After the launch of the SA700 Hi-Fi audio player with dual DAC, Astell & Kern continues to introduce a new “Onyx Black” special edition for the A&ultima SP2000. This special version will still have the unchanged price from the original Astell and Kern SP200 around $3,499 was announced back in May this year, but this version has an extremely limited number of units.
If you are interested in high-end music players, you will certainly know that for Astell & Kern A&ultima flagship audio players, there will be two versions: Stainless Steel and Copper. This Onyx Black special edition uses a high-quality PVD coating on the surface of stainless steel. This gives the product a premium matte black finish.
In terms of specifications, the Onyx Black model will be identical to the regular SP2000. This player uses a DUAL DAC with Asahi Kasei’s flagship AK4499EQ chip, which supports decoding PCM 32bit / 768kHz, DSD512 (22.4MHz). Along with the new decoding circuit, the analog audio output is also improved compared to the previous SP1000. V-Link streaming video feature will also be automatically installed on the special edition. The A & Ultima product has an internal storage of up to 512GB and supports MicroSD card up to 1TB, for a total capacity of up to 1.5TB.
The product will also be introduced with a premium leather case using Vegetable Tanning leather material.