Zodiac 192 kHz DAC
World class technology at home and beyond
Choosing Zodiac D/A converter means you are taking a big step into a new world of digital sound clarity where your listening experience will expand with warmth and detail.
Connect your PC, Mac, CD player or any other digital source to your Zodiac DAC and enjoy sublime performance from the high-grade headphone amplifiers or analog outputs to your speakers.
A high definition USB DAC
Zodiac is a high definition USB digital to analog converter designed to enrich your home audio system at an affordable price. The DAC employs Antelope's proprietary 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) and Oven Controlled Clocking which establish pro audio industry standards, bringing significant benefits to the detail, dynamics and stereo placement of the audio.
Sampling rate of up to 192 kHz
The sampling rate of up to 192 kHz and 129dB Dynamic Range position Zodiac among devices in a considerably higher price range. The DAC features 2 x S/PDIF, 2 x Optical inputs, Balanced & Unbalanced Analog Outputs and a high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity through a custom USB chip, working with native drivers.
Oven Controlled Clock - Often overlooked, the quality of the clock is extremely important when high quality audio is desired. The clock is housed in a shielded container where the temperature is kept constant, therefore bringing significant benefits to the detail, dynamics and stereo placement of the audio.
Smooth Headphones - Ultra Linear, Dual Stage Headphone Amps deliver smooth sound at both high and low levels. Custom designed for accurate monitoring with a wide range of headphone impedances. Controlled by a dedicated volume knob.
64-Bit Technology - Sophisticated 64-bit algorithms allow precise control over the Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) and Jitter Management, two critical components to improve audio via clocking. The incoming digital signal is brough to life with this unique 64-bit technology, resulting in smooth and detailed audio whatever the method of digital connectivity.
Cutting-Edge Design - To preserve the full bit resolution of the DAC, volume adjustment is entirely in the analog domain. Seperate analog and digital power supplies eliminate digital cross-talk. This is further enhanced by keeping analog and digital circuits on seperate PCB's. These gold-plated boards ulitilise large internal ground plains, cancelling noise and voltage shifts.
Antelope Performance USB - Custom implementation of the USB chip leads to extreme audio performance and comprehensive support for your system. There are user selectable modes tailores to suit both Mac and PC; and with a data transfer rate of 480Mbits flawless audio is achieved with native drivers.
Nuts & Bolts - All component decisions for Zodiac are based on a passion to produce something very special - technically, musically and aesthetically. Built with many solid aluminium parts and also very pleasing to the eye, it will be your pride and joy just like it is Antelope's passion.