Interested in hi-res audio? This is a great place to start! The AK Jr is packed full of features and is our entry-level model that will open the door for you to explore what hi-res audio is all about.
The Starting Point of Music, AK Jr
Thin and Light
The AK Jr gives everyone the opportunity to comfortably listen to high resolution audio, anytime and anywhere. The AK Jr’s compact design delivers the highest sound quality while fitting comfortably in your pocket. It's like carrying a small concert in your pocket.
The AK Jr simplifies complex features of Hi-Fi audio to a smartphone-like experience. The simplified design exemplifies the original concept of the AK Jr. The raised screen provides secure grip and slims down the profile. The full aluminum body and textured aluminum volume wheel allows smooth one-handed operation.
Increased output and lowered impedance
What are we talking about here? Simply put, the AK Jr supports many various types of earphones and headphones, a separate amplifier is unnecessary.
DSD to PCM
The AK Jr supports DSD, the digital audio format widely considered to be the next-generation in high resolution audio. DSD is converted to PCM allowing you to listen to a greater range of audio.
The AK Jr can also function as an external DAC (sound card) when connected to a PC or Mac via USB. When playing music stored on a computer, the AK Jr delivers the same high level of audio quality while eliminating the need for a built-in sound card.
Note: The AK Jr's EQ settings are disabled when used as a USB DAC. The USB DAC feature also supports UAC 1.0 (USB Audio Class 1.0 / 24-bit, 96 kHz) audio output.
Full Touch Screen
The AK Jr features a 3.1" LCD touchscreen. The smartphone-like screen has full touch capabilities, offers a responsive interface and the large screen displays more information than previous models of our players.
64GB + 256GB* microSD (*largest card size available)
The AK Jr features 64GB of internal memory and supports microSD cards up to 256GB, to store more music than ever before. The AK Jr is capable of offering a whopping total storage capacity of 320GB! The combined 320GB of internal memory and external microSD card capacity is capable of holding more than 3,000 high resolution audio files. (Based on one, 4-minute song @ 24 bit/96 kHz, taking up 90MB)
A great addition for the AK Jr is a AK Jr case! Made from LASKINA® polyurethane fabric by Synt3, a world-class manufacturer of polyurethane located in Milan, Italy. Available in 6 different colors and 2 types of materials. Check them out here!
Want more? Here are some reviews to check out:
Astell&Kern AK Jr Player Review - Sound&Vision, By Mark Fleischmann
Astell&Kern AK Jr Review - CNET, By Ty Pendlebury
Astell&Kern AK Jr Review - Breathtaking Sound in a Slim & Luxurious Design - HiFi Heaven, By Lance Gross
Astell&Kern AK Jr Portable MQS System Review: The lil' DAP/DAC that could - Enjoy the Music, By Steven Rochlin