Astell & Kern AK CD Ripper MKII

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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.


Reviews

Astell n Kern Magazine Guide
Astell&Kern Magazine

Guides & Reviews
by Moon Audio

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
Appearance material  Aluminum
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

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Makes it so easy
Have now imported hundreds of my CD's into AK SE100 and onto SD cards in FLAC format. Slow process even at fastest speed but worth it. Did A/B comparison with former iTunes file versions and I'm very pleased with the improvement. Bonus is that software was upgraded so you can use the Ripper MKII as a straight out player through your AK player via bluetooth. You can then preview CD to see if you wish to import. Love the solid feel and look.
April 11, 2019
All good
July 20, 2018
Having problems with my AK70 not recognizing the unit but AK tech support working with me to resolve the issue.
May 24, 2018
This was a perfect find for me as it works so well with my A&K Kann !
April 18, 2018
Great CD ripper - don�t be fooled by the cheaper external cd drives
This is a great CD ripper. It is easy to use, very reliable and interfaces perfectly with the Astell & Kern DAP that I purchased to use it with. It filled up the internal storage quickly. Moreover when I finished that task I was able to connect the Ripper MKII to my computer and rip CDs without any problem. This CD Ripper was immediately recognized by my ripping software program and worked flawlessly. Before trying this CD Ripper on my computer, I had purchased 4 external CD drives online, each of which promised to handle the ripping without the need for additional software but none of them were recognized by my software and in spite of being purchased new all the external drives were outed by my software as having a �2006 drive� made in China.
FYI this A&K ripper was ID�d as being a TEAC and was immediately compatible with Accurate Rip. This was a great purchase!
February 6, 2018
Dors the job reliably!
Dors what I wanted it to: rips my CDs to FLAC files on my A&K SP1000. The Gracenote CD database needs watching to he sure it finds the correct information, but it�s usually correct. I�mhappy overall.
November 27, 2017
very good product, great quality, recommended
November 11, 2017
Great Sound & Nice Gadget
Although the ripping speed is a bit slow (even if high speed is selected) the sound quality is amazing.

The ripper looks and feels great. It's not cheap but I think it will become a collectror's item in the near future.
December 9, 2015
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How do you select the SD card for ripping rather than the internal storage ?
Dave V on May 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The AK Ripper will always rip to the internal storage. You will have to connect to a computer and manually pull files from internal storage to SD card.
Does the Astell & Kern AK CD Ripper require separate ripping software on you Mac? Thanks!
Jordan m on Jul 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No.
Hello, would this also rip SACD ?
t1969p on May 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, it does not. I would suggest googling how to rip SACD's, as the process is not very easily done.
Is MP3 format supported?
Joe N on Feb 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The CD Ripper MkII rips FLAC and WAV files. The files would have to be converted to MP3 after ripping them.
Hi, I am looking to purchasing this unit, but want to know a) when it rips the audio tracks, will it also import/keep the song title, album info and singer details? b) will this work as a stand alone (without the need of a computer for the actual ripping) b) will this work on a Mac, if I did want to connect this as Mike T in his review states. Thanks!
MetalHead on Aug 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you foe your question.

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.

Thank you.
Does the Astell & Kern AK CD Ripper require separate ripping software on my windows 10 computer?
Sander H on Jul 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No.
Does this ripper require an A&K player to operate? Meaning could I connect a FIIO player to it to rip files to?
Ross B on May 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It requires an AK player (AK70, 70MKII, 100II,120 II, 240, KANN, 300, 320, 380, ...). The player must connect to the ripper in order to rip the CD.

ASTELL & KERN AK CD RIPPER MKII - Unboxing

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