Astell&Kern SP2000T 256GB Hi-Fi Music Player

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It's Time to Find Your Own Voice, SP 2000T.

Staying true to our philosophy of delivering original sound experience without compromise, we continue to design portable music players that go beyond the capabilities of a standard playback device to enhance the listener's musical enjoyment.


The SP2000T adds a vintage feel to the portable player by combining the OP AMP configuration of the SP2000 series with a vintage vacuum tube amplifier - the pinnacle of Astell&Kern's best sound technologies.

Meet the A&ultima SP2000T . A new and ingenious step.

  • The Triple Amplifier System takes acoustics to a new level.
  • The Vacuum Tube Amplifier is compatible with 2.5mm, 3.5mm and 4.4mm type jacks.
  • Equipped with ESS ES9068AS QUAD-DAC for balanced and ultra-detailed sound character.
  • It contains TERATON ALPHA, a cutting-edge technology from Astell&Kern.
  • Thanks to the ReplayGain feature, it ensures that a consistent volume is maintained when switching between tracks.
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi support for seamless wireless connectivity and enhanced compatibility.
  • Special internal mechanical design to minimize the noise in the sound

The "T" on the SP2000T does not refer to a specific word. This particular letter covers the design approaches and key focuses that were agreed upon throughout the entire development process.

True / True

The SP2000T continues the " Real Sound " philosophy of the SP2000.

Triple Structure / Triple

Triple AMP system


Timeless design, timeless pleasure

Lamp Structure / Tube

Old style vacuum lamp amplifier

The Triple Amplifier System is the Next Generation of Amplifier Technology

SP2000T takes the amplifier mode selection to a very different level from the standard structure according to the style of music you listen to.

You can choose between TUBE AMP , OP AMP or the brand new HYBRID AMP mode. Each mode offers different musical journeys thanks to its distinctive features.

OP AMP mode uses Astell&Kern's amplifier technology expertise to deliver exceptional clarity and dynamic sound.

TUBE AMP mode provides a uniquely warm and musical sound .

A first for digital audio players, HYBRID AMP mode increases the resolution and clarity of existing TUBE AMP mode for greater musical detail.

The HYBRID AMP mode combines the advantages of retro analog performance and high definition output, giving you the chance to enjoy a whole new level of tonality.

Experience the unique audio enhancements AMP technology offers.

OP AMP Mode :
Extremely high clarity and dynamic

Uniquely warm and musical

A new combination of retro and high definition output power.

Vacuum Lamp Amplifier Compatible with 2.5mm, 3.5mm and 4.4mm Output Jacks

The SP2000T supports all output types, with no restriction on the type of receiver used,
so you can enjoy the unique characteristics of the vacuum tube.

Real Vacuum Tube

Equipped with the portable-friendly dual-triode KORG Nutube, for a unique TUBE AMP sound. 

Nutube offers a reliable continuous playback time of approximately 30,000 hours.It features an anode grid filament structure which operates the same as a triode vacuum tube. It's much smaller, consumes far less power and yet delivers the same audio with rich overtones. 

The SP2000T supports all output types, with no restriction on the type of receiver used, so listeners can enjoy the unique characteristics of the vacuum tube.


HYBRID AMP mode supported for the first time by DAP is the essence of Astell&Kern's advanced AMP design technology.

New combinations of sounds can be enjoyed in HYBRID AMP mode, which is based on the OP AMP sound and addition of tasteful warm tones unique to TUBE AMP technology.

Special Design to Minimize Microphonic Noise

SP2000T features a special design tailored to minimize microphonics (the phenomenon wherein the vacuum tubes generate noise even from a small external impact).

Multiple design iterations and verifications have been performed over a long period of time to fix the structural issues of vacuum tubes that generate microphonics noise even from a small impact or vibration. For minimization of mechanical impact and vibration, both sides of the vacuum tube are fixed with flexible silicone covers, and the vacuum tube has been modularized so it is physically separate from the PCB.

Astell&Kern goes to great lengths to innovate and design these small components that make a big difference in the quality and sound of our products that no other manufacturer can match. A structure that uses magnetic forces to float the amp in the air, thus minimizing noise from the vacuum tube itself, which is generated when it is exposed to mechanical impact or vibration.

Astell&Kern puts a lot of effort into innovating and designing these tiny components that make a difference in the quality and sound of our products that no other manufacturer can match.

The structure, which allows the amplifier to float in the vacuum by using magnetic forces, minimizes the noise generated by the vacuum lamp when the music player is subjected to a mechanical shock or vibration.

Silver Plated Protective Armor

Astell&Kern products apply shield cans so that noise and elec-tromagnetic interference, which occur when the countless parts are in operation, do not affect the audio block.

The SP2000T has taken it a step further by applying highly con-ductive, hyper-pure silver plating on the existing shield cans for perfect shielding that provides excellent audio performance.

Astell&Kern Sound Technology Brings TERATON ALPHA Sound Technology to Life
Brand's Ultimate Sound Technology: TERATON ALPHA

ERATON ALPHA is AK's Ultimate Sound Solution to produce audio playback that is close to the original sound through the audio output interface by use of effective power noise removal, efficient power management and amplification with minimal distortion. TERATON ALPHA features Astell&Kern's patented technologies, which are the result of tens of thousands of hours of continuous research and development to produce sound close to the original sound the artist and producer intended.

Full HD Display Update for Enhanced Picture Quality

SP2000T has a Full HD display to provide a higher quality image.

441 PPI

High Pixel Density

16.7 million colors

Wide Color Gamut

5.0 inch

Wide screen


High Definition

Quad-DAC for Superior Sound Excellence

The SP2000T  is equipped with four ES9068AS DACs, this allows two DACs per channel for dedicated decoding. The SP2000T achieves a more detailed and balanced sound with great depth and spatial realism.

ReplayGain Adjusts Playback Volume Automatically and Evenly

ReplayGain, which adjusts sound sources of different volumes to the same level, has been applied to this unique music player. Now, with the ReplayGain feature on the SP2000T, enjoy your own playlists knowing you'll have no issues with it.

* ReplayGain supports audio sources up to 24-bit/192 kHz.

AK File Drop to Enjoy Wireless Streams

The new “ AK File Drop ” feature on the SP2000T makes file transfers easier and more convenient. Using AK File Drop, you can freely transfer files wirelessly via a PC , smartphone or FTP program on the same network. Music file management is now possible with a wireless solution.

Wireless Hi-Fi Audio with BT Sink

The newly introduced BT Sink feature connects the SP2000T to an external device via Bluetooth , similar to connecting a smartphone to a BT speaker. Music from an external device such as a smartphone can now be played in high quality on the SP2000T using the BT Sink function.

Real-time Playback and AMP Mode Information Reflected by Light

Through the softly dispersing LED light, Users are notified of the bit depth information of the song being played or the current AMP mode.

* The LED light can be turned on or off in user settings and can be selected between audio source information display or AMP mode information display.


MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording.
The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download. Visit for more information.
Astell&Kern SP2000T includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams,
delivering the sound of the original master recording.

Qualcomm aptX HD

Qualcomm aptX is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.
Qualcomm is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.
aptX is a trademark of Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd., registered in the United States and other countries.


They combine simple setup, simple everyday use, reliability and support for the highest level of digital audio performance in the industry.

Roon Ready

Roon Ready network players from our partners have Roon’s high-resolution streaming technology built right in.
They combine simple setup, daily reliability, and support for the highest level of digital audio performance in the industry.
Every Roon Ready player is certified by Roon to guarantee the same stellar experience, regardless of its manufacturer, its price, or its features


The radial pattern of the volume wheel reflects bursts of light, and the protective surface has been modified to distinguish it from other models.
The side lines fan outward as they extend downwards from the wheel.Similarly to the SP2000, the edge extends to the rear panel, emphasizing the connection between the two models.
The proportions of the face have been adjusted to accommodate the larger form , and the CMF (Color, Materials, and Finish) have all been selected to make the SP2000T stand out from its predecessor, the SP2000.
To reinforce the idea of light illuminating space, we combined the image of the amp's light filling the empty space of the vacuum tube with Astell&Kern's light and shadow concept.
The protector around the volume wheel is encircled, providing an image of a space that has been created from light.
Although the glass on the rear is one piece, it looks like two separate pieces, and the boundary of the two is designed to look onsistent with the wheel protector.
Rather than evoking the coldness of glass, the underside has been designed to express warmth, and the top features a subtle, shimmering design that flares to life when the amp is switched on.

Model: SP2000T


  • Main Body Color: Onyx Black
  • Main Body Material: Aluminum
  • Display: 5 inch FHD 1920 x 1080, touchscreen
  • Supported Audio Formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
  • Sampling Rate:
    • PCM: 8kHz ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits Per Sample)
    • DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo
  • Output Level:
    • Unbalanced: 0Vrms
    • Balanced: 0Vrms (No Load)
  • Number of Processors: Quad-Core
  • DAC Type and Number: ESS ES9068AS x 4 x (Quad-DAC)
  • Vacuum Lamp: KORG Nutube 6P1
  • Resolution : Up to 32bit / 384Hz Bit-to-Bit Playback
  • Inputs: USB Type-C (For Charging & PC & MAC)
  • Outputs:
    • Unbalanced Output: 5mm jack, optical (3.5mm)
    • Balanced Output: 5mm (only 4-pole supported), 4.4m (only 5-pole supported)
  • Wi-Fi: 11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
  • Bluetooth: 0 (A2DP, AVRCP, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD, LDAC)
  • Dimensions: 1mm [W] x 141.1mm [H] x 17.5mm [D]
  • Weight: ~309 g


  • Frequency range:
    • Unbalanced: ±0.024dB (20Hz~20kHz), ±0.027dB (20Hz~70kHz)
    • Balanced: ±0.038dB (20Hz~20kHz), ±0.052dB (20Hz~70kHz)
  • STNR (Signal to Noise Ratio):
    • Unbalanced: 121dB @ 1kHz
    • Balanced: 123dB @ 1kHz
  • Crosstalk:
    • Unbalanced: -137dB @ 1kHz
    • Balanced: -142dB @ 1kHz
  • THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion):
    • Unbalanced: 0003% @ 1kHz
    • Balanced: 0003% @ 1kHz
    • Unbalanced: 0004% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1)
    • Balanced: 0003% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1)
  • Output Impedance: 5mm (1ohm), 2.5mm (1.5ohm), 4.4mm(1.5ohm)
  • Clock Jitter Value: 25ps (Typical)
  • Reference Clock Jitter Value: 70ps
  • Battery Capacity: 4,200mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery
  • Usage Time: Up to 9 hours with a single battery (Standard: FLAC, 16bit/44.1kHz, Unbalanced Output, Audio Value 50, LCD Off, LED On, OP AMP Mode on)
  • Charging Time:
    • Up to 5 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A with Quick Charge)
    • Up to 5 hours (Standard - 5V/2A with Normal Charge)
  • Internal Memory: 256GB [NAND]
  • External Memory: microSD (Max. 1TB) x1
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and above


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