Portable Perfection – the AK380

24th June 2016

A mobile revolution is here…

Astell and Kern have long led the way in engineering products that allow audiophile performance on the move. Their latest release, the AK380, continues that tradition in shamelessly decadent style.

Supporting 32 bit/384kHz high definition and native DSD playback, the AK380 is without doubt the best sounding portable player around; but that may be understating it. The AK380 is designed to integrate with a host of other high performance components. It’s charging cradle comes with speaker outputs to create a full-blown high resolution playback system. The AK380 portable amp will effortlessly drive high-end headphones, while you can rip CDs directly to your player with the AK CD-ROM drive. And it is beautiful. Crafted from a single block of aluminium, anodised five times to give it that dark colour, with sharp but seamless angles. Shamelessley decadent it may be, but for those who must have the best of everything, this is the new high-resolution portable player to beat.

AK380 completes Astell and Kern’s 300 range – AK320 and AK300 are the 380’s little sisters and all 3 models are available for listening with a range of headphones here in the shop.

 

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