Zodiac Gold is an advanced digital audio converter with an elegant aluminum unibody remote control. Custom designed digital and analog circuits deliver pristine audio with keenly articulated pitch and a spectacular soundstage. Also built-in is Antelope's 64-bit clocking technology used by the world’s top audio engineers. A custom designed USB controller chip streams digital audio at rates up to 384khz. 8 input sources with auto-detection of active channels provide the flexibility required in the modern listening environment. The dual-stage headphone amp delivers effortless sonic performance.
A sophisticated and powerful DAC, Pre-Amp and Headphone Amp for refined tastes.
Custom USB chip streams audio up to 384kHz
Unibody machined aluminum remote control
64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC)
Ultra Linear, Dual Stage Headphone Amps
De-jittered, re-clocked Digital Audio Outputs
Precision gold-relay stepped attenuator control
Accurate Level Display for Main Volume
129dB Dynamic Range
Mute and Mono summing functions
Dynamic Range: 129 dB
THD + N: 0.0004 %
USB: 2.0 Hi-Speed. Data stream up to 480Mbits/384kHz, Type B
Clocking System: 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking 64 bit DDS Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
Clock Stability: < +/- 0.02 PPM, oven controlled at 64.5 C
Clock Ageing: < 1 ppm per year
Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, (352.8kHz, 384kHz through USB only)
Operating Temperature: 0-50 C, 32-122 F
Weight: 2 kg, 4.4 lb
Dimensions (Approx): 165mm (W) x 112mm (H) x 190mm (D); 6.5”(W) x 4.4”(H) x 7.5”(D)
Power Supply: Input, 100-240VAC. Output, 18VDC, 15W.
BNC Word Clock: 44.1 - 384 kHz
1x AES/EBU XLR: 44.1 - 192 kHz
2x S/PDIF RCA: 44.1 - 192 kHz
2x RCA Analog: -10dBv Unbalanced (2V rms max)
2x ¼” TRS Analog: +4dBu Balanced (26 dBu max)
2x Optical TOSLINK
2x Analog XLR. Balanced, fully-differential drive. Trimmable 8 to 26 dBu @ 0dBFS. Preset to 22dBu. 56 Ω to GND.
1x AES/EBU De-Jittered, re-clocked Digital Output. 110 Ω.
2x S/PDIF De-Jittered, re-clocked Digital Outputs. 75 Ω.
2x Analog RCA: -10dBv Unbalanced, 2Vrms max, 56 Ω.
2x Headphones: 16 dBu @ 0dBFS. 120 or 0 Ω switchable.