The reputed South Korean firm Astell&Kern has just demonstrated once again his extreme passion by putting the most advanced technology at the service of music reproduction without compromise from ultra-compact devices. On this occasion he has done it with the brand new desktop audio system ACRO CA1000T, substitute for the celebrated ACRO CA1000. Specifically designed for top-level audio enthusiasts, the new Astell&Kern is the first audio component to include a triple headphone amplification system equipped with vacuum valves and the D/A converter latest from ESS Technologies, to which we must add a extensive provision of connections capable of satisfying the expectations of users willing to build a complete Hi-Fi system around the ACRO CA1000T. Thus, there are outputs with XLR and RCA connectors, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (5.0) to facilitate the connection of both external audio devices and active speakers.
For its part, the incorporation of the most recent reference DAC from the aforementioned ESS Technology, the ES9039MPROcontributes to obtaining a extraordinarily transparent three-dimensional sound with improved modulation to reduce power consumption and, as a consequence, background noise. Let us point out that said DAC ensures full compatibility with PCM signals up to 32-bit/768 Hz, SD up to DSD512 and MQA 16X, as well as, in this case wirelessly, aptX-HD and LDACturning the ACRO CA1000T into an audio component extremely powerful. Furthermore, the compact dimensions of the audio subsystem used make it easy to use. circuit redesigned topology, the result being a sound full of micro-information with deep, rich bass and crystalline treble. Another key element of the new Astell&Kern is the presence of two vacuum valves KORG Nutube and a fully balanced circuitry with the left and right channels totally separated, thus creating an even more natural and sweet sound.
These high-performance devices also benefit from a Triple Amplification System with which users can select between Tube Amp, OP Amp or both modes and thus experience three very personal sound “signatures”. Like its predecessor, the ACRO CA1000T houses exclusive and sophisticated technology inside. TERATON ALPHA from Astell&Kern, which minimizes distortion even at very high output levels, case of the 15 Vrms corresponding to the Profit Level highest level provided by the four-stage section of this exquisite product. The ACRO CA1000T is completed with the uniqueness of Astell&AKern’s industrial design and construction quality, as well as a internal memory 256 GB (expandable by an additional 1TB via microSD card) and a practical Battery Protection Mode designed to maximize battery life.