Astell&Kern, the leading hi res portable music player that boasts studio sound quality,
has announced a special package partnership with Blue Note Records to commemorate the record company's 75th anniversary in the world of Jazz and Blues.
75 legendary Blue Note jazz albums that have been remastered in the Hi-Res digital format. Especially, five Blue Note albums make their exclusive hi-res audio debuts with this release: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers’ Mosaic, Tina Brooks’ True Blue, Don Cherry’s Complete Communion, Andrew Hill’s Point Of Departure, and Bobby Hutcherson’s Components.
The gorgeous collection spans Blue Note’s storied history, from Thelonious Monk's first sessions in 1947 to GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz phenomenon Gregory Porter’s Liquid Spirit. Each album, in high resolution on a microSD card, in an acrylic glass case with original album artwork stacked in a beautiful, decorative tower that can be placed next to your home system for an elegant, luxurious display.
The 75 albums are pre-loaded on the included Astell&Kern AK240 high-resolution audio player, revealing every detail you might not have heard anywhere else, no matter how many times you’ve listened to these albums before.
The lavish collection includes the Blue Note branded Astell&Kern AK240 high-resolution portable audio player, a special hardbound book filled with original album art (front and back cover) for the 75 titles, as well as Richard Havers’ new book, Blue Note: Uncompromising Expression.
Body Material: Aircraft Grade Duralumin
Display: 3.31inch WVGA (480 x 800) AMOLED Touchscreen
Supported Audio Formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE(Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Sample rate: FLAC, WAV, ALAC, AIFF : 8kHz ~ 192kHz (8/16/24bits per Sample)
/ DSD Native : DSD64 (1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128 (1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo
Output Level: Unbalance 2.1Vrms / Balance 2.3Vrms (Condition No Load)
DAC: Cirrus Logic CS4398 x2 (Dual DAC)
Decoding: Support up to 24bit/192kHz Bit to Bit Decoding, DSD64/128
Input: USB Micro-B input (for charging & data transfer (PC & MAC))
/ Connection Mode : MTP (Media Device)
Output: PHONES (3.5mm) / Optical Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
Wi-fi: 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
Dimensions: 66(W) x 107(H) x 17.5(D) (mm)
Feature Enhancements: Firmware upgrades supported(OTA)
Frequency Response: ±0.023dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance & Balance
/ ±0.3dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Unbalance & Balance
Signal to Noise Ratio: 116dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 117dB @ 1kHz, Balance
Crosstalk: 130dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 135dB @ 1kHz, Balance
THD+N: 0.0007% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0005% @ 1kHz, Balance
IMD SMPTE: 0.0004% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance / 0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1)
Output Impedance: Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm) / PHONES 3.5mm (2ohm)
Clock Jitter: 50ps (Typ)
Capacity: 3,250mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
Built-in Memory: 256GB
External Memory: microSD (Max 128GB) x1
Windows XP, Windows 7,8 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up Supported