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Review: Astell&Kern SP1000M – Magestic

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The SP1000M is one of Astell&Kern’s higher end players from their A&Ultima product line, the top level.

Disclaimer: The SP1000M  was sent to us on loan by Astell&Kern directly to get his review review. The SP1000M unit is being returned to AK as usual.

Astell&Kern

The South-Korean Astell&Kern by iRiver does no longer need an introduction anymore as they quickly have become one of the world’s most famous DAP makers. It’s a given fact that they aren’t the cheapest – though a lot of brands charge these prices right now – but you can’t deny the sublime design and top quality sound their unites have.… Read the full article

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Astell & Kern’s New Player Is Gold, Because…Why Not?

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , |

The Gold AK SP1000M

High Res player-maker Astell and Kern has dabbled with all sorts of materials in the making of their DAPs over the years. While the frame for their flagships has usually been stainless steel with an outer casing of varying materials (including copper) the newest “M” version of the SP1000 line proves that the bling bling isn’t just for the pinky ring.

The SP1000M that goes on pre order today comes fully equipped for playback duties with a brass frame and 99.7% purity gold plating.… Read the full article

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HFN Awards – Nathan, Linus, Berkhan and Nano

By | December 26th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In this article we’re giving an overview of the 2018 awards of the rest of the writing crew. You can find Lieven’s selection right here

Nathan’s Awards: Page 1

Linus’ Awards: Page 2

Berkhan’s Awards: Page 3

Nano’s Awards: Page 4

NATHAN

2018 was full of excitement. And Headfonia got a bunch of new talent, meaning that I didn’t cover as much as I did in previous years. But I got lucky. By and large, I didn’t have to cover crap.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday – Astell&Kern SP1000M

By | December 15th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The SP1000M is a new smaller version of the SP1000 from the South Korean Astell&Kern.

Disclaimer: The star of this weeks’ picture Sunday is the SP1000M. This post is a part of our Picture Sunday series and the SP1000M was sent to us for a full review including comparison to its big brother.

Astell&Kern

I’m not going to keep repeating who exactly A&K is, so let’s just copy/paste.

Astell&Kern is a South Korean high end brand for digital audio players (DAPs).… Read the full article

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Astell & Kern Downsize Their Flagship DAP, Tease Android APK Support

By | September 12th, 2018|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , |

Earlier this year DAP maker Astell & Kern signaled that they would be extending each of the three new, refined player tiers beyond the launch products into deeper territory. The first addition was announced this week in the form of a slimmed-down version of the new flagship SP1000.

The SP1000M touts a slightly smaller 4.1 inch screen (vs. 5) and is significantly lighter. I have always been partial to the robust weight of audiophile flagship DAP, including Sony’s golden efforts, but the obvious implications to mobility definitely beckon for multiple options within the line.… Read the full article

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