ZODIAC PLATINUM DSD D/A CONVERTER
A DSD256 DAC that sets a new standard in D/A conversion
The Zodiac Platinum DSD D/A converter takes audio to a new level, offering the audiophile community the most comprehensive, top-end DSD and PCM sample rate support, and most uncompromising quality available in a DAC, complete with 2nd generation Voltikus PSU and a 10 Mhz input for the legendary Antelope 10M Rubidium atomic clock.
The widest DSD and PCM Support
The Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC supports up to DSD128 (Double-DSD) and 384kHz, 24-bit streaming to a custom-designed, ultra-low jitter USB connection, as well as AES/EBU, S/PDIF, and TOSLINK PCM support.
The DSD features include a unique 256X upsampling mode where DSD64 and DSD128 are upsampled to DSD256, thereby releasing the true potential of DSD – delivering new standards in accuracy, transparency, imaging, and dynamics.
The unit compliments the high-resolution PCM inputs with switchable 64-bit precision 8x linear phase upsampling using a dedicated FPGA and Independent dual DACs per channel to eliminate crosstalk and improve dynamic range and linearity.
Signature Antelope clocking
The foundation of the Zodiac Platinum is the renowned 64-bit, Acoustically Focused Clocking and the ultra-low jitter oven-controlled crystal oscillator, which stand as a guarantee of unprecedented sound quality – used by the best recording, mastering, and post production studios around the world.
In addition, the Platinum is equipped with a 10MHz input for the legendary Antelope 10M Rubidium atomic clock, providing the most accurate and stable clocking reference, and uncompromising digital to analog conversion.
Distinctive pedigree and highly evolved technology
Zodiac Platinum has inherited the stepped relay volume control and the dual-stage headphone drivers with impedance control from its very successful predecessor, the Zodiac Gold. It also comes with supplied with the 2nd Generation Voltikus external audiophile grade power supply and an elegant remote control.
Free PC, Mac, and mobile control software is available for total control of the Zodiac.
A PSU especially designed to fit your Zodiac DAC
Voltikus is a sleek heavy-duty Power Supply Unit (PSU) designed to perfectly match your Zodiac DAC. Carefully tailored to deliver uncompromised power, Voltikus helps Zodiac achieve the punch and sonic richness of deep lows, a full range of mids, and tightly defined highs. This degree of performance is accomplished by incorporating a hefty, custom-wound, electrostatically shielded toroidal transformer followed by a unique concept of three cascaded power regulators.
A precision laser-trimmed voltage reference (LT1021) serves as the backbone of this discrete design, achieving the stability impossible with off-the-shelf voltage regulators. Voltikus is a true engineering breakthrough from Antelope’s respected team of high-end audio experts.
AUDIOPHILE 10M ATOMIC CLOCK
To get ultimate sonic performance from your system, you need a clock with absolute accuracy and virtually zero jitter. The new Audiophile 10M Atomic Clock is a 10MHz rubidium atomic reference generator that, paired with Antelope’s renowned clocking algorithm, delivers astonishing audio quality. 100,000 times more stable than a typical crystal oscillator, the hyperfine energy levels of the non-radioactive rubidium core enable high-precision timing to 0.03 parts per billion, which equates to a loss of just one second per 1000 years!
All aspects of your sound will benefit – staging and imaging will become pin-sharp, and spectral separation and depth will gain clarity, detail, and range. The result will be the analogue immersion, dynamics, and detail that you always wished for.
The choice of pros
The Audiophile 10M Atomic Clock (a.k.a. Baby 10M) is an upgraded and enhanced version of the Antelope’s Isochrone 10M, which has become a new industry standard for ensuring audio quality and accurate sound reproduction. Leading producers, sound engineers, artists, and movie post production studios worldwide are using the 10M Atomic Clock together with our high-end Trinity master clock. They usually describe it as “mind-blowing”, an “instantaneous improvement”, “superior”, and fundamental in bringing “more detail, ambiance, and naturalness” to the digital signal. The results are described as “wider and more solid” with “crisp transients and a 3D depth of field.”
This experience is no longer exclusive to music and film studios. Exactly the same clocking technology and atomic precision is now available to the home audio listener.
A perfect partner
The Audiophile 10M is especially designed to match the aesthetics of the Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC, which also has a direct 10MHz input. The pair are visually and technically perfect for each other, and together they transfer high-end studio technology directly to the home environment. With the Zodiac Platinum / 10M combo, for the first time ever, the home listener has the chance to experience the music with the same technology it was created with, sounding exactly the way it was meant to by the sound engineers that worked on it.
A breeze to use
Bring the original, unspoilt source to your speakers simply by connecting this ultra-accurate 10MHz clock and turning it on. The Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC will automatically switch from its crystal oscillator to the atomic clock reference, still using the 4th generation of Acoustically Focused Clocking algorithm implemented in the DAC, the same as it is in the top level Trinity Master Clock.
You can use your Audiophile 10M Atomic Clock with any device that supports 10MHz (BNC) input clock and clock two devices simultaneously.
Rock solid & Green
The Audiophile 10M Atomic Clock is made from only high-grade materials, including a custom-machined aluminum front panel. This sturdy mechanical construction makes it highly resistant to mechanical shocks. The much smaller chassis and heat sink of the Baby 10M, compared to that of its elder brother, is due to the implementation of energy saving technology, allowing three times less power consumption and thus a greatly reduced heat level.
– Rubidium core with accuracy of 0.03ppb (parts per BILLION)
– Ultra-precise Atomic oscillator with stability of 1 second per 1,000 years
– Two 10MHz BNC Outputs
– Utmost ease of operation, just connect it and power it on
– Extremely sturdy mechanical construction
– Perfect match for Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC