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For mastering engineers and home audio enthusiasts who seek high-end sound quality for critical listening and audio archiving, AMÁRI is a reference-grade AD/DA converter with 24-bit, 384 kHz conversion and signature Antelope clocking. DSD128 playback, an easy-to-use interface, and 2 headphone outputs with user-adjustable impedance complete AMÁRI’s unique profile.

 

384kHz, 24-BIT CONVERSION. ANTELOPE CLOCKING.

An array of audiophile-grade converters and Antelope’s oven-controlled crystal oscillator clocking with proprietary 64-bit algorithms ensure precise, musical conversion quality for mastering and home audio applications.

 

MULTI DAC TOPOLOGY

AMÁRI offers best-in-class D/A converter performance by implementing an unique 8 × DAC architecture (4 × CS43198 chips per channel). This enhances the stereo image, expands depth perception and unveils all the musical details with an unmatched 138 dB dynamic range. Likewise, the headphone outputs feature a dual DAC architecture using one AK5578 chip per channel to boost the dynamic range up to 128dB.

 

EXPLORING NEGATIVE IMPEDANCE

Negative impedance is no mere feature, but a philosophical concept. It permits a certain ambiguity of the final result and the way music reaches us. Music will always sound different, depending on headphones, temperature and even our mood, as mood itself is a kind of electricity inside the brain. Otherwise, digital audio would be just maths and digits.

 

17 STEPS OF OUTPUT IMPEDANCE

AMÁRI’s 2 high-power stereo headphone outputs (on XLR connectors) feature individual volume controls (capped at 20dBu max), with digital trim and adjustable output impedance – from -4.6 to 85.3 Ohm, in 17 discrete steps. These options let you configure AMÁRI for ideal compatibility with your favorite headphones, matching their impedance for best performance. AMÁRI’s high-fidelity headphone drivers offer fully differential input per amplifier. It is a dual-amp design, optimized to eliminate possible temperature drifts and deliver differential signal quality. The headphone outs also feature dual DAC architecture for maximum performance.

Antelope Audio AMÁRI: 2x6 Reference AD/DA Converter/USB 3.0 Audio Interface

$2,995.00Price

CONNECTIVITY

INPUTS ANALOG

  • 1x Stereo pair either or balanced Combo XLR (24dBu max input level) or unbalanced RCA (8,2dBu / 6dBv max input level)

INPUTS DIGITAL

  • 1x AES/EBU up to 192kHz
  • 1x S/PDIF up to 192kHz
  • 1x TOSLINK up to 96kHz

OUTPUTS ANALOG

  • 1x Stereo Pair balanced either on XLR or TRS. Output Level: 24dBu max (XLR) and 18dBu max (TRS), digital trim available
  • 2x Stereo Headphone outs on ComboXLR with individual volume control knobs. Output Power: 1,4 Watts max. Selectable output impedance from -4.6 to 85.3 Ohm available in 17 steps
  • Headphone outputs are also configurable to drive 1 pair fully balanced headphone set with dedicated volume control

OUTPUTS DIGITAL

  • 1x AES/EBU up to 192kHz
  • 1x S/PDIF up to 192kHz
  • 1x TOSLINK up to 96kHz

SYNC INPUTS

  • 1× World Clock
  • 1× Atomic 10M

BI-DIRECTIONAL

  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen.1 on Type-B connector up to 384kHz

CONVERSION

AD CONVERSION

  • 2x AK5778 A/D Converter chips
  • 24 bit 384kHz
  • Input: Full Differential Inputs
  • S/(N+D): 112 dB (S/N: 124 dB)
  • Dynamic Range: 128dB

DA CONVERSION

  • 8x CS43198 D/A Converter chips
  • 24-bit 384kHz PCM / up to DSD128 over PCM
  • Dynamic Range: 138dB

CLOCKING

  • 4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically focused clock technology
  • Sample-rates supported:
    AD and DA PCM: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 352.8kHz, 192kHz, 384kHz
    DA DSD: 64, 128

POWER

  • DC Power Inlet with lock nut
  • Device equipped with wall wart power supply

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