AK380 Copper High End Digital Audio Player
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Witness the birth of a new instrument - The AK380 Copper
A New Approach to Music
We at Astell&Kern have been relentlessly searching for just the right raw material to complement sound.
Stainless steel has given us unwavering strength
Duralumin, a material used in aircraft, has given us high rigidity and light weight
Aluminum has given us excellent wear resistance
We selected copper as the principal raw material for the newest variant of the AK380 to convey the message that this is more than just a medium for transmitting music - it's an “instrument”.
When Music Becomes More Than Just Sound
Copper, as an alloy with tin, nickel, or zinc, is used as a raw material for wind instruments, which form the central part of an orchestra. These wind instruments transmit deep and heavy sounds through tubes of copper alloys.
Sound with a sense of depth
Sound with a sense of weight
Sound with a greater balance
In addition, copper is the second most electrically conductive1 metal after silver. With superior electrical conductivity and shielding performance than typical metals, the AK380 Copper is able to deliver a different sound signature than the existing duralumin-based AK380.
* The copper used in the AK380 Copper boasts a 99.9% pure elemental property.