All Astell&Kern products includes the digital-analog converter (DAC) and are ready for high-resolution audio playback.
Other products have traditionally used sample rate converter (SRC) method down sampling for playback. However, Astell&Kern products are capable of playing the original sound without any up or down sampling.
The light and object are the main theme of Astell&Kern's design. Any shadow of an object portraits the exact shape from the perspective of the light at that moment. The way of reproducing the true sound of music from digital formats is similar.
Nothing more or nothing less. The design motif of Astell&Kern reflects the philosophy of music and sound. Hence, the “light” and “shadow” are the inspiration of Astell&Kern.