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HQPlayer Local

HQPlayer Local

SETUP HQPLAYER LOCAL: HQPlayer Server (embedded) is a version of HQPlayer that runs on Linux servers. The application is pre-loaded on Antipodes servers and can be installed from Apps/Software Manager/Available Apps. HQPlayer Server can play directly through ALSA ( the Linux Audio software on the Antipodes) to a DAC connected to the same Antipodes server, […]

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Roon With HQPlayer

Roon With HQPlayer

SETUP ROON SERVER WITH HQPLAYER: You can use Roon to play to HQPlayer Server. You will get a different audio performance than Roon Ready and opinions are likely to differ on what is preferred. You can use this playback solution on a single Antipodes, or with a CX+EX you can use Roon Server on the […]

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Roon With Squeezelite

Roon With Squeezelite

SETUP ROON SERVER WITH SQUEEZELITE: You can use Roon to play to Squeezelite (Squeezebox) end-points on your network. To use Squeezelite on an Antipodes open the Antipodes Control Panel: Select the ‘Settings’ menu item Click on the ‘Squeezelite’ icon – this will open the screen shown below Select the correct output driver Select how your […]

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Roon With Roon Ready

Roon With Roon Ready

SETUP ROON WITH ROON READY: You can play from Roon Server to Roon Ready DACs or Renderers on your network. But while Roon Ready is designed to be installed on a separate device from the Roon Server app, you can enable Roon Ready on the same Antipodes device that you run Roon Server on. The […]

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Roon Local

Roon Local

SETUP ROON LOCAL PLAYBACK: The simplest way to play music with Roon Server, is to play ‘Local’. In the Antipodes Control Panel, select the Settings Menu, and then click on the Roon Server icon. Click to enable local playback and then on ‘Save changes’. Roon Server will enable all compatible outputs on the Antipodes. Setting […]

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Internet Streaming Services

Internet Streaming Services

MUSIC STREAMING SERVICES: Most Antipodes users use Roon and therefore have the option to have TIDAL and QOBUZ integrated with their libraries. Users of Squeezebox can also use TIDAL, QOBUZ, DEEZER and a number of others, plus can access internet radio stations. Many of you also use Spotify Connect on your Antipodes to allow your […]

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Internal Playback

Internal Playback

PLAY FROM THE MUSIC LIBRARY: Historically, the primary purpose of each of the playback applications available for you to use on an Antipodes music server, is to play music in the Antipodes music library You can assemble a single seamless library, incorporating files you have ripped, copied or downloaded to the Antipodes, files on external […]

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Remote Control

Remote Control

REMOTE CONTROL OF MUSIC PLAYBACK: You don’t need to connect a screen, mouse or keyboard to your Antipodes music server. You run the Antipodes ‘headless’ in your music system, like any other stereo component, not in a back room. To tell the server what to play, you can use any desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. […]

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External Storage

External Storage

PLAY FROM EXTERNAL STORAGE: The Drive Mounter app lets you ‘mount’ an external USB drive or a folder on a PC or NAS on your home network, play music tracks stored on them. To be able to play music from a USB drive: Connect the drive to a spare USB port on the back of […]

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USB Backup

USB Backup

BACKUP TO A USB DISK: We strongly recommend that you make backups of your music library. This application provides you with a very simple way to make incremental backup copies of your music files. ‘Incremental’ means that if you add new music the Storage Backup app will only copy the new files. The backup is […]

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Automate Backup

Automate Backup

Automate Backup: You can manage your library on your Antipodes, and use Resilio to have any updates that you make automatically copied to a PC, Mac or NAS. This provides an automated backup, but you need to be aware that if you make a mistake on your Antipodes, it will be automatically copied to your […]

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Synchronise

Synchronise

SYNCHRONISE TO AN EXTERNAL LIBRARY: Resilio Sync by Resilio, Inc. is a proprietary peer-to-peer file synchronization tool available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Amazon Kindle Fire and BSD. You can use it to back up the music library on your Antipodes to Windows or Mac PCs or to a NAS drive. You […]

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Copy Files

Copy Files

COPY MUSIC FILES: To copy files to or from your Antipodes, or delete files on your Antipodes, open File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac). Antipodes will usually show in the left pane under ‘Network’ (Windows) or ‘Shared’ (Mac). You can now copy and delete files in the same way as if they were located on […]

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Rip CDs

Rip CDs

RIP CDs TO INTERNAL STORAGE: If you are going to rip your music then you should do it once and do it the best available way.  Using the ripper in your Antipodes, or using the P1 with an Antipodes makes sure of that. To get the best possible rip, you need to use the right […]

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User Installed Storage

User Installed Storage

ADD INTERNAL STORAGE: Because Antipodes Music Servers are so low-noise then you get the best sound quality by playing from files stored on internal SSD storage. Beginning with the CORE and the EDGE, and in the current line-up with the EX and CX, users are able to buy and install their own storage.  This makes […]

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Manage Applications

Manage Applications

MANAGE APPLICATIONS: The Antipodes Control Panel offers a wide range of best-of-breed applications for playing music. You can choose to install or uninstall any of them with a couple of clicks. It is a good idea, from a sound quality point of view, to only install the playback applications that you intend to use regularly, […]

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Antipodes Control Panel

Antipodes Control Panel

ANTIPODES CONTROL PANEL: For most setups, you will need to access the Antipodes Control Panel, such as to: set which renderer app to use, install or uninstall apps, update your software periodically, mount external storage. The Antipodes Control Panel is a web-app installed on your Antipodes music server that you access using a browser (such […]

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Start & Shutdown

Start & Shutdown

START & SHUTDOWN: Start Connect your Antipodes music server in your preferred configuration. Or just connect it to mains power and to your network. Turn on the power at the rear panel of the Antipodes. This should cause the front panel switch to glow amber. This is standby mode. Now click the front panel switch […]

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Install A P1

Install A P1

INSTALL A P1: Set the P1 underneath or on top of your Antipodes server. If using more than one Antipodes (eg. CX+EX or CORE+EDGE, etc), set the P1 underneath or on top of the Antipodes that stores your music files. Connect the flying lead USB cable to one of the blue ports of a CX […]

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Install A CX+EX

Install A CX+EX

HOW TO INSTALL A CX+EX SOLUTION: The image below illustrates logical CX+EX functions This is broken down into the three separate functions below. Select the tabs to see the network configuration and the rear panel connections for each function. You can make the connections shown to run either functions 1 and 3, or functions 2 […]

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