A REFERENCE-GRADE EXPERIENCE

Fully-equipped

For home audio users who seek high-end sound quality suitable for archiving, AMÁRI is a reference grade AD/DA converter, that delivers 24-bit 384 kHz conversion and DSD256 support, an easy-to-use interface and trademark Antelope clocking. Unlike other audiophile converters AMÁRI has 2 headphone outputs with user-selectable output resistance, which works as headphone membrane weight compensation.

384 kHz, 24-bit conversion

This mastering-grade converter offers the industry-acclaimed Antelope Audio 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter management technology & up to 384 kHz, 24-bit conversion.

MULTI DAC TOPOLOGY

AMÁRI offers top of its class D/A converter performance by implementing an unique 8 × DAC architecture (4 × CS43198 chips per channel). This enhances the stereo image, expands depth perception and unveils all the musical details with its 138 dB dynamic range. Apart from the main DAC, the headphone outs feature dual DAC architecture for maximum performance, just like the main A/D converter – using one AK5578 chip per channel, boosting the dynamic range up to 128dB.

EXPLORING negative impedance

Unique headphone membrane weight compensation system with user-selectable output resistance.

17 steps of Headphone Impedance Control

AMÁRI’s 2 high-power stereo headphone outputs (on XLR connectors) feature individual volume controls (capped at 20dBu max), with digital trim and selectable output impedance – from -4.6 to 85.3 Ohm, available in 17 control steps. These options let you configure AMÁRI for ideal compatibility with your favorite headphones, matching their impedance for best performance. AMÁRI’s high-fidelity headphone driver chip offers fully differential input (per amplifier). It is a dual-amp design, optimized to eliminate possible temperature drifts and deliver differential signal quality. The headphone outs also feature dual DAC architecture for maximum performance.

REVISIT YOUR DSD COLLECTION

This mastering-grade converter offers Antelope Audio’s industry acclaimed 4th generation of Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology up to 384 kHz at 24-bits.

DSD

CONNECTIVITY

Inputs Analog

  • 1x Stereo pair either or balanced Combo XLR (24dBu max input level) or unbalanced RCA (8,2dBu / 6dBv max input level)

Inputs Digital

  • 1x AES/EBU up to 192kHz
  • 1x S/PDIF up to 192kHz
  • 1x TOSLINK up to 96kHz

Outputs Analog

  • 1x Stereo Pair balanced either on XLR or TRS. Output Level: 24dBu max (XLR) and 18dBu max (TRS), digital trim available
  • 2x Stereo Headphone outs on ComboXLR with individual volume control knobs. Output Power: 1,4 Watts max. Selectable output impedance from -4.6 to 85.3 Ohm available in 17 steps
  • Headphone outputs are also configurable to drive 1 pair fully balanced headphone set with dedicated volume control

Outputs Digital

  • 1x AES/EBU up to 192kHz
  • 1x S/PDIF up to 192kHz
  • 1x TOSLINK up to 96kHz

sync inputs

  • 1× World Clock
  • 1× Atomic 10M

bi-directional

  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen.1 on Type-B connector up to 384kHz

CONVERSION

AD Conversion

  • 2x AK5778 A/D Converter chips
  • 24 bit 384kHz
  • Input: Full Differential Inputs
  • S/(N+D): 112 dB (S/N: 124 dB)
  • Dynamic Range: 128dB

DA Conversion

  • 8x CS43198 D/A Converter chips
  • 24-bit 384kHz PCM / up to DSD256 over PCM
  • Dynamic Range: 138dB

CLOCKING

  • 4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically focused clock technology
  • Sample-rates supported:
    AD and DA PCM: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 352.8kHz, 192kHz, 384kHz
    DA DSD: 64, 128, 256

POWER

  • DC Power Inlet with lock nut
  • Device equipped with wall wart power supply

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

WINDOWS

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Disk Space: Minimum 512 MB available disk space
  • USB: 1x USB 2.0/3.0 Port
  • CPU: Intel or AMD equivalent CPU with at least 2GHz operating frequency
  • Memory (RAM): 4GB Minimum (8GB or more Recommended)

MAC

  • OS X: 10.11 and above (High Sierra recommended)
  • Disk Space: Minimum 512 MB available disk space
  • USB: 1x USB 2.0/3.0 Port