A&K Junior Powerhouse, AK Jr Portable Player Arrives

Posted on 28th July, 2015

A&K Junior Powerhouse, AK Jr Portable Player Arrives

Astell&Kern have enjoyed great success as arguably one of the biggest names in portable audio players aside from the big Apple, and for those seeking something a little more upmarket in sound quality.

The most affordable portable player yet from the South Korean giant, the AK Jr, with impeccable style and design now joins the line-up. Available now, at just $699 RRP the AK Jr boasts high quality sound, great value and a variety of impressive specs all the while being able to fit comfortably in your pocket.

With a smart-phone experience and simplified design, the AK Jr exemplifies the original concept of the Astell&Kern line-up. Boasting a crystal clear 3.1” LCD touchscreen, the AK Jr provides plenty of space to display your music information. It features 64GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot, enabling you to expand the memory size with an additional 64GB microSD card for a total capacity of 128GB of music storage, enough to store your collection for your on-the-go needs.

Astell&Kern AK Jr - StereoNET HiFi News

The raised screen in the AK Jr provides a secure grip and slims down the profile of the device to 6.9mm. With its sleek appeal, the AK Jr is crafted with a full aluminum body and textured aluminum volume wheel, which combined, allowing for smooth one-handed control of the device.

AK Jr features a single Wolfson WM8740 DAC and an unbalanced 3.5mm headphone jack with an output impedance of 2 ohms, allowing the device to be powerful enough to drive a wide range of high-end headphones. Like other products in the Astell&Kern range, the AK Jr includes the ability to use the device as a USB DAC, by connecting it to your computer for high-resolution sound output, enhancing your sound-experience at your desk as well.

The AK Jr supports a wide range of digital audio files, including up to 24/192kHz PCM and single-rate DSD high-resolution files, as well as many lossy and lossless music formats.

For luxury like no other and an impressive ability to perform, the AK Jr is another audio masterpiece that will give any audio enthusiast hours of satisfaction and entertainment.

Astell&Kern is distributed in Australia by Busisoft AV.

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StereoNET’s Founder & Publisher and still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the founder of the annual International HiFi Show.

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Tags: busisoft  astell kern  ak jr