Dear Fellow Audiophiles this is the best sounding dac you can find for less than $4000. Consequently if you want the best sound buy this one now!!!!!
This is your chance to get the same amazing sound of the Zodiac Platinum at less than half the price plus the Pure 2 also has Analog to Digital conversion of the very highest quality which means you can archive any analog music on to your Music Vault or Computer to preserve it or play it back later.
This new Pro Audio DAC from Antelope is the innards of the Zodiac Platinum that Steven Stone of TAS just reviewed and said is the best DAC he has ever heard.
The Platinum is $5500 and is only a DAC no A to D conversion. The "Pure 2" has the same DAC that is in the Platinum with a 10 MHZ input for an atomic clock and what is one of the worlds best if not the best Analog to Digital Converters.
That means those of you that want to Digitize your Records or Tapes or friends this is the box for you.
It is not DSD capable, this is a pure PCM DAC and A/D converter.
The "Pure 2" is easy to use, has the power supply built in and will give you world class performance for only $2195.
Pure2 is a mastering-grade 24-bit, 192 kHz AD/DA 2-channel converter and master clock that includes a relay-controlled volume attenuator. It features Antelope Audio’s world-renowned Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology, and also utilizes pristine analog circuitry, driven by a proprietary multi-stage linear power supply for unsurpassed digital clarity and analog realism. An intuitive software control panel for Mac or Windows provides users the ability to manage all facets of the device operation. Pure2 is also configurable via the front panel with user-definable presets. Read the PRESS RELEASE Five ultra high-performance components A/D converter with optimized overloads handlingD/A converter with dual DAC architectureHigh-end headphone amp with a dedicated D/A converterRelay-based analog volume control for accurate monitoringMaster clock with 4th generation of Antelope's AFC jitter management
A/D Conversion The famous Burr-Brown (TI) A/D converter PCM4222 is unsurpassed in terms of sound quality and performance. Carefully optimized analog driver stage gently handles overloads, contributing to distinct analog sound and smoother clipping. Headphone Amp The high-end headphone amp is powered by a dedicated D/A converter, allowing greater convenience and better routing flexibility. The separate DAC provides the option for monitoring a secondary source independent from the main outs. D/A Conversion The main D/A conversion in Pure2 is designed with a dual DAC architecture, providing separate DAC chips for the left and the right channels. The dual DAC design tremendously enhances the signal-to-noise ratio and greatly improves stereo imaging. Monitoring Pure2 utilizes Antelope's high quality analog volume control. It features a stepped relay attenuator with 0.05 dB precision, providing optimal transparency of the monitoring through the main outs. Master Clock The conversion timing and the sync of all digital studio devices is kept stable by the 4th generation of 64-bit AFC jitter management and oven-controlled crystal oscillator. This is exactly the same technology used in Antelope's flagship master clock, Isochrone Trinity and the top-seller Orion32 AD/DA. With several Word Clock outputs, Pure2 can function as the master clock for an entire studio and can also be locked to Antelope's legendary 10M Atomic Clock for even greater clocking stability. User-friendly Device Management With Pure2, attaining immaculate audio quality does not have to be complicated. The device includes a highly intuitive software control panel (compatible with both Mac and PC) enabling users to manage all facets of its operation from a computer. Meanwhile, the front panel of the unit also includes user-definable presets for added routing convenience and efficiency.
Inputs 1x World Clock 1x 10 MHz Atomic Reference 1x SPDIF 1x TOSLINK 1x AES USB 2.0 on Type B 1x Analog (ADC) on Combo XLR
* Factory preset to accept 22dBu, trim to accept 8dBu to 24dBu Outputs 1x USB 2.0 on Type B 1x AES 1x SPDIF 1x TOSLINK 8 x World Clock 1x Main Analog (DAC 1) on XLR 1x Monitor Analog (DAC 2) on 1/4” TRS 1x Headphones(DAC 3)on 1/4” TRS
* All analog outputs are factory preset to put out 22dBu, trimmable between 8dBu and 24dBu Additional Information Operating Temperature 0-45ºC/32-113ºF Weight (approx. prior) ~3kg/ 6,5lb approx. Dimensions (approx.) Width: 482 mm/19” /Rack/ Height: 44 mm/1U/ Depth: 350 mm Power Supply Nominal 100-120 / 220-240 VAC, 50 or 60 Hz Actual 95-264 VAC, 50 or 60 Hz
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