Astell&Kern A&futura SE100 Review


Product Specifications

Model: SE100
Body Color: Titan Silver
Body Material: Aluminum
Display: 5-inch (720 x 1,280) Touchscreen
Supported Audio Formats: WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Sample rate: PCM : 8kHz ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) / DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo
Output Level: Single-ended 2.0Vrms / Balanced 4.1Vrms (Condition No Load)
CPU: Octa-core
DAC: ESS SABRE ES9038PRO 8-channel
Decoding: Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
Input: USB 3.0 Type-C input (for charging & data transfer (PC & MAC)) / Connection Mode : MTP (Media Device)
Outputs: 3.5mm (Single-ended) / 2.5mm (Balanced)
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
Bluetooth: V4.1 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptX™ HD)
Dimensions: 2.98” (75.8 mm) [W] x 5.22” (132.7 mm) [H] x 0.6” (15.3 mm) [D]
Weight: 8.5 oz (241 g)
Feature Enhancements: Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)
Frequency Response: ±0.038dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Single-ended / ±0.028dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced ±0.074dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Single-ended / ±0.030dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Balanced
Signal to Noise Ratio: 122dB @ 1kHz, Single-ended / 123dB @ 1kHz, Balance
Crosstalk: 138dB @ 1kHz, Single-ended / 144dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
THD+N: 0.0007% @ 1kHz, Single-ended / 0.0006% @ 1kHz, Balanced
IMD SMPTE: 0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Single-ended / 0.0005% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Single-ended
Output Impedance: 2.5mm Balanced (1ohm) / 3.5mm Single-ended (1.5ohm)
Clock Jitter: 800 Femto Seconds
Reference Clock Jitter: 250 Femto Seconds
Battery Capacity: 3,700mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery
Continuous Playback Time: up to 11 hours (Standard – MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44kHz, Volume 75, LCD Off)
Charge Time: About 2 hours (Standard – 9V/1.67A Fast charging)
Built-in Memory: 128GB [NAND]
External Memory: microSD (Max 512GB) x1
Supported OS: Windows XP, Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up
Price: USD 1,699 (SGD 2,499)

Credits: The Astell&Kern A&futura SE100 unit was provided on-loan for the purpose of this review by Eng Siang International, distributor of Astell&Kern in Singapore. Thank you.

Part 1: Introduction, Design and Build
Part 2: Usability
Part 3: Sound Quality
Part 4: Product Specifications
Part 5: Review Ratings, Summary



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