The A&futura SE200 is the world's first Multi DAC player.
The SE200 features the latest audiophile DACs from ESS—the ES9068AS—in a Dual DAC configuration. AKM then added a single AK4499EQ, their flagship DAC that is used in the SP2000. Combining the three DACs, they have produced the world's first multi-DAC DAP.
This pairing exhibits the philosophy of the A&futura line to pursue fundamentally different sound than found in typical DAPs.
To properly implement multiple DACs, they needed to spend twice the amount of time on development and double the amount of time in properly tuning the player.
Astell&Kern is not content to keeping things the same all the time. They are constantly working to improve on what they have already achieved to bring the most accurately reproduced and best sound to their products.
By separating the signals for each channel of Balanced and Unbalanced,
AKM designed independent circuits that do not interfere with each other to provide the best sound possible.
The SE200 goes beyond selecting the best DAC for type
of music you are listening to. You can now further customize your sound by choosing from a variety of DAC filters provided by the DAC manufacturer. With the SE200, you can now choose your own preferred sound profile.
Astell&Kern products are often compared to art sculptures, with colorful faces and angles that are not found in other products. This crafting is done using precise metal processing technology.
The SE200 maintains a similar design identity to the SE100, which combines trapezoidal straight lines and curves. These curves are the result of ultra-precision metal processing that has been perfected by Astell&Kern.
After experimenting with different materials for the rear of the SE200, they created a new ceramic rear cover, instead of the glass found on the previous generation SE100. This material not only improves wireless network performance, but produces a more premium feel to the player.
New manufacturing techniques were developed to precisely mold the high-gloss ceramic cover involving seven separate processes. A low-speed processing method is used to prevent cracking and produce a durable backing. The results are a rear cover that is not just beautiful, but functional.
The Aluminum body on the S200 provides maximum sound quality while suppressing noise as much as possible. The use of laser ground extension technology gives you the best sound possible, without interference or distortion.
The vibration-free processing machines used by Astell&Kern are the same ones used by expensive Swiss luxury watch manufacturers. This is reflected in the crafting of the volume wheel, which is processed precisely like the crown of a luxury watch for the best operating feel.
- ColorsMoon Silver
3.02"L x 0.62"W x 5.20"H
- OriginSouth Korea
— Warranty: Manufacturer's 1 Year Parts + Labor
— Display: 5" (720 x 1280) Touch Display
— Supported Audio Formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
— MQA Playback: Services (Tidal Masters), Local Files, External USB, MQA-CD (Ripped)
— 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 Unbalanced: AKM 3.0Vrms / ESS 2.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
— Output Level Balanced: AKM 6.0Vrms / ESS 4.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
— CPU: Octa-Core
— DAC: Multi DAC: AKM AK4499EQ x1 (Single DAC) / ESS ES9068AS x2 (Dual DAC)
— Decoding: Support Up To 32bit / 384kHz Bit-To-Bit Playback
— Input: USB Type-C (For PC & Mac)
— Outputs: Unbalanced Out (3.5mm) x 2 / Balanced Out (2.5mm, Only 4-Pole Supported) x 2
— Wifi: 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
— Bluetooth: V4.2 (A2DP, AVRCP, Qualcomm® aptXTM HD)
— Weight: 9.66 oz
— Firmware Upgrades Supported (OTA)
— Supported OS: Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 & Up
— Signal To Noise Ratio: Unbalanced: AKM 124dB, ESS 121dB @ 1kHz / Balanced: AKM 125dB, ESS 123dB @ 1kHz
— Crosstalk: Unbalanced: AKM -138dB, ESS -138dB @ 1kHz / Balanced: AKM -144dB, ESS -144dB @ 1kHz
— THD+N: Unbalanced: AKM 0.0003%, ESS 0.0006% @ 1kHz / Balanced: AKM 0.0004%, ESS 0.0006% @ 1kHz
— IMD SMPTE: Unbalanced: AKM 0.0003%, ESS 0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1)
/ Balanced: AKM 0.0003%, ESS 0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1)
— Output Impedance: Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (AKM 0.7ohm, ESS 1ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (AKM 1.3ohm, ESS 1.6ohm)
— Unbalanced: AKM ±0.015dB, ESS ±0.023dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) / Balanced: AKM ±0.010dB, ESS ±0.015dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz)
— Unbalanced: AKM ±0.050dB, ESS ±0.065dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) / Balanced: AKM ±0.030dB, ESS ±0.10dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz)
— Clock Jitter: 24ps(Typ)
— Reference Clock Jitter: 200 Femto Seconds
— Capacity: 3,700mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery
— Continuous Playback Time: About 10 hours (Standard - AK4499EQ, MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalanced, Volume 50, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)
About 14 hours (Standard - ES9068AS, MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalanced, Volume 50, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)
— Charge Time: About 2.5 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging)
— Built-in Memory: 256GB [NAND]
— External Memory: microSD (Max. 1TB) x 1
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