Flagship Premium D/A Converter
The AK4499EQ current-output DAC is AKM’s latest VELVET SOUND VERITA product, following on from the previous flagship device, the AK4497EQ.
Current-output DAC Achieves Best-in-Class Performance
AKM’s Low-Distortion Technology has been optimized for the AK4499’s current-output architecture, resulting in a THD+N measurement of -124dB. The AK4499EQ achieves SNR of 140dB in mono mode.
Dynamic High-Resolution Playback with Incredible Detail
The AK4499EQ is produced using the same Premium Audio LSI process and Non-Magnetic Packaging technology originally developed for the AK4497EQ. These techniques dramatically improve noise performance, especially in the traditionally problematic lower frequency range.
Hierarchies of AKM's Audio Brand
AKM’s audio LSI products that are based on VELVET SOUND are categorized into two groups such as Premium Audio Devices and Advanced Audio Devices.
The flagship VERITA series offers forward-thinking products with world-class performance.
AKM’s VERITA audio devices target high-end and boutique audio equipment. These devices integrate cutting-edge features ideal for the Hi-Fi and high-resolution audio markets.
Premium audio devices target high- to mid-end audio products. They have feature sets similar to those found in the VERITA products and are well-suited for high-resolution audio.
Advanced audio devices optimize various Premium audio device technologies, maintaining high performance while allowing for low-cost designs. Advanced audio devices enable high-quality sound for the portable and automotive audio markets.
About VELVET SOUND
VELVET SOUND is a sound philosophy and brand concept for AKM’s next-generation audio devices, featuring new chip architectures and core technologies.
The new circuitry found in VELVET SOUND devices is designed to maximize dynamics and ensure pure, unaltered audio data, prioritizing the accurate capture and reproduction of the source material in order to achieve high performance and rich musicality. These devices were designed specifically for the high-resolution digital audio era.
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