Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 desktop DAC launched at CES
The all-new ACRO line brings all the high-resolution music expertise of A&K’s award-winning portable players into the home.
Astell&Kern ACRO L1000 DAC
The ACRO L1000 provides multiple audio output options to fit your needs.
The unit can be connected to a universal 3.5mm/6.3mm jack, or to a headphone or earphone with a 2.5mm/4-pole XLR balanced jack.
You can also use an Astell&Kern portable player as a source device, for an even more powerful audio experience with your L1000.
The ACRO L1000 features two AK4490 DAC chips. These are the very same DACs found in the high-end Astell&Kern AK380 players.
As a result, the ACRO L1000 can reproduce up to 32bit/384kHz PCM as originally recorded, with no down-sampling.
The L1000 also supports native DSD playback up to 11.2MHz, without conversion.
The ACRO L1000 is beautifully crafted from aluminium, and designed at a 30-degree angle to aid desktop usability.
The volume wheel is haloed by LED lights. These clearly but subtly show the playback volume level.
The colour of these lights also indicates which of the L1000’s sound settings you’re using: Blue for the neutral, default setting; Green when the Bass-Boost Filter is applied and Red LED for High-Gain mode.
Price and availability
Available in a Gunmetal finish it will go on sale in the UK later this month, with a suggested retail price of £799.