By >Daimaou - G.G-B
Iriver Japan outs the Astell & Kern AK100, a new High-End Hi-Fi DAP
It seems that there still some room for Iriver’s DAP in Japan after all! Today the once extremely popular DAP (Mp3 Player) Korean manufacturer announced in Japan the Astell & Kern AK100 a luxury and High-end audiophile oriented DAP! Schedule to hit Japanese store October 27th the Astell & Kern AK100 comes by default with 32GB of internal memory as well as a a dual MicroSDHC port capable to expand the total amount of internal memory of the Astell & Kern AK100 up to 96GB.
Beside a rather luxurious and elegant design the Astell & Kern AK100 is in fact oriented to music lovers and people looking for the the best audio quality possible, indeed the Astell & Kern AK100 is fully compatible with 24bit/192kHZ FLAC & WAV audio tracks alongside the usual APE/MP3/WMA/OGG support. To achieve such quality the Astell & Kern AK100 comes with Woflson WM8740 powerful DAC offering an output of 110bB on a 10Hz to 20kHz range.
Another great feature of the Astell & Kern AK100 its its dual Optical IN/OUT port that will let you easily plug you DAP to a portable AMP for example as well as other Hi-Fi product without any audio quality loss.
Finally the Astell & Kern AK100 comes with a 2.4″ LCD IPS color screen, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP/HFP and a 12H continuous playback battery when listening to 24bit/192kHZ FLAC or up to 20h of battery when playing Mp3. The Astell & Kern AK100 is definitively one of the best DAP made by Iriver recently but also definitively one of the most expensive since it has been announced at 54,800 Yen!