Astell&Kern AK 380 Digital Audio Player

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Astell&Kern AK 380 Digital Audio Player

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The evolution of a masterpiece,  AK380

The purpose of Astell&Kern is to keep the sound quality as close as possible to the original.

The AK380 geared for the pro sound group and audiophiles who demand the very best.

A masterpiece, we introduce ‘AK380’ to you.

32bit/384kHz Bit to Bit Playback, Native DSD Playback, 20Band EQ/0.1dB steps, VCXO Reference Clock(200 Femto Seconds), Extendible Docking connector, AK Connect App, Metal-touch sensor Home button 

In order to become a device the professionals want, we decided that make a bold move which was to restart all processes from the beginning.

The device the professionals want, now AK380 is the start.

Now available in Limited Edition Copper and Black editions. 

When Music Becomes More Than Just Sound

Copper, as an alloy with tin, nickel, or zinc, is used as a raw material for wind instruments, which form the central part of an orchestra. These wind instruments transmit deep and heavy sounds through tubes of copper alloys.

Sound with a sense of depth
Sound with a sense of weight
Sound with a greater balance

In addition, copper is the second most electrically conductive1 metal after silver. With superior electrical conductivity and shielding performance than typical metals, the AK380 Copper is able to deliver a different sound signature than the existing duralumin-based AK380.

Design Concept

The light and the object are the main theme of the AK380 design. Any shadow of an object portraits the exact shape from the perspective of the light at that moment. The way of reproducing the true sound of music from digital formats is quite similar. Nothing more or nothing less. The design motif of the AK380 reflects our philosophy of music and sound.

Hence, the “light” and the “shadows” became the inspiration of the AK380.

The AK380’s design was inspired by “light” and “shadow”. 

While the design of the AK240 captured as a moment in time of light and shadow, the AK380 is designed to express the change of time with more angles on its body. You will notice the different angles of surface design as you view the AK380.

We believe that the beauty of the design shall reflect what the AK380 can do with music. As different angles of light casts different shadows, different music will give you a variety of emotions.


General Specifications

Model: AK380

Body Color: Meteoric Titan

Body Material: Aircraft Grade Duralumin

Display: 4inch WVGA (480 x 800) Touchscreen

Supported Audio Formats: 

WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE(Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF


Sample rate: 8kHz ~ 192kHz (8/16/24bits per Sample) / DSD Native : DSD64 (1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128 (1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo

Output Level: Unbalance 2.wVrms / Balance 2.3Vrms (Condition No Load)

DAC: AKM AK4490x2 (Dual DAC)

Decoding: Support up to 32Bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding, DSD64/128

Input: USB Micro-B 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)

Bluetooth: V4.0 (A2DP, AVRCP)

Dimensions: 3.14 ”(79.8 mm) [W] x 4.42 ”(112.4 mm) [H] x 0.70 ”(17.9 mm) [D]

Weight: 8.11 oz (230 g)

Feature Enhancements: Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)

0.0930 kg

Astell&Kern AK 380


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Digital Audio Player




Black Limited Edition, Copper Limited Edition, Standard Finish


With AK380 Headphone Amplifier

Case Type

Burgundy Carry Case, Charcoal Carry Case, Navy Blue Carry Case, Not Required

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