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Astell & Kern Futura SE100 Music Player

Astell & Kern Futura SE100 Music Player

The radically different sound, A&futura SE100


A&futura is a premium line of players with advanced features that bring the original performance to life.
The SE100, the first model of A&futura, is designed for you to feel the quality of premium Hi-Fi from the moment you hold it.


Radically different sound by ES9038 Pro 8-channel DAC
Next Level performance with Octa-core CPU
5-inch display with HD screen resolution and improved user interface
Similar audio block design of SP1000 for premium Hi-Fi audio performance


A&futura SE100 is the first step in your premium audio journey.

  • Specification

    General Specifications


    Model : SE100
    Body Color : Titan Silver
    Body Material : Aluminum
    Display : 5inch (720 x 1,280) Touchscreen
    Supported Audio Formats : WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
    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 : Unbalance 2.0Vrms / Balance 4.1Vrms (Condition No Load)
    CPU : Octa-core
    DAC : ESS SABRE ES9038PRO 8channel
    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 : PHONES (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
    Wi-Fi : 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
    Bluetooth : V4.1 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM 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) Unbalance / ±0.028dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balance, ±0.074dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Unbalance / ±0.030dB (Condition: 10Hz~70kHz) Balance
    Signal to Noise Ratio : 122dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 123dB @ 1kHz, Balance
    Crosstalk : 138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 144dB @ 1kHz, Balance
    THD+N : 0.0007% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0006% @ 1kHz, Balance
    IMD SMPTE : 0.0006% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalance / 0.0005% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balance
    Output Impedance : Balanced out 2.5mm (1ohm) / PHONES 3.5mm (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 400GB) x1
    Supported OS : Windows XP, Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up
  • Features

    Premium value that you can feel in your hands


    A&futura SE100 shows our dedication to provide both premium quality and value to our listeners including an eye-catching design. It features a 5-inch touchscreen, Octa-core CPU, and the best audio performance in its league.


    Astell&Kern is committed to delivering the original performance as the artist intended you to hear and the SE100 is a symbolic example of this vision and effort.

    A&futura SE100 introduces an 8-channel DAC chip. 8-channel DACs have previously only been available for premium home audio systems, pro-audio workstations, and recording studio equipment. It is making a debut for the first time in an Astell&Kern portable system.

    Your favorite tunes will now sound fundamentality different with even greater dynamic range and refined sound.

    There are many audio companies that talk about 'technologies', yet Astell&Kern is the only brand that talks about 'progress' in the audio experience.


    Maximum Output


    It is common knowledge in the audio industry that the amplifier plays a critical role in Hi-Fi audio systems.

    The latest know-how and amplifier design technologies developed
    by Astell&Kern have brought 4.1Vrms of balanced output power
    with minimal noise. As the output power increases, the noise fluctuates louder as well. However, A&futura SE100 shows 123dB of SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) at 4.1Vrms of audio output.

    At the same time, the noise level on single-ended is even smaller,
    it produces 122dB of SNR. Pure sound is the result in our technical
    achievement allowing for powerful, yet clean sound to be delivered
    gracefully by the SE100.


    Femto-Second Clock for Exact Sonic Reproduction


    An enhanced voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO) high-precision clock has been utilized in the A&futura SE100.


    The reference jitter of Astell&Kern's implementation has improved performance to 800fs (femto seconds), meaning that the SE100 faithfully reproduces your music by precisely measuring and accurately timing the synchronization of all instruments, vocal and even ambience sound recorded in your digital music file together.


    Great Performance for the Ultimate Experience


    The A&futura SE100 is equipped with an octa-core CPU which allows the player to produce the exact musical detail present in the original recording without distortion and provides a quick, lag-free operation.


    The A&futura SE100 features faster booting times, speedy file transfers, lag-free processing and a new intuitive user interface for the ultimate player experience.


    Ultimate Sound Quality


    The A&futura SE100 supports native bit-to-bit DSD playback up to 11.2MHz for the best sound possible.


    The music is played back, bit-for-bit, just as the artist and engineer intended for it to be heard.


    32-bit bit-to-bit Playback by the SE100


    Faster Charging, Quicker File Transfer


    Next generation USB Type-C support allows file transfer speeds up to 10Gbps and supports both data transfer and charging from the same cable.


    USB 3.0 protocol transfers data twice as fast when compared to other Astell&Kern players.

    Charging with a fast charger (at 9V/1.67A) takes only two hours and allows up to 11 hours of continuous playback.



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