Astell & Kern is the ultimate digital Hi-Fi audio music system that is capable of playing Mastering Quality Sound (MQS). Original music performances that have been captured can be played back almost exactly as they were performed, bit-by-bit. Experience the power of true sound from Astell & Kern.
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About Astell & Kern
Astell means ‘Stars’ in Latin and Kern means ‘Center’ in German. We believe Astell & Kern is the center of music. Astell & Kern is the ultimate digital music source that brings you Mastering Quality Sound or MQS. Original music performances recently have been captured in digital almost exactly as they were performed, allowing you to immerse yourself in the moment.
Why Astell & Kern
With the debut of the MP3 format, music lovers sacrificed the quality of the sound for the convenience of being able to carry their music collection wherever they went. Because MP3 heavily compresses the original file, you only hear inferior vocals and instruments - the full soundstage and ambience from the original recordings is missing. In other words, the movements of the original performance often disappears when listening to compressed MP3 music. These great-sounding recordings are mainly listened to in inferior sound formats, such as MP3 or streaming services. Astell & Kern was the market's solution to the poor quality of musical sound and also it's way to ultimately bring back the original sound quality of the music, MQS, back to music artists, recording engineers and professionals.
The Astell & Kern Difference
Astell & Kern pursuit is to provide the natural and original sound without distortion. It offers almost the exact presence with tiny details you wouldn’t have noticed from other music systems by playing back high-resolution music bit for bit, exactly as it was recorded. The exact sound without missing any bit of the live performance in recordings is what Astell&Kern is known for. With Astell & Kern, the power of true sound has been experienced and enjoyed by many, both professionals and enthusiasts from around the world. Astell & Kern is now admired by music lovers from many countries, including USA, China, Japan, UK, France, and many more around the world.