Antelope introduce the Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC

Antelope DSD

The new Antelope Zodiac Platinum DAC brings audio appreciation to a higher level, offering the audiophile community the widest DSD support, including the unique 256 DSD mode and a PCM sample rate of 768 kHz via a custom-built USB chip.

The extreme DSD256 greatly extends the accuracy and transparency of the audio reproduction as well as the overall system performance. The custom-designed Antelope USB chip compliments high fidelity by reducing clock jitter and pushing the envelope of the USB streaming with sample rates four times higher than those offered by similar devices. 

Whereas many top of the line DACs offer PCM upsamplers, the Platinum is the first device to ffer a DSD upsampler. This distinctive feature allows the upsampling of DSD64 to DSD256, ushing DSD noise into higher frequencies, vastly improving the quality of the D/A conversion. he Platinum bypasses internal digital filters built into the DAC chip by implementing a custom psampler with carefully designed high-precision linear phase filters in the FPGA.

In the heart of the new Platinum lie the renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking and the ltra-low jitter oven-controlled crystal oscillator, which are Antelope’s signature for nprecedented sound quality appreciated by the best recording, mastering and post production studios around the world. In addition, the Platinum is equipped with a 10 MHz input for the egendary Antelope 10M Rubidium atomic clock, providing the most accurate and stable locking reference and therefore an uncompromised digital to analog conversion.

Zodiac Platinum has an enhanced stepped relay volume control compared to its very successful nd highly appreciated predecessor Zodiac Gold. It also carries the Antelope dual stage eadphone drivers with impedance control. Platinum comes only in bundle with the second eneration of the audiophile power supply Voltikus. The upgraded version of the PSU has a eparating power line filter on its own board, an improved transformer shielding and better onnector with stronger locking. A new, high-performance power cable, connecting both devices

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