Astell & Kern SP1000

Hi-Res Audio Player

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£3,299
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The ultimate HiRes player from the market-leaders, the Astell & Kern SP1000 offers the ultimate experience.


The most powerful A&K to date – with octa-core processor.

The A&ultima SP1000 is equipped with an octa-core CPU which allows the player to produce the exact musical detail present in the original recording without distortion and provides quick, lag-free operation. The super-fast processor also gives faster booting times, speedy file transfers, lag-free processing and a new intuitive user interface for the ultimate player experience.

The latest dual DACs
By using twin DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertors) the SP1000 further pushes the boundaries of the sound quality possible from a portable device. Usually only found in high-end CD players, DACs and streamers, using dual DACs is a sign of true audiophile quality. By using one DAC for the left channel and another for the right, the SP1000 offers channel precision and stereo imaging that’s well beyond most rivals. The DACs themselves are AKM’s highly regarded AK4497 models which offer native 32bit/384kHz support for the ultimate sound quality.

Native DSD support
The SP1000 also features native DSD support. The result is effortless streaming of DSD files with the huge dynamic range, ‘inky’ quiet backdrop and all the subtle detail you’d expect from the format.

A wide choice of music already available
There are many HD Audio recordings already available to download online and you may already have started a collection on your computer or NAS drive. Where the SP1000 really scores is being able to take those recordings with you - in the highest quality possible. The SP1000 supports a wide range of file formats, including WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE (Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF and DSF.

New user interface and larger screen
The SP1000 features an improved interface design which provides music playback from the home screen for a faster, more intuitive feel. Integrating the power button with the multi-function wheel gives easier control for faster access to your music. The new HD5, 5-inch screen is bezel-less to maximize screen size. Song and player information is sharp, colourful and easier to read on the larger, brighter screen.

Faster Charging, Quicker File Transfer
New generation USB Type-C support allows file transfer speeds up to 10Gbps and supports both data transfer and charging from the same cable. USB 3.0 protocol transfers data twice as fast when compared to other Astell&Kern players. Charging with a fast charger (at 9V/1.67A) takes only two hours and allows up to 12 hours of continuous playback.

Huge 256GB internal memory with support for 512GB
With a whopping 256GB of internal memory, the SP1000 can store about 2500 MQS (24bit/96kHz, 4 minute-long, 90MB) songs on its flash memory. With the addition of an optional 256GB microSD card, this storage space doubles – enough to support the highest quality music reference collections.

For those that demand nothing but the best, the SP1000 delivers it with ease.

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Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

*Purchase this HiRes player and claim a pair of A&K JH Audio Michelle earphones worth £499, free of charge! Whilst stocks last.

The ultimate HiRes player from the market-leaders, the Astell & Kern SP1000 offers the ultimate experience.


The most powerful A&K to date – with octa-core processor.

The A&ultima SP1000 is equipped with an octa-core CPU which allows the player to produce the exact musical detail present in the original recording without distortion and provides quick, lag-free operation. The super-fast processor also gives faster booting times, speedy file transfers, lag-free processing and a new intuitive user interface for the ultimate player experience.

The latest dual DACs
By using twin DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertors) the SP1000 further pushes the boundaries of the sound quality possible from a portable device. Usually only found in high-end CD players, DACs and streamers, using dual DACs is a sign of true audiophile quality. By using one DAC for the left channel and another for the right, the SP1000 offers channel precision and stereo imaging that’s well beyond most rivals. The DACs themselves are AKM’s highly regarded AK4497 models which offer native 32bit/384kHz support for the ultimate sound quality.

Native DSD support
The SP1000 also features native DSD support. The result is effortless streaming of DSD files with the huge dynamic range, ‘inky’ quiet backdrop and all the subtle detail you’d expect from the format.

A wide choice of music already available
There are many HD Audio recordings already available to download online and you may already have started a collection on your computer or NAS drive. Where the SP1000 really scores is being able to take those recordings with you - in the highest quality possible. The SP1000 supports a wide range of file formats, including WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE (Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF and DSF.

New user interface and larger screen
The SP1000 features an improved interface design which provides music playback from the home screen for a faster, more intuitive feel. Integrating the power button with the multi-function wheel gives easier control for faster access to your music. The new HD5, 5-inch screen is bezel-less to maximize screen size. Song and player information is sharp, colourful and easier to read on the larger, brighter screen.

Faster Charging, Quicker File Transfer
New generation USB Type-C support allows file transfer speeds up to 10Gbps and supports both data transfer and charging from the same cable. USB 3.0 protocol transfers data twice as fast when compared to other Astell&Kern players. Charging with a fast charger (at 9V/1.67A) takes only two hours and allows up to 12 hours of continuous playback.

Huge 256GB internal memory with support for 512GB
With a whopping 256GB of internal memory, the SP1000 can store about 2500 MQS (24bit/96kHz, 4 minute-long, 90MB) songs on its flash memory. With the addition of an optional 256GB microSD card, this storage space doubles – enough to support the highest quality music reference collections.

For those that demand nothing but the best, the SP1000 delivers it with ease.
More Information
Battery Life 12 hours
Bluetooth Yes
DAC twin AK4497EQ
Dimensions WxDxH 76 x 16 x 132
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 75.8 x 132 x 16.2
DLNA Compliant No
Expandable Storage 256 + 256GB
Flash Memory Capacity 256gb internal
High Resolution Audio Yes
Memory Card Supported max 512gb
NFC No
Output Balanced and Unbalanced
USB Yes
Wireless LAN Yes
Brand Astell & Kern
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We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

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