Antelope Audio AMÁRI reference-grade AD/DA converter
Posted on: Thursday 30th of May 2019
A new reference-grade A-D/D-A converter capable of 24-bit, 384kHz conversion and DSD256 support, with an RRP of $2,995. Designed to integrate into both audiophile and studio setups, AMÁRI utilises eight CS43198 DAC chips — four per channel — to offer high sound quality and 138dB dynamic range. It supports sample rates of up to 384kHz (PCM), operating at the same resolution and speed as the two AK5578 ADC chips which boast a dynamic range of 128dB. Two high-powered headphone outputs on XLR-combo connectors incorporate user-selectable output resistance, which works as headphone membrane weight compensation. Both headphone outputs feature a volume control capped at 20dBu max, with digital trim and selectable output impedance from -4.6 to 85.3Ohm.
AMÁRI takes advantage of Antelope Audio’s AFC (Acoustically Focused Clocking) jitter management technology and offers the option to integrate Antelope’s 10MX Rubidium Atomic Clock. The benchmark unit offers plenty of connectivity, with analogue inputs on two XLR-combo connectors, RCA jacks and analogue outputs on XLR connectors and TRS jacks, digital I/O (AES/EBU, S/PDIF, and TOSLINK connectors), as well as bi-directional computer connectivity via USB 3.1.
AMÁRI is now available for purchase — priced at an RRP of $2,995.00 USD — through Antelope Audio’s global network of authorised dealers – or to order online directly from Antelope Audio via the dedicated AMÁRI webpage which also includes more in-depth information.