Antelope Audio’s Amári aims for pristine, high-end audio conversion
Designed for the audiophile market.
Antelope Audio has unveiled Amári, an AD/DA converter designed to deliver high-end audio quality that’s suitable for archiving and mastering, according to its makers.
Boasting support for 384kHz, 24-bit audio and support for DSD256 – a highly rated audiophile digital audio format. Under the hood, Amári has eight CS43198 DAC chips which Antelope claim contributes to a wide 138dB dynamic range. The brand says this “enhances the stereo image, expands depth perception and unveils all the musical details.”
Another interesting feature on the device is its two stereo headphone outputs with individual output impedance controls. These controls let you match the device’s impedance to your headphones, which in theory, means better headphone performance. Each impedance control comes in the form of a 17-step knob, which covers a range of -4.6 to 85.3 Ohms.
On the connectivity front, Amári offers a pair of unbalanced analogue inputs on RCA connectors and a pair of balanced XLR/TRS combo-style connectors. Analogue outputs, meanwhile, are available on XLR and TRS.
Additionally, the device has three digital connectivity formats – AES/EBU, S/PDIF and Toslink all functioning up to 192kHz – and a USB 3.1 port for connection to a computer.
Retails at $2,995. More info at antelopeaudio.com.
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