Featured Product of the week: Astell & Kern AK120

Astell and Kern AK120
Astell&Kern logoThe Astell & Kern AK120 is a little marvel of a portable music player. This diminutive device is capable of storing and playing music files up to 24 bits and 192KHz resolution, and has superb internal DACs to get the best out of your music.

Astell & Kern AK120The AK120 can act as a portable music player, Optical DAC, and USB DAC when plugged into your computer.

If you are looking for a Digital Music player for your HiFi, and want to take your music away on holiday too, then this is worth considering, as it can do both. It performs amazingly sitting in your HiFi Rack, acting either as a stunning 24 bit DAC, or as a music source too. The Basic unit comes with 64Gb of storage and two additional Micro SD slots each capable of handling 64Gb for a total of 192Gb of storage, and the AK120 Titan version has in internal 128Gb plus the two Micro SD slots for a total of up to 256Gb of storage, useful for most music collections. It also has a hardened aluminium case for added ruggedness, and is in a titanium colour finish.

The unit is superbly presented in it’s box, and comes with a Micro USB cable, leather case, anti-scratch screen cover and (limited) instructions. It simply plugs into your computed, and if set into USB storage mode simply looks like an additional USB drive to your computer. Simply drag and drop your music files into it to load it up.

Astell & Kern AK120 TitanThe little touch screen allow you to select music in the usual way, however this is all about performance, and this is where it really comes into it’s own. Being battery powered, it has the ultimate in quiet power supplies, and this can take full advantage of the dual Wolfson DACs on board, for the highest quality sound.

You’ll want to plug it into some high-end HiFi, or some great Headphones, as the performance begs for more music – you just won’t want to put it down!

Come and visit our showroom to listen to this little marvel!


Buy it now from our web store, priced at £1099 for the standard version and £1299 for the Titan version.Astell & Kern AK120 usesAstell and Kern AK120