The Antelope Audio Zodiac+ Mastering DAC is a high definition digital to analog converter capable of up to 192 kHz sample rate.
The Antelope Audio Zodiac+ Mastering DAC is a high definition digital to analog converter capable of up to 192 kHz sample rate. It is intended for both audiophiles and professional mixing and mastering engineers. The DAC features Antelope's 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking technology and shielded oven controlled clock. It includes re-clocked de-jittered digital outputs, precision trim pots for controlling the balanced analog output, and both balanced and unbalanced analog outputs.
You can switch between multiple input sources such as a laptop, CD, Digital Audio Workstation, mixers, and keyboards. The sources can be either balanced or unbalanced at both +4 dB and -10 dB. An auto detection feature makes it easy for the DAC to switch to the source that is playing a signal. The Acoustically Focused Clocking and Jitter Management features of the DAC utilize 64-bit algorithms to help smooth and bring out the details of the audio. The converter includes AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital outputs, allowing you to enjoy the sonic characteristics of the converter with external devices. To achieve these results, the converter utilizes a custom USB chip with tailored modes for OS X and Windows. It can transfer audio data at up to 480 Mbits per second. As a convenience, the unit features an anti-thump protection circuit when powering the device on or off.
For input connections, the DAC features an AES/EBU digital input, two S/PDIF coaxial inputs, two optical TOSLINK inputs, a BNC Word Clock input, a USB on mini B type connector, and two unbalanced analog RCA inputs. For output connections, the converter includes two 1/4" TRS headphone outputs, two balanced analog XLR outputs, two balanced analog 1/4" TRS outputs, two unbalanced analog RCA outputs, a de-jittered AES/EBU digital output, and two de-jittered S/PDIF outputs.
|Dynamic Range||129 dB|
|THD + N||0.0004%|
Data stream: up to 480 mbits/second at 192 kHz
|Clock||4th generation acoustically focused clocking at 64-bit DDS|
|Stability||< ± -0.02 ppm at 64.5° C|
|Wear-Leveling||<1 ppm per year|
|Sample Rates||44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz|
|Input||1 x BNC Word Clock: 44.1 to 192 kHz
1 x AES/EBU XLR: 44.1 to 192 kHz at 110 Ω
2 x S/PDIF RCA: 44.1 to 192 kHz at 75 Ω
2 x RCA Analog: -10 dBv unbalanced
2 x TRS Analog: +4 dBu Balanced
2 x Optical TOSLINK
|Output||2 x Analog XLR: +4 dBu balanced, user adjustable to +22 dBu
1 x AES/EBU De-Jittered, re-clocked Digital Output 110 Ω
2 x S/PDIF De-Jittered, re-clocked Digital Outputs 75 Ω
2 x Analog RCA: -10 dBv unbalanced
2 x Headphones: 16 dBu gain at 120 Ω
|Power Supply||Input: 100 to 240 VAC
Output: 18 VDC at 10 W
|Operating Temperature||32 to 122° F (0 to 50° C)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||6.5 x 4.4 x 7.6" (166 x 112 x 193 mm)|
|Weight||4.19 lb (1.90 kg)|