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Astell&Kern announce new high-resolution digital audio player

Astell&Kern, a leader in premium portable high-resolution audio devices, has launched the Kann Max portable digital audio player, the fourth model in the Kann series. 

The company claims the Kann Max achieves a higher power output (15Vrms) than its predecessor, the Kann Alpha. It is the first player in the Kann series to be equipped with four ES9038Q2M DACs for a high-output performance. By employing quad DACs – one DAC can each be fully allocated to four individual amp channels.

A BT Sink function connects the Kann Max to an external device, such as a smartphone, via Bluetooth, enabling music to be played back in high-quality on the player. 

The Astell&Kern Kann Max offers 13 hours of continuous playback

In addition, the Kann Max boasts Bluetooth 5.0, providing greater range and a more stable wireless connection to headphones and, along with support for 24-bit aptX HD and LDAC codecs, offers excellent wireless sound quality.

Alongside Wi-Fi support, the Kann Max features AK File Drop for easier wireless file transfers. Users can wirelessly transfer files through a PC, smartphone, or FTP program located on the same network.

The Kann Max has been developed to achieve 13 hours of continuous playback. It has 64GB on-board memory that can be expanded up to 1TB via a microSD card slot, meaning users can carry thousands of hi-res albums with them.

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