Astell & Kern KANN CUBE - mobile high definition audio player (wolf grey / 5-inch touchscreen display / quad-core / 2x DAC ESS9038 Pro (8-ch) / 128GB / 32bit/384Khz)

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    supports MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) audio format for the sound of the original master recording
    three audio output modes, up to 12V of power
    dual ESS ES9038PRO DACs, designed for Pro Audio Equipment
    5-pin mini XLR output for even less noise
    quad-core CPU
    5.0" / 720x1280 HD touchscreen
    classy aluminum casing
    32bit/384kHz, Native DSD256 support
    open APP support for music streaming
    128 GB + Micro-SD
    up to 9 hours music playback
    quick charge (power adapter not included)
    we are a specialized dealer for Astell & Kern products - your authorized reseller in Leipzig

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Astell & Kern - KANN Cube:

Astell & Kern is the ultimate portable high-end audio system - capable of reproducing Master Quality Sound (MQS). Music files in MQS format (24Bit/192kHz) contain about 6.5 times more information than a standard music CD with 16bit/44, 1Khz. This results in the superior super accurate and true to the original sound, which in no way will inferior to the original studio recording. We call this Master Quality Sound (MQS)!

KANN CUBE is the second model of the KANN line, which focuses on high fidelity with powerful output and low noise. The newly designed powerful amplifier and audio circuitry have been strategically implemented to offer a very low noise floor, even with its massive power output, making it an Audio Powerhouse capable of driving the most power-hungry headphones.

KANN CUBE offers 3 different power output options of High / Mid / Low, which can drive any headphone with unprecedented power never seen before in any portable device - 12Vrms for Balanced output and 6Vrms for Unbalanced output. To provide a natural and neutral audio experience with minimal distortion, a newly designed OP Amp and Volume IC manages power optimally and efficiently.

KANN CUBE uses two 8-channel DACs, the ES9038PRO, one for the left and one for the right channel. As each DAC chip sends out 8 channels of audio signal through the Astell&Kern Analog AMP Block, you experience unlimited sound stage and the full depth of the original performance. The ESS SABRE PRO series of Digital-to-Analog Converters (DAC) is targeted for premium audiophile and professional recording studio equipment. The SABRE PRO series sets a new benchmark in high-end audio by offering the industry's highest dynamic range (DNR) with impressively low levels of total harmonic distortion plus noise (THD+N) in a 32-bit, 8-channel DAC. All PRO SABRE DACs feature ESS's patented 32-bit HyperStream DAC technology which delivers outstanding sound quality and industry leading performance.

KANN CUBE offers a 5-pin mini XLR connector for the first time in an Astell&Kern player. Thanks to the even lower noise floor and higher audio output through the XLR connection, you can enjoy pure, clear audio playback. It offers easier connection to your home audio systems and active speakers with balanced connections.

Some may think that only sound matters in Hi-Fi systems. While it does matter greatly, there are other factors that influence your immersive music experience as well. KANN CUBE is designed to remove any distracting elements, including noise, distortion and unintuitive user interface. The Quad-core CPU gives you even more processing power for your digital music and a lot faster, natural UI experience. Get lost in your music without distractions.The latest ESS ES9038PRO dual-DAC design and the upgraded CPU in the KANN CUBE allows for accurate playback of native 32bit/384kHz audio with no compromise on sound quality. The music is played back, bit-for-bit, just as the artist and engineer intended for it to be heard. KANN CUBE also supports native bit-to-bit DSD playback up to 11.2MHz for the best sound possible.

The Open APP Service enables you to install specific APK music streaming apps to the device. Copy the desired APK into the Open Service folder of the product and install the relevant App in the Menu-->Services of the player.

Discover your own personal sound experience

In our living room studio "Klangvilla" in Leipzig we feature more Astell & Kern products which are at all times ready for presentation. You will have the option to be explained and demonstrated also other high-quality high-end devices by our sales manager who will be available for you. We can also recommend the appropriate wiring and other high quality hi-fi accessories. Please just simply arrange a date for demonstration or consulting service with our home hi-fi sales manager.

Technische Daten / Technical Data

Specifications - Astell & Kern - KANN CUBE
Hersteller Manufacturer Astell & Kern
Modell Model KANN CUBE
Gehäuse-Farbe Chassis colour Wolf grau / wolf grey
Gehäuse-Material Chassis material Aluminium / aluminum
Abmessungen (L x B x H) Dimensions (L x W x H) 140 mm x 87,75 mm x 31,5 mm
Gewicht Weight 493 g
Unterstütze Audioformate Supported audio formats MQA, WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
MQA Wiedergabe MQA playback Streamingdienste/services (Tidal masters), lokale Dateien/local files, externer/external USB, MQA-CD (ripped)
Bildschirm Display 5", 1280x720 Pixel Touch Display
Interner Speicher Internal memory 128GB
Externer Speicher External memory microSD (Max 512GB) x1
Untersützte Betriebssysteme Supported operating systems Windows 7.8.10 (32/64bit), Mac OS X 10.7 und höher/and up
Batterie Battery 7.400 mAh / 9 Stunden/hours
Ladezeit Charging time 5,5h (normal), 4h (quick charge)
Audio-Ausgänge Audio outputs symmetrisch 3,5 mm; optisch/optical 3,5 mm; unsymmetrisch 2,5mm (nur 4-Pol unterstützt/only 4-pole supported); XLR (Mini 5 pin)
Eingänge Inputs USB Typ C (PC+Mac)
Digital-Analog-Umsetzer Digital-to-analog converter ESS ES9038PRO SABRE 8 Kanal/channel (Dual DAC)
Signal-Rausch-Verhältnis Signal-to-noise ratio Phono: 117dB @1kHz, unsymmetrisch/unbalanced; 117dB @ 1kHz, symmetrisch/balanced
XLR: 128dB @ 1kHz
THD + Noise THD + Noise Phono: 0,0004% @1kHz, unsymmetrisch/unbalanced; 0,005% @ 1kHz, symmetrisch/balanced
XLR: 0,0004% @ 1kHz
Ausgangsimpedanz output impedance unsymmetrischer Ausgang/unbalanced Out 3,5mm: 1,2 Ohm
symmetrischer Ausgang/balanced Out 2,5mm: 1,6 Ohm

Scope of Delivery

  • 1 x Astell & Kern - KANN CUBE - mobile high definition audio player in wolf grey
  • 1 x USB Type-C cable
  • 1 x operation manual / quick start guide
  • 1 x warranty card
  • 2 x microSD card slot cover
  • 2 x protective film front
  • 2 x protective film rear

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