NZ-BASED COMPANY Antipodes Audio has announced the launch of its range of music servers and computer audio products, and is offering a special introductory direct offer with savings of up to $1000 on a server.
The Antipodes Music Server is optimised for high-end audio using state of the art software, design and audio grade computer parts. Options include:
– Internal music storage options of 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB, plus internal RAID options.
– External music storage via USB, eSata or connected to a NAS.
– Automatic high quality ripping and tagging – slide the CD in and it will slide back out when it is finished.
– Never any need to connect a keyboard, mouse or screen to the music server, or to ever interface with its software.
– Music is controlled via any computing device connected to your network, such as your PC, Mac, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Android tablet or smartphone.
– Open source solid software platform with a huge user base; your music can be readily copied to or from the server, and backed up providing an unencrypted mirror of your music library.
– Output via USB using SOtM PCI to USB interface.
– Online support.
Why only USB output on the Antipodes Music Server and not SPDIF or AES/EBU? The simple reason is that they are technically inferior. If a DAC uses asynchronous USB then the system clock is in the DAC itself. With SPDIF or AES/EBU, the system clock is in the computer server and therefore prone to additional jitter introduced via the SPDIF or AES/EBU interface.