Are you particular about the sound output you get on your players or music systems? Here’s reason to add to your kitty another of those high-end gadgetries – a Professional High-End Portable MQS Player – Astell&Kern AK120 from iRiver that unveiled the High End 2013 in Munich, Germany. The high-end brand – iRiver is the first to introduce Mastering Quality Sound (MQS) devices, and the AK120 is the second of the gadgets manufactured under the Astell&Kern banner. It has been specifically designed and targeted at professional musicians and audiophiles “who demand the very best in sound available.”
Priced at $1,300, the AK120 is a power-packed portable player with two DACs (Digital to Analog Converters), dual Wolfson WM8740 DAC chips, a 2.4-inch IPS touchscreen, and 64GB internal memory, which is expandable up to 192GB via two microSD card slots. The AK120 is compatible with mostly all audio formats such as WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, and AIFF, with DSD soon to be added. The player also comes with a leather case that has been handmade from the finest Italian leather.
[Via – Engadget]