Past meets present

  • First DAP Using AKM AK4492ECB DAC
  • Stainless steel, which is corrosion-resistant and durable
  • Bit-to-bit playback up to 32-bit 384kHz and native DSD playback
  • Intuitive LED Indicator
  • New GUI where the past and the present coexist
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ColorStainless Steel
£1,299.00 NO STOCK

Past meets present, SA700

Entirely new technology, delivering an entirely new sonic experience. Combined with our unmistakable aesthetic, the SA700 has the beauty to match its sound quality - and the sound quality to move you.


Dual AK4492ECB DACs

The SA700 is the first digital audio player to feature AKM’s new AK4429ECD digital-to-analogue convertor - and we’ve used it in a dual-DAC arrangement. It has the same exquisite sonic characteristics as AKM’s uber-high end AK4497EQ DAC, but with lower power consumption - which makes it perfect for the SA700.

The whole story

Enjoy your high-resolution music in full, without loss or compression, thanks to the SA700’s ability with even the most information-rich audio files. It’s equipped to handle 3-2bit/384kHz and DSD256 native playback - so you know you’ll always be getting the complete picture.

Knowledge is power

The SA700 is equipped with a big, bright touchscreen. It’s 4.1in across and has a 720 x 1280 resolution - so it’s ideal for navigating between streaming services, browsing your library of songs stored on the SA700’s internal memory, or simply enjoying some crisp, detailed and pin-sharp album artwork.

Stainless steel construction

It’s durable, strong and corrosion-resistant, of course - but stainless steel also looks good, feels great in the hand and contributes no end to the SA700’s sonic performance. Tacility, longevity and untouchable sound quality - and that stainless steel volume control protector is a genuine design feature too.

The colour of volume

The LEDs around the volume wheel look good, yes - but they also provided information about the bit-depth of the music that’s playing. Not only that, but there are 150 degrees of red saturation to indicate which of the 150 volume increments is currently selected.

DualDac AK4492ECB
Dual DAC
32bit 32bit 768kHz
bit to bit play
DSD Native DSD
QuadCore Quad-Core CPU
4.1 inch 720 x 1,280
LED LED Indicator
Blue Retro Design
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Included in the box

  • 1x Astell&Kern SA700 player
  • 1x USB-C to USB-A cable (1 metre)
  • 3x screen protectors
  • 1x Quick start guide
In the box

General Specifications

Body Color
Onyx Black / Stainless Steel
Body Material
Stainless Steel
4.1inch (720 x 1,280) Touch display
Supported Audio Formats
WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA MQA playbackServices(Tidal Masters), Local files, External USB, MQA-CD(ripped)
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
Unbalanced 2.0Vrms / Balanced 4.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
AKM AK4492ECB x2 (Dual DAC)
Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
USB Type-C input (for PC & MAC)
Unbalanced Out (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported)
802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
V4.2 (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)
2.32 ”(59.1 mm) [W] x 4.56 ”(115.9 mm) [H] x 0.64 ”(16.5 mm) [D]
10.68 oz (303 g)
Feature Enhancements
Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)

Audio Performance

Frequency Response
±0.24dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced / ±0.24dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
±1.95dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced / ±1.94dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
Signal to Noise Ratio
120dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 123dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
-134dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -138dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
THD+N0.0006% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0006% @ 1kHz, Balanced
IMD SMPTE0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Unbalanced / 0.0004% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1) Balanced
Output Impedance
Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (1.8ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (1.9ohm)

Clock source

Reference Clock Jitter


3,150mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
Continuous Playback Time
Up to 8.5 hours (Standard - MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalanced, Volume 80, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)
Charge Time
About 4.5 hours (Standard - 5V/2A Charging)


Built-in Memory
128GB [NAND]
External Memory
microSD (Max. 1TB) x1


Supported OS
Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up