High resolution audio system for desktop PC (network player, amplifier and power supply)
The AK500N is the first desktop high-resolution audio system from Astell&Kern that truly combines advanced digital technology with analog sound.
The AK500 Series consists of the AK500N (network player/server), AK500A (class A/B power amplifier), AK500P (power supply unit), and LED stand.
- Choose from 3 capacity sizes: 1TB / 2TB / 4TB
- Cirrus Logic CS4398 x2 (Dual DAC)
- One click CD Ripping
- Easy DLNA-based networking
- PCM to DSD conversion feature
- 4 Bay expandable SSD
- Built-in battery for complete noise isolation
- Multiple input and output connections
- Class A/B amp with output of 50W per channel
- Full balanced design that minimizes noise
- Capacitor free input & feedback loop
- Protective circuit utilizing optical sensors was implemented to prevent deterioration of sound quality
- Input buffer, driver and output stage were completely isolated from the audio amplifier unit in an independent design
- A high-speed switching-mode power supply (SMPS) used in aerospace applications was implemented
- 1,000W (continuous) of power capacity
- Total elimination of surge noise through PFC (Power Factor Correction)
For the AK500 Series, no detail was overlooked from planning to development to delivery of sound that is true to the original source.
The Astell&Kern 500 Series gives you the freedom to select the sound you desire.