Powerful Audio Anywhere, CA1000
Introducing the Astell&Kern CA1000 Carryable Headphone Amp.
The ACRO CA1000 is a headphone amplifier that combines the functions and portability of a high-performance amplifier and DAP based on Astell&Kern's fundamental philosophy of delivering original sound.
The ACRO CA1000 sets a new standard for headphone amplifiers, providing powerful and clear sound with the features never available on any other headphone amplifiers.
- Perfectly drive any headphone/IEM with 4 levels of gain and up to 15Vrms output
- Multiple inputs and outputs provide maximum options and compatibility with all of your audio equipment
- Equipped with ESS ES9068AS Quad-DAC for detailed and balanced sound
- Support for 32bit/384kHz PCM and Native DSD512 playback
- Built-in Battery- Portable amplifier can operate without external power supply
- TERATON ALPHA, the epitome of Astell&Kern audio technology
- Crossfeed support for a more natural acoustic experience with headphones
- Support for the latest Bluetooth 5.0 and wireless 24-bit codecs (Qualcomm® aptX™ HD, LDAC)
- Dual-Band Wi-Fi support for greater wireless connectivity
- ReplayGain that automatically adjusts sound levels across different music tracks
- Silver Plating Shield to minimize noise and interference
- View you screen anywhere with a display adjustable up to 60 degrees
Perfectly drive any headphone/IEM with 4 levels of gain and up to 15Vrms output
In order to perfectly drive the most sophisticated headphones, a device must be able to fully deliver output that matches the characteristics of the headphone.
ACRO CA1000 supports 4 levels of gain settings so that almost any existing headphones can be driven to an optimal state.
The gain setting circuitry implemented in the CA1000 can drive even high-impedance headphones without degrading the sound quality using a max output of 15Vrms.
The ACRO CA1000 unlocks the potential of headphones for a fully immersive experience.
Supports a wide range of inputs/outputs
ACRO CA1000 features a variety of outputs that can be used by everyone from general users to audiophiles.
3.5mm, 6.35mm Unbalanced, 2.5mm and 4.4mm Balanced output jacks are available to accommodate a variety of headphones/earphones.
The ACRO CA1000 can be used as a Hi-Fi audio system by connecting devices using a variety of digital inputs/output (Optical, Coaxial, Type-C USB) and analog inputs/outputs (RCA).
All Input/output settings can be easily and conveniently selected using the CA1000 touch screen.
Quad-DAC with high output and noise-free sound
The ACRO CA1000 is equipped with four ES9068AS DACs, providing perfect decoding capabilities with Astell&Kern's amplifier circuit technology.
The clear and overwhelming output expresses the original sound without distortion.
2.5mm, 3.5mm, 4.4mm and 6.35mm output circuits are physically separated by applying tiny, independent relay components.
If the signal from each output stage of a high-power headphone amplifier is not blocked properly, this can cause noise interference.
ACRO CA1000 boasts a noise-free output with an independent circuit structure by using relays to completely block connectors that are not in use.
32bit/384kHz, Native DSD512 Support
ACRO CA1000 features premium sound using Astell&Kern’s proven technology.
You can enjoy your favorite music to your heart's content with support for native DSD512 and 32bit/384kHz PCM playback.
Bit-to-bit playback is possible up to 32-bit/384kHz PCM and 22.4MHz native DSD, so even the smallest details the artist wanted to express in the music can be heard without distortion.
32-bit bit-to-bit Playback by ACRO CA1000
Faster charging with USB-PD 2.0 support
The ACRO CA1000 features USB-PD 2.0 charging that supports 9V/3A for faster charging.
When used with a USB-C adapter that supports USB-PD 2.0 fast charging, the ACRO CA1000 can charge to 50% in one hour,
and fully charge in about 2 hours and 30 minutes..
Equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 and Support for Wireless 24-bit aptX-HD, LDAC Codecs
The latest Bluetooth version provides high sound quality with the convenience of wireless playback to headphones and IEMs.
Bluetooth 5.0 features faster transmission speed, greater range and a more stable wireless connection when compared to Bluetooth 4.2.
Both LDAC and aptX HD is supported to provide audiophiles with the best wireless sound possible.
ReplayGain Automatically and Uniformly Adjusts Playback Volume
ReplayGain, which adjusts sound sources with different volumes to an identical level, has been applied. Now, enjoy your own playlists seamlessly through the ReplayGain feature on CA1000.
AK File Drop to enjoy wireless transfers
The new AK File Drop function in the CA1000 makes files transfers easier and more convenient.
Using AK File Drop, you can freely transfer files wirelessly through a PC, smartphone, or FTP program located on the same network.
Music file management is now possible with a cableless, wireless solution.
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