Astell&Kern A&ultima SP1000

Astell&Kern A&ultima SP1000

The Astell&Kern A&ultima SP1000 might be the most advanced portable music player on the market.

Astell&Kern has released its most advanced portable music player to date, featuring a slicker interface, watch-grade precision engineering and an audio tech spec to make your smartphone weep.

Clunky name aside, the A&ultima SP1000 is peak Astell&Kern with a striking 5-inch HD display, octo-core processing, dedicated DACs for each audio channel, and all wrapped in carbon fibre, top grade stainless steel, or copper for added sonic seduction.

The upgrades deliver a bezeless design with more screen ‘real estate’ for displaying album artwork, faster booting and lagless digital audio playback, and a wider soundstage with increased stereo separation.

Naturally it’s high resolution audio-ready up to 32bit/384kHz, while also included are USB Type-C 3.0 connectivity for faster data transfer, a generous battery offering up to 12 hours playback time, and a new multi-function wheel for navigating controls.

Buy now: £3,299 from Amazon

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