Difference in Sound Quality
Astell&Kern Brand Story
WE USE THE POWER OF MUSIC TO ENHANCE YOUR LIFE
Astell&Kern hopes to touch people's hearts and restore their vitality by delivering music that is authentic to the original sound when it was recorded or performed. Astell&Kern is passionate about music and desire constant innovation.
We aim to provide inspiration and vitality to individuals' lives through our diverse array of products, which includes audio players, speakers, and earphones. We are committed to producing the finest sound reproduction for those who truly enjoy music.
We firmly believe that our passion for music and tireless efforts provide beautiful and creative products to our users. Astell&Kern’s audio products delivers music that touches your heart, not just your ears.
Astell&Kern is a premium audio brand of portable and non-portable audio systems that play hi-res audio files without compromise. Astell means "star" in Greek, and Kern means "core“ in German. Together, they refer to our aim to continuously reach for the core of music — the "original sound."
The TERATON ALPHA solution is Astell&Kern's unique audio technology that allows you to get closer to the original sound with a combination of patented technologies, such as effective noise removal from audio power sources, amplification technology without distortion despite efficient and powerful amplification, and prevention of any noise coming from the audio interface. Based on these audio technologies, Astell&Kern is always striving for purest sound imaginable.
Since its first product was launched in 2012, Astell&Kern's brand philosophy—refusing to overlook even the smallest differences in sound quality—has led to a diverse array of audio products and outstanding and well renowned technology honed through continuous R&D, enriching music lovers' lives.
Completing the 'A' Logotype
Astell&Kern's BI completes the "A" logotype based on the triangular shape that symbolizes
the three concepts of "Ultimate, Superiority, and Craftsmanship" the keywords of AK.
HERITAGE, FRONTIER AND POWER OF SOUND
BE THE ULTIMATE
A&ultima is a flagship AK model that combines the best specifications, high technology, and superior functionality, offering you the best value.
THE EVOLUTION OF A MASTERPIECE
A&futura is an ever-innovating lineup.
It inherits the identity of Astell&Kern and expands the range of music through new and unique technology.
ENJOY THE SOUND
A&norma ensures the best sound quality wherever you are, thanks to its powerful battery life and excellent portability.
THE POWER HOUSE
KANN is a product line that emphasizes performance with a sense of weight. Focusing on the overwhelming power of audio output and clear sound, it offers stable and high-quality sound.
AK Time Line
AK100, AK's first DAP
AK120, AK's first Dual DAC
AK240, AK's first 2.5 mm, DSD128 support
AK380, AK's first DSD256 support
AK70, AK's first standard pocket-sized DAP
SP1000, AK's first Octa-Core
KANN, AMP-integrated line-out support
SE100, AK's first 8ch DAC
SP2000, AK's first independent channel, DSD512 support
KANN CUBE, AK's first 12 Vrms support
SE200, DAP's first Multi-DAC
KANN ALPHA, AK's first 4.4 mm support
SP2000T, DAP's first Triple AMP System
SE180, TERATON ALPHA Audio Sound Technology support