Details are a bit thin on the ground at the moment, though I imagine that's going to change in very short order, but it looks like A&K will be launching a new player called the "KANN". While it looks a bit of a hash, it's supposed spec and price point might make it interesting. Seems it'll be a single-chip AK4490 based design, but will full native DSD playback up to DSD256 (something nobbled in the lower-end AK300 series). It'll include a built-in output section that's closer in power to the AK3XX amp, and will finally "fix" the wonky OI ratings AK's units have had (yielding 0.65 ohms SE and double that, or so, in balanced mode). Seems it'll have a fat-ass battery, dedicated line out for both balanced and unbalanced, as well as a dedicated headphone output, both using the usual A&K 2.5mm/3.5mm TR(R)S connections. Ugly bastard thing from the glimpse I saw ... Most interesting things for me in what I've heard so far are the USB 3.0/Type-C connection and, for me, most importantly, DUAL CARD SLOTS. That's 1x microSD and 1x full-size SD cards. That gives a current maximum of 1.25TB of storage with cards you can actually buy today, plus the built-in 64GB it'll come with. Price? $999 Not sure how accurate all that is, but it's what I have at the moment ... Oh, and apparently some dark blue-ish/gunmetal color and silver. This shot is the front ... in profile it's a fat, angular, little bastard ... almost like someone glued a Pono on the back of a Jnr.