Astell & Kern

Astell andKern A&ultima SP1000M Mini Music Player (Royal Gold)

  • Astell andKern A&ultima SP1000M Mini Music Player (Royal Gold)
  • Astell andKern A&ultima SP1000M Mini Music Player (Royal Gold)
  • Astell andKern A&ultima SP1000M Mini Music Player (Royal Gold)
  • Astell andKern A&ultima SP1000M Mini Music Player (Royal Gold)
  • Astell andKern A&ultima SP1000M Mini Music Player (Royal Gold)
  • Astell andKern A&ultima SP1000M Mini Music Player (Royal Gold)
  • Astell andKern A&ultima SP1000M Mini Music Player (Royal Gold)

All New High-End, A&ultima SP1000

Astell&Kern is proud to introduce the A&ultima SP1000. The A&ultima SP1000 is a one-of-a-kind, high-end, powerful flagship high resolution music player equipped with the latest advanced features.

  • A true flagship high-resolution music player
  • First Astell&Kern player to feature an octa-core CPU for outstanding response and performance
  • High Definition HD5 display to create the best viewing experience
  • Innovative new Multi-function Wheel
  • Rigid stainless steel/Copper housing

Get Both High Output and Vivid Sound

Traditional audio has suffered from noise and distortion as power output is increased. Astell&Kern’s advanced audio design and signal management technologies used in the A&ultima SP1000 brings more power output with less noise and minimal distortion. Independent DACs for the left and right audio channels provide a wider soundstage and better stereo separation. Each AK4497EQ DAC provides rich and vivid audio reproduction, allowing the listener to enjoy the sound as it was meant to be heard.

Great Performance for the Ultimate Experience

The A&ultima SP1000 is equipped with an octa-core CPU which allows the player to produce the exact musical detail present in the original recording without distortion and provides a quick, lag-free operation. The A&ultima SP1000 features faster booting times, speedy file transfers, lag-free processing and a new intuitive user interface for the ultimate player experience.

New Intuitive User Interface

The A&ultima SP1000 features a revamped interface design which Provides music playback from the home screen to give users a more music-centric experience. By placing the power button on the Multi-function wheel located on the Side of the A&ultima SP1000 instead of on the top, users can control the volume and turn the LCD screen ON/OFF, all with one simple control.



The A&ultima SP1000 is like a natural gemstone carefully refined by professionals. Knowing that sound is reflected from mass, like light is reflected from a surface; we designed the A&ultima SP1000 like a gemstone with reflective features on its surface. The crown-patterned volume wheel on the right corner is similar in appearance to a cut gemstone, which reflects light from various angles. The sophisticated volume wheel on A&ultima SP1000 not only delivers visual and textual details with precision, but allows convenient, one finger ON/OFF control and fine volume control with the addition of both push and turn features. The external chassis of the A&ultima SP1000 is made of rugged Stainless Steel/Copper that resists aging and external shock. The A&ultima SP1000 is the ultimate music player, crafted in an artistically designed metallic setting. Introducing the new SP1000 Onyx Black. This sleek and premium black coated stainless steel was made possible using PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating technology. It is environmentally friendly and the results are finishes that provide long-lasting protection and durability, are resistant to chemicals, easy to maintain and protect against corrosion and wear. PVD coating has been used for products where higher endurance and reliability is demanded, including medical instruments, luxury accessories and more.

Astell & Kern

Astell andKern A&ultima SP1000M Mini Music Player (Royal Gold)

A&ultima's second product, SP1000M, which was born with no compromise as to sound, gave a new value to Gold. For the sound close to the original sound, please enjoy the beautiful musical instrument and music trip born with the combination of the gold plating and the brass about 99.7% purity combined with many attempts. The "M" in SP1000M does not stand for a specific word,
but rather encompasses directions that the product aims to pursue.
  • Model 


  • Body Color 

    Onyx Black / Stainless Steel / Copper

  • Body Material 

    Onyx Black, Stainless Steel : Stainless Steel / Copper : Copper

  • Display 

    5inch (720 x 1,280) Touchscreen

  • Supported Audio Formats 


  • MQA playback 

    Services(Tidal Masters), Local files, External USB, MQA-CD(ripped)

  • Sample rate 

    8kHz ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) / DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo

  • Output Level 

    Unbalanced 2.2Vrms Balanced 3.9Vrms (Condition No Load)

  • CPU 


  • DAC 

    AKM AK4497EQ x2 (Dual DAC)

  • AKM AK4497EQ x2 (Dual DAC) 

    Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding

  • Input 

    USB 3.0 Type-C input (for charging & data transfer (PC & MAC)) / Connection Mode : MTP (Media Device)

  • Outputs 

    PHONES (3.5mm) / Optical Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)

  • Wi-Fi 

    802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)

  • Dimensions 

    2.98 ”(75.8 mm) [W] x 5.2 ”(132 mm) [H] x 0.64 ”(16.2 mm) [D]

  • Weight 

    Onyx Black, Stainless Steel : 13.64 oz (386.6 g) / Copper : 13.68 oz (387.9 g)

  • Feature Enhancements 

    Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)

  • Charge Time About 2 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging)
  • Continuous Playback Time Up to 12 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44kHz, Volume 75, LCD Off)
  • Capacity 3,700mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery
  • Reference Clock Jitter 200 Femto Seconds
  • Clock Jitter 30ps(Typ)
  • Output Impedance Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm) / PHONES 3.5mm (2ohm)
  • IMD SMPTE 0.0004% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalanced & Balanced
  • THD+N 0.0005% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0008% @ 1kHz, Balanced
  • Crosstalk 138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 143dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
  • Signal to Noise Ratio 120dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 122dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
  • Frequency Response ±0.062dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.061dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
    ±0.68dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.67dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Balanced