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Astell & Kern AK Jr. Digital Audio Player

Astell & Kern AK Jr. Digital Audio Player

Astell & Kern AK Jr. Digital Audio Player SRP: $500.00 A high end but relatively low cost DAP. Specs: Body Material: Aluminum Display: 3.1″ WQVGA (240 x 400) Touchscreen Storage 64 GB storage built in, up to 200 GB in aux slot with mini SD cards Output Level: 1.95Vrms Supported Audio Formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE (Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF Sample rate: FLAC, WAV, ALAC, AIFF: 8kHz – 192kHz (8/16/24bits per Sample)/ DSD: DSD64 (1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo (DSD to PCM) It was almost exactly a year ago that I reviewed my choice for an iPod replacement, the FiiO X1. Cheaper than the iPod Classic (now discontinued by Apple) the FiiO had the advantage of playing high resolution music files. I just recently put the FiiO in my car to replace my aging iPod, and I’m quite pleased. On my car screen I get album art just as I did with the iPod, and I get the benefit of playback of higher quality files. With the FiiO in the car, I started looking for another digital audio player for home listening on my headsets. I looked at some of the higher priced FiiO gear, but […]