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Antipodes Audio Edge

$3,999.00

Free Delivery in NZ
for orders over $100 or $5 under $100.

Product Description

**EX Demo, CHCH ONLY**

The Antipodes EDGE is a high-end audio renderer. The EDGE can be ordered as, or upgraded online to, a duet (combining server and renderer functions), and so the EDGE offers not only a cost-effective entry to the high-end but also an upgrade path. You might start by using an EDGE renderer to play from an existing computer or server, upgrade the EDGE to a duet, or upgrade it by teaming it with an Antipodes CORE Server.

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 Antipodes EDGE uses all solid state storage and the excellent Antipodes ODAPS external linear power supply brick. When the EDGE is upgraded to a duet, users can install their own internal storage by sliding disks into it (no tools needed), or mount external storage, and can attach a USB optical drive for high quality auto-ripping. The upgrade from renderer to duet is delivered online and incurs an upgrade fee. Changes to internal storage require an online service call to setup and optimise the storage. The first installation is free and subsequent changes incur fees.

Storage

The Edge 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 Edge in conjunction with networked storage as a Renderer. Using the Edge with internal storage is the best option audio-wise.

Software

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.

Features

  • Multiple control interfaces - Roon (Our preference), MPD, HQPlayer, Squeezelite, Plex Server, Sonos
  • USB & SPDIF Outputs
  • Dedicated outboard power supply

Specifications

  • CD RIPPING: EDGE RENDERER - none. Edge Duet - Attach Any USB CD/DVD Drive To Auto-rip CDs Retrieves Metadata from Leading Open Internet Repositories, Rips to Uncompressed FLAC
  • MUSIC FILE STORAGE: Edge Renderer - Room for Approximately 70 CDs (To Sample DUET Sound Quality With MPD). Edge Duet - User Inserts Up To Two 7mm 2.5" Samsung Sata SSDs External Storage On USB Or On A Network Share
  • SERVER APPLICATIONS: Edge Renderer - MPD (To Sample DUET Sound Quality). Edge Duet - Roon Server, SqueezeBox Server, MPD, DLNA Server, BubbleUPnP, Minimserver, SONOS Integration, Plex Media Server
  • COLOUR OPTIONS: Silver, Black
  • RENDERER APPLICATIONS:Roon Ready
  • Squeezelite, MPD (DLNA Renderer), HQPlayer NAA, Shairport (Apple Airport Emulation)
  • NETWORK: Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB OUTPUT:USB Audio 2.0 Compliant & Supports - PCM to 32bit / 768kHz PCM, DoP to DSD512, Native DSD to DSD512
  • S/PDIF OUTPUT: Plays PCM to 24bit 192kHz, Bit Perfect Rates 44.1, 48, 96, 192kHz, Auto Transcoding 88.2 to 96, 176.4 to 192kHz, DSD to PCM
  • PROCESSOR CORE: Quad Core Celeron
  • SYSTEM STORAGE: Solid State Storage For Operating System, Application Software & Caching
  • DS EDGE CASE MATERIAL: All Aluminium Alloy
  • COOLING: Fanless Passive Cooling
  • POWER CONSUMPTION: Less than 25W while running
  • POWER SUPPLY:External Power Supply in Black Alloy Case, ODAPS All Linear Technology - Optimised For Digital Audio
  • 220-240VAC - Voltage is set at the factory and is not switchable
  • DS EDGE DIMENSIONS: 240mm (w) x 215mm (d) x 75mm (h)
  • ODAPS PSU DIMENSIONS: 195mm (w) x 107mm (d) x 96mm (h)
  • SHIPPING WEIGHT: Approx 5.5kg (12lbs) - Varies With Storage
  • WARRANTY: 24 Months, Extended to 36 Months with Product Registration via Website