Astell & Kern Kann Alpha Media Player
The Alpha is the third in Astell & Kern’s acclaimed ‘Kann’ range of players – and it’s the most powerful, the most portable, the best sounding and – let’s not pretend otherwise – the best-looking Kann yet.
The power to entertain
Despite being the most compact Kann player yet, the Alpha has huge reserves of power. With an ultra-high 12Vrms output constantly on tap, it’s able to drive any headphone or IEM to significant levels without breaking sweat. Which means it’s the most adaptable digital audio player around.
Kann Alpha is Astell & Kern’s first player to feature a 4.4mm balanced output alongside its 2.5mm balanced and 3.5mm unbalanced sockets. This level of flexibility, along with Apha’s sky-high power output, leaves you free to use your favourite headphones secure in the knowledge that Kann Alpha is maximising their potential.
There’s no point in offering a choice of balanced lines if they share the same circuitry – that’s a recipe for noise interference and performance degradation. So they completely separated the 2.5mm and 4.4mm balanced outputs using micro relays, switching off circuitry that’s not in use and preventing noise interference.
Incredible wireless performance
To maximise your wireless listening experience, Kann Alpha is our first player to feature aptX HD Bluetooth 5.0 – range of connectivity, speed of transmission and battery life all benefit. Plus, of course, aptX HD allows wireless transmission of high resolution 24-bit digital files, for perfect A&K sound without wires.