Astell & Kern launches limited edition AK240 music player

This audiophile-grade tech boasts a stainless steel build and improved audio output

Astell & Kern has just released a limited edition version of its high-end AK240 music player, featuring a stainless steel build and improved sound output.

Astell & Kern has just made its most premium music player that slightly bit better. The audio electronics company has released a limited edition version of its acclaimed AK240 music player.

It now comes with a stainless steel exterior, which gives it a more luxurious feel and look. Not only that, but Astell & Kern claims the metal build also improves the sound output.

"By offering more ground points, the AK240 Stainless Steel edition eliminates more electrical 'noise', meaning a purer audio experience," said the manufacturer.

There's a beautiful 3.31-inch AMOLED touchscreen to play on and Bluetooth build in, so it's compatible with wireless headphones.

In terms of functionality, the player remains unchanged. It still uses a dual 24-bit/192kHz DAC design and there's extensive file support, including native DSD playback.

You'll find 256GB of memory on board, and you can add more with a microSD card (up to 128GB). You do get a fancy new leather case from Tanniere Rémy Carriat, however.

It will cost you a pretty penny though. The limited edition AK240 will be available through in the coming weeks for £2500.

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Nathan George

Nathan George is a freelance journalist who has contributed to in the fields of gaming, social media, streaming services, autonomous vehicles, phones, virtual reality headsets, wireless speakers and future tech. He studied journalism at the University of the West of England and is a holder of the Bronze and Silver The Duke of Edinburgh Award.