Astell&Kern A&norma SR25

Astell&Kern have been busy to release the new SR25 which takes place of the SR15.

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I am curious about something. Does A&K use that slanted display for any specific reason for the Norma line? I mean, they don’t do that for their flagships, so what’s the point.

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It has to do with the small size and the ergonomics of the hand. Since the SR line is palm size,your hand will tend to tilt. I thought this would bother me at first but after receiving the SR15 it actually fit and works out very natural specially when using the volume knob one handed.

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this one is really intersting!

so it´s now with LDAC support, Android 9.0, a faster cpu and a bigger battery
any other important changes? - found the marketing speech in the shop not as helpfull

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From the A&K Rep at the head-fi forum:

The SR25 is slightly bigger than its predecessor:

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which is not a problem - the SR25 could feel better in the hand

I hope my local store is adding it to the portfolio

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Same here, I am really looking forward to been release!
We dont have a local shop that stocks DAP’s, I really hope I make it to the headphones.com preview program.

@taronlissimore Is headphones.com going to stock the SR25? Thanks!

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Curious about this little unit for sure ! Hopefully it’s a little more neutral than the SR15, which felt a bit too warm for me.

A preview tour would be great though, totally agree with you @DEXCOM7 :slight_smile: !

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so this review keeps me interested.

I would like to know, if there is a link feature (similar to Fiio or Hiby link) where I can use my mobile phone or tablet as remote and keep the SR25 in my pocket or on the table. This could really help with the small display.

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According to the specifications on the Astell & Kern website for the SR25, the output impedance is 1.8 ohm from the unbalanced 3.5 mm out and 1.6 ohm from the 2.5 mm balanced out. I assume this would work well with the CA Andromeda, no, and not make it overly bassy or dark?

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That’s pretty much ideal for the Andromeda.

Right around 2 ohms was my personal preference … with a bit of give and take to taste.

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Thank you, that’s good to hear. With the SR25’s longer battery life, and with the Sony ZX507 superseding the ZX300 (and costing $130 more than its predecessor), the SR25 could be an excellent option.

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found out about the remote app function, I had asked above

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@taronlissimore is headphones.com going to stock the SR25?

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I’m sure they will :wink:

Yes we will be! Dealers can’t start taking pre-orders until May 4th so you’ll see it up on Headphones.com on Monday.

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Ok, SR25 w/2.5mm balanced to xlr adapter to the Stellia … is a fantastic combo…I really like it… it is giving my desktop synergies with the Stellia a run for their money.

only a couple tracks in but dang… it works really well together…

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Mother of God, Please make him stop!

:rofl:

1hr later and I am down 4k LOL!
stop stop stop… is all in my head!
LOL

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Ha! I still like my Cayin better…but the SR25 has better synergy with the Stellia I can tell already… let me swap to my VC with the SR25 and see how that pairs

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