2-month-old Astell & Kern 100 Mk II with current firmware and software update (including Tidal). Comes with all accessories. Including charging cord, screen cover, leather case, and original boxing. included are many purchased Hi-Rez rock albums sourced from HD Tracks, Pono, and Acoustic Sounds (can be deleted in unwanted). Ended up not needing this, but was really impressed by the analog quality of the sound. Purchased directly from the A&K web store, this unit has outputs for single-ended and balanced headphones. It has powered by Audeze phones without a hint of glare. For all intent and purposes, this is a new player which plays PCM up to 192, and DSD up to 2X. Price is firm. PayPal or cards add 3%. See my feedback since 1990 for continuous good transactions.
The Astell&Kern AK100 MKII is the new low output impedance version of the AK100 portable high resolution audio player. Capable of up to 24 Bit / 192 kHz playback of high resolution audio files and now single layer DSD formats (with system software version 2.3) this small player has raised the bar for what is possible with portable hi-fi.
Equipped with the Wolfson 8740 digital to analog converter chip, this player is the first to put the world’s best performing high resolution DAC chip into a portable player. This delivers extremely low signal to noise ratios (SNR) as well as extremely low levels of harmonic distortion (THD) to a portable player.