Astell & Kern SP1000 Hi-Res Audio Player

Astell & Kern SP1000

Hi-Res Audio Player

Out of stock
£3,299
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.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

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

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

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge
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.
Battery Life Up to 12 hours
Bluetooth Yes
DAC twin AK4497EQ
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 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
High Resolution Audio Yes
Memory Card Supported 512GB Max
NFC No
Output Balanced and Unbalanced
USB Yes
Wireless LAN Yes
Brand Astell & Kern
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Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

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

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

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge