Antelope Zodiac+ DAC & AudioQuest Carbon 1.5m (Sealed Boxes)Zodiac+Antelope Zodiac+ DAC & AudioQuest Carbon 1.5m (Sealed Boxes) Zodiac+192 kHz mastering D/A converter $2,695 Retail, $2,495 Street Price - Firm Asking Zodiac+ is a high definition 192 kHz digital to analog converter created especially to suit the high demands of p...2000.00

Antelope Zodiac+ DAC & AudioQuest Carbon 1.5m (Sealed Boxes) Zodiac+ [Expired]

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192 kHz mastering D/A converter $2,695 Retail, $2,495 Street Price - Firm Asking Zodiac+ is a high definition 192 kHz digital to analog converter created especially to suit the high demands of professional mastering engineers. The 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking technology and Antelope's Oven Clock employed in Zodiac+ are the same the company uses in its pro audio equipment for clients such as Warner Brothers, Universal Audio and Sony Music. Precise monitoring The DAC provides an openness, transparency and depth that enable professionals to monitor their work with high precision. This allows them to make accurate and creative decisions while mixing. Zodiac+ is equipped with de-jittered, re-clocked digital outputs, precision trim pots for balanced analog outs, and balanced & unbalanced analog inputs. Plus: AudioQuest Carbon 1.5m (4.92 ft.) Braided HDMI Cable Computer Audiophile Review: New DAC-Pre Antelope Zodiac 01/22/2012 - 14:40 I was fortunate to run into the Antelope Zodiac at CES 2012, and this unit sounds several orders of magnitude better than the Benchmark DAC1 Pre, but competes with it in price. I've now had both units in my system for careful listening. The Zodiac is so articulate and sweet sounding that I'm finally able to retire my beloved but failing Melos Maestro Preamp, and improve upon it. That is no small compliment! I have always loved a tube somewhere in my system for the most natural sound possible, but this is the first solid state product I've used as a controller that let's me separate from tubes. The Zodiac is incredibly musical & live sounding. It makes voice as special on my Magneplanar 1.6s as did the Melos. The Antelope is a preamp too, allowing me to get the most out of my Classe' dual mono amps with balanced outputs. It is quiet, velvety quiet. It has five inputs all told, allowing it to serve as the complete hub in my all digital system. I haven't compared the Zodiac with the Wyred4Sound and Weiss DACS, but when I googled the Zodiac I found that others have, with very high praise. Some say it is as good or better than those respected DACS too. It could very well be the new Highly Recommended, Best Buy, DAC-Pre subject to more reviews by those with access to the more expensive DACs. I highly recommended it now for the sound and price. Features: Custom USB chip streams audio up to 192kHz Antelope Oven Clock for supreme stability 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) 129dB Dynamic Range Ultra Linear, Dual Stage Headphone Amps De-jittered, re-clocked Digital Audio Outputs Precision Trim Pots for Balanced Analog Outs Accurate Level Display for Main Volume Mute (soft dim & full mute) PC/Mac Software Control Panel Mono summing function Connections: 2x Headphone Outputs on 1/4" TRS AES/EBU Digital Input 2x S/PDIF coaxial Inputs 2x Optical TOSLINK inputs USB on mini B type connector Word Clock Input on BNC Balanced Analog Outputs on XLR Unbalanced Analog Outputs on RCA Balanced Analog Inputs on 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Analog Inputs on RCA De-jittered AES/EBU Output De-jittered 2x S/PDIF Outputs
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