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Astell&Kern AK HC2 (2022) Hi-Fi Cirrus Logic CS43198 Dual DAC Cable Roon Tested PCM 32bit 384kHz Native DSD

- Supports 4.4mm Balanced Output
- Powerful 4Vrms Output
- Equipped with CS43198 Dual DAC for True Hi-Fi Sound
- Dual Shielded Cable
- Full Aluminium Refined Material
- Compatible with iOS and Android Devices
- Optional Android APP (For Detailed Volume Control)

The Choice for Hi-Fi Sound - Ultra High-Resolution Sound From Dual DACs
The Astell&Kern HC2 USB-C Dual DAC Cable features two Cirrus Logic CS43198 MasterHIFI™ DACs, a MasterHIFI™-level DAC that graces only a select few products, including the A&norma series, that are proven and celebrated by music lovers.
The HC2 provides Native DSD256 and 32-bit/384kHz support that enables it to play back high-quality sound files so you can enjoy the luxury and premium sound quality of Astell&Kern.

High Output Noise-Free Sound With 4.4mm Output
HC2 uses a 4.4mm balanced output—unlike the previous model that used a 3.5mm unbalanced output—allowing a greater variety of headphones and earphones that are made for Hi-Fi sound to be used optimally with a small USB DAC.
With the use of the 4.4mm balanced output, a higher output can be achieved with clearer channel separation while minimizing noise that may occur with an unbalanced output.
With HC2 you can enjoy high-quality sound via a balanced output that brings out the best performance in your headphones or earphones.

Roon Tested
Roon’s fundamental goal is to provide a consistently stellar user experience. This goal doesn’t stop at the software... the experience extends all the way down to the audio playback hardware, regardless of manufacturer.
As a Roon Tested partner, Astell&Kern has provided equipment to Roon for testing with a variety of different operating systems and computers, and shared information about its design and capabilities.

General Specifications
Model: AK HC2
Body Color: Dark Silver
Body Material: Aluminium
DAC: Cirrus Logic CS43198 x2 (Dual-DAC)
Sample Rate: PCM @ Support up to 32-Bit/384kHz, DSD Native @ DSD64 (1-bit, 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128 (1-bit, 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256 (1-bit, 11.2MHz)
Input: USB Type-C Input (For Windows 10, Android Smartphone & Tablet PC, macOS)
Output Level: 4Vrms
Outputs: 4.4mm Balanced
LED: Power On/Off Indicator
Dimensions: USB Plug @ 12mm [W] x 21mm [H] x 6.5mm [D], 4.4mm Headphone @ 22.8mm [W] x 60mm [H] 12.1mm [D]
Weight: About 29g

Audio Specifications
Frequency Response: ±0.011dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced, ±0.145dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
S/N: 122dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
Crosstalk: -146dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
THD+N: 0.0004% @ 1kHz, Balanced
IMD SMPTE: 0.0003%, 800Hz 10kHz (4:1) Balanced
Output Impedance: 4.4mm (1.5ohm)

*Audio was NOT muted during measurement
*The image/specifications may be changed without notice to improve product performance and quality

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