A&futura SE200

A&futura SE200
Two hearts one mind

  • World's First Multi-DAC DAP
  • Independent AMP Sections Designed to Match DAC Characteristic
  • Playback information reflected in light
  • Customize your sound by choosing from a variety of DAC filters
  • New ceramic rear cover
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The answer to the value of premium found in SE200

We’ve created the SE200 so you can create your perfect digital audio player. The SE200 is the world’s first multi-DAC player, meaning the perfect sonic profile is yours to specify.

“With its unique features and familiar talents, the SE200 is another successful Astell & Kern portable music player with a benchmark-setting performance.”
What Hi-Fi?, Best portable music player over £1000
Hifi News
“Whichever 'source' you choose for your music, the sound is very good indeed. Whether used with balanced or unbalanced headphones, or even connected straight into a main system…the SE200 is an extraordinarily accomplished portable…the SE200 remains an exceptional DAP both in quality of build and sonic performance.”
Hi-Fi News, Editor’s Choice award
Hifi Choice
“Outstanding portable player that offers great spec and excellent performance…you have a remarkable portable player that should win many converts”
Hi-Fi Choice, 5 stars, Recommended award
IF Design Award

Multiple DACs let you define your sound

With AKM’s AK4499EQ DAC (as featured in our flagship SP2000 player) and the ESS ES9068ES DAC in dual configuration on board, optimised by different amplifier circuitry, the SE200 sound is yours to define. Twice the development and twice the tuning has resulted in twice the digital audio player.

Alter the shape of your music

The SE200 includes bespoke DAC filters provided by AKM and ESS. So no matter the sort of music you’re in the mood to listen to, you can adjust its sonic characteristics until it’s exactly what you want to hear. The sound of your SE200 is yours and yours alone.

Balanced and unbalanced outputs

With fully independent 2.5mm balanced and 3.5mm unbalanced outputs for each DAC/amplifier section, the SE200 is ready to drive your favourite headphones no matter how demanding they might be. This flexibility of engineering can only be found on Astell&Kern digital audio players.

Feat of memory

Offline listening is a crucial part of any digital audio player’s functionality. So the SE200 is fitted with a big 256GB of internal memory - that’s enough to store around 500 albums in CD-quality, ready for you to listen to no matter where you are.

Aural sculpture

We’ve combined aluminium with ceramic and glass to create a digital audio player that looks and feels very nearly as good as it sounds. If industrial design can ever be thought of in terms of ‘art’, then the SE200 is assuredly a work of art.

ak499eq Multi DAC
Dual DAC
32bit 32bit 768kHz
bit to bit play
DSD Native DSD
Octa Core Octa-Core CPU
Ceramic Cover Ceramic Cover
256GB Built-in
5 inch 720 x 1,280
LED LEF Indicator
Blue Blue UI
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Included in the box

  • 1x Astell&Kern A&futura SE200 player
  • 1x USB-C to USB-A cable (1 metre)
  • 3x screen protectors
  • 1x Quick start guide
In the box

General Specifications

Body Color
Moon Silver
Body Material
5.0inch (720 x 1,280) Touch display
Supported Audio Formats
WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA MQA playbackServices(Tidal Masters), Local files, External USB, MQA-CD(ripped)
Sample rate
PCM : 8kHz ~ 384kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample) / DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo
Output Level
Unbalanced: AKM 3.0Vrms / ESS 2.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
Balanced: AKM 6.0Vrms / ESS 4.0Vrms (Condition No Load)
Multi DAC: AKM AK4499EQ x1 (Single DAC) / ESS ES9068AS x2 (Dual DAC)
Support up to 32bit / 384kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
USB Type-C input (for PC & MAC)
Unbalanced Out (3.5mm) x2 / Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported) x2
802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
V4.2 (A2DP, AVRCP, Qualcomm® aptXTM HD)
3.02 ”(76.9 mm) [W] x 5.20 ”(132.2 mm) [H] x 0.62 ”(15.8 mm) [D]
9.66 oz (274 g)
Feature Enhancements
Firmware upgrades supported (OTA)

Audio Performance

Frequency Response
Unbalanced: AKM ±0.015dB, ESS ±0.023dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz)
/ Balanced: AKM ±0.010dB, ESS ±0.015dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz)
Unbalanced: AKM ±0.050dB, ESS ±0.065dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz)
/ Balanced: AKM ±0.030dB, ESS ±0.10dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz)
Signal to Noise Ratio
Unbalanced: AKM 124dB, ESS 121dB @ 1kHz / Balanced: AKM 125dB, ESS 123dB @ 1kHz
Unbalanced: AKM -138dB, ESS -138dB @ 1kHz / Balanced: AKM -144dB, ESS -144dB @ 1kHz
THD+NUnbalanced: AKM 0.0003%, ESS 0.0006% @ 1kHz / Balanced: AKM 0.0004%, ESS 0.0006% @ 1kHz
IMD SMPTEUnbalanced: AKM 0.0003%, ESS 0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1)
/ Balanced: AKM 0.0003%, ESS 0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz(4:1)
Output Impedance
Unbalanced Out 3.5mm (AKM 0.7ohm, ESS 1ohm) / Balanced out 2.5mm (AKM 1.3ohm, ESS 1.6ohm)

Clock source

Clock Jitter
Reference Clock Jitter
200 Femto Seconds


3,700mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer Battery
Continuous Playback Time
About 10 hours (Standard - AK4499EQ, MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalanced, Volume 50, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)
About 14 hours (Standard - ES9068AS, MUSIC: FLAC, 16-bit/44.1kHz, Unbalanced, Volume 50, EQ OFF, LCD OFF)
Charge Time
About 2.5 hours (Standard - 9V/1.67A Fast charging)


Built-in Memory
256GB [NAND]
External Memory
microSD (Max. 1TB) x1


Supported OS
Windows 7,8,10 (32/64bit), MAC OS X 10.7 and up