Astell & Kern AK CD Ripper MKII
Redesigned and Improved for the Ultimate CD Ripping experience. While inheriting the stable performance seen in existing products, the AK Ripper MKII has improved product design, algorithms, and more to provide more accurate ripping results.
AK RIPPER MKII VERSUS AK Ripper ORIGINAL
- A heavier case is used to minimize and suppress the vibrations generated during ripping.
- Ripping at high speeds can degrade ripping quality, the adjustable ripping speed setting allows for more accurate and perfect for ripping. It offers the same three options as very fast / fast / normal, but the speed has been adjusted more finely for the MKII.
- Improvement of the error correction algorithm applied to the existing Ripper making it possible to improve the error correction.
Hi-Fi grade CD drive is mounted, further stable ripping is realized. Astell & Kern CD-Ripper MKII is the latest model of the CD ripping drive for AK players.
AK CD-RIPPER MKII
The successor to Astell & Kern dedicated CD ripping drive "AK CD-RIPPER". By adopting the Hi-Fi grade CD drive and excellent vibration control including 1260 g body weight, more stable ripping is possible compared to conventional products.
USB C to MicroB OTG cable and MicroB OTG cable are included.
You can save the sound source data of the CD directly to the AK player with PC less, access the music database "Gracenote" via the Wi - Fi network function of the connecting Astell & Kern player, and add the album name, song title / artist Information such as name and album art are automatically obtained. Of course, it is also possible to enter text directly from the display of the AK player.
The setting is to select the file format (WAV / FLAC) and ripping speed (Normal / Fast / Very fast), and if you turn on "Automatic CD ripping", by tapping the icon on the notification bar of the corresponding AK player, ripping will start.
The design is renewed, and the beauty of the function and shape pursued by Astell & Kern is represented by a cube design of the main body, a triangle which three dampers hold, and a group of CD circles.
|Just as before, easily connect with AK player or Cradle using the supplied cable.|
|Connect the Ripper MKII to the product, then select the Ripping menu.|
|Reliable Ripping is possible by using Audio CD-ROM for Hi-Fi CD player.|
|A heavier case is used to minimize and suppress the vibrations generated during ripping.|
|Ripping at high speeds can degrade ripping quality, the adjustable ripping speed setting allows for more accurate and perfect for ripping. It offers the same three options as very fast / fast / normal, but we have adjusted the speed more finely for the MKII.|
|Improvement of the error correction algorithm applied to the existing Ripper making it possible to improve the error correction.|
|Body color||Gun Metal|
|Size (W × H × D)||Approximately 149 × 149 × 49 (mm)|
|Weight||Approximately 1260 g|
|CD ripping file format||WAV, FLAC|
|Corresponding model||SP 1000, KANN, AK 70 MK II, AK 70, AK 380, AK 320, AK 300, AK 240, AK 120 III, AK 100 II|
|Supplied items||USB C to MicroB OTG cable, MicroB OTG cable, MicroB cable, warranty card, Quick Start Guide|
FYI this A&K ripper was ID�d as being a TEAC and was immediately compatible with Accurate Rip. This was a great purchase!
The ripper looks and feels great. It's not cheap but I think it will become a collectror's item in the near future.
A) Yes, from the user manual:
"By setting up the ripping options in advance, the user can connect the AK CD-RIPPER MKII and simply touch the CD ripping icon to begin.
The connected Astell&Kern music player will access Gracenote's servers featuring the latest music data and automatically write the corresponding music information and album cover to the ripped music files. The user also has the option to manually enter metadata such as album title, artist, genre, and year of release for CD information that is not available on Gracenote.
Furthermore, the user can set the ripping speed (normal / fast / very fast) and file format (WAV / FLAC) through the settings menu."
B) Yes, you connect to power, the A&K Player, insert a CD and you are good to go.
C) Yes, it will rip CD's to a computer as well.