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PCM, DSD, Upsampling & Transcoding

PCM, DSD, Upsampling & Transcoding

UPSAMPLING & TRANSCODING: There is a lot of hype around high bitrate files, DSD, Native DSD versus DoP, Upsampling, Transcoding PCM to DSD etc.  A lot of very skilled digital engineers point to the questions being more about making trade-offs, not about which is better – and we agree.  There are sound technical arguments you […]

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PCM File Formats

PCM File Formats

PCM FILE FORMATS: This article includes some recommendations.  These recommendations come mainly as a result of controlled blind listening tests over a number of years and with a number of groups of audiophiles, and also from several years of full-time experience.  This is not the place to present theories to support these recommendations, because of […]

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DAC Compatibility

DAC Compatibility

DAC COMPATIBILITY: Antipodes music servers use Linux native USB drivers.  These drivers are 100% compatible with the USB Audio 2.0 Standard. The situation for USB inputs on DACs is not so straightforward.  What you need to ensure is that your DAC’s USB input is also compatible with the standard, but there are DAC manufacturers that […]

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Design Approach

Design Approach

OUR DESIGN APPROACH: BACKGROUND Antipodes Audio has been designing high end music servers since 2009 and launched its first music server for worldwide distribution in 2011.  In the period between 2009 and 2011 we focused exclusively on research and development, and many of the conclusions we drew in that period remain part of our design […]

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Music Server Terminology

Music Server Terminology

MUSIC SERVER TERMINOLOGY: The purpose of this article is explain a handful of basic terms we use on this website to describe what our products do. REMOTE CONTROL – Use your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone to tell the Server what to play. SERVER – The Server organises your music, and displays your library, streaming […]

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