Wrapped around with love  

Limited supply due to high demand. Order yours today!

 
 
 
 
   

GLOVEAUDIO A1 is an audio accessory with a simple mission:


1) Cradle your Digital Media Player in a protective casing (the Glove)

2) Extend battery life of the player by outsourcing the DAC/Amp circuitry

3) Improve sound quality with a custom, balanced Headphone Amp

     
     
    A1 Brings the sauce
   

A1 is designed to mate with Astell and Kern's AK100 and AK120 music players. A1 features lowest noise, super-low THD, and extra long-life battery. This innovative product not only protects your valuable investment in the personal music player, but also improves its sound quality by using an incredible outboard DAC coupled with a precisely-nuanced balanced amplifier.


With its unique combination of sound quality, portability, and function, GLOVEAUDIO A1 sets you apart to experience Audiophile sound anywhere you are. Reclaim your freedom from the confines of a home system -- experience your music anywhere.

 
 
 
       

 

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Digital specs

 

Resolution

24-bit (Also supports 16-bit)

Sample Rate

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.2 kHz, 192 kHz

 

Jitter

Unmeasurable

 

Max playback

Will play what the AK player will play

 

Compatibility

AK100, AK120 personal music players

 

 

Analog Specs

 
 

Freq. Response

20 Hz...20 kHz

 

S/N Ratio

114 dB

 

THD+N

0.001 % (32ohm load)

 

Crosstalk, 1kHz

Unbal: -121dB; Bal: -140dB

 

Output Impedance

Unbal: 0.5ohm; Bal: 0.5ohm

 

Output power, 32ohm

Unbal: 180mW; Bal: 440mW

 

Supported Headphones

16...600ohm

 

Max Output, 1kHz

Unbal: +7.67dBV; Bal: +13.68dBV

 

 

General Specs

 
 

Audio Output

Unbalanced: 3.5mm; Balanced: Kobiconn, 2.5mm

 

Headphone Amp

Class-AB

 

AC Powering

Worldwide, 90...240V AC power supply included

 

DC Powering

+5V (1A) from external adapter

 

Internal supplies

Battery-isolated, filtered ±10V, super-clean analog rails

 

Unit Dimensions:

116 mm (L) x 68 mm (W) x 32 mm (H)

 

Shipping weight:

550 g

 

Chassis Material

Machined aluminum

     
 
 
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Some photos

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

See our own Michael Goodman present the product at the Tokyo Headphone Fest!

 
 
 
 
 

Reviews and user comments

 

Part Time Audiophile

"Pardon me, but the A1’s got some balls... it sounds like a desktop amplifier; it has a sonic presence and detail much larger than its physical size and appearance might lead the listened to believe."

 

 

 

- Part Time Audiophile

 
 

Audio 360

"The BEST portable rig I have ever heard."

 

 

 

- Michael Mercer, Audio 360

 
 

Digital Audio Review

"The A1 really likes to flex its musical muscles. This doesn't just mean that the Glove A1 plays louder than its rivals but that it also takes better control of your headphones' drivers, which in turn translates to superior rhythmic propulsion as well as more obvious separation. And whilst it's impossible to know how close the Glove's take is to the original performance, it connotes accuracy as a sensation: clean, crisp, and detailed.

Goodman's Glove is bang on the money for electronic music's clean lines and rhythmic urgency"

 

 

 

- John Darko, Digital Audio Review

 
 

Head-Fi

"A far greater sense of texture and the space the recording was made in. Also far greater micro details but not at the expense of warmth or that lovely analog sound we all crave. That's with the T5P's. What's amazing though is that my first generation LCD2's running balanced don't sound dark anymore, it's like the glove has removed veils from them, never thought that would be possible!"

 

 

 

- Ian Dixon, Early Customer

 
 
 
 

Product Downloads

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