The SE200 is the second digital audio player in the Astell&Kern A&futura line.
- Equipped with the world’s first Multi DAC (1x AK4499EQ + 2x ES9068AS)
- Independent AMP structure designed to compliment each DAC’s characteristics and DAC Filters to create your own sound
- Audio performance to feel premium Hi-Fi sound presented by Astell&Kern
- Upgrades that add a Premium value experience
The world’s first Multi-DAC DAP
The SE200 features ESS’ latest audiophile DACs, the ES9068AS in a dual-DAC configuration. They then added a single AK4499EQ, AKM’s flagship DAC used in our flagship SP2000. By combining the three DACs, A&K has produced the world’s first Multi-DAC DAP.
Independent AMP sections
The SE200 was designed with several different AMP circuits to optimize the different characteristics of the AKM and ESS DACs used in the player. The SE200 has independent circuits to separate the signals for each channel from balanced and unbalanced. This results in the best possible premium sound.
SE200 vs. SE100
|DAC||AKM AK4499EQ x1 (Single DAC)
ESS ES9068AS x2 (Dual DAC)
|ESS ES9038PRO x1 (Single DAC)|
|Display||5inch (720 x 1,280) Touchscreen||5inch (720 x 1,280) Touchscreen|
|Decoding / Sample rate||Support up to 32bit 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding / Native DSD256||Support up to 32bit 384kHz Bit to Bit Decoding / Native DSD256|
|Output Level||Unbalanced AKM 3.0Vrms / ESS 2.0Vrms;
Balanced AKM 6.0Vrms / ESS 4.0Vrms
(Condition No Load)
Balanced 4.1Vrms (Condition No Load)
|Audio Output||2.5mm x2 / 3.5mm x2||2.5mm x1 / 3.5mm x1|
|Network||Wi-Fi (2.4GHz) / Bluetooth (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)||Wi-Fi (2.4GHz) / Bluetooth (A2DP, AVRCP, aptXTM HD)|
|Battery||AKM: 10 hours of continuous play
ESS: 14 hours of continuous play
|11 hours of continuous play|
|USB Interface||Type-C 3.0||Type-C 3.0|
|Charging||9V/1.67A Fast charging||9V/1.67A Fast charging|
Customize your sound by selecting among various DAC filters
AKM AK4499EQ Filter
|Super Slow Roll-Off||No echo reproduces natural sound|
|Short Delay Slow Roll-Off||Minimal echo reproduces original sound|
|Slow Roll-Off||Minimal echo reproduces original sound|
|Low Dispersion Short Delay||Short echo reproduces original sound|
|Short Delay Sharp Roll-Off||Post echo enhances bass sound|
|Sharp Roll-Off||Pre and post echoes make powerful sound|
ESS ES9068AS Filter
|Linear Phase Fast Roll-Off||Most Common filter with clean suppression and high rejection, best for music with high transients. Provides crisp clean highs.|
|Minimum Phase Slow Roll-Off||Non Symetrical filter designed to minimize pre ringing. Strong punchy bass with good transient attacks.|
|Hybrid Fast Roll-Off||Combination of Linear phase and Minimum phase. Fast transient attack, strong punchy bass, crisp highs.|
Real-time information is shown by light
The SE200 has an LED volume wheel that displays various playback information, more precisely the volume level and bit rate of the currently playing track. The LED can be turned on or off depending on the user setting.
MQA (Master Quality Authenticated)
The A&K SE200 player incorporates award-winning MQA technology, which allows it to play back MQA audio files and streams, reproducing the sound of the original master recording. Visit mqa.co.uk for more information.
Unique metal fabrication technology
The manufacturing is done with precise and perfected metal processing technology. A new ceramic back cover has been developed for the SE200 DAP, instead of the glass used on the previous generation SE100. This improves wireless performance and gives the player a more premium feel. In total, the manufacturing process involves seven separate processes. Slow processing prevents the formation of cracks. The aluminum enclosure ensures maximum sound quality with the greatest possible noise reduction. Laser Ground Extension technology ensures the best possible sound, without any interference or distortion. The machines used by Astell&Kern are the same ones used in the production of expensive Swiss luxury watch manufacturers. The SE200 player fits perfectly in the hand.