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Astell & Kern AK KANN Cube

High Resolution Audio-Player with Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer & Soundcloud (all offline)
0%Financing from just € 70.79 a month, with a 24-month term.
Delivery Time
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Extreme POWER, KANN CUBE

KANN CUBE is the second model from the KANN line, which focuses on high fidelity with powerful output and low noise. This player is designed to offer a very low noise floor, even with its massive power output.

  • High performance, low-noise amp makes KANN Cube an Absolute Audio Powerhouse
  • Dual ES9038PRO DACs, the current flagship SABRE DAC chips from ESS designed for Pro Audio Equipment
  • 5-pin Mini XLR output for even less noise
  • 32bit/384kHz, Native DSD256 support

The Absolute Audio Powerhouse
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.

ESS ES9038PRO SABRE Dual DAC
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.

5-pin Mini XLR output for even less noise
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.

 

 

Daniel Dimitrov

We have a comprehensive selection of Astell & Kern devices available for demonstration in our HiFi studios in Berlin-Kreuzberg. We look forward to your visit!

MODEL Astell & Kern KANN Cube
LENGTH 140mm
WIDTH 88mm
DEPTH 32mm
WEIGHT 493g
VERSION Wolf Gray
CHASSIS Aluminium
SOUND QUALITY Reference Class
OURPUT LEVEL [Phone Out] 
High: Unbalanced 6Vrms / Balanced 12Vrms (Condition No Load) 
Mid: Unbalanced 4Vrms / Balanced 8Vrms (Condition No Load) 
Low: Unbalanced 2Vrms / Balanced 4Vrms (Condition No Load) 
[XLR Out] 
4Vrms (Condition No Load)
INPUT
USB Type-C input (for PC & MAC)
AUDIO OUTPUTS PHONES (3.5mm) / Optical Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported) 
/ XLR Out (Mini 5pin)
WIRELESS/BLUETOOTH WLAN, Bluetooth V4.2, Bluetooth aptX, Bluetooth aptX HD
NETZWORK/STREAMING DLNA (Home), APK ready, Tidal (offline), Qobuz (offline), Spotify (offline), Amazon Music (offline), Deezer (offline), Soundcloud
BATTERY CAPACITY
7,400mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery
BATTERY CONTINUOUS PLAYBACK TIME
up to 9 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44kHz, Unbalance, Volume 80, EQ OFF, LCD OFF, LOW GAIN)
CHARGE TIME About 4 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging) 
About 5.5 hours (Standard - 5V/2A General charging)
DAC 
ESS ES9038PRO SABRE 8channel x2 (Dual DAC)
SAPMPLE RATE PCM: 8kHz ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) / DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo 
/ DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo
DECODING
Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
MEMORY Built in: 128GB [NAND]; External Memory: microSD x1
DATEIÜBERTRAGUNG USB-C 3.0
DISPLAY
5inch (720 x 1,280) Touch display
USER INTERFACE Touchscreen, Astell & Kern Premium
SUPPORTED FORMATS WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA(Support Scheduled)
CD-RIPPING One-Button Ripping

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