Astell&Kern, a leader in premium portable high-resolution audio devices, has launched the KANN MAX portable digital audio player, the fourth model in its acclaimed KANN series.
The company said the KANN MAX achieves a higher power output (15Vrms) than its award-winning predecessor, the KANN ALPHA.
The KANN MAX is the first player in the KANN series to be equipped with four ES9038Q2M DACs for a high-output performance. By employing quad DACs – one DAC can each be fully allocated to four individual amp channels.
A BT Sink function connects the KANN MAX to an external device, such as a smartphone, via Bluetooth, enabling music to be played back in high-quality on the player.
In addition, the KANN MAX boasts Bluetooth 5.0, providing greater range and a more stable wireless connection to headphones and, along with support for 24-bit aptX HD and LDAC codecs, offers the best possible wireless sound quality.
Alongside Wi-Fi support, the KANN MAX features AK File Drop for easier wireless file transfers. Users can wirelessly transfer files through a PC, smartphone, or FTP program located on the same network.
The KANN MAX has been developed to achieve 13 hours of continuous playback. The KANN MAX harbours 64Gb on-board memory that can be expanded up to 1Tb via a microSD card slot, meaning users can carry thousands of hi-res albums with them.