Astell&Kern SA700 Portable Digital Audio Player

£1,299.00 inc. VAT

Trade-in available

New for 2020, the SA700 Portable Digital Audio Player (DAP) from Astell&Kern is a true example of "Past meets Present".

Designed with retro styling influences from the earliest days of A&K, combined with the latest in audio technology and including the first DAP Dual-DAC configuration for a new signature sound.

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This new-for-2020 portable digital audio player from Astell&Kern, SA700 offers the optimal condition to deliver perfect original sound, capable of bit-to-bit playback up to 32bit 384kHz and native DSD playback up to 11.2MHz, delivering detailed, distortion-free sound just as the artist intended.

The LEDs around the volume wheel are not just visual effects, but provide the listener with key information including volume and status of the currently playing song. Different colours are displayed depending on the bit depth of the song being played, plus a huge 150 levels of red saturation can be displayed to reflect the current player volume.

SA700 maintains the convenience of the well-known Astell&Kern user interface (UI) combined with a new graphical user interface (GUI) that harks back to their first-generation players.

SA700 also features OpenApp, a service which enables the user to install specific APK music streaming apps to the device. Simply copy the desired APK into the Open Service folder of the product and install the relevant app in the menu.

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is also present on the SA700. MQA is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download.


  • Emotional Retro Design
  • Intuitive LED Indicator
  • New Special GUI
  • Stainless Steel Body for Premium Sound
  • Ideal Size for Portability
  • Dual DAC of AK4492ECB from AKM
  • 32bit / 384kHz, Native DSD256 support


  • Model: SA700
  • Body Color: Onyx Black / Stainless Steel
  • Body Material: Stainless Steel
  • Display: 4.1 inch (720 x 1280) Touch display
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Output Level: Unbalanced 2.0Vrms / Balanced 4.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
  • CPU: Quad-Core
  • DAC: AKM AK4492ECB x2 (Dual DAC)
  • Decoding: Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
  • Input: USB Type-C input (for PC / MAC)
  • Outputs: Unbalanced Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth: V4.2 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)
  • Weight: 10.68 oz (303 g)
  • Feature Enhancements: Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
  • Capacity: 3,150mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
  • Continuous Playback Time: Up to 8.5 hours (Standard – MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalanced, Volume 80, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)
  • Charge Time: About 4.5 hours (Standard – 5V/2A Charging)
  • Built-in Memory: 128GB
  • External Memory: microSD (Max. 1TB) x1
  • Supported OS: Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up

More Information


Astell & Kern

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.

Astell & Kern | Unilet Sound & Vision

Additional information

Weight 0.750 kg
Dimensions 1.65 × 5.91 × 11.59 cm

Onyx Black, Stainless Steel

Purchase Options

Click & Collect, Trade-In Available


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