For sale is the fantastic Antelope Audio Zodiac Gold DAC with the optional Voltikus Power Supply in excellent condition.
The DAC and power supply unit are in excellent, like new condition, without scratches or blemishes.
Here is all the information from Antelope Audio about this amazing DAC:
• “Zodiac Gold is a sophisticated and powerful DAC, Pre-Amp and Headphone Amp engineered to deliver pristine audio with keenly articulated pitch and a spectacular soundstage.
• The unique sound of Zodiac Gold D/A converter is based on Antelope's Oven Controlled Oscillator and 64-bit clocking technology used by the world’s top audio engineers.
• 384 kHz audio streaming capability
• Zodiac Gold is Antelope's flagship USB D/A converter, providing exquisite audiophile sound. The DAC is among the very few on the market with 384 kHz audio streaming capability thanks to the custom designed USB controller chip that streams digital audio up to 480 Mbits.
• Flexible connectivity
• As a preamp, the device allows up to 8 input sources with auto-detection of active channels, providing the ease and flexibility to connect to virtually any device. A dual-stage headphone driver architecture unveils every sonic detail, while the relay based volume control assures superb stereo imaging at any listening level.
• UP TO 384 kHz SAMPLING RATE
• Antelope Audio is one of the first to offer 384kHz capability. In doing so, we hope to match and exceed the expectations of even the most critical of ears. Now audiophiles can enjoy the highest bandwidth that a USB 2.0 interface can provide for audio.
• STEPPED RELAY VOLUME ATTENUATOR
• When adjusting volumes, it’s imperative that the stereo image remains completely intact. The Zodiac Gold achieves this by incorporating stepped relays that are matched to 0,05 dB to maintain the most accurate stereo balance at all volume levels.
• DE-JITTERED AUDIO OUTPUT
• Digital Outputs on AES/EBU and S/PDIF offer all the benefits of Antelope’s 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking, so external devices gain significant sonic advantages when connected to Zodiac Gold.
• OVEN CONTROLLED CLOCK
• Often overlooked, the quality of the clock is extremely important when high quality audio is desired. The clock is housed in a shielded container where the temperature is kept constant, therefore bringing significant benefits to the detail, dynamics and stereo placement of the audio.
• 64-BIT TECHNOLOGY
• Sophisticated 64-bit algorithms allow precise control over our Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) and Jitter Management, two critical components to improve audio via clocking. The incoming digital signal is brought to life with this unique 64-bit technology, resulting in smooth and detailed audio whatever the method of digital connectivity.
• ANTELOPE PERFORMANCE USB
• Custom implementation of the USB chip leads to extreme audio performance and comprehensive support for your system. There are user selectable modes tailored to suit both Mac and PC; and with a data transfer rate of 480Mbits flawless audio is achieved with native drivers.
• SMOOTH HEADPHONES
• Ultra Linear, Dual Stage Headphone Amps deliver smooth sound at both high and low levels. Custom designed for accurate monitoring with a wide range of headphone impedances. Controlled by a dedicated volume knob. For different sound texture the amplifier impedance is switchable between 120 and 0 Ohm.
• CUTTING-EDGE DESIGN
• To preserve the full bit resolution of the DAC, volume adjustment is entirely in the analog domain. Separate analog and digital power supplies eliminate digital cross-talk. This is further enhanced by keeping analog and digital circuits on separate PCB’s. These gold plated boards utilize large internal ground plains, canceling noise and voltage shifts.
• SOFTWARE CONTROL PANEL
• Zodiac Software Control Panel allows remote control of the DAC directly from the screen of your computer. It is compatible with OS X, Windows and Linux and provides easy access to a number of additional features such as fast firmware update, peak meter, product registration and feedback form.
This DAC and power supply bundle will ship in the original packaging and will be double boxed for safe delivery.
The Zodiac Gold & Voltikus PS bundle has a new cost of $4500 USD.
This bundle is now only $1805 USD plus $55 for shipping and handling within USA or Canada.
Payment with Paypal or credit cards through the Express Checkout option. No extra charge.
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Trade-ins considered: We will consider trades for interesting gear towards our product offerings. We give fair trade-in value depending on item and condition of the item. We will be happy to provide a trade-in quote for speakers, amplifiers, CD players, DACs, tuners, cables, turntables, cartridges and tonearms. We are not interested in receivers, home theater equipment, DVD players, or Car Audio equipment. The customer is responsible for all shipping charges to and from our store.
Layaways with 20% deposit and balance due within 3 months on items over $500. Deposits are non-refundable except as store credit. A minimum 15% restocking fee may apply on all cancelled layaway orders.
We offer a 15 day satisfaction guarantee on all new and used equipment. Returnable for in-store credit only for the full purchase price towards any other products for sale at our store. We reserve the right to refuse all or partial refund of in-store credit of the purchase price if it appears that the unit has been changed or altered in any way while in the possession of the client. The customer is responsible for all shipping charges to and from our store.
30 day repair warranty: On all used products we will warrant that the product will function as described in the ad for a period of 30 days from the date of purchase. We will repair the defective product or offer an in-store credit for the full purchase price if a repair is not possible. The choice of repair or refund for in-store credit will be at the sole discretion of our store. New and demo products will carry the manufacturers full warranty. The customer is responsible for all shipping charges to and from our store.
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