The Antipodes DX Gen3 is our flagship model, integrating autoripper, server & renderer functions. The DX provides the ultimate in digital audio sound quality, together with simplicity and ease of use. Key to the increased performance of the DX Gen3 is the new V4X circuit developed exclusively for the Antipodes DX.
Every stage of an Antipodes digital source is designed to minimise electronic noise, and then the whole is fine-tuned to avoid noise nodes (when two noise sources generate a noise peak at the same frequency). Antipodes expertise in this field is what makes our products sound better. Our unique approach means we can avoid the noise filters used in other products. A perfect square wave needs infinite bandwidth, and noise filters inherently limit bandwidth, impairing impulse response, and thereby damaging the fidelity of the digital signal. This is particularly important for high resolution files that require even wider bandwidth. The result is not just digital without the nasties, but music that captures both the life and the subtle expression in music.
The DX is the ultimate expression of Antipodes' expertise with this method, due to the premium parts and execution throughout the DX design, all solid state storage and dedicated Level 4 ODAPS linear power supplies for each stage, enhanced by the inert nature of its all thick alloy panel construction.
By providing your DAC with an unfiltered, high bandwidth, ultra-low-noise, precision-clocked digital signal, your DAC can perform to its full potential. With almost any DAC you will experience sound that is organic and tonally rich with natural timbres, and yet with no lack of resolution, speed and dynamics. It turns out that the source is critical in computer audio too.
The DX Gen2 remains available (shown below) for customers wanting S/PDIF or AES3 outputs
The DX Gen2 is a Stereophile Class A+ Recommended Component
"The resulting clearly superior sound quality should be justification enough but another big selling point is that the DX not only includes integrated complete and user-friendly Roon functionality but also offers the best Roon sound that I have heard so far."
"Thing is, the Antipodes really manages to improve considerably on the already high standard set by the Aurender [N10] and it does this in technically as well as musically meaningful ways."
"..the DX sounded extraordinary in the very low frequency range, delivering impeccable volume and detail, and was impressive with suitable recordings. The sense of detail and speed was also maintained in the upper low frequency range, and this resulted in very good performance in the reproduction of micro dynamics and rhythm, which appeared balanced in volume and speed, full and with proper presence in space.
"The midrange was characterized by excellent reproduction of detail, without traces of compression and without being too laid-back or aggressive, even at high levels. The listener faces an utterly clear image with a very good sense of depth and motion, and good recordings have a strong sense of realistic presence in space. This behavior becomes particularly clear in the case of vocals (solo and chorus) which were rendered with impeccable articulation, detail and tonal colors."