Antipodes K50 Music Server

USD15,000 plus tariffs & taxes

The full-width Antipodes K50 is our latest advance of the state of the art in digital audio, and fully implements the new technologies delivered by the Antipodes OLADRA Project. Refinement, dimensionality, dynamics, timbre and resolution are exceptional. The Antipodes K50 gets out of the way to let you fully experience the emotional impact of the original recording.

The Antipodes K50 integrates three separately powered and isolated computation engines:

  • A high power engine to enable Server Apps to effortlessly handle a huge music library, re-assemble internet streams to recover the original file’s sound quality, handle DSP features without loss of quality, and to serve the cleanest possible stream to the Player App.
  • An advanced player engine to run the selected Player App to provide exceptional USB Audio output and to feed the Reclocker.
  • An all-new fully-isolated reclocking engine to provide exceptional S/PDIF, AES3 and I2S digital outputs.

Insert your own SSDs or have your provider install them for you – up to 24TB. Add USB drives. Include music files located elsewhere on your network. Upload music files from anywhere on your network. Add internet streaming services. Attach an Antipodes K10 Ripper to import music from your CDs. All easily user-configurable to form a single integrated music library that is available to all playback solutions selected.

Easily select the playback solutions you wish to use, from the world’s best high-end digital audio software providers. Stream by Direct Ethernet connection, USB Audio, S/PDIF, AES3 or I2S to your main stereo system, and at the same time stream over your network to streaming devices.

Setup and control everything from your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

K50 Connections

1. Insert Up To three 2.5″ Sata SSDs. They will click securely in place. Insert

2. USB Audio 2.0 Output

3. OCXO Word Clock Master Output on BNC

4. AES3 Digital Audio Output on 3-pin XLR

5. S/PDIF Digital Output on BNC

6. S/PDIF Digital Output on RCA

7. S/PDIF Digital Output on Toslink

8. I2S Digital Output on RJ45

9. I2S Digital Output on HDMI

10. Dual USB Ports For External CD Ripper (eg. Antipodes K10)

11. Two Servicing Ports

12. Ethernet Connection to Network on RJ45

13. Ethernet Connection for Direct Streaming to Streamer on RJ45

14. Two USB Ports for USB Disks

15. Mains Power IEC Inlet – User Switchable 110-120vac to 220-240vac

“Class A+ all the way.”

“the Antipodes K50 really did represent the best sounding music server I’ve yet hosted”

Ralph Werner – FAIR AUDIO

“the K50 adds an overwhelming sense of natural flow and deep soundstaging, making other server/streamer sources sound flat and relatively technical in comparison”

Christiaan Punter – HI FI ADVICE

Specifications

Price Before Duties & Taxes$15,000
CoolingPassive Fanless Silent
Direct Stream Ethernet OutputYes
USB Audio 2.0 Output– PCM to 32 bit/768kHz
– DoP to DSD256
– Native DSD to DSD512
S/PDIF Output on RCA & BNC– PCM to 24bit/192kHz
– DoP to DSD64
S/PDIF Output on Toslink– PCM to 24bit/192kHz
AES3 Output on XLR– PCM to 24bit/192kHz
– DoP to DSD64
I2S Output on HDMI & RJ45– PCM to 32bit/384kHz
– DoP to DSD256
– Native DSD to DSD512
Optional user installable Storage– 3 Bay SSD Slide-In
– Up to 24TB
Hardware Modules– V5.6H
– V5X
– R2i
Power SupplyInternal – 3 x HSL80
AC Supply– 110-120VAC 60Hz
– 220-240VAC 50Hz
Width445mm or 17.5″
Depth370mm or 14.5″
Height120mm or 4.7″
Weight19kg or 42lb
Warranty2 Years Extendable to 3 Years with Registration