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Astell&Kern Adds TIDAL to Its Portable Hi-Res Audio Players

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astell-kern-ak70.jpgAstell&Kern has announed that it will add the TIDAL music streaming service to its lineup of portable hi-res audio players. TIDAL is one of the few streaming services that allows you to stream music at full CD quality, as opposed to a compressed format. The site offers unlimited access to over 42.5 million songs, as well as curated playlists and videos. TIDAL support will be added first to the AK70 (shown here), AK300, AK320, and AK380 players via firmware update; owners of the AK240, AK100 II, and AK120 II players will receive the update at a later date.

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Astell&Kern officially adds TIDAL to its full line of Wi-Fi enabled portable high-resolution audio players.

TIDAL is a global, experiential, entertainment platform built for fans, directly from artists around the world. TIDAL members enjoy exclusively curated content that directly connects artists with their fans in multiple ways. The service offers high-fidelity, CD sound quality music, high resolution video, an opportunity to discover new artists, and unique experiences via TIDAL X. TIDAL is available in more than 52 countries, with more than a 42.5 million song catalog and 140,000 high quality videos. For more information, please visit www.tidal.com.

Henry Park, CEO of IRIVER, parent company of Astell&Kern, said, "With the TIDAL integration, we are providing users with the best hi-fi streaming service available today. We are very excited to offer this service to our loyal customers. Astell&Kern feels the addition of Tidal will help reach new audiences who want to receive their music selection delivered this way. Astell&Kern is always looking for new ways to provide music lovers with the best way to enjoy music at home and on-the-go. Our line of high-resolution audio players is considered to be the best money can buy, so we always want to be a part of the latest and greatest options currently available for music."

While Astell&Kern has streaming services available on their devices in other countries such as Groovers+, MOOV and Deezer, TIDAL integration provides a global provider of streaming music services available in 46 countries.

TIDAL support will be available via an OTA firmware update and will roll out in tiers to Astell&Kern's full product line, starting with the AK70, AK300, AK320 and AK380 portable high-resolution audio players. Support for Astell&Kern's AK240, AK100 II, and AK120 II players will follow.

Astell&Kern products can be purchased online directly at us.astellnkern.com and are found at high-end audio retailers around the world.

Additional Resources
Astell&Kern Shows Off New Hi-Res Player and In-Ear Monitor at HomeTheaterReview.com.
Astell&Kern Announces New Entry-Level Portable Hi-Res Audio Player at HomeTheaterReview.com.


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