During the demonstration at RMAF, the Antelope suite consisted of two systems built around Zodiac Platinum DACs, with one system connected to the 10M Audiophile Atomic Clock and the other functioning solely as a DAC/preamplifier. The digital signals originated from a Music Vault M7 music server by Sound Science. The first system (which included the 10M) also consisted of a Lyngdorf 2170 integrated amplifier with Room Perfect room correction, powering a pair of King Sound Prince III electrostatic full range loudspeakers.
The Second system, which used the Zodiac Platinum as a DAC/preamplifer, received its digital signal from a second Music Vault Music Server. The Zodiac Platinum was used to feed a M20 stereo vacuum tube headphone amplifier, which was driving two Kingsound H3 electrostatic headphones. The Zodiac Platinum was also feeding a Kingsound M10 solid state headphone amp that was be driving another pair of Kingsound H3 electrostatic headphones.
Antelope Audio is widely regarded as an authority in digital clocking and audio conversion technologies and is well-known in the professional audio community. The same technology featured in the Audiophile 10M Atomic Clock is also present in the company’s flagship 10M Atomic reference generator and routinely used at the best recording, mastering and postproduction facilities around the Globe.
The Zodiac Platinum features custom, ultra low jitter USB for streaming up to DSD128 and 384 kHz PCM, plus comprehensive analog and digital I/O. It also features fully reclocked and de-jittered digital outputs along with analog preamp inputs, ensuring sonic purity at the input stage. With 64-bit precision 8x linear phase PCM and DSD upsampling capabilities and quad DAC architecture, the Zodiac Platinum also uses high precision relay attenuators for fast and precise control of main outputs and dual variable impedance headphone outputs.
The 10M Audiophile Atomic Clock is an upgraded and enhanced version of Antelope’s legendary Isochrone 10M master clock, which has become an industry standard among leading producers, sound engineers, artists and movie post-production studios worldwide. When coupled with Antelope’s 10M Audiophile Atomic Clock, the Zodiac Platinum Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter management technology, reaches an even higher standard of professional-grade performance and a noticeable improvement on audio depth and clarity.
Voltikus PSU is a second generation power supply that is purpose built for the Zodiac Platinum with a triple regulated power supply with integrated power line filtering.
The Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC & Audiophile 10M Atomic Clock Bundle sells for $12,995. The Zodiac Platinum ships with a dedicated aluminum IR remote and as well as a custom software control panel for PC, Mac or mobile control applications.