Antelope Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC Kit with Voltikus Power Supply & 10M Audiophile Atomic Clock

Antelope Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC Kit with Voltikus Power Supply & 10M Audiophile Atomic Clock

Antelope Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC Kit with Voltikus Power Supply & 10M Audiophile Atomic Clock

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Antelope Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC Kit with Voltikus Power Supply & 10M Audiophile Atomic Clock

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  • Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC
  • Voltikus Power Supply
  • 10M Audiophile Atomic Clock

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  • 1Description

This digital-to-analog converter kit from Antelope features a Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC digital-to-analog converter and master clock with the ability to handle, and even upsample, DSD formats. Included in this kit are a Voltikus audiophile-grade power supply and an Audiophile 10M atomic clock.

  • Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC Upsampling Converter

    Designed by Antelope for a variety of pro-audio conversion scenarios, the Zodiac Platinum is a digital-to-analog converter and master clock that features the ability to handle—and even upsample—DSD formats. Indeed, the Zodiac can upsample DSD64 and DSD128 files to DSD256; this process will aid in revealing all the accuracy, transparency, imaging, and dynamic variance nestled within the original file. Its USB controller chip can handle streaming rates of 480 Mbps, facilitating sample rates of up to 384 kHz in conjunction with Antelope's ASIO driver for OS X and Windows operating systems.

    On the DAC side of things, the Zodiac provides AES/EBU connections, as well as S/PDIF and TOSLINK PCM support. It also features the same 64-bit, Acoustically Focused Clocking technology offered in many other Antelope products for jitter management of all digital inputs, as well as an oven-controlled wordclock.

    On the front on the unit, a stepped volume attenuator allows for precise stereo balance, while source-selection and stereo-to-mono buttons provide additional and useful features whilst monitoring. Two headphone outputs provide dual-stage driver architecture, as well as switchable output impedances. While the dedicated power supply for the unit is available separately, the Zodiac includes a unibody IR remote control and a software control panel compatible with Mac and Windows computers.

    Notable Features
    • Up to 384 kHz sampling rate
    • 10M / WC Input for Antelope’s Rubidium Atomic Reference Clock or any Antelope Audio master clock
    • DSD support including unique 256X Mode
    • Switchable 64-bit 8X linear phase upsampler
    • Quad DAC architecture for dynamic range
    • Quiet stepped relay volume attenuator for precise stereo balance (matched to 0.05 dB)
    • Antelope oven-controlled clock with ultra-low jitter
    • Built in 64-bit acoustically focused clocking provides jitter management for all digital inputs
    • De-Jittered, re-clocked digital outputs: 1 x AES/EBU and 2 x S/PDIF
    • Anti-thumping speaker and ear protection on power up and source change
    • Multiple stereo inputs, including balanced analog (1/4”), unbalanced analog (RCA), computer data (USB), optical digital (TOSLINK), and coaxial (SPDIF (RCA) and AES/EBU)
    • Stereo analog outputs – balanced (XLR), unbalanced (RCA)
    • Dual-stage headphone driver architecture for superior matching with professional headphone coils
    • Large shared volume control, switchable between analog outputs and headphone outputs
    • Mute for both headphones and main output, including -12dB attenuation for headphones
    • Adjustable (120 or 0 Ohms) headphone output impedance
    • Input select button easily toggles between inputs
    • Unibody IR remote control with extended angle of reception
    • Windows/Mac software control panel
    • Automatic internet-based firmware upgradeability
    • Dedicated Voltikus power supply available separately
    • Meets FCC and CE requirements

     

  • Audiophile 10M Atomic Clock
    Provided by third party:

    Antelope Audio's 10M Atomic Clock will bring out the sonic details you've always dreamed of experiencing.
    To get ultimate sonic performance from your system, you need a clock with absolute accuracy and virtually zero jitter. The Audiophile 10M Atomic Clock is a 10MHz rubidium atomic reference generator that, paired with Antelope's renowned clocking algorithm, delivers astonishing audio quality. The hyperfine energy levels of the non-radioactive rubidium core enable high-precision timing to 0.03 parts per billion, which equates to a loss of just one second per 1000 years!
    All aspects of your sound will benefit - staging and imaging will become pin-sharp, and spectral separation and depth will gain clarity, detail, and range. The result will be the analog immersion, dynamics, and detail that you always wished for.

    Key Features
    • 10M is the preferred clock for trendsetting producers, audio engineers, artists and movie post-production studios
    • Use 10M with any device with a 10 MHz (BNC) input and clock two units simultaneously
    • The 10M Atomic Clock was designed to endure and stay eco-friendly
    10M is the preferred clock for trendsetting producers, audio engineers, artists and movie post-production studios
    The Audiophile 10M Atomic Clock (a.k.a. Baby 10M) is an enhanced version of the Antelope's Isochrone 10M, which has become an industry standard for ensuring audio quality and accurate sound reproduction.
    Use 10M with any device with a 10 MHz (BNC) input and clock two units simultaneously
    Bring the original, unspoiled source to your speakers simply by connecting this ultra-accurate 10MHz clock and turning it on. The Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC will automatically switch from its crystal oscillator to the atomic clock reference.
    The 10M Atomic Clock was designed to endure and stay eco-friendly
    The Audiophile 10M Atomic Clock is made from only high-grade materials, including a custom-machined aluminum front panel. This sturdy mechanical construction makes it highly resistant to mechanical shocks. The much smaller chassis and heat sink of the Baby 10M is due to the implementation of energy saving technology, allowing three times less power consumption and thus a greatly reduced heat level.
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  • 1Description
  • Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC Upsampling Converter
    Dynamic Range 129 dB
    THD + N 0.0004%
    USB 2.0, Data stream up to 480 Mbps / 384 kHz, Type-B
    Clocking System 4th generation acoustically focused clocking
    64-bit DDS
    Oven-controlled crystal oscillator
    Clocking Stability < ±0.02 PPM, oven controlled at 147°F / 64°C
    Clock Aging < 1 ppm per year
    Sample Rates 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
    352.8 kHz and 384 kHz through USB only
    Inputs 1 x BNC, 10 MHz Wordclock: 10 MHz sine wave, 44.1 to 384 kHz
    1 x AES/EBU XLR: 44.1 to 192 kHz
    2 x S/PDIF RCA: 44.1 to 192 kHz
    2 x RCA analog: -10 dBv unbalanced (2 V RMS max)
    2 x 1/4" TRS analog: +4 dBu balanced (26 dBu max)
    2 x optical TOSLINK
    Outputs 2 x analog XLR balanced, +14 to +26 dBu at 0 dBFS, preset to +20 dBu, 56 Ohms to GND*
    *This is the peak value with headroom included and should not be mistaken with the averaged value of +4 dBu stated on the back panel*
    1 x AES/EBU de-jittered, re-clocked digital output, 110 Ohms
    2 x S/PDIF de-jittered, re-clocked digital output, 75 Ohms
    2 x analog RCA: trimmable unbalanced between 0 dBv and +12 dBv with a +6 dBv default. 2 Vrms max, 56 Ohms
    2 x headphones: 20 dBu @ 0 dBFS. 120 or 0 Ohms switchable
    Operating Temperature 32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.5 x 4.4 x 7.5" / 165 x 112 x 190 mm
    Weight 4.4 lb / 2 kg
  • Audiophile 10M Atomic Clock
    General
    Type Atomic clock
    Width 6.5 in
    Depth 7.6 in
    Height 4.4 in
    Weight 3.09 lbs
    Power
    Nominal Voltage AC 120/230 V
    Frequency 50/60 Hz
    Terminals
    Terminals (2) x atomic clock output - BNC
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