Astell&Kern powers up for Kann Max quad-DAC digital audio player

New Atlas | May 13, 2022 at 5:32 PM
  • It’s been a busy week for high-end portable audio brand Astell&Kern.
  • The 2.68 x 4.6 x 0.92-in (68.3 x 117 x 23.6-mm) performance-focused digital audio player is reported to be the first in the Kann series to boast four ES9038Q2M digital-to-analog converters, one for each of the device’s amp channels, and includes a circuit redesign aimed a low-noise delivery despite the increase in power output.
  • Astell&Kern’s Teraton Alpha sound technology has also been cooked in, for the promise of “audio playback close to the original sound.”