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    CX, EX, K, S, Antipodes, Owners Unite

    Maybe its firmware. There was a previous generation where you couldn’t install your own storage disks etc and used myantipodes instead of antipodes.online to access the server. I am guessing Mark will clarify. Described on post 31 here...
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    CX, EX, K, S, Antipodes, Owners Unite

    I think the DX has very similar if not more processing power than the EX, so it will handle PCM upscaling in HQP without any problems. I think you just need the latest Antipodes OS. There was a point where this needed to be updated by Antipodes tech support.
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    CX, EX, K, S, Antipodes, Owners Unite

    Your observations make sense. In my opinion the quality of the filter matters more than the amount of upscaling, but for a given filter you may as well push it as much as the DAC can take. I recall that Jussi recommends converting to DSD to just about all DAC’s except Chord. I think this is...
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    CX, EX, K, S, Antipodes, Owners Unite

    Welcome to the forum! I have not done a huge amount of experimenting with different players. I like Roon for its library management, metadata handling and integration with streaming services. I would not give it up as a front end. When I had my Innuos Zen I used the squeezelite player...
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    CX, EX, K, S, Antipodes, Owners Unite

    Thanks Mark, Is there a technical explanation why the combination sounds bright?
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    CX, EX, K, S, Antipodes, Owners Unite

    I suppose one of the reasons I am curious to try this is that I have some limited experience that shows that network switches can make a difference to sound quality. I was thinking about trying a high end network switch, but from reading user experience of a dual computer CX-EX system it seems...
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    CX, EX, K, S, Antipodes, Owners Unite

    A question for @Kapiti Hi Mark, is there any benefit of running two EX’s as a more affordable alternative to CX-EX? Or in the new series two S30’s instead of an S30 and S40? The reason I ask is that I am not sure I need the high processing power of the CX. I mainly listen to streaming...
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    CX, EX, K, S, Antipodes, Owners Unite

    The good news is that there is a good chance of picking up a traded CX or EX from authorised dealers. I think I would like to get a CX for my Roon core but will hold off until next year.
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    CX, EX, K, S, Antipodes, Owners Unite

    The antipodes web site has prices before import taxes and tariffs etc. I have not seen any confirmed prices on retailer web sites yet. Import duties and tariffs can add a lot to the price. Edit -Just found that Elite audio have updated their site. It looks like the UK prices in £ are the same...
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    CX, EX, K, S, Antipodes, Owners Unite

    To be honest I haven't done a rigorous comparison. I was using Sinc-M for a while and liked it. When Sinc-L came out I tried it and I think I liked it a bit more. I like a mixture of genres, but typically more relaxed stuff: folk, acoustic, jazz etc.
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    CX, EX, K, S, Antipodes, Owners Unite

    The confusing thing about HQP is that they call it a server when it is actually a renderer when used in combination with Roon. My understanding of this is based on the Antipodes user guide for installing Roon/HQP (v2 software). This was a very nice document, hopefully it gets updated for the...
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    CX, EX, K, S, Antipodes, Owners Unite

    Thanks for sharing your experiences. What are you powering with the Farad? I am also curious to know what DAC you are running. Most of the other antipodes users on this thread are running Chord DAC’s, which prefer PCM.
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    CX, EX, K, S, Antipodes, Owners Unite

    In the FAQ there is an indication that there might be an upgrade scheme to have some of the new tech installed in legacy products. Perhaps this means you could get the new power supply and/or new main board installed in your CX or EX.
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    CX, EX, K, S, Antipodes, Owners Unite

    I think its probably best to make it a generic catch-all thread for all generations of Antipodes servers, since it is quite a small user group.
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    CX, EX, K, S, Antipodes, Owners Unite

    There’s quite a bit of technical info on the antipodes site in the support section. It seems that one of the benefits is a new hybrid linear/switching power supply in the K series and S60 external PSU, whereas CX/EX both have linear PSU’s. The K50 gets three independent PSU’s but K30 only gets...
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    CX, EX, K, S, Antipodes, Owners Unite

    Some thoughts: - It’s a pity they didn’t consider a dual BNC output from the reclocker to support upscaled PCM. - S series looks like it makes EX/CX performance accessible at a lower price but external psu makes it a messy install. - Its a pity they have dropped the brushed aluminium finish...
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    CX, EX, K, S, Antipodes, Owners Unite

    Yes I sent an email to Tony Devitt. It seems that I do indeed have 4.18.1. It looks like that the About page hasn’t been updated. No doubt a trivial coding error. Seems like a more reliable method of checking which version is installed is to go to the software manager and then click the...
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    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    I find it bizarre that anyone can possible make any comment about a DAC based on a youtube video, and I find it equally bizarre that the youtubers think that is possible for people to review audio systems this way. It defies any scientific logic: Take a digital file and convert it to a lovely...
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    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    It is probably worth re-iterating that the power supply is a combination of the supplied SMPS and components inside the TT2. So any comparison of power supplies would presumably have to be done at some voltage off-take point inside the TT2. Rob can probably explain better.
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    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    The Zen MkIII is an excellent server for the money. Way better than a mac mini from both sound quality and user friendliness standpoints. I have since upgraded to an Antipodes EX which offers a pre-loaded embedded version of HQ Player. My interest in the M scaler dropped significantly after...
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    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    @alexI993 In my experience the TT2 can be a little bit temperamental with the USB handshake which can sometimes cause the static you describe. This usually happens when a new device is plugged in for the first time. If it happens, just pause the track and restart playback. To mitigate this a...
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    CX, EX, K, S, Antipodes, Owners Unite

    Progsius, Now that you have a TT2, can you do this test for me: - wIth HQP running on the EX configured with 16x PCM upscaling and the TT2 set as the receiving DAC, put the TT2 on standby while leaving on the server. - Restart the TT2 and wait for it to initialise. - Play a track through HQP...
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    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Hi Paul, a good cheap source is a chromecast audio running as a roon endpoint, connected to Tt2 by optical. Try this first to convince yourself that sources do matter. You can get even better sound by using a Ugreen ethernet adapter and an upgraded power supply for the CCA. If you google...
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    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Roon is what you need.
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    CX, EX, K, S, Antipodes, Owners Unite

    I power down after every session now, because with HQP at 16x upscaling there are USB handshake problems if I only power down the DAC only. The inconvenience is a small price to pay for the improved sound of HQP.
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