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Astell&Kern AK500N

Category :
Network Players
Brand :
Astell&Kern
Article :
3AK500AC-CMBLN1
Made in country :
Korea Południowa
Destination :
Living room
Color :
Black

AK500N 1TB

The Ultimate MQS Network Audio Player

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AK500N
The Ultimate MQS Network Audio Player


The 500N gives you the freedom to select the sound.
The AK500N is the first desktop network audio product from Astell&Kern that truly combines advanced digital technology with analog sound. 
The AK500N is the culmination of the experience and know-how accumulated from work on the AK series including the AK240.

One-click CD-ripping and perfect noise isolation through battery-only operation. PCM to DSD conversion faithful to the original sound and excellent compatibility with a wide range of devices. Easy DLNA-based networking and high-reliability SSD.

For the AK500N, no detail was overlooked from planning to development to delivery of sound that is true to the original source.



Perfect Extractor
How are you enjoying your precious CD collection?
Are you still listening to your music one CD at a time?

Import your CD collection into the AK500N with the one click.

By taking highly-optimized ripping engine, the AK500N provides users with flawless CD rips through enhanced jitter and error correction support. The highest sound quality is captured with enhanced jitter correction and excellent CD track error detection and correction.

Two speeds (Normal / Fast) are available for CD-ripping, and the tracks can be saved in either WAV or FLAC.

In addition, Album art and music data are automatically imported from Gracenote’s latest music DB, and is the most recognized and accurate source of music DB in the world. In addition the touch keypad allows the user to enter the CD title, artist, genre, year of release information.

 



Pure Sound
A common factor in devices operating in AC power is that the AC power supply is a point of entry for unwanted external noise and exit for device noise. These are the main causes of sound quality degradation.

The AK500N does not allow even 1% of external noise.

Although the AK500N is desktop audio device, it was designed to use a built-in battery for noise isolation. The AK500N physically blocks noise generated in the AC power supply to prevent sound degradation at all levels. Music playback on the AK500N is achieved with battery-only operation, creating a truly Pure Sound.

The SMPS (Switched Mode Power Supply) employed in the AK500N is an outstanding device with a Level 5 efficiency rating. The noise-sensitive power ripple noise* is below 50mVp-p at full load (5A).

The AK500N delivers sound quality closest to the original recording through perfect noise isolation and battery-only operation.
* Ripple Noise : Unwanted "ripples" of direct current (DC) voltage in the alternating current (AC) peaks resulting from the incomplete conversion of AC to DC.



PCM to DSD
The AK500N features a dedicated DSD chipset for DSD playback and converts PCM file to DSD64 data through audio engine of Astell&Kern.
The AK500N converts high-resolution 32 bit/384 kHz WAV PCM and 24 bit/352 kHz FLAC PCM file to DSD64 data without any down-sampling.
In Addition, real time PCM file to DSD64 data playback available.

Go one step further to original sound with this feature by converting, without any distortion, the unique audio information contained within the sound source.

Comparison of noise level PCM and DSD
Unlike PCM, the noise curve changes gradually without abrupt spikes in noise levels toward higher frequencies with DSD. This means that DSD is less vulnerable to noise intrusion in the higher frequencies compared to PCM.


PCM to DSD
The AK500N features a dedicated DSD chipset for DSD playback and converts PCM file to DSD64 data through audio engine of Astell&Kern.
The AK500N converts high-resolution 32 bit/384 kHz WAV PCM and 24 bit/352 kHz FLAC PCM file to DSD64 data without any down-sampling.
In Addition, real time PCM file to DSD64 data playback available.

Go one step further to original sound with this feature by converting, without any distortion, the unique audio information contained within the sound source.

Comparison of noise level PCM and DSD
Unlike PCM, the noise curve changes gradually without abrupt spikes in noise levels toward higher frequencies with DSD. This means that DSD is less vulnerable to noise intrusion in the higher frequencies compared to PCM.



4 BAY SSD
The AK500N features multi-level cell (MLC) SSD rather than a triple-level cell (TLC) SSD for increased durability and reliability. The vibration noise generated by conventional HDDs has been eliminated completely. Save and load large amounts of data even faster than traditional HDDs through the superior speed and stability of SSDs.

1TB/2TB/4TB SSD options are offered to satisfy each user’s needs.

4 BAY SSD Structure


Comparison of SSD Cell type
Type
SLC (Single Level Cell)
MLC (Multi Level Cell)
TLC (Triple Level Cell)
Advantage
Excellent durability
Good durability / Large capacity supported
Low cost
Disadvantage
Large capacity unsupported
-
Low durability
Comparison of SSD and HDD
Type
SSD (Solid State Drive)
HDD (Hard Disk Drive)
Advantage
About 5 times faster than HDD / Durable and silent
Low cost
Disadvantage
Higher price compared to HDD
Low speed and durability / Severe noise
Physically independent drives can be combined into a single drive through RAID 0, RAID 0 configuration supports max 4TB.


Powerful Connections
The AK500N supports a wide range of inputs and outputs.
Connect various high-end products through the AK500N's digital inputs and outputs (AES/EBU, Coaxial, Optical, BNC).

In addition, the analog output supports both Fixed and Variable signals for a direct connection to a powered amplifier. A simple but high-level premium system configuration is possible through the AK500N's flexible digital and analog connections. For user convenience, the inputs and outputs are expressed in easy-to-read graphics on the touch-screen menu.


Connections Select Screen


Internal Structure


 


Podstawowa specyfikacja

Model: AK500N
Kolor obudowy: Czarny/srebrny
Materiał: Aluminum
Wymiary: 214 x 243 x 238 (mm)
Waga: 11.4kg
Ekran: 7 cali WXGA(1280 x 800) Dotykowy
Obsługiwane formaty audio: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE(Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Częstotliwość próbkowania: 8kHz ~ 384kHz(8/16/24bitów dla próbki) / DSD Natywnie: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz) / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz)
Formaty zgrywania płyt CD: WAV, FLAC
Przetwornik DAC: Cirrus Logic CS4398 x2 (Dual DAC)
Pamięć: SSD MLC 1TB (RAID 0,5)
Wyjścia cyfrowe: AES/EBU x1, BNC x1, Coaxialne x1, Optyczne x1
Wejścia cyfrowe: AES/EBU x1, BNC x1, Coaxialne x1, Optyczne x1
Wyjścia analogowe: Zbalansowane (L/R) x2, RCA(L/R) x2
Poziom wyjścia Fixed: 3V(RCA, Zbalansowane)
Poziom wyjścia Variable: 7.5Vrms(RCA) / 10Vrms(Zbalansowane)
Separacja kanałów: > 135dB @ 1kHz
USB: Type A(Host) x2, Type B(urządzenie) x1
USB DAC: UAC(USB Audio Class) 2.0 / DSD64, DSD128, PCM
Sieć: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz) & Ethernet 10/100/1000, DLNA(DMS, DMC, DMR)

Możliwości audio

Pasmo przenoszenia
Stosunek sygnał/szum
Zniekształcenia THD+N

Bateria

Pojemność
Czas ciągłego odtwarzania
Czas ładowania

OS

Wspierany OS

Windows XP, Windows 7,8 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 i nowsze


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