Astell & Kern KANN CUBE Digital Audio Player

Astell & Kern

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KANN CUBE is the second model from the KANN line, which focuses on high fidelity with powerful output and low noise.
This player is designed to offer a very low noise floor, even with its massive power output.g.

  • High performance, low-noise amp makes KANN Cube an Absolute Audio Powerhouse

    Dual ES9038PRO DACs, the current flagship SABRE DAC chips from ESS designed for Pro Audio Equipment
    5-pin Mini XLR output for even less noise
    32bit/384kHz, Native DSD256 support

    Introducing the Astell&Kern KANN CUBE, which achieves more powerful output and lower noise.

    • The Absolute Audio Powerhouse

      KANN CUBE offers 3 different power output options of High / Mid / Low, which can drive any headphone with unprecedented power never seen before in any portable device - 12Vrms for Balanced output and 6Vrms for Unbalanced output. To provide a natural and neutral audio experience with minimal distortion, a newly designed OP Amp and Volume IC manages power optimally and efficiently.

      ESS ES9038PRO SABRE Dual DAC

      KANN CUBE uses two 8-channel DACs, the ES9038PRO, one for the left and one for the right channel.
      As each DAC chip sends out 8 channels of audio signal through the Astell&Kern Analog AMP Block,
      you experience unlimited sound stage and the full depth of the original performance.

      5-pin Mini XLR output for even less noise

      KANN CUBE offers a 5-pin mini XLR connector for the first time in an Astell&Kern player. Thanks to the even lower noise floor and higher audio output through the XLR connection, you can enjoy pure, clear audio playback. It offers easier connection to your home audio systems and active speakers with balanced connections.

    • General Specifications

      Model KANN CUBE

      Body Color
      Wolf Gray

      Body Materia
      l Aluminum

      5inch (720 x 1,280) Touch display

      Supported Audio Formats
      WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA(Support Scheduled)
      MQA playback Services(Tidal Masters), Local files, External USB, MQA-CD(ripped)

      Sample rate PCM:
      8kHz ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) / DSD

      DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo
      / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo

      Output Level [Phone Out]

      : Unbalanced 6Vrms / Balanced 12Vrms (Condition No Load)

      : Unbalanced 4Vrms / Balanced 8Vrms (Condition No Load)

      : Unbalanced 2Vrms / Balanced 4Vrms (Condition No Load)
      [XLR Out]
      4Vrms (Condition No Load)

      ESS ES9038PRO SABRE 8channel x2 (Dual DAC)
      Decoding Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback

      USB Type-C input (for PC & MAC)

      PHONES (3.5mm) / Optical Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
      / XLR Out (Mini 5pin)
      Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)

      V4.2 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)

       (87.75 mm) [W] x (140 mm) [H] x (31.5 mm) [D]

      17.3 oz (493 g)

      Feature Enhancements
      Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)

      Frequency Response [Phone Out]
      ±0.027dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz)
      Unbalance / ±0.025dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) Balance
      ±0.07dB (Condition : 10Hz~70kHz)
      Unbalance / ±0.087dB (Condition : 10Hz~70kHz) Balance
      [XLR Out]
      ±0.025dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) / ±0.032dB (Condition : 10Hz~70kHz)

      Signal to Noise Ratio [Phone Out
      ] 117dB @ 1kHz,
      Unbalance / 117dB @ 1kHz, Balance
      [XLR Out] 128dB @ 1kHz

      [Phone Out] 129dB @ 1kHz,
      Unbalance / 136dB @ 1kHz, Balance
      [XLR Out] 146dB @ 1kHz

      [Phone Out] 0.0004% @ 1kHz,
      Unbalance / 0.0005% @ 1kHz, Balance
      [XLR Out] 0.0004% @ 1kHz

      [Phone Out] 0.0005% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1)
      Unbalance / 0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balance
      [XLR Out] 0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1)

      Output Impedance
      PHONES 3.5mm (1.2ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (1.6ohm)

      Reference Clock Jitter 250 Femto Seconds

      Battery Capacity:
      7,400mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery
      Continuous Playback Time up to 9 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44kHz, Unbalance, Volume 80, EQ OFF, LCD OFF, LOW GAIN)
      Charge Time About 4 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging)
      About 5.5 hours (Standard - 5V/2A General charging)

      Built-in Memory 128GB [NAND]
      External Memory microSD x1
      OS: Supported OS Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up

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