The A&ultima SP3000 is the new flagship portable music player from Astell&Kern, a leader in high-end portable high-resolution audio equipment. The SP3000 redefines what is possible from a portable player, as would be anticipated from a brand that has won numerous honours for both design and performance. It is an enduring work of art that is constructed from the same top-grade stainless steel favoured by luxury watchmakers.
The latest audio technology is used by the A&ultima SP3000 to produce beautiful musical performances. It is the first digital audio player in the world to have independent Dual Audio Circuitry, allowing for the most accurate acoustic reproduction by completely separating balanced and unbalanced output. Additionally, it is the first to make use of Asahi Kasei’s brand-new flagship AK4499EX DAC chip, which is included in the ground-breaking HEXA – Audio Circuitry structure, which separates digital from analogue signal processing.
A potent Qualcomm Snapdragon 6125 Octa-Core processor and support for high-definition aptX-HD and LDAC wireless streaming are two more highlights of the specifications. With support for all major formats, including MQA and Native DSD 512, and access to streaming services via Roon Ready, the SP3000 can play almost anything. ReplayGain technology keeps listening at the volume level of the user’s choice, with no irritating jumps or dips in volume as you move through tracks.
A joy to use and listen to
With its watch-style crown control, new 5.46-inch full HD display, and new-generation on-screen interface, the SP3000 is a delight to use. It makes it simpler than ever to find and enjoy the favourites, including on streaming services.
Astell&Kern is the expert at getting the greatest audio parts to function in a portable device. It is possible to clearly hear the details and feelings that music fans were unaware existed. Even while the SP3000 makes a fantastic streaming hub for the primary audio system, this amazing performance is available wherever you go.
Luxury-watch grade stainless steel
The body of the SP3000 is constructed of 904L stainless steel, the first time this premium-grade, expertly crafted metal has been utilized on a portable player. It is available in black and silver finishes. Glossy 904L stainless steel, which is incredibly robust and corrosion-resistant, is the material of choice for high-end Swiss watch companies.
Unique technology for more authentic sound
For the SP3000, Astell&Kern’s distinctive TERATON ALPHA technology has undergone additional development. The technology combines effective power noise removal, effective power management, unwavering amplification, and a fully converted audio output interface to deliver audio playback that is as similar to the original sound as feasible. The sound solution from TERATON ALPHA is combined with the HEXA DAC structure and separate dual audio circuits, both of which were first introduced in the SP3000, to produce an amazingly genuine sound.
Artisan leather case
A high-quality leather casing is included with the SP3000 to protect and accentuate the elegance of the 904L stainless steel body. The case was created by ALRAN, a leading supplier of premium goods with hand-crafted leather since 1903 in Tarn, France.
The case for the SP3000 was created utilizing ALRAN’s distinctive Hand-Boarding technology, which works by rubbing the leather in different directions with wooden boards to change the surface’s texture.
Pricing & availability
Astell&Kern A&ultima SP3000 retails for MYR$18822 and is exclusively available at AV One.