The Astell&Kern AK380 Cradle is not merely a cradle - it's an extension of the AK380.
AK CD-Ripper Integration
Connect the AK CD-Ripper to the AK380 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 AK380 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 AK380 Cradle.
(Note: The AK CD-Ripper may not function normally when the AK380 Cradle is connected to a PC.)
Balanced XLR Output
Balanced XLR Output is now possible via the AK380 Cradle. Easily output sound through your home audio system by connecting the AK380 to your favorite amplifier.
* Mount the AK380 and raise the clamp at the rear of the AK380 Cradle for sound output through the cradle.
* The AK CD-Ripper may not be properly recognized if you use a power supply adapter rated at less than 5V 2A.