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25th August 2015 -

Astell & Kern launch AK Jnr at £399

- Author: DJT

Astell & Kern AK Jr is a new £399 high-resolution portable audio player. On demonstration now.

From the inventors of the high-res portable player, with models up to £5,000, Astell & Kern has unveiled its most affordable high-resolution portable media player yet.

The AK Jr promises to retain many of the features found in its more expensive brothers. The AK Jr is small in price and small in size, measuring just 6.9mm at its thinnest point - the same as the iPhone 6 - and 8.9mm at the largest point. It’s lightweight too, weighing in at 93g vs the iPhone's 129g. The new player supports 24-bit/192kHz high-res audio playback and supports a wide range of file types, including DSD audio. 2.8MHz DSD files are converted to PCM.