Astell&Kern A&norma SR15
Hi-Fi Standards Redefined, A&norma SR15
A&norma sets the standard of Hi-Fi audio for novice listeners. The SR15, the first model of A&norma, is the beginning point of the Hi-Fi Audio experience that allows you to enjoy the philosophy and technologies of Astell&Kern, which is accoladed by audiophiles around the world.
Dual DAC of CS43198, MasterHIFI™ tier chipsets from Cirrus Logic
Enhanced audio processing power and snappy UI with Quad-core CPU
Native DSD playback and playback-focused User Interface
Powerful audio performance curated by Astell&Kern’s know-how
The SR15 is the first model of Astell&Kern’s newly introduced standard line.
One Step Closer to the Original Performance
The A&norma SR15 uses two audio DAC chips for a Dual-DAC setup. These chips are known for their use in Home Hi-Fi systems which offer greater presence compared to the inferior DAC chips designed for mobile devices.
There are many devices that use DAC chips for audio processing, however there are different tiers and quality of chips sought by Hi-Fi audio manufacturers to deliver an experience close to the original performance.
A&norma SR15 has adopted the MasterHIFI™ class DAC, CS43198 for the first time in a portable system. At Astell&Kern, we believe that true Hi-Fi should sound as close as possible to the original performance. The CS43198 is one of few DAC chipsets that is capable of bringing us even closer to the original when it’s matched with the analog amp design of Astell&Kern. In result, it brings even more liveliness and warmth of sound without distortion.
Furthermore, A&norma SR15 supports native DSD bit-to-bit, and gets one step closer to the Hi-Fi system.
Cirrus Logic and Hi-Fi Audio Evolution
Cirrus Logic has built its reputation as an expert in audio IC (Integrated Circuit) chips and solutions for more than three decades and has established its distinguished recognition in the audio industry.
Specializing in low power ICs for audio and voice signal processing applications, Cirrus Logic’s products span the entire audio signal chain, from capture to playback, providing innovative products for the world’s top smartphones, tablets, digital headsets, wearables and emerging smart home applications. Now they have introduced the MasterHIFI™ chipset solutions for excellent audio reproduction performance.
MasterHiFI™ class designation is only given to their chipsets that meet their highest audio performance standard. It will deliver your music as the musicians and producers wanted you to hear it.
24-bit, 192 kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
The A&norma SR15 plays any resolution of digital files up to 24-bit/192 kHz, bit-for-bit.
For 32-bit audio, downsampling is performed by the SRC (Sample Rate Converter) method.
DSD is native up to 64 MHz and DSD 128 MHz is converted to PCM for playback.
* 32-bit, 384 kHz is downsampled to 24-bit, 192 kHz, and 32-bit, 352 kHz is downsampled to 24-bit, 176 kHz for playback.
* DSD 128 is converted via DSD-to-PCM to PCM 24-bit, 176 kHz for playback.
General specification for A&norma SR15
Display 3.3inch WVGA (480 x 800) TFT LCD
Supported Audio Formats WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Sample rate PCM : 8kHz ~ 192kHz (8/16/24bits per Sample)
Output Level Balance 4.0Vrms
DAC Cirrus Logic CS43198 x2 (Dual DAC)
Decoding 24bit / 192kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
Input USB Micro-B input
Outputs PHONES (3.5mm) / Balanced Out (2.5mm)
Built-in Memory 64GB [NAND] External Memory microSD (Max 400GB) x1
Dimensions 2.26 ”(57.5 mm) [W] x 3.92 ”(99.7 mm) [H] x 0.63 ”(16.1 mm) [D] Weight 154 g
Battery 3,150mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery
Frequency Response 20Hz~20kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio 122dB @ 1kHz
Crosstalk 137dB @ 1kHz
Package contents include:
SR15 Device x 1
5-pin micro USB Cable x 1
Quick Start Guide x 1
Warranty Card x 1
microSD card slot cover x 2
Protective Film (Front x 2, Back x 2)
*Case is not included in the product package. Cases for this model are available for purchase separately.