To commemorate Blue Note Records’ 75-year anniversary, the record company has teamed up with Astell & Kern to release the highly regarded AK240 music player in an exclusive blue color. Its appointed with the Blue Note logo and preloaded with 75 Blue Note albums remastered as high-fidelity 24-bit/96-kHz files. Relive Blue Note’s storied history, from Thelonious Monk’s first sessions to Gregory Porter’s Liquid Spirit.
A premium, feature-packed music player, the Astell & Kern AK240 builds on the success of the AK100 and AK120 models with improved left and right channel separation and 256 gigs of internal memory—that’s about 2,500 four-minute songs.The duo of Cirrus Logic 4398 DACs allows for native transferring of DSD files without first converting them to the PCM format. This allows for greater clarity, instrumental separation, and detail with little or no distortion. The player supports virtually any digital audio file up to 24-bit/192-kHz resolution, as well as double-rate DSD formats at a max 298 MHz, and is complete with a touchscreen and physical volume knob. It can stream files wirelessly, or be used as a USB DAC for your Mac or PC.
Estimated ship date is Oct 8, 2019 PT.
Payment will be collected at checkout. After this product run ends, orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final.