The Astell&Kern A&Ultima SP3000T Brings Tube Amplification Into Its Flagship DAP - IMBOLDN
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Astell&Kern A&ultima SP3000T

The Astell&Kern A&Ultima SP3000T Brings Tube Amplification Into Its Flagship DAP

The T in SP3000T refers to the inclusion of two Raytheon JAN6418 MIL-SPEC tubes in the amplification circuit.

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$ 2,300

South Korean consumer electronics company Astell&Kern has released a series of notable products since its inception in 2013. Its Mastering Quality Sound 24-bit lossless audio systems, ranging from in-ear monitors to media players and DAPs are widely used by music producers and sound engineers who demand professional results. The company’s latest release, the Astell&Kern A&ultima SP3000T DAP sets to confirm the brand’s reputation for delivering game-changing gear for audiophiles and industry professionals.

Building on the strengths established with its flagship SP3000 portable player platform, it brings new specifications and an updated operating system together with integrated real vacuum tubes for authentic analog sound reproduction.

The use of Dual RAYTHEON JAN6418 MIL-SPEC Vintage Vacuum Tubes and three levels of voltage offers fully optimized and immersive high-resolution sound that allows for every detail to stand out. Throw in the TERATON ALPHA audio playback system, and the Astell&Kern A&ultima SP3000T creates sound as close to the source material as possible.

There’s plenty to love about the unit’s control system, which combines the best of both worlds, with a modern touchscreen display for navigating through tracks and a VU meter reflecting its analog roots. Everything is housed in a stainless steel casing and a 99.9% pure silver casing, with headphone outputs covering 2.5mm balanced, 4.4mm balanced, and 3.5mm single-ended headphones.

With music lovers and record producers demanding hybrid performance covering digital and analog audio, the Astell&Kern A&ultima SP3000T offers signal separation and sound quality for the most demanding scenarios.

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