Astell&Kern unveils new CA100T model with ESS flagship DAC, built around Triple Amp System with dual dual-triode Korg Nutubes for “warm and soothing tone.” Improving on last year’s Acro CA1000, which combined a digital audio player and desktop headphone amplifier.
Astell&Kern’s new CA100T model offers listeners three modes: tube, op-amp, or hybrid for “best-of-both-worlds” tonality. Available for balanced/unbalanced headphone outputs, XLR, RCA, optical, and coaxial connections.
Capable of driving high-impedance headphones without impact on sound delivery, with up to 15 Vrms and 4 levels of gain adjustment. Equipped with Teraton Alpha technology to eliminate distortion at all volume levels.
Introduces the Acro CA1000T, world’s first device to feature the ES9039MPRO digital-to-analog converter in a dual-DAC configuration, for bit-to-bit playback of PCM content up to 32-bit/384-kHz resolution and native DSD512 (22.4 MHz) and MQA decoding.
Bluetooth 5.0, LDAC, aptX HD, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 256 GB internal storage (expandable up to 1 TB) and 11 hours of continuous playback battery life.
Product page: Acro CA1000T