Astell & Kern's first Bluetooth speaker includes a 32-bit DAC | Engadget

This might do the job if you're more interested in appreciating the subtle nuances of a classical piece than blasting audio around the house.Please enter a valid email address A 3.5mm aux input jack provides wired audio if wireless just isn't pristine enough.Not surprisingly, you can expect to pay for the extra quality. Most wireless speakers approaching this price range are either party-oriented models like UE's Hyperboom or convenience-focused smart speakers like the Sonos Five. The Iriver (now Dreamus) brand's new Acro BE100 includes a 32-bit DAC to preserve the audio quality regardless of the source. That's a huge outlay, but the BE100 also exists in a relatively niche space. Astell & Kern will ship the Acro BE100 for $499 in black and white models when it ships on March 7th, with pre-orders starting February 25th.
Astell & Kern is still best known for keeping high-end MP3 players alive, but it's now branching out into Bluetooth speakers and there might be reason to take notice. The Iriver (now Dreamus) bra… [+1090 chars]