Why You Should Get It
  • A&norma - An all new entry Hi-Fi line from Astell&Kern
  • Dual CS43198 MasterHiFi™ DACs from Cirrus Logic
  • Enhanced Audio Processing Power with Quad-core CPU
  • Native DSD Decoding and playback-focused User Interface
  • New intuitive User Interface adopted from the A&ultima SP1000
  • Unique 3.3 inch display designed to be held using one hand without hindering usage
  • Micro-USB connectivity supports USB Audio output
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iRiver Astell&Kern A&norma SR15 Digital Audio Player, microUSB Cable

Hi-Fi Standards Redefined, A&norma SR15
A&norma sets the standard of Hi-Fi audio for novice listeners. The SR15, the first model of A&norma, is the beginning point of the Hi-Fi Audio experience that allows you to enjoy the philosophy and technologies of Astell&Kern, which is accolated by audiophiles around the world.

One Step Closer to the Original Performance
The A&norma SR15 uses two audio DAC chips for a Dual-DAC setup. These chips are known for their use in Home Hi-Fi systems which offer greater presence compared to the inferior DAC chips designed for mobile devices.There are many devices that use DAC chips for audio processing, however there are different tiers and quality of chips sought by Hi-Fi audio manufacturers to deliver an experience close to the original performance.

A&norma SR15 has adopted the MasterHIFI™ class DAC, CS43198 for the first time in a portable system. At Astell&Kern, we believe that true Hi-Fi should sound as close as possible to the original performance. The CS43198 is one of few DAC chipsets that is capable of bringing us even closer to the original when it's matched with the analog amp design of Astell&Kern. In result, it brings even more liveliness and warmth of sound without distortion.

Furthermore, A&norma SR15 supports native DSD bit-to-bit, and gets one step closer to the Hi-Fi system.

Cirrus Logic and Hi-Fi Audio Evolution
Cirrus Logic has built its reputation as an expert in audio IC (Integrated Circuit) chips and solutions for more than three decades and has established its distinguished recognition in the audio industry.

Specializing in low power ICs for audio and voice signal processing applications, Cirrus Logic's products span the entire audio signal chain, from capture to playback, providing innovative products for the world's top smartphones, tablets, digital headsets, wearables and emerging smart home applications. Now they have introduced the MasterHIFI™ chipset solutions for excellent audio reproduction performance.

MasterHiFI™ class designation is only given to their chipsets that meet their highest audio performance standard. It will deliver your music as the musicians and producers wanted you to hear it.

An Evolving Legacy in High-Fidelity Audio
For more than three decades, Cirrus Logic has built its reputation as an expert in audio IC innovation. Cirrus Logic's audio innovation continues today with the development of MasterHIFI™ products from the industry's best audio IC design engineers. These integrated circuits, along with embedded software and DSP algorithms, are driving excellence in audio playback in new generations of mobile products.

Cirrus Logic audio products with the MasterHIFI designation meet the company's highest standard in high-fidelity audio playback. MasterHIFI™ products deliver the very best performance in sound clarity and pure, euphoric audio listening just like the artist intended. The devices should not unintentionally "color" the audio, but should maintain the “brightest” sounds expected from a recorded track.

Enhanced Audio Processing Power with Quad-core CPU
Some may think that only sound matters in Hi-Fi systems. While it does matter greatly, there are other factors that influence your immersive music experience as well. A&norma is designed to remove any distracting elements, including noise, distortion and unintuitive user interface. The Quad-core CPU gives you even more processing power for your digital music and a lot faster, natural UI experience. Get lost in your music without distractions.

24-bit, 192 kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
The A&norma SR15 plays any resolution of digital files up to 24-bit/192 kHz, bit-for-bit.  For 32-bit audio, downsampling is performed by the SRC (Sample Rate Converter) method.  DSD is native up to 64 MHz and DSD 128 MHz is converted to PCM for playback.

USB Audio
A simple USB connection will allow the A&norma SR15 to be used as a digital music storage device and or pre-amp to output digital audio through USB. The A&norma SR15 transfers DSD in native format through DoP (DSD over PCM) and converts DSD to PCM for output for external USB Audio that do not support DoP.

New Intuitive User Interface
A&norma SR15 has adopted the user interface of the A&ultima SP1000, which has grown famous for its intuitiveness and simplicity.

Design Concept
A&norma SR15 was inspired by a composition of interconnected rectangles. The slight angle and precise, mindful alignment show the empty space and tones that fills the space. From any angle, or either hand you hold your device, it does not hinder the display screen and offers the best grip.The rectangle on the front connects to the glass on the back plate. The rectangular reflection changes its shapes based on different angles of light creating 3-dimensional space.

Product Availability Discontinued
Product Type Digital Audio Player, DAC (Digital-Analog Converter), Portable Amplifier & DAC
Style/Type Portable
Features WiFi, Bluetooth, Expandable Memory/Storage, Line-out, Dual Headphone Output, DSD, MQA (Master Quality Authenticated)
DAC Cirrus Logic CS43198 x 2 (Dual)
Sampling / Bitrate Up to 24bit / 192kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) 122dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance & Balance
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.0008% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0009% @ 1kHz, Balance
Input Connectivity Options WiFi
Output Connectivity Options 3.5mm Stereo, Bluetooth
Colour Grey
Product Weight (g) 154
Package Contents

iRiver Astell&Kern A&norma SR15 Digital Audio Player, microUSB Cable

Additional Tech Specs

Visit official Astell & Kern website for full Technical Specifications

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Hi-Fi Standards Redefined, A&norma SR15
A&norma sets the standard of Hi-Fi audio for novice listeners. The SR15, the first model of A&norma, is the beginning point of the Hi-Fi Audio experience that allows you to enjoy the philosophy and technologies of Astell&Kern, which is accolated by audiophiles around the world.

One Step Closer to the Original Performance
The A&norma SR15 uses two audio DAC chips for a Dual-DAC setup. These chips are known for their use in Home Hi-Fi systems which offer greater presence compared to the inferior DAC chips designed for mobile devices.There are many devices that use DAC chips for audio processing, however there are different tiers and quality of chips sought by Hi-Fi audio manufacturers to deliver an experience close to the original performance.

A&norma SR15 has adopted the MasterHIFI™ class DAC, CS43198 for the first time in a portable system. At Astell&Kern, we believe that true Hi-Fi should sound as close as possible to the original performance. The CS43198 is one of few DAC chipsets that is capable of bringing us even closer to the original when it's matched with the analog amp design of Astell&Kern. In result, it brings even more liveliness and warmth of sound without distortion.

Furthermore, A&norma SR15 supports native DSD bit-to-bit, and gets one step closer to the Hi-Fi system.

Cirrus Logic and Hi-Fi Audio Evolution
Cirrus Logic has built its reputation as an expert in audio IC (Integrated Circuit) chips and solutions for more than three decades and has established its distinguished recognition in the audio industry.

Specializing in low power ICs for audio and voice signal processing applications, Cirrus Logic's products span the entire audio signal chain, from capture to playback, providing innovative products for the world's top smartphones, tablets, digital headsets, wearables and emerging smart home applications. Now they have introduced the MasterHIFI™ chipset solutions for excellent audio reproduction performance.

MasterHiFI™ class designation is only given to their chipsets that meet their highest audio performance standard. It will deliver your music as the musicians and producers wanted you to hear it.

An Evolving Legacy in High-Fidelity Audio
For more than three decades, Cirrus Logic has built its reputation as an expert in audio IC innovation. Cirrus Logic's audio innovation continues today with the development of MasterHIFI™ products from the industry's best audio IC design engineers. These integrated circuits, along with embedded software and DSP algorithms, are driving excellence in audio playback in new generations of mobile products.

Cirrus Logic audio products with the MasterHIFI designation meet the company's highest standard in high-fidelity audio playback. MasterHIFI™ products deliver the very best performance in sound clarity and pure, euphoric audio listening just like the artist intended. The devices should not unintentionally "color" the audio, but should maintain the “brightest” sounds expected from a recorded track.

Enhanced Audio Processing Power with Quad-core CPU
Some may think that only sound matters in Hi-Fi systems. While it does matter greatly, there are other factors that influence your immersive music experience as well. A&norma is designed to remove any distracting elements, including noise, distortion and unintuitive user interface. The Quad-core CPU gives you even more processing power for your digital music and a lot faster, natural UI experience. Get lost in your music without distractions.

24-bit, 192 kHz Bit-to-Bit Playback
The A&norma SR15 plays any resolution of digital files up to 24-bit/192 kHz, bit-for-bit.  For 32-bit audio, downsampling is performed by the SRC (Sample Rate Converter) method.  DSD is native up to 64 MHz and DSD 128 MHz is converted to PCM for playback.

USB Audio
A simple USB connection will allow the A&norma SR15 to be used as a digital music storage device and or pre-amp to output digital audio through USB. The A&norma SR15 transfers DSD in native format through DoP (DSD over PCM) and converts DSD to PCM for output for external USB Audio that do not support DoP.

New Intuitive User Interface
A&norma SR15 has adopted the user interface of the A&ultima SP1000, which has grown famous for its intuitiveness and simplicity.

Design Concept
A&norma SR15 was inspired by a composition of interconnected rectangles. The slight angle and precise, mindful alignment show the empty space and tones that fills the space. From any angle, or either hand you hold your device, it does not hinder the display screen and offers the best grip.The rectangle on the front connects to the glass on the back plate. The rectangular reflection changes its shapes based on different angles of light creating 3-dimensional space.

Product Availability Discontinued
Product Type Digital Audio Player, DAC (Digital-Analog Converter), Portable Amplifier & DAC
Style/Type Portable
Features WiFi, Bluetooth, Expandable Memory/Storage, Line-out, Dual Headphone Output, DSD, MQA (Master Quality Authenticated)
DAC Cirrus Logic CS43198 x 2 (Dual)
Sampling / Bitrate Up to 24bit / 192kHz Bit to Bit Decoding
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) 122dB @ 1kHz, Unbalance & Balance
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.0008% @ 1kHz, Unbalance / 0.0009% @ 1kHz, Balance
Input Connectivity Options WiFi
Output Connectivity Options 3.5mm Stereo, Bluetooth
Colour Grey
Product Weight (g) 154
Package Contents

iRiver Astell&Kern A&norma SR15 Digital Audio Player, microUSB Cable

Additional Tech Specs

Visit official Astell & Kern website for full Technical Specifications

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