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ANTIPODES S30

Server – Player

World Price – USD3,500 (plus applicable duties & taxes)

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Antipodes S30

The tiny S30 is our entry level music server, focused on musical expression. It employs our V6X computing engine to perform both Server and Player functions (learn more about Server/Player functions).

This is the same platform as we use in the K50 to perform just the Player function. The S30 also has the same full range of playback apps installed as the K50 and Oladra.

The S30 has 8GB of RAM installed, users can easily install one SSD (up to 8TB) for music storage, and provides a USB Audio output to play to the USB input on a DAC. The S30 is powered by a standard external SMPS brick. A basic analog audio output is included, so that you can add a USB DAC later.

Using the S30 as both Server and Player means it does not have the computational power to be used with a large music library (more than 8TB), and it is not advisable to use demanding server functions like DSP.

The S30 provides outstanding ‘bag for the buck’ and also allows its owners an easy upgrade path to higher performance solutions, by adding other models in the S-Series (see below).

Upgrading The S30

ANTIPODES S60
$2,200 plus tariffs & taxes

The first step to upgrading an S30 is to power it with a S60 power supply. The S60 power supply is based on the power supplies used in the K50, and will take the S30 performance to a much higher level of sound quality, adding fine detail resolution and refinement to the infectious musicality of the S30.

ANTIPODES S40
$5,500 plus tariffs & taxes

The second step is to add an S40 to perform the Server app duties. The high-power S40 will easily run any Server app and manage large libraries. Removing the Server function from the S30 allows it to perform at a whole new level of musical insight, resolution and dynamics. You can use a single S60 to power both an S40 and an S30.

ANTIPODES S20
$2,700 plus tariffs & taxes

The third step is to add an S20, which provides high quality femto-second clock signal regeneration with S/PDIF (RCA & BNC), AES3 (3-pin XLR) and I2S (HDMI) outputs. To do this you need to add a second S60. One S60 should be dedicated to the S40, and the second S60 should run both the S30 and S20.

Specifications

S30S60S40S20
Price Before Duties & Taxes$3,500$2,200$5,500$2,700
Direct Stream Ethernet OutputNoNoYesNo
USB Audio 2.0 Output
– PCM to 32 bit/768kHz
– DoP to DSD256
– Native DSD to DSD512
YesNoYesNo
S/PDIF Output on RCA & BNC
– PCM to 24bit/192kHz
– DoP to DSD64
NoNoNoYes
Analog Output on RCAYesNoNoNo
AES3 Output on XLR
– PCM to 24bit/192kHz
– DoP to DSD64
NoNoNoYes
I2S Output on HDMI
– PCM to 32bit/384kHz
– DoP to DSD256
– Native DSD to DSD512
NoNoNoYes
User installable storage1 Bay SSD Slide
Up to 8TB
No1 Internal Bay
Up to 8TB
No
Hardware ModulesV5XHSL50.1V5.2HR1i
AC Supply
– 110-120VAC 60Hz
– 220-240VAC 50Hz
SMPS 12vSMPS 12vYesSMPS 12v
Width165mm or 6.5″165mm or 6.5″165mm or 6.5″165mm or 6.5″
Depth260mm or 10.2″260mm or 10.2″260mm or 10.2″260mm or 10.2″
Height70mm or 2.8″70mm or 2.8″70mm or 2.8″70mm or 2.8″
Weight2.6kg or 5.7lb3.5kg or 7.7lb2.6kg or 5.7lb2.5kg or 5.5lb
2 Years Warranty Extendable to 3 Years with RegistrationYesYesYesYes