Astell & Kern AK120 II Portable MQS Music Player

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Astell and Kern AK120 Portable Player | London Showroom


£1,499.00 (Incl. VAT)

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The absolutely amazing Astell and Kern AK120 II is an upgraded version of the already amazing AK120 and AK120 Titan. Offering twin Cirrus Logic DACs in dual mono configuration and supporting high resolution music files on the go the AK120 II is the obvious companion for your beloved headphones. The AK120 II has a maximum memory capacity of up to 256GB with its internal 128GB and microSD card slot capable of using cards up to 128GB. With an unprecedented 2.1V output on the unbalanced out and 2.3V on the 2.5mm balanced output the AK120II is capable of driving the most taxing of headphones and offers the musicality and sonic prescence that you come to expect from a high end HiFi system at home. Made from brushed aluminium and weighing just 177g the Astell and Kern AK120II is simply exquisite.

What makes the AK120 II different?

The AK120 II has a higher specification than the original AK120 thanks to it being driven by two Cirrus Logic digital-to-analogue converters offering native DSD and DSD to PCM playback and to allow each channel to be driven separately. This "dual mono" design is normally seen in high end HiFi DACs. In addition, the AK120 II features double the internal flash memory of the AK100 II at 64GB with additional support through the SD slots for 1 x 128GB cards to make a total of 256GB storage capacity.

Size doesn't matter!

The AK120 II follows the the sleek, brushed aluminium design of the AK100 II but is slightly taller. The AK120 II is a very capable player in terms of powering hard to drive headphones and can easily cope with Sennheiser HD800's, Beyerdynamic T1 and Grado PS1000, or Audeze LCD-3 with relative ease. Paired with a pair of Sennheiser IE800's or other in ears and the sonics are stunning and every subtle nuance can be heard through the layers of music entering your ears. With a 1.5V output from the 3.5mm jack socket it is hardly supprising that it can cope with a wide range of headphones. The Colorfly C4 offers 630mV through the 3.5mm socket to add some perspective.


Unlike the Colorfly C4 the AK120 II offers a 3.31 inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen to control the player and search your albums via Artist, Album, Track etc. There are subtle extrusions on the chassis offering a few controls such as volume and powering on and off alongside the track skip, play, pause functions. Also included is a luxurious handmade Italian leather case to keep your AK120II protected when you are out and about.


  • Display - 3.31” WVGA(480 x 800) AMOLED Touch Screen
  • 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: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz)
  • 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
  • Inputs - USB Micro-B input(for charging & data transfer (PC & MAC))/Connection Mode: MTP(Media Device)
  • Outputs - PHONES(3.5mm)/ Optical Out(3.5mm)/Balanced Out(2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
  • Wi-Fi - 802.11 b/g/n(2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth - V4.0
  • Dimensions - 2.16” (55mm)[W] x 4.64” (118mm)[H] x 0.58” (14.9mm)[D]
  • Weight - 6.24oz(177g)
  • Body Material - Aluminium
  • Body Color - Stone Silver
  • Feature Enhancements - Firmware upgrades supported(OTA)


  • Frequency Response
  • Signal to Noise Ratio
  • Crosstalk
  • THD+N
  • Output Impedance
  • ±0.023dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalance & Balance
    / ±0.3dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Unbalance & Balance
  • 116dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 117dB @ 1kHz, Balance
  • 130dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 135dB @ 1kHz, Balance
  • 0.0007% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0005% @ 1kHz, Balance
  • 0.0004% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance / 0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balance
  • Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm) / PHONES 3.5mm (2ohm)
  • Clock Jitter
  • 50ps (Typ)
  • Capacity
  • 3,250mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
  • Built-in Memory
  • External Memory
  • 128GB [NAND]
  • microSD (Max 128GB) x1
  • Supported OS
  • Windows XP, Windows 7,8 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up


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