MI2N
Music Industry News Network
TUESDAY, JULY 22ND
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Tech News (more headlines) 01-07-2014

Antelope Audio Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC/Headphone Amp Debuts At CES, Setting New Standard For Accuracy, Transparency, Imaging And Dynamics

Bookmark and Share
Email: jeff@hummingbirdmedia.com
Website: http://www.hummingbirdmedia.com
Las Vegas, January 7, 2014: Leading digital audio manufacturer Antelope Audio [CES: Venetian, suite 29-227] introduces its new Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC/headphone amplifier during the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The Zodiac Platinum, features a unique 256X upsampling mode where DSD64 and DSD128 are upsampled to DSD256, thereby releasing the true potential of DSD – delivering new standards in accuracy, transparency, imaging, and dynamics. The new DSD DAC ships with an entirely new, second-generation Voltikus power supply and an elegant aluminum remote control.

In addition to having a strong presence in the consumer audiophile market, Antelope Audio is highly regarded in the professional audio community as the world’s leading manufacturer of digital clocking devices and AD/DA converters. The company's equipment can be found in top commercial facilities around the world and is routinely used by the industry's most accomplished recording, mixing, mastering and live sound audio engineers. The new Zodiac Platinum DAC draws on this combined expertise, providing the most comprehensive, top-end DSD and PCM sample rate support and uncompromising audiophile quality.

Zodiac Platinum: The Revolutionary Difference is in the Details:

With the Zodiac Platinum, it is possible for the listener to discern each tiny detail presented in the original recording. This is because its innovative PCM and DSD upsampling capability enables the device to reconstruct a more natural-sounding waveform than other standard upsampling methods allow. Such a premium result is achieved through a proprietary 64-bt algorithm, developed by Antelope Audio CEO, Igor Levin, adding precisely the right samples in their most natural placement.

"We have created an algorithm that we believe is the best sounding and most authentic in reconstructing the wave using the DSD," says Levin. "And the precision with which we are carrying this out is three times higher than what is typically done on the DAC chip. It is a more accurate calculation, and this is what makes the difference when you are computing the missing points."

"Even in cases where the original material was not recorded at higher rates, we can still use the same mathematics that we use in the upsampling with the PCM in order to produce higher sample rate DSD - and that is going to make a big difference when the DSD is reconstructed," he added. "So in a way, I would go so far as to say that we've created the best DSD that's ever been built by improving it through this upsampling process."

Zodiac Platinum: The Perfect Digital Hub:

In addition to the custom-built USB chip capable of carrying DSD128 and up 24-bit, 384 kHz PCM files, the Zodiac Platinum boasts a wide range of connectivity options, including AES/EBU and S/PDIF I/O, a couple of TOSLINK inputs (PCM only), a set of balanced and unbalanced analog outs, as well as an unbalanced RCA input. All this makes it a corner stone for any home entertainment setup, allowing seamless connectivity to any computer, streamer, gaming console or TV screen and providing the highest level of audio reproduction performance and enjoyment.

The Platinum is complimented with two audiophile grade headphone outputs fed by dual-stage drivers and controlled by a precision stepped relay attenuator, coming as a welcome addition to those that prefer to be immersed in a more intimate high-end audio appreciation.

Zodiac Platinum: The Ultimate Clocking:

Finally, the device features Antelope's renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking and is also equipped with a 10MHz input for Antelope's 10M Rubidium atomic clock — which delivers the most accurate, stable clocking reference available, bringing the ultimate imaging and 3D dimensionality. Superior stereo placement on the Zodiac Platinum is enhanced by the Quad-DAC architecture, procesing the left and the right channel conversion in two separate DAC chips. This technology affects the signal to noise ratio while improving stereo separation and overall linearity.

The Zodiac Platinum, which ships with Voltikus power supply, is priced at US $5,500 and is already available globally. For more information and product specifications, please visit the Antelope Audio website.


About Antelope Audio:

Antelope Audio leverages more than 20 years' experience in professional digital audio to create the most analog-like sounding audiophile D/A converters and preamps. Antelope was among the first companies offering 24-bit, 384 kHz and real DSD128 streaming via custom-built USB chip and the first implementing 256X upsampling mode where DSD64 and DSD128 are upsampled to DSD256. The company is the first offering a 10 MHz atomic clock in a consumer audiophile AD/DA preamp, providing extremely accurate audio representation and detailed soundstage of both analog and digital recordings.

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

MusicDish*China Top 5 Indie Song Chart 07/12-07/18/2014

MusicDish*China Booking Second China Tour For French Jazz Singer Clotilde Rullaud

Longreef, Friend Movement And Abijack Management Join Forces For Launch Of Powerful "Battle Plan" Single And Video

MISSING LINK MUSIC ON ED SHEERAN'S #1 ALBUM

Chaz DePaolo Live: One Night In IONA

Maybe Mars Presents: The XP Sound Vol.1

CONVICTS TAKE ON CONGRESS

Da Phatfunk Clique Releases More Funk Jazz On The Violin!



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» MusicDish*China Launches Song Promotion Service For China
» Stanton SCS.4DJ USB Mixstation With Version 5.0 Software On Display At Summer NAMM 2014
» Big Fuss Records To Continue Helpful Music Artist Program In 2015
» Envivio Powers Transmission Of NRJ HITS France In Ultra HD TV Over Digital Terrestrial Television
» Pandora Internet Radio Hits Two Million Listeners In ANZ In Under Two Years
» Island Records Promotes Eric Wong To Executive Vice President/General Manager, Island Records
» NASTRAQ -- The New Platform For Monetizing Entertainment
» Rotosound Announces String Change Clinics With Bassist Jim Houghton
» New White Mic Music Single "Cheers" Brings The Party To You!
» Ed Roman Receives Two AMG Heritage Awards Nominations


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Temple Bar 3 Year Anniversary
» Zebra Music Festival (Shanghai) Announces Headlining Acts (Chinese Version)
» Raising Our Voices For Fennie: Benefit Concert Zajia Lab, July 13
» Raising Our Voices For Fennie: Benefit Concert Zajia Lab, July 13 (Chinese Version)
» KANO Premiere At New York Asia Film Fest (Chinese Version)
» Over 90% Of Adults Support The Provision Of Music In Schools
» Why Branding Is More Important Than Ever
» Executive Wach: Tracktion Software Corporation, Liberace Foundation, McNally Smith College Of Music, SPIN, WSOU, Guitar Center
» "Overheard 3" And "Golden Chickensss" Took The Stage At New York Asian Film Festival (Chinese Version)
» Exclusive Interview With Up-&-Coming Beijing Indie Heat Mark
» Aloft Hotels Launches Global Search For Emerging Music Talent
» MusicDish*China Enlists Chinese Music Sites Wa3 And Ximalaya For 'China Life' Tour

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2014 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.