion and provides a quick, lag-free operation. The A&ultima; SP1000M features faster booting times, speedy file transfers, lag-free processing and a new intuitive user interface for the ultimate player experience.
Ultimate Sound Quality
The latest AK4497EQ dual-DAC design and the upgraded CPU in the A&ultima; SP1000M allows for accurate playback of native 32bit/384kHz audio with no compromise on sound quality. The music is played back, bit-for-bit, just as the artist and engineer intended for it to be heard. The A&ultima; SP1000M also supports native bit-to-bit DSD playback up to 11.2MHz for the best sound possible.
New Android APK support
New firmware will debut with the SP1000M that adds Android APK support, allowing users to install additional music streaming services to their player by simply copying and installing the corresponding APK file for the music service they wish to add.
Faster Charging, Quicker File Transfer
Next generation USB Type-C support allows file transfer speeds up to 10Gbps and supports both data transfer and charging from the same cable. USB 3.0 protocol transfers data twice as fast when compared to other Astell&Kern; players. Charging with a fast charger (at 9V/1.67A) takes only two hours and allows up to 12 hours of continuous playback.
Specifications
Model
SP1000
Body Color
Lapis Blue
Body Material
Aluminium
Display
4.1 inch (720 x 1,280) Touchscreen
Supported Audio Formats
WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
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
Unbalance 2.2Vrms / Balance 3.9Vrms (Condition No Load)
CPU
Octa-Core
DAC
AKM AK4497EQ x2 (Dual DAC)
Decoding
Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
Input
USB 3.0 Type-C input (for charging & data transfer (PC & MAC))
/ Connection Mode : MTP (Media Device)
Outputs
PHONES (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
Bluetooth
V4.1 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptX™ HD)
Dimensions
2.67 ”(67.9 mm) [W] x 4.60 ”(117 mm) [H] x 0.66 ”(16.9 mm) [D]
Weight
7.16 oz (203 g)
Feature Enhancements
Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
Audio Performance
Frequency Response
±0.062dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance / ±0.061dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balance
±0.68dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Unbalance / ±0.67dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Balance
Signal to Noise Ratio
120dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 123dB @ 1kHz, Balance
Crosstalk
138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 144dB @ 1kHz, Balance
THD+N
0.0007% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0006% @ 1kHz, Balance
IMD SMPTE
0.0004% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance & Balance
Output Impedance
Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm) / PHONES 3.5mm (2ohm)
Others
Clock Jitter
25ps(Typ)
Reference Clock Jitter
200 Femto Seconds
Battery Capacity
3,300mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
Continuous Playback Time
Up to 10 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44kHz, Volume 75, LCD Off)
Charge Time
About 3 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging)
Built-in Memory
128GB [NAND]
External Memory
microSD (Max 400GB) x1
Supported OS
Windows XP, Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up