Ayut will release the limited color model “Carmine Red” of Astell & Kern’s standard portable player “A & norma SR25” on December 11th. Limited to 300 units in Japan, it will be sold at the direct sales site “Akihabara e-market”, as well as at home electronics mass retailers and audio specialty stores. The price is 94,980 yen (tax included).
A color variation model that uses “Deep and elegant Western red” (Carmine Red) for the exterior of the A & norma SR25 (released in May 2020). There is no change in the main specifications, and Cirrus Logic’s DAC chip “CS43198” is adopted in a dual configuration with independent left and right channels, and supports PCM playback of up to 384kHz / 32bit and native playback of DSD 256 (11.2MHz).
A performance mode for playing ultra-high resolution sound sources without delay and an audio circuit newly developed and designed with the keyword “Zero Noise” are adopted. The headphone output is equipped with a 3.5mm stereo mini unbalanced and a 2.5mm 4-pole balanced output.
Equipped with wireless LAN function and compatible with DLNA network function “AK Connect”. It also supports “Open APP Service,” which allows users to add music streaming service applications. It has a Bluetooth function and supports LDAC and aptX HD, which are high-quality sound codecs.
The built-in storage is 64GB, it has one microSD card slot, and you can use a microSD / SDHC / SDXC card (sold separately) up to 1TB. The main body size is about 108.3 x 63.5 x 16.1 mm (length x width x thickness), and the weight is about 178 g.