To protect earphones/headphones during high output, the volume is automatically adjusted when the amp is powered on or the earphones/headphones are disconnected. Furthermore, the gain can be easily adjusted via the AK380's settings.
Thus, the AK380 AMP features a 3,400 mAh large-capacity battery – identical to the one in the AK380 itself - to support up to nine hours of continuous unbalanced-output playback.
The many points of discomfort in conventional amplifiers have been addressed by adopting an integrated design for greater convenience.
|AK380 AMP||OTHER AMP|
AK380 + AK380 AMP simultaneous charging.
|Separate charging of device and amp.|
Separate cable not required due to integrated design.
Easy connection using a Screw Cap
Separate cable for connecting device and amp.
Device and amp connection via separate band.
|Volume Control||Integrated volume control using the AK380.||Separate volume controls for device and amp.|
Continuing this design concept, the AK380 AMP retains the subtle changes and details in the emitted brilliance as light flows across its surface.
The diamond pattern engraved into the volume wheel of AK380 is repeated on the amplifier's rear light for design continuity.
The area of the amplifier in contact with the AK380's volume wheel reproduces the design's angle of reflection for comfortable wheel operation. The amplifier's light shining delicately through the gaps in the reflected surface visually accentuate the music’s mystique.
Unlike conventional amplifiers, the AK380 AMP was designed from the ground up as a single entity when combined with the AK380. The wheel on the rear of the amplifier that connects the two devices is a representation of the volume wheel seen throughout Astell&Kern products and expresses our unique design identity.