Astell & Kern AKS 01

Docking station for AK100 and AK120

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Astell & Kern AKS 01 docking stand for AK100/AK120

Keep your Astell & Kern player secure, charged up, and on display with the AKS 01 dock. (Player not included.)

Want to give your Astell & Kern high-resolution player a little extra love? Get the AKS 01 docking station. It's the perfect complement for using your AK100 or AK120 in a desktop setup. Plug this handsome aluminum dock into your computer using the included USB cable. Not only will the AKS 01 charge your Astell & Kern device, it will also allow you to take advantage of your player's USB DAC capability.

The AK100 and AK120 also make great source components in a home stereo system. Place your player in this dock and connect a line out to your receiver or amp. The dock's back offers solid support for your device. Click through all five tilting positions to find the right angle. Then you can proudly display your player while also maintaining easy access to the full-color touchscreen monitor.

Product Highlights:

  • docking stand for Astell & Kern AK100 and AK120 portable music players
  • includes USB cable for using the AK100 or AK120 as a USB DAC with your computer
  • automatically charges AK100 and AK120 with USB connection
  • adjustable hinge offers five tilt positions
  • aluminum construction matches the AK100 and AK120
  • warranty: 90 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Astell & Kern AKS 01

Written By Michael, Boston on Saturday, December 13, 2014

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A very nice device to complement my AK120 Titan edition. Which brings me to the tech support I received from the Crutchfield associate who checked the docks compatibility with the Titan Edition I was purchasing. Was assured it fit perfectly. All my Crutchfield purchases have been Pleasant experiences. Thanks,

Pros: Well built dock that holds my DAC securely. The design is aesthetically pleasing.

Cons: Wish there was a color option for the AK120 Titan Edition. Still looks ok. But I think for the price this should have Been an option.

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  • Docking stand for AK100 or AK120 digital music players with attached 38" USB cable
  • Warranty booklet

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Overview: The Astell & Kern AKS01 is a high-quality docking stand for the AK100 and AK120 digital music players. It is made of the same black brushed aluminum as the players, and has a large anti-slip rubber base. The sturdy docking stand weighs 9.2 ounces.

Adjustable Tilt Angle: The AKS01 can be used at several convenient angles, with stops at 0° (lying flat), 15°, 30°, 45° and 60° (angles are approximate).

USB DAC Function: The dock features a male Micro-USB connector, and a Type A USB connector at the end of its 38" cable. This allows you to use the DAC (digital-to-analog converter) in the player, bypassing your computer's built-in DAC for dramatically improved musical performance of your stored digital music. You can also charge the AK100/AK120 player via USB.

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