Antipodes

Exceptional Musicality with Exceptional Transparency for Ultimate Sound Quality
ANTIPODES - NEW K & S SERIES PRODUCT RELEASE with 8 NEW MODELS:
S60 - Power Supply (small form) Audiophile grade w 2x 12VDC outputs siuts S20, S30,S40.
S20 - Reclocker (small form), suits any Antipodes music server with a USB output
S30 - Music server (small form) Medium power, w DAC and RCA analog& USB outputs.
S40 - Music Server (small form) High power w USB & Ethernet outputs
K10 - CD Ripper (small form) connect by USB to any (only) Antipodes music servers.
K30 - Music Server (full width) High power, Dual computer w USB & Ethernet outputs
K40 - Music Server (full width) High power, Single computer w Ethernet output only
K50 - "The Ultimate" Music Server (full width) High power, Dual computer, Reclocker, w USB, SPDIF, AES3, 12S & Ethernet outputs

The new K Series and S Series are the first implementation of the OLADRA Project, designed using two key technologies - Interference Spectrum Management and Hybrid Switch Linear.

At the end of 2019, after 3yrs of research, OLADRA Project delivered on the initial promise The first commercially-viable prototypes offered sound quality that was substantially ahead of anything we had heard before from a music server. The biggest and most obvious gains were in sheer clarity. There appeared to be no noise floor at all, together with excellent detail resolution and dynamics. Importantly, timbre and musical expression were outstanding.

One key choice a high-end audio manufacturer needs to make is whether you are going to sell based on the technology you employ or the sound quality you deliver. This is particularly true in the field of music servers, where the computer technologies are constantly evolving and well marketed in the IT press. The problem that arises is that some advances in computer technology improve sound quality and some advances in computer technology diminish sound quality. Some simple examples are that most advances in motherboard chipsets advance sound quality, but most advances in interfaces (eg. SATA and USB) diminish sound quality. This is because the technologies are aimed at delivering computer power for number crunching and data look-ups, not to increase the sound quality of music servers. Antipodes has firmly decided to compete on its sound quality, rather than the list of technologies employed. For this reason we do not list the specific details of, say, RAM, Mips, GHz, etc. We do not do this in order to hide anything. We do it because, if we are measured by the specs we publish then this will divert us towards improving those specs rather than sound quality. Antipodes is an audio company, not a computer company, and so our values are about the sound. We choose to 'live and die' by the sound quality we deliver, rather than 'live and die' by specs we publish.