Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000T Head-Fi System

£2,299.00 inc. VAT

Trade-in available.

Astell&Kern All-In-One Head-Fi Desktop Audio System ACRO CA1000T.

The world’s first device to feature a dual-tube triple amp system and the latest ESS flagship DAC. Designed for audio connoisseurs, the ACRO CA1000T pushes the sonic limitations beyond that of a standalone headphone amplifier / DAC combination, with additional terminals for multiple connections, plus an internal battery to allow for portable or desktop use.

Available in Dark Grey finish only.




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The versatile ACRO CA1000T by Astell&Kern provides compatible I/O terminals that can satisfy the diverse needs of audio enthusiasts who want to build a complete head-Fi system.

By providing XLR and RCA output, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth to connect external audio devices and speakers, the ACRO CA1000T consolidates all your premium audio connections into one device.

ACRO CA1000T goes beyond the limitations of a fixed headphone amp with its ideal Head-Fi audio system that can be setup anywhere you want and can run independently from its internal battery supply.

The ACRO CA1000T offers detailed headphone sound thanks to its built-in high-power headphone amp that does not require a connection to other devices. It is an all-in-one Head-Fi audio system that provides great connectivity with external audio devices and speakers thanks to its diverse range of input/output ports, allowing you to easily enjoy network audio playback and music streaming.


  • Powerful desktop headphone amplifier with digital audio player capabilities.
  • Easily drives high impedance headphones with 4-step gain levels with maximum 15Vrms output.
  • Features 3.5mm, 6.35mm unbalanced, and 2.5mm 4.4mm balanced headphone output to handle a wide variety of headphones.
  • World’s first use of flagship ESS ES9039MPRO Dual-DACs.
  • An array of digital/analogue inputs and outputs ensures it can be at the heart of any hi-fi set-up.
  • Supports high-resolution audio playback up native DSD512 and 32bit/768 kHz.
  • Triple Amp System with dual Triode KORG Nutube tubes to fine-tune your sound.


  • Model: AC1000T
  • Body Colour: Rich Grey
  • Body Material: Aluminium
  • Display: 4.1-inch, 720 x 1280 px touchscreen
  • Supported Audio Formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
  • Sample rates: PCM 8 kHz ~ 768 kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample), DSD Native, DSD64 (1 bit 2.8 MHz), Stereo / DSD128 (1 bit 5.6 MHz), Stereo / DSD256 (1 bit 11.2 MHz), DSD512 (1 bit, 22.4 MHz) Stereo
  • Output Level: Headphone Out: [Low] Unbalanced 2Vrms / Balanced 4Vrms (Condition No Load), [Mid] Unbalanced 4Vrms / Balanced 8Vrms (Condition No Load), [High] Unbalanced 6Vrms / Balanced 12Vrms (Condition No Load), [Super] Unbalanced 8Vrms / Balanced 15Vrms (Condition No Load)
  • RCA Out: 2Vrms (Condition No Load)
  • XLR Out: 4Vrms (Condition No Load)
  • CPU: Quad-core
  • DAC: ESS ES9039MPRO x2 (Dual-DAC)
  • Vacuum Tube: KORG Nutube 6P1 x2
  • Decoding: Support up to 32bit / 768kHz Bit to Bit playback
  • Headphone Outputs: Unbalanced (3.5mm, 6.35mm) / Balanced (2.5mm, 4.4mm)
  • Analogue Inputs: RCA (Stereo pair) x1
  • Analogue Outputs: RCA (Stereo pair) x1, XLR (Stereo pair) x1
  • Digital Inputs: Coaxial x1, Optical x1, USB(Type-C) x1
  • Digital Outputs: Optical(3.5mm) x1, USB(Type-C) x1
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
  • Bluetooth: V5.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD, LDAC)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 104.9 x 45 x 155.8
  • Weight: 980 g
  • Feature Enhancements: Firmware upgrade supported (OTA)


  • 1 x Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000T
  • 1 x USB-C to USB-A Cable
  • 1 x Screen Protector
  • 1 x Quick start guide
  • 1 x Warranty Card

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Additional information

Weight .980 kg
Dimensions 15.58 × 10.49 × 4.5 cm

Dark Grey

Purchase Options

Home Delivery, Click & Collect, Trade-In Available



Astell means ‘Stars’ in Latin, and Kern means ‘Center’ in German. Their pursuit is to provide natural and original sound without distortion. The brand is known for portable audio, earphones and home audio products which showcase the presence of the original recording, often revealing miniscule details not previously noticed.

Choose Astell&Kern products to play back high-resolution music bit-by-bit, exactly as it was recorded.

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