Astell&Kern SE180
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Astell&Kern SE180

Portable Audio Player 256GB, Moon Silver, incl. SEM1 ESS ES9038PRO

Astell&Kern SE180
Astell&Kern SE180
Astell&Kern SE180
Astell&Kern SE180
1.599,00 Price include 21% VAT Price exclude VAT € 1.321,49
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SE180 Combines Innovation and Fun
The third product in the A&futura line, the SE180, continues the trend of exciting innovation for Astell&Kern products, while providing the uncompromised sound quality Astell&Kern is famous for.
With the SE180, in addition to superb audio technology, we wanted to show users an element of fun that is hard to find in most Hi-Fi products. The DNA of innovation found in the A&futura line continues with the SE180. It is an advanced audio system created with the technology Astell&Kern is known for around the world.

- Interchangeable All-in-One Module
- TERATON ALPHA Audio Technology from Astell&Kern
- Next Generation Astell&Kern AMP Technology
- Updated UI with Added Functions for Convenience

With the SE180, premium Hi-Fi Sound is now available through the use of interchangeable, all-in-one modules, by Astell&Kern.

TA&futura SE180 is Astell&Kern's first DAC interchangeable DAP, created under the pioneering spirit of the A&futura lineup. The design of the SE180 resembles the traces of the wind left behind as natural and flowing lines represent an immersed listening experience of great tunes. A smooth yet expanding silhouette is the key design element of the SE180. The continuous and seamless outline of the SE180 and almost infinite number of acoustic settings users can create represents the infinite possibility of tonal scalability.

The volume knob is located in the center of the curves.
It symbolizes the way that various tones are gathered and harmonized to emit not only the sound but also light as well. The control buttons on the left side have been eliminated and a single multi-function button has been added for the convenience of one-handed operation. The A&futura SE180’s ceramic rear cover is reminiscent of a finely crafted art sculpture. You can feel the quality and craftsmanship devoted to your device through the subtle beauty. Gold rings are applied to each audio output port, 2.5mm, 3.5mm and 4.4mm connectors, for harmony and unity through its details.

Interchangeable All-in-One
With the SE180, we wanted to expand on the multi-DAC idea that was first introduced with the SE200. Like the SE200, different DACs can be used in one DAP, but we wanted to do something different for the SE180. The introduction of Interchangeable All-in-One Modules, carry on the multi-DAC experience, but add a new and fun experience. This reflects the DNA of the innovation that the A&futura line is known for. The SE180 is a module-separated product that increases the convenience of connection between the main body of the player and the module. It features an innovative double-locking design that securely connects each component while providing smooth lines that naturally flow without any sense of separateness between the two pieces.
By applying different DAC/AMP configurations, adjusting tuning and outputs for each module, the user can choose the most suitable module for Premium Hi-Fi Sound. The default configuration module contains the ESS ES9038PRO, an 8-channel DAC mainly used for premium home audio equipment. This DAC provides a wider dynamic range and more detailed sophistication. The module supports 2.5mm, 3.5mm and 4.4mm connections to allow for a greater variety of headphones/IEMs.

Modules Double Lock for Ease of Use
- The biggest difference between the SE180 and other products that use interchangeable modules is that the SE180 uses a double-locking mechanism rather than screws to fasten the module to the body.
- The first locking structure attaches the module and the body.
- The second locking structure informs the user that the module has been securely fastened to the main body.
- The spring supported internal connectors of the main body allow reliable audio signal connection and are used to prevent connection failure in case of external shock to the player when on the go.

Next Generation Advanced AMP technology
It is extremely difficult push beyond your previous best.
With the SE180, we applied Next Generation AMP technology to push beyond the sound quality others feel is acceptable for Premium Hi-Fi Sound to produce the best sound possible.
From the selection of OP-AMP parts, to circuit design, board layout and tuning, everything has been completely redesigned to produce the best sound.
It is difficult to improve the Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) while maintaining a high output.

Specifications
- Model: SE180
- Body Color: Moon Silver
- Body Material: Aluminum
- Display: 5.0inch 1920x1080 FHD
- Supported Audio Formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
- MQA playback: Services(Tidal Masters), Local files, External USB, MQA-CD(ripped)
- Input: USB Type-C input (for PC & MAC)
- Charging: 9V 1.67A / 5V 2A
- Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
- Bluetooth: V5.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, Qualcomm® aptXTM HD, LDAC)

Dimensions:
- 3.03 ”(77 mm) [W] x 5.09 ”(129.2 mm) [H] x 0.78 ”(19.9 mm) [D] (Only body)
- 3.03 ”(77 mm) [W] x 5.4 ”(137.2 mm) [H] x 0.78 ”(19.9 mm) [D] (Combined with a module)
- Weight: 9.88 oz (280 g)
- Feature Enhancements: Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
- SAR: Body 10g SAR (W/Kg) _ WLAN 2.4Ghz : 0.016
- Wheel: LED Light (LED Indicator)

Battery
- Capacity: 3,800mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery
- Charge Time: about 5hours (Standard : 5V / 2A Charging), about 3hours (Fast : 9V / 1.67A Charging)

Memory
- Built-in Memory: 256GB [NAND]
- External Memory: microSD (Max. 1TB) x1

OS
- Supported OS: Windows 8,10(32/64bit) Mac OS X 10.7 and up

Clock source
- Clock Jitter: 25ps(Typ)
- Reference Clock Jitter: 800 Femto Seconds:

SEM1 Specification
- Model: SEM1
- Body Color: Moon Silver
- Body Materia: Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Polycarbonate
- Sample Rate: PCM: 8kHz ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo
- Outputs: Unbalanced Out (3.5mm), Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported / 4.4mm, only 5-pole supported)
- Output Level: [Normal Gain] Unbalanced 2Vrms / Balanced 4Vrms (Condition No Load) [High Gain] Unbalanced 3Vrms / Balanced 6Vrms (Condition No Load)
- DAC: ESS ES9038PRO (Single DAC)
- Decoding: Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit-to-Bit playback
- Dimensions: 3.03 ”(77 mm) [W] x 2.99 ”(76 mm) [H] x 0.78 ”(19.9 mm) [D]
- Weight: 3.53 oz (100 g)
- Playback Time: about 10.5hours (FLAC, 16bit, 44.1kHz, Vol.50, LCD Off)

Audio Performance
- Frequency Response: ±0.04dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.04dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced ±0.07dB (Condition : 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.06dB (Condition : 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
- Signal to Noise Ratio: [Normal Gain] 122dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 126dB @ 1kHz, Balanced / [High Gain] 125dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 129dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
- Crosstalk: [Normal Gain] -138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -145dB @ 1kHz, Balanced / [High Gain] -138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -147dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
- THD+N: [Normal Gain] 0.0005% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0004% @ 1kHz, Balanced / [High Gain] 0.0007% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0006% @ 1kHz, Balanced
- IMD SMPTE: 0.0004%, 800Hz 10kHz (4:1), Unbalanced / 0.0004%, 800Hz 10kHz (4:1), Balanced
- Output Impedance: 3.5mm (1ohm) / 2.5mm (1.5ohm) / 4.4mm (1.5ohm)