Astell & Kern A&Futura SE100 High-Resolution Digital Audio Player (Lapis Blue)

Astell & Kern
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The Astell & Kern A&futura SE100 is a premium line of players with advanced features that bring the original musical performances to life. The SE100 is the first model of A&futura, exclusively designed for you to feel the quality of premium Hi-Fi from the moment you hold it. A&futura SE100 is the first step in your premium audio journey.

Great Performance for the Ultimate Experience
The A&futura SE100 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 a quick, lag-free operation. The A&futura SE100 features faster booting times, speedy file transfers, lag-free processing and a new intuitive user interface for the ultimate player experience.

Ultimate Sound Quality
The A&futura SE100 supports native bit-to-bit DSD playback up to 11.2MHz for the best sound possible. The music is played back, bit-for-bit, just as the artist and engineer intended for it to be heard.

Faster Charging, Quicker File Transfer
Next 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 11 hours of continuous playback.

Master Quality Authenticated
MQA is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download. Visit mqa.co.uk for more information. Astell&Kern SE100 includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. The SE100 Now Playing status shows green or blue light to indicate that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. It glows blue to indicate it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.

Maximum Output
It is common knowledge in the audio industry that the amplifier plays a critical role in Hi-Fi audio systems. The latest know-how and amplifier design technologies developed by Astell&Kern have brought 4.1Vrms of balanced output power with minimal noise. As the output power increases, the noise fluctuates louder as well. However, A&futura SE100 shows 123dB of SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) at 4.1Vrms of audio output. At the same time, the noise level on single-ended is even smaller, it produces 122dB of SNR. Pure sound is the result in our technical achievement allowing for powerful, yet clean sound to be delivered gracefully by the SE100.

Femto-Second Clock for Exact Sonic Reproduction
An enhanced voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO) high-precision clock has been utilized in the A&futura SE100. The reference jitter of Astell&Kern's implementation has improved performance to 800fs (femto seconds), meaning that the SE100 faithfully reproduces your music by precisely measuring and accurately timing the synchronization of all instruments, vocal and even ambience sound recorded in your digital music file together.

Key Features

  • Radically different sound by ES9038 Pro 8-channel DAC
  • Next Level performance with Octa-core CPU
  • 5-inch display with HD screen resolution and improved user interface
  • Similar audio block design of Astell&Kern's flagship portable audio player A&ultima SP1000 for premium Hi-Fi audio performance.

Technical Specifications

  • Model: SE100
  • Body Color: Titan Silver
  • Body Material: Aluminum
  • Display: 5inch (720 x 1,280) Touchscreen
  • Supported Audio Formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
  • Sample rate: PCM : 8kHz ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) / DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo 
  • / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo
  • Output Level: Unbalance 2.0Vrms / Balance 4.1Vrms (Condition No Load)
  • CPU: Octa-core
  • DAC: ESS SABRE ES9038PRO 8channel
  • Decoding: Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
  • Input: USB 3.0 Type-C input (for charging & data transfer (PC & MAC)) / Connection Mode : MTP (Media Device)
  • Outputs: PHONES (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth: V4.1 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)
  • Dimensions: 2.98 ”(75.8 mm) [W] x 5.22 ”(132.7 mm) [H] x 0.6 ”(15.3 mm) [D]
  • Weight: 8.5 oz (241 g)
  • Feature Enhancements
  • Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)

Audio Performance
  • Frequency Response: ±0.038dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance / ±0.028dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balance; ±0.074dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Unbalance / ±0.030dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Balance
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 122dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 123dB @ 1kHz, Balance
  • Crosstalk: 138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 144dB @ 1kHz, Balance
  • THD+N: 0.0007% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0006% @ 1kHz, Balance
  • IMD SMPTE: 0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance / 0.0005% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balance
  • Output Impedance: Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm) / PHONES 3.5mm (1.5ohm)

Clock source

  • Clock Jitter: 800 Femto Seconds
  • Reference Clock Jitter: 250 Femto Seconds

Battery

  • Capacity: 3,700mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery
  • Continuous Playback Time: up to 11 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44kHz, Volume 75, LCD Off)
  • Charge Time: About 2 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging)

Memory

  • Built-in Memory: 128GB [NAND]
  • External Memory: microSD (Max 400GB) x1

OS

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

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.