ASTELL&KERN ACRO CA1000T REVIEW
July 28, 2023 §
If you were to compare the DAC/AMP with its direct competitors – and not DAP – the simple fact that the CA1000T comes with a real screen would put the device in flagship territories. But, to my demise, the screen doesn’t belong to A&K Futura/Ultima series and remains (clearly) inferior to the one found on my SE180.
While my “old” DAP was given a vivid, sharp 5” 1920×1080 IPS screen, the CA1000T only tops at 720p, with much duller colors compared to the SE180. It’s not catastrophic either, but I’d have expected the DAC/AMP to come with a premium slab in view of its status.