Astell&Kern AK120 II

RRP: £1,499.99
Our Price: £1,499.00

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Emotion and Pleasure

The new AK120 II has more in common with the flagship AK240 than with the original AK120, released to such acclaim early last year. It has the same Cirrus Logic DAC chips, dual-mono design, balanced output, Wi-Fi streaming, 10 band EQ, large AMOLED touch screen display and slick Android-based operating system, and has also been completely redesigned and engineered from the inside out. What remains is the same exceptional quality of design, engineering and manufacture, and, most importantly, peerless sound quality in a truly portable player which is equally at home in your hi-fi system. With a slightly lower output level than the AK240 and DSD to PCM conversion rather than native DSD support it doesn't quite match it spec-for-spec but it comes very close and is a certainly worthy successor to the original AK120.


  • Colour: Stone Silver
  • Body Material: Aluminium
  • Display: 3.31" WVGA (480 x 800) AMOLED Touchscreen
  • Supported Audio Formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE (Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
  • Sample rate:
    • FLAC, WAV, ALAC, AIFF : 8kHz ~ 192kHz (8/16/24bits per Sample)
    • DSD : DSD64 (1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128 (1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo
  • DAC: Cirrus Logic CS4398 x2 (Dual DAC)
  • Decoding: Supports up to 24bit/192kHz Bit-to-Bit Decoding
  • Input: USB Micro-B input (for charging & data transfer) / Connection Mode : MTP (Media Device)
  • Outputs: PHONES (3.5mm) / Optical Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth: v4.0
  • Dimensions: 55mm [W] x 118mm [H] x 14.9mm [D]
  • Weight: 177g
  • Feature Enhancements: Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
  • Battery Capacity: 3,250mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
  • Built-in Memory: 128GB [NAND]
  • External Memory: microSD (Max 128GB) x 1
  • Supported OS: Windows XP, Windows 7/8 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up


Frequency Response±0.023dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced & Balanced / ±0.3dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced & Balanced
Signal to Noise Ratio116dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 117dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
Crosstalk130dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 135dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
THD+N0.0007% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0005% @ 1kHz, Balanced
IMD SMPTE0.0004% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1) Unbalanced / 0.0005% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1) Balanced
Output LevelUnbalanced 2.0Vrms / Balanced 1.7Vrms (Condition No Load)
Output ImpedanceBalanced out 2.5mm (1 Ω) / PHONES 3.5mm (2 Ω)
Clock Jitter50ps (Typ)

In the box:

  • Premium Italian Leather Case (with certificate of authenticity)
  • Spare set front / rear screen protectors
  • Warranty Card

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PDF Astell&Kern AK120 II Manual (7.5 MB)

Software Astell&Kern MQS Streaming Server v0.5.1 (Mac) (4.6 MB)

For using MQS Streaming to the AK100 II / AK120 II / AK240.

0.5.1 updates (August 2014):

  • Library scan improved.

For MAC Lion 10.7+ only.

Software Astell&Kern MQS Streaming Server v0.5.0.0 (Windows) (6.2 MB)

Required for MQS streaming to your AK240 / AK120 II / AK100 II from a Windows PC. No extra software is required for OS X or Linux systems.

MQS Streaming Server Help:

If you already have a previous version installed, please uninstall first before reinstalling this version.

Software iriver Plus4 (37.1 MB)

iriver's own music library and device management software for Windows.

Software Android File Transfer (3.1 MB)

For Mac users only. No extra software is required for data transfer on Windows systems.

Android File Transfer is an application for Macintosh computers (running Mac OS X 10.5 or later) you can use to view and transfer files between your Mac and an Android device (running Android 3.0 or later).

Download and Install

  • Step 1: Click Download Now above.
  • Step 2: When the download completes, double-click androidfiletransfer.dmg.
  • Step 3: In the Installer window, drag Android File Transfer to Applications.

Use Android File Transfer

    Use the USB cable that came with your Android device to connect it to your Mac.
  • Double-click Android File Transfer to open it the first time (subsequently, it opens automatically).
  • Browse the files and folders on your Android device, add folders, copy files up to 4GB to or from your Mac, delete files, and more.
  • Choose Help > Android File Transfer Help to learn more.


Press Reviews

Headphone.Guru's 'Product of the Year Writer's Award 2014' award

, December 2014

Product of the Year Writer's Award 2014.

, July 2014

Can I recommend the AK players? Without any doubt. If you can afford it and want great quality sound, go for it...

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