Astell & Kern's new AK380 puts audiophile nirvana in your pocket

The company updates the palm-sized, hi-fi powerhouse.
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Anyone who takes their music quality seriously, definitely knows of the AK380. The company is updating their player with a new version that features 32-bit 384kHz bit-to-bit playback, a parametric equalizer to get the most accurate sound possible, its own integrated Femto clock, and a new pressure-sensitive metal capacitive touchpad. The player is also compatible with a variety of optional accessories including an amp attachment and a dedicated cd-rom drive for ripping discs straight to the player. 

$3,500, astellandkern.com

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