Astell and Kern ACRO CA1000 Digital Audio Player and Headphone Amplifier

Our Price £1,899.00 RRP £1,999.00 Save: £100.00
SKU
51347
Astell & Kern ACRO CA1000 Digital Audio Player and Headphone Amplifier is a powerful portable headphone amplifier with integrated digital audio player to drive any pair of headphones from a variety of outputs, including balanced. The quad-core DAC delivers clear and precise audio from your digital music collection.

Astell&Kern has redefined the headphone amplifier with the introduction of the ACRO CA1000. Expertly combining high-performance amplifiers with digital audio player (DAP) capabilities in an incredibly compact desktop and portable-friendly form, the powerful ACRO CA1000 delivers the optimal performance from any type of wired headphone. An array of digital/analogue inputs and outputs also ensures the ACRO CA1000 can be at the heart of any hi-fi set-up and become the ultimate system for head-fi fans.

To realise any hidden potential and run the most sophisticated and power-hungry headphones a dedicated amplifier is essential. The ACROCA1000 supports a four-step Gain Level setting that can run high-impedance headphones with a 15Vrms (Condition No Load) output level - without deterioration of sound quality. Equipped with balanced 2.5mm and 4.4mm and unbalanced 3.5mm and 6.35mm outputs, the ACRO CA1000 can accommodate a wide variety of headphones.

More than just a powerful headphone amp, the ACRO CA1000 also features DAP capabilities, transforming it into the go-to-system for head-fi aficionados. A titling 4.1-inch touchscreen (up to 60-degrees) enables easy control of the player and amp settings with an intuitive Android OS and feature set taken from its award-winning portable DAPs. It is also equipped with an 8,400mAh large capacity battery to provide up to 10.5 hours playback.

A digital-to analogue converter (DAC) contributes majorly to how close to the original recording the listener will experience. The ACRO CA1000 arrives with a high-quality, high-performance Quad ES9068AS DAC that delivers a clear, detailed and balanced sound without distortion. The Quad-DAC also supports high-resolution audio playback up native DSD512 and 32-bit/384 kHz, enabling the music fan to get even closer to the original studio sound, while revealing musical details never heard before.

An array of inputs and outputs allows connection of digital and analogue sources to expand the systems capabilities. These include Optical, Coaxial, Type-C USB digital inputs/outputs and RCA analogue input/output. The ACRO CA1000 harbours 256GB on-board memory that can be expanded up to 1TB via a microSD card slot, meaning users can stockpile thousands of hi-res albums.

A BT Sink function connects the ACRO CA1000 to an external device, such as a smartphone, via Bluetooth, enabling music to be played back in high-quality on the headphone amp. Elsewhere the ACRO CA1000 boasts Bluetooth 5.0, providing greater range and a more stable wireless connection to headphones and, along with support for 24-bit aptX HD and LDAC codecs, offers the best possible wireless sound quality.

Astell & Kern ACRO CA1000 Digital Audio Player and Headphone Amp features

  • Powerful portable headphone amplifier with digital audio player capabilities
  • Easily drives high impedance headphones with a 15Vrms output or below
  • 3.5mm, 6.35mm unbalanced, and 2.5mm 4.4mm balanced headphone output to handle a wide variety of headphones
  • On-board Quad-DAC delivers clear, detailed and balanced sound
  • Digital/analogue inputs and outputs ensures it can be at the heart of any hi-fi set-up
  • Supports high-resolution audio playback up native DSD512 and 32-bit/384 kHz
  • 4.1-inch, 720 x 1280px touchscreen tilts up to 60 degrees for easy control
More Information
BrandsAstell and Kern
Product Specifications

Display

4.1-inch, 720 x 1280px touch screen

Supported Audio Formats

WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF

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), DSD512(1bit, 22.4MHz) Stereo

Output Level

Headphone Out: [Low] Unbalanced 2Vrms / Balanced 4Vrms (Condition No Load), [Mid] Unbalanced 4Vrms / Balanced 8Vrms (Condition No Load), [High] Unbalanced 6Vrms / Balanced 12Vrms (Condition No Load), [Super] Unbalanced 8Vrms / Balanced 15Vrms (Condition No Load)

CPU

Quad-core

DAC

ESS ES9068AS x4 (Quad-DAC)

Headphone Outputs

Unbalanced (3.5mm, 6.35mm) / Balanced (2.5mm, 4.4mm)

Analog Inputs / Outputs

RCA (Stereo pair) x1 / RCA (Stereo pair) x1

Digital Inputs / Outputs

Coaxial x1, Optical x1, USB(Type-C) x1 / Optical(3.5mm) x1, USB(Type-C) x1

Wi-Fi

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)

Bluetooth

V5.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, Qualcomm aptX HD, LDAC)

Dimensions

104.9mm[W] x 45mm[H] x 148.8mm[D]

Weight

919g

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Warranty information for Astell and Kern:

Astell and Kern

Astell and Kern products are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. However, if something does go wrong with the product we are here to help. From your date of purchase your product is warranted against faulty materials or workmanship for a period of 12 months on all Astell and Kern products.

This guarantee applies to all Astell and Kern Products media players. Providing you with peace of mind and the assurance of premium Quality.

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