Astell&Kern has released a limited edition version of the A&norma SR25 MKII portable music player, with double the internal storage capacity.
The Limited Edition of the Astell&Kern A&norma SR25 MKII initially stands out because of its new color blue. But what really makes it interesting is its internal storage capacity of 128 GB, double that of the standard version. Especially for hires audio files – where this player is mainly intended for – not exactly a superfluous luxury. after all, 64 GB is very little and you can never take your entire collection of digital music with you. Well, there is always the possibility of adding extra storage via micro-SD memory cards but an “instant ready” solution is always more convenient. The limited edition costs £729, compared to £699 for the standard version. So you don’t have to pass it up for that little difference in price. On the other hand, running to the store to replace your old “standard” A&norma SR25 MKII with this variant is pretty pointless. Expansion via the aforementioned memory card is then much cheaper. Only disadvantage of the limited version: only a hundred of them were made.
Both on the website and the Facebook page of Astell&Kern, the limited edition cannot be found at the time of writing. However, we did find it (still…) in this Irish webshop, for an amount of €839 (see screenshot above).