Astell & Kern Kann Max High-Resolution Digital Audio Player (Anthracite Gray)

Astell & Kern
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Features:
MQA Certified
Features:
LDAC Certified
Features:
aptX-HD Certified
Connectivity:
Wireless - Wifi
Connectivity:
Wireless - Bluetooth
Connectivity:
Wired - USB-C
Connectivity:
Wired - 2.5mm
Connectivity:
Wired - 3.5mm
Connectivity:
Wired - 4.4mm

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Engineered to Powerful Perfection
The AStell&Kern KANN series is a portable player lineup loved by audiophiles all over the world for its performance focused on high output and clear sound. KANN MAX, the fourth product in the KANN series, builds on the advantages of the KANN series with higher output and portability. It provides 4 levels of gain and up to 15Vrms output so that a wide array of headphones can be driven in an optimal state. By integrating the proven design of the KANN series into a lighter weight and smaller sized player, we have realized both ultra-high output and low noise. KANN MAX features ESS ES9038Q2M Quad-DAC together with Astell&Kern's unique audio technology to provide the best performance you can feel from a portable DAP.

Ultra-High Output in a Smaller Size Device
KANN MAX takes the identity of the series to the next level to provide a perfect experience with high power and clear sound. It provides 4 stages of gain level and ultra-high output of up to 15Vrms, which was previously only possible with a stationary headphone amplifier. KANN MAX can perfectly drive even the most sophisticated headphones with high impedance. KANN MAX offers a smaller size and weight than the KANN APLHA player, which boasted the best portability in the existing KANN series. Although smaller in size, all power-related components have been analyzed and the power circuit has been redesigned several times to achieve 13 hours of continuous playback.

Key Features

  • 4-step gain level with maximum 15Vrms output
  • Perfect circuit design with ultra-high output and low noise in an even smaller sized player
  • Equipped with ESS ES9038Q2M Quad-DAC that reproduces clear, exceptional output
  • TERATON ALPHA, the epitome of Astell&Kern audio technology
  • 32-bit/768kHz, Native DSD512 support
  • Bluetooth 5.0 and 24-bit codec (Qualcomm® aptX™ HD , LDAC) support
  • ReplayGain that automatically adjusts volume to be consistent across tracks

General Specifications

  • Model KANN MAX
  • Body Color Anthracite Gray
  • Body Material Aluminum
  • Display 4.1-inch 720 x 1280 touch screen
  • Supported Audio Formats WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
  • Sample Rate PCM : 8kHz ~ 768kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample)
  • DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), DSD512(1bit, 22.4MHz) Stereo
  • Output Level [Low] Unbalanced 2Vrms / Balanced 4Vrms (Condition No Load),
  • [Mid] Unbalanced 4Vrms / Balanced 8Vrms (Condition No Load),
  • [High] Unbalanced 6Vrms / Balanced 12Vrms (Condition No Load),
  • [Super] Unbalanced 8Vrms / Balanced 15Vrms (Condition No Load)
  • CPU Quad-core
  • DAC ESS ES9038Q2M x4 (Quad-DAC)
  • Decoding Support up to 32-bit/768kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
  • Input USB Type-C input (for charging & PC & MAC)
  • Outputs Unbalanced Out (3.5mm), Optical Out (3.5mm)
  • Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported | 4.4m, only 5-pole supported)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth V5.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD, LDAC)
  • Dimensions 2.68"(68.3mm)[W] x 4.6"(117mm)[H] x 0.92"(23.6mm)[D]
  • Weight about 10.76oz (305g)
  • Feature Enhancements Firmware upgrade supported (OTA)
  • Operating Temperature 0℃ ~ + 40℃ (32℉~ 104℉)

Audio Performance

  • Frequency Response ±0.023dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced │ ±0.026dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
  • ±0.035dB (Condition : 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced │ ±0.072dB (Condition : 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
  • S/N 114dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced │ 115dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
  • Crosstalk -124dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced │ -135dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
  • THD+N 0.0003% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced │ 0.0004% @ 1kHz, Balanced
  • IMD SMPTE 0.0007% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1) Unbalanced │ 0.0007% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1) Balanced
  • Output Impedance Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (1ohm) │ Balanced Out 2.5mm (1.6ohm), 4.4mm (1.6ohm)

Clock Source

  • Clock Jitter 25ps (Typ)
  • Reference Clock Jitter 70ps

Battery

  • Capacity 5,600mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer
  • Charge Time about 3.5 hours (9V 1.67A Fast Charging) | 5.5hours (5V 2A General Charging)
  • Playback Time about 13 hours (Standard: FLAC, 16bit, 44.1kHz, Unbalanced, Vol.40, LCD Off, LED On, Low Gain)

Memory

  • Built-in Memory 64GB [NAND]
  • External Memory microSD x1 (Max. 1TB)

OS

  • Supported OS Windows 7,8,10(32/64bit) MAC OS X 10.7

1 year warranty from date of purchase. Headphones SG is a Astell & Kern authorised reseller. All Astell & Kern products purchased through Headphones SG is eligible for warranty.