PEM13 AK300 Series Cradle

$ 299.00

$ 349.00

AK Cradle: the AK300 Series’ Bedrock 

The AK Cradle is not merely a cradle - it's an extension of the AK300 Series Portable Players. Although the previous Astell&Kern cradle was simply a charging station, the new AK300 Series Cradle was developed from the ground up to deliver many more features.

Sound output via balanced XLR cables 
Connection to the AK CD-Ripper
USB cable optimized for charging

Experience the AK Cradle's incredible features for yourself.

Balanced XLR Output

Balanced XLR output is now possible via the AK Cradle.
Easily output sound through your home audio system by connecting the AK380, AK320 or AK300 to your favorite amplifier.

* Mount the AK380, AK320 or AK300 and raise the clamp at the rear of the AK Cradle for sound output through the cradle.

    AK CD-Ripper Integration

    Connect the AK CD-Ripper to the AK Cradle's [AK CD-Ripper Connection Port] for easy access and smooth operability.
    The AK CD-Ripper does not require a separate power supply when power is being supplied to the AK Cradle.

    * An adapter rated 5V 2A or greater must be connected to the cradle's Micro-USB cable to use the AK CD-Ripper in conjunction with the AK Cradle.
    (Note: The AK CD-Ripper may not function normally when the AK Cradle is connected to a PC.)

     Connect with the AK300 Series Player and AK Cradle

    Optimized USB Cable

    A USB cable created specifically for optimum cradle functionality was developed for the AK Cradle.
    The polyethylene insulation material with dual-layer outer coating delivers superior electrical insulation properties that effectively suppress outside noise interference. The cable is produced with a high-density braiding method to ensure excellent signal delivery.

    The cable’s high performance properties deliver reliable power for CD ripping with the AK CD-Ripper as well as USB DAC XLR output.

    * Balanced XLR output is disabled when using the USB DAC functionality via the AK Cradle.

    Light and Shadow

    The AK Cradle retains the 'light and shadow' design motif of the AK300 Series Players, which aesthetically exposes the subtle patterns of light that play across its surfaces. 
    The connected cradle provides a stable foundation for the AK300 Series Player, and the overall design delivers a carefully crafted and unified look.

    Angles of operation have been optimized for easy screen access in virtually every environment.