With the SE200, Astell & Kern presents a completely new player concept
The top player from Korea has hit the back with the SE200. In addition to dozens of little things that make it better than its predecessor SE100 (e.g. longer runtime, double memory), two features stand out. On the one hand, it delivers significantly more output power, which makes it a preferred player for many over-ears.
World's first DAP with Multi DAC Setup
The real innovation, however, is the parallel DAC setup - with the ingenious AK4499EQ converter chip plus a dual DAC ESS9068AS from Saber. Both DACs play in parallel and you can use one or the other depending on your preference - or both in parallel with two listeners. Both come with separate balanced and unbalanced outputs, behind which the finest amps are located, which underline the signature of the respective DAC. Both DACs can now also be used with the proprietary filters for the first time
A treat for techies
For technology enthusiasts, the SE200 is a real treat, and it sounds (as you might expect) fantastic.
Available from the end of June for EUR 1.929Astell & Kern A & futura SE200 in the shop