The newly designed powerful amplifier and audio circuitry have been strategically implemented to offer a very low noise floor, even with its massive power output, making it an Audio Powerhouse capable of driving the most power-hungry headphones.
The Absolute Audio Powerhouse
KANN CUBE offers 3 different power output options of High / Mid / Low, which can drive any headphone with unprecedented power never seen before in any portable device – 12Vrms for Balanced output and 6Vrms for Unbalanced output. To provide a natural and neutral audio experience with minimal distortion, a newly designed OP Amp and Volume IC manages power optimally and efficiently.
5-pin Mini XLR Output for Even Less Noise
KANN CUBE offers a 5-pin mini XLR connector for the first time in an Astell&Kern player. Thanks to the even lower noise floor and higher audio output through the XLR connection, you can enjoy pure, clear audio playback. It offers easier connection to your home audio systems and active speakers with balanced connections.
ESS ES9038PRO SABRE Dual DAC
KANN CUBE uses two 8-channel DACs, the ES9038PRO, one for the left and one for the right channel.
As each DAC chip sends out 8 channels of audio signal through the Astell&Kern Analog AMP Block,
you experience unlimited sound stage and the full depth of the original performance.