AK USB-C Dual DAC Cable

AK USB-C Dual DAC Cable
Ultra-portable sonic upgrade

  • Enhance the sonic performance on your mobile device
  • Features dual Cirrus Logic CS43198 MasterHIFi™ DACs
  • Support for high-resolution audio playback up to native DSD256 and 32bit/384kHz
  • 4-core silver-plated copper cable design shields from noise and enhances sound
  • Ultra-portable, robust and premium full metal housing

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AK USB-C Dual DAC Cable

Seriously upgrade the sound performance on your mobile device with this essential, ultra-portable, high-resolution audio Dual DAC cable.

Transform your sound on-the-go

The Astell&Kern AK USB-C Dual DAC Cable enables music fans to experience the best sound quality possible from a computer or mobile device, while on-the-move. This ultra-compact audio accessory will transform the sonic performance on an Android smartphone, Windows 10 PC, tablet PC or MacOS computer.

Essential audio accessory

With leading smartphone manufacturers omitting headphones jacks, enjoying high-quality music playback on-the-go or on your desktop is becoming increasingly difficult. This is where the AK USB-C Dual DAC Cable becomes an essential audio accessory: Plug the dual DAC cable in the USB-C input on your device, connect a pair of 3.5mm headphones and immerse yourself in dynamic and detailed sounds

Serious sound

At the heart of the Astell&Kern AK USB-C DUAL DAC Cable sit two Cirrus Logic CS43198 MasterHIFi™ DACs which support high-resolution audio playback up to native DSD256 and 32bit/384kHz. With years of expertise in audio circuit and amplifier design, the company is able create a complex and highly integrated circuit design to fit into a diminutive chassis.

Amp it up!

The dual DACs are paired with an independent analog amplifier, designed to deliver a distortion free, live, warm and clear sound as the artist intended, while harbouring power to sufficiently drive a variety of high impedance headphones.

Premium design

As you would expect from an Astell&Kern the device, the USB-C Dual DAC Cable boasts a stunning, angled surface design that follows the ‘light and shadow’ concept employed throughout all Astell&Kern products. The smooth, polished metal zinc alloy body offers a reassuring premium feel and bulletproof protection for life on-the-road.

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Included in the box

  • 1x USB-C DUAL DAC Cable

General Specifications

USB-C Dual DAC Cable
Body material:
Zinc Alloy
Body colour:
Cirrus Logic CS43198 x 2
Sample Rate:
· PCM: Support up to 32bit/384kHz
· DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo
USB Type-C Input (for Windows 10, Android Smartphone & Tablet PC, macOS)
3.5mm headphone
· USB Plug: 12mm[W] x 20mm[H] x 8.2mm[D]
· 3.5mm Headphone: 17mm[W] x 50mm[H] x 10.3mm[D]
Approx. 25g

Audio Performance

Frequency response:
± 0.030 (Condition: 20 Hz~20 kHz)
118dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced
0.0004% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced
0.0003% 800Hz 10kHz (4:1) Unbalanced
Output impedance:
Output power or voltage:
2Vrms (condition no load)