Every stage of an Antipodes digital source is designed to minimise electronic noise, and then the whole is fine-tuned to avoid noise nodes (when two noise sources generate a noise peak at the same frequency). Antipodes expertise in this field is what makes our products sound better. Our unique approach means we can avoid the noise filters used in other products. A perfect square wave needs infinite bandwidth, and noise filters inherently limit bandwidth, impairing impulse response, and thereby damaging the fidelity of the digital signal. This is particularly important for high resolution files that require even wider bandwidth. The result is not just digital without the nasties, but music that captures both the life and the subtle expression in music.
The DX is the ultimate expression of Antipodes' expertise with this method, due to the premium parts and execution throughout the DX design, all solid state storage and dedicated ODAPS linear power supplies for each stage, enhanced by the inert nature of its all thick alloy panel construction.
By providing your DAC with an unfiltered, high bandwidth, ultra-low-noise, precision-clocked digital signal, your DAC can perform to its full potential. With almost any DAC you will experience sound that is organic and tonally rich with natural timbres, and yet with no lack of resolution, speed and dynamics. It turns out that the source is critical in computer audio too.
The DX comes standard with no internal storage. There are a variety of storage options; buying the unit with pre-installed storage (1, 2 or 4 TB SSDs), supplying your own (contact your closest Soundline to get some advice as to what drives can be used), or using the DX in conjunction with networked storage as a Renderer. Using the DX with internal storage is the best option audio-wise, and operationally as the DX has a built in ripper.
Antipodes products can be used with a variety of different playback controls. Soundline recommends Roon software as it is an easy to use, aesthetically polished and quite a powerful tool. Other control options include HQPlayer, Plex and MPD. Antipodes also supports Sonos integration, UPnP & DLNA.
- USB output
- Internal low noise Linear ODAPS power supply
- Ripper, renderer and server combined
Retrieves Metadata from Leading Open Internet Repositories
Rips to Uncompressed FLAC
Plex Media Server
MPD (DLNA Renderer)
Shairport (Apple Airport Emulation)
USB Audio 2.0 Compliant & Supports:
- PCM to 32bit / 768kHz PCM (See Note 1 Below)
- DoP to DSD512, Native DSD to DSD512 (See Note 2 Below)
Quad Core Celeron
Solid State Storage For Operating System, Application Software, Caching & Library Database
MUSIC FILE STORAGE
1TB, 2TB, 4TB, 8TB or 12TB Solid State Storage
All Aluminium Alloy
Fanless Passive Cooling
Less than 25W while running
Internal Dedicated ODAPS-Topology Linear Power Supplies For All Stages
220-240VAC - Voltage can be reset by technician and is not user-switchable
432mm (w) x 273mm (d) x 85mm (h)
Approx 10kg (22lbs) - Varies With Storage
24 Months, Extended to 36 Months with Product Registration via Website