High-end audio makers Astell & Kern have unveiled a special limited edition stainless steel edition of its flagship high resolution audio player and portable amplifier. With only 200 of these players being made, the Stainless Steel package retails for £4800 ($5,986).
Considered the zenith of audible luxury, Astell & Kern’s AK380 combines the world leading acoustic engineering and inimitable industrial design that has seen the brand scoop a number of prestigious industry awards. According to the company, the player is “dramatically milled from a single solid block of stainless steel”, and comes with a matching slide-on headphone amplifier and carry case.
The Stainless Steel Package includes the player and amplifier, in non-corrosive stainless steel, and a Van Nuys carry case. The set can be combined with a desktop dock and bit-perfect CD ripper and recorder. On the inside, it has the same dual 32-bit DACs and advanced jitter reduction as the non-stainless steel version, 256GB of built-in memory, as well as wi-fi and Bluetooth connectivity.