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Astell&Kern AK100 portable player
Using The Player
Sound Quality
Conclusion
Measured Performance
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CONCLUSION
The AK100 is at heart a wonderful digital source player, deeply engineered in a unique fashion. It’s best seen as a portable high resolution ‘CD player’, masquerading as an MP3 player. I used it as such through its headphone outlet and got spectacular sound quality from high resolution 24/96 and 24/192 digital recordings. It’s very well made and finished and it works well too, but it does have a few frustrating weaknesses.
    The issue of charging needs improvement and some useful instructions produced. A charge indicator would help.
    Such idiosyncrasies apart the Astell&Kern AK100 is an astonishing player, with fabulous sound quality and an amazing spread of ability as a source. It’s a must have in fact.


Astell&Kern AK100  £569


VERDICT
A portable high definition player with fabulous sound quality. Awesome, if with irritations.

FOR
- sound quality
- small size
- connectivity

AGAINST
- poor charge display
- brief instructions
- no charger supplied

Air Audio Distribution
+01491 629 629

www.airaudio.co.uk



 

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