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Astell & Kern make their own docking station/cradle: http://shop.iriverinc.com/index.php/astell-kern/astell-kern-aks01-cradle-docking-station-for-ak100-ak120.html

I do not understand why they built it without any power supply. So still it is only a fancy USB cord.

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Originally Posted by Goldlion973 View Post
 

I like the design or it, looks neat and all but you wouldn't notice any harm was being done as its not in your hand, it'd probably be on the dock over long periods of time unlike the devices it is intended to be used for.... would rather something similar that didn't use magnetics to hold it, AK's holder is very over priced for what it is and I would not go near it.

 

 

Or something, not very desktop perhaps... nice if something could hold  the DAP and an Amp.

 

I think the AK120 alloy body is magnetics proof (?) -  you can't just put AK120 on the magnet as it would NOT stick - you need a thin plate that comes with the holder which is inserted in side the AK120 leather case.

Hope this stand would not do any harm to the AK120 internal as I really like it.

Yes - The AK's holder is too expensive for what it is.


Edited by Cougar2465 - 10/29/13 at 11:08pm
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I asked them about the docking cradle on their Facebook page. Unfortunately it only works with the leather case removed. I never take mine out of its case so won't bother with the stand. To be honest I don't use it with my computer other than for transferring files so a stand is not needed any way.
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Neat little magnetic stand ...

Just want to show you what I found when looking for a stand for AK120




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Looking real sweet ... just hope the magnet ain't too strong to screw the electrical component inside.
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Awesome dock :bigsmile_face:  

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Is real sweet looking, the magnetic holder... even better that it utilizes the case, would still be too weary of it though.

 

A&K's holder is WACK, its expensive also.... am guessing that they think they can fleece people considering the price tag of their devices. I'd rather a block of well crafted wood with a USB cable cut into it.
 

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I do not understand why they built it without any power supply. So still it is only a fancy USB cord.

 

 

 

The device charges via USB, it also works as an external drive and DAC through its USB port so its all that's needed really. This should have freed them up enough to create a better design, something like that magnetic one but minus the magnet.... am not sure how well batteries fare with magnetics.

 

Perhaps if someone contacts them and asks? Really is a cool holder.

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Well, I have to say that I am impressed with the customer service from Astell & Kern. I left three separate questions via email and each one of them was answered separately the next day.

It turns out that the reason I couldn't drag and drop the folders was because I was trying to do it from the desktop and I needed to open the actual libraries and drop them into the Iriver app.

I have been a long time skeptic of the FLAC files and now that I'm listening to them through this device I am astounded by the sound of clarity!
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Yeah, like dude... way to ignore me back there. Did kinda give the same advise. :confused:

 

Even gave a link to the software with a video.

 

Newbies nowadays... so demanding.


Edited by Goldlion973 - 10/30/13 at 6:36am
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No, neither ignoring you nor demanding. Just busy and fitting in what I can.

 

Thanks for the link.

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Such is life I suppose... such is life. :ph34r:

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As I said in my last post, the biggest issue I have with the cradle is that it cannot be used with the case in place. I have yet to see anyone use it without the case.

I wonder also if there is a firmware update on the horizon to sort out album art on DSD. I still get none even though the last update was meant to sort that!
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... how about an update to have the up button as fast forward and the down button as rewind.... would trade off for that one.

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I must admit I like the buttons the way they are. I guess they remind me of the old days with my walkman cassette players so I find them intuitive to use in that respect.
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I must admit i am all green from envy, lovely images, which camera and lens you used, love tack sharp focus, colors and silky blurred background.
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I must admit i am all green from envy, lovely images, which camera and lens you used, love tack sharp focus, colors and silky blurred background.

Glad you like it.
It's Canon 5D Mk3 with 24-70mm f2.8L II lens.
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