Published on June 1st, 2020 | by The GC Team0
Astell&Kern launches A&norma SR25 high-res audio player
Astell&Kern’s portable high-resolution audio player, A&norma SR25, is an upgrade of the award-winning A&norma SR15 player and supports native playback of DSD256 and 32-bit/384KHz PCM high-resolution audio.
The unit features two Cirrus Logic 43198 MasterClass DACs in dual-mono configuration, but incorporates a number of new features such as a faster Quad-core CPU and newly designed circuitry to improve sound-quality enhancements.
In a first for Astell&Kern players, the SR25 has LDAC Bluetooth support, allowing users to wirelessly stream 24-bit hi-res audio to compatible speakers and headphones. The unit also provides 20+ hours of continuous music playback – more than twice the playback time of the SR15 and longer than any other Astell&Kern player.
Its aluminium body suppresses noise and improves sound quality, while the thin-bodied design allows the user to easily hold and operate the 3.6-inch touchscreen display with one hand.