Recently, Astell&Kern has actively expanded its entry-level product line. After the entry-level AK300 of the 3 series, it has launched a more entry-level Astell&Kern AK70 portable Audio Player, which is cheap and affordable to the general public. Although it is an entry-level product, it has a 2.5mm balanced output, USB DAC, and an output power of 2.3Vrms, which is on par with the flagship AK380. It sounds very attractive, of course, I have to borrow it to try it out for everyone!
The body of the Astell&Kern AK70 is also made of aluminum, which is 29% lighter and 17% smaller than the AK100Ⅱ, making it easy to put in a pocket or trouser pocket. It uses the Misty Mint color scheme to change its masculine image, and it feels so young and fresh. However, the corners of the fuselage are too sharp, which may make the player easily injured, so be careful when using it. And the vertical volume wheel is used on the side of the machine, and the top is equipped with 2.5mm balanced and 3.5mm unbalanced output. PCM corresponds to a sampling rate of up to 384kHz; and an additional USB DAC function, which can be used as a DAC after connecting to a computer.
Especially according to the assessment of audio experts, headphones equipped with a 2.5mm connection jack will give better sound quality than the normal 3.5mm standard. Next to the audio jack is the elongated power button. On the left side is a multi-function knob that is quite familiar with AK products. The front is a sensitive touch glass that feels accurate when pressed and has the most convenient operations.
Astell&Kern AK70 is used the CS4398 dual DAC that the company used in the flagship product of the AK240 era. Better designed circuitry reduces distortion, increases sound/noise ratio, and reduces signal distortion resulting in more complete sound quality. The music format supported on the player is very rich with the highest quality 24bit/192kHz. Besides, the company also gives the device a better ability to synchronize music data thanks to the AK ecosystem with the device’s wifi connectivity.
Supports aptx HD and has a Bluetooth function
Also equipped with Bluetooth4.0 (A2DP / AVRCP) function. Wireless connection with Bluetooth speakers, headphones, car stereos, etc. is also possible. In addition, since it is compatible with apt-X HD, high-quality sound wireless transmission equivalent to 48kHz / 24bit is possible by connecting to compatible devices.
USB DAC function
The Astell&Kern AK70 MKII can be used as a 96kHz/24bit USB-DAC. You can easily experience sound quality comparable to high-end audio by connecting it to an amplifier or speakers using line-out mode or balanced output.
The Astell&Kern AK70 MKⅡ delivers original sound using the 2.5mm 4-pole balanced output that Astell & Kern pioneered in the AK240 (and other manufacturers soon adopted). The balanced output provides a more powerful audio signal with less noise interference.
Although the volume has become lighter and thinner, it still retains the 3.3-inch touch screen, which makes it easy to operate with one hand. As for the operating interface, the design is no different from the previous 2 series and 3 series models. The system has reached a mature stage and is quite stable and smooth. The interface provides song search, rich EQ settings, users can also customize the Playlist playlist, and built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connection functions, convenient for users to stream music or use Bluetooth headsets.
The AK70 MKII is a very good mid-range choice for those looking for a quality music player. The machine with good performance coupled with a luxurious design will be a valuable choice for those who are really passionate about music. Come to Xuan Vu Audio’s branches to own the best music player right away.
Where To Buy
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