May 102013

In the High End 2013 Conference held in Munich, Germany, the electronics company iRiver announced its second MQS portable player from the Astell & Kern product line – AK120. The full name of the MQS is the Mastering Quality Sound, as iRiver’s high-end brands, the launch date of Astell & Kern first MQS portable player was in December 2012 (AK100).

The AK120 has a pair of digital-to-analog converter, which can output separate audio drive signal for each channel (dual Wolfson WM8740 DAC chip). AK120 can also be regarded as a true sense of ‘double’ mono ‘player.

The AK120 is with 64GB storage space, and then countwith two MicroSD cards, it’s expandable to 192GB. The AK120 manipulation can be completed through the wheel on the side or the 2.4-inch IPS touch screen.

The player supports APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3 and OGG formats, it’s with handmade Italian leather, and it’s priced at $ 1300.