Astell&Kern A&Norma SR15 Portable High Resolution Audio Player, Dark Gray
- A true high-resolution music player, bit-to-bit playback up to 32bit/384kHz and Native DSD (DSD256)
- Dual DAC of CS43198, MasterHIFI tier chipset from Cirrus Logic and quad-core CPU for outstanding response and performance
- New intuitive user interface and angled screen for the optimal viewing experience from any angle
- WiFi and Bluetooth aptX HD for wireless streaming, integrated Tidal streaming app
- 64GB of internal memory and 1 microSD card slot
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Astell&Kern is the ultimate Hi-Fi audio system
Astell&Kern is the ultimate digital music source that brings you Mastering Quality Sound or MQS. Astell means ‘Stars’ in Latin and Kern means ‘Center’ in German. We believe Astell&Kern is the center of music.
Original music performances recently have been captured in digital almost exactly as they were performed due to new and advanced recording technologies currently available. These great-sounding recordings are mainly listened to in inferior sound formats, such as MP3 or streaming services. With the debut of the MP3 format, music lovers scarified the quality of the sound for the convenience of being able to carry their music collection wherever they went. Because MP3 heavily compresses the original file for the sake of convenience, you only hear inferior vocals and instruments, and the full soundstage and ambience from the original recordings is missing. The movement of the original performance often disappears when listening to compressed MP3 music. After agonizing over these issues, Astell&Kern was our solution to the poor quality of musical sound for the sake of portability, and our way to ultimately bring back the original sound quality of the music, MQS, back to music artists, recording engineers and professionals.
Astell&Kern pursuit is to provide the natural and original sound without distortion. It offers almost the exact presence with tiny details you wouldn’t have noticed from other music systems by playing back high-resolution music bit for bit, exactly as it was recorded. The exact sound without missing any bit of the live performance in recordings is what Astell&Kern is known for.
The power of true sound from Astell&Kern has been experienced and also from famous audio exhibitions around the world. Astell&Kern is now admired by music lovers from many countries, including USA, China, Japan, UK, France, and many more around the world.
Hi-Fi Standards Redefined
A&norma sets the standard of Hi-Fi audio for novice listeners. The SR15, the first model of A&norma, is the beginning point of the Hi-Fi Audio experience that allows you to enjoy the philosophy and technologies of Astell&Kern, which is accoladed by audiophiles around the world.
The SR15 is the first model of Astell&Kern's newly introduced standard line.
- Dual DAC of CS43198, MasterHIFI tier chipsets from Cirrus Logic
- Enhanced audio processing power and snappy UI with Quad-core CPU
- Native DSD playback and playback-focused User Interface
- Powerful audio performance curated by Astell&Kern's know-how
- Portable and Durable Aluminum Body
- DNLA-Based AK Connect App
- Open APP Service for Music Streaming
Open APP Service, Music Streaming
The Open APP Service enables you to install specific APK music streaming apps to the device.Streaming Services Available:
Stream your music when you are on the go with offline mode in select applications.For full instructions on how to download and install apps or access offline content, please refer to our direct website.
One Step Closer to the Original Performance
The A&norma SR15 uses two audio DAC chips for a Dual-DAC setup. These chips are known for their use in Home Hi-Fi systems which offer greater presence compared to the inferior DAC chips designed for mobile devices.
There are many devices that use DAC chips for audio processing, however there are different tiers and quality of chips sought by Hi-Fi audio manufacturers to deliver an experience close to the original performance.
A&norma SR15 has adopted the MasterHIFI class DAC, CS43198 for the first time in a portable system. At Astell&Kern, we believe that true Hi-Fi should sound as close as possible to the original performance. The CS43198 is one of few DAC chipsets that is capable of bringing us even closer to the original when it's matched with the analog amp design of Astell&Kern. In result, it brings even more liveliness and warmth of sound without distortion.
Furthermore, A&norma SR15 supports native DSD bit-to-bit, and gets one step closer to the Hi-Fi system.
Cirrus Logic and Hi-Fi Audio Evolution
Cirrus Logic has built its reputation as an expert in audio IC (Integrated Circuit) chips and solutions for more than three decades and has established its distinguished recognition in the audio industry.
Specializing in low power ICs for audio and voice signal processing applications, Cirrus Logic's products span the entire audio signal chain, from capture to playback, providing innovative products for the world's top smartphones, tablets, digital headsets, wearables and emerging smart home applications. Now they have introduced the MasterHIFI chipset solutions for excellent audio reproduction performance.
MasterHiFI class designation is only given to their chipsets that meet their highest audio performance standard. It will deliver your music as the musicians and producers wanted you to hear it.
Enhanced Audio Processing Power with Quad-core CPU
Some may think that only sound matters in Hi-Fi systems. While it does matter greatly, there are other factors that influence your immersive music experience as well. A&norma is designed to remove any distracting elements, including noise, distortion and unintuitive user interface.
The Quad-core CPU gives you even more processing power for your digital music and a lot faster, natural UI experience. Get lost in your music without distractions.
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|Colors/Editions||Dark Gray||Astro Silver, Eos Blue||Titan Silver||Lapis Blue, Onyx Black, Royal Gold||Stainless Steel, Copper, Onyx Black|
|Body Material||Aluminum||Aluminum||Aluminum||Aluminum, Gold-Plated Brass||Stainless Steel, Copper|
|Display Touchscreen||3.3 inches||4 inches||5 inches, HD||4.1 inches, HD||5 inches, HD|
|DAC Chips||1 x Cirrus Logic CS43198||1 x AKM AK4490||1 x ESS SABRE ES9038PRO, 8-Channel||2 x AKM AK4497EQ||2 x AKM AK4497EQ|
|Playback||Up to 24bit/192kHz; Native DSD64; DSD128 & DSD256 to PCM||Up to 32bit/384kHz; Native DSD||Up to 32bit/384kHz; Native DSD||Up to 32bit/384kHz; Native DSD||Up to 32bit/384kHz; Native DSD|
|Playback Time (Up to)||11 Hours||15 Hours||11 Hours||10.5 Hours||12 Hours|
|Internal Memory||64GB||64GB||128GB||Blue/Black: 128GB, Gold: 256GB||256GB|
|External Memory||1 x microSD Card||1 x microSD Card; 1 x SD Card||1 x microSD Card||1 x microSD Card||1 x microSD Card|
|Wi-Fi & Bluetooth||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|