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Antelope Audio Rubicon – No Longer Available

The world's first 384 kHz converter, phono stage preamp and headphone amplifier with an integrated atomic clock

Product Description

The Antelope Audio Rubicon Atomic AD/DA Preamp is the first DAC to integrate a Rubidium atomic clock, which is 100,000 times more stable than a traditional crystal oscillator. Coupled with Antelope’s 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking technology, the Rubidium achieves a breakthrough in jitter management, improving the sound quality in an unprecedented way. The same technology is implemented in the company’s flagship master clocks used for scoring blockbusters such as Avatar and available at the best recording and mastering studios around the Globe.

DLNA streaming capability
In addition to the 384 kHz USB streaming, Rubicon offers extended flexibility and smooth user experience provided by the implemented DLNA capability. The DLNA streaming gives users the opportunity to wirelessly push audio files from their smart phone, PC or NAS (Network-attached storage) server and play the content through the high-sample rate DAC.
    
Advanced technological fusion
The transformer-based, ultra-low noise, discrete JFET phono preamp is a complement that will be highly appreciated by many vinyl lovers. In addition to the 384 kHz DAC, Rubicon also includes ultra-high sample rate A/D conversion. These functionalities together with the high resolution USB recording capability provide the users with the sublime experience of digitizing their favorite tracks, still keeping the depth and the warmth of the original analog recordings.

Features:

  • 10M Rubidium Atomic Clock, providing 100,000 times more accurate reference
  • 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking jitter management technology
  • Ultra low noise phono inputs with custom audio transformers, discrete JFET preamp design
  • 384kHz A/D & D/A converters
  • Gold-plated stepped relay volume attenuator matched to 0.05dB for all volume levels
  • Ultra-linear, dual stage headphone amps
  • De-jittered audio S/PDIF output
  • Custom USB 2.0 chip streaming up to 480 Mbits/384kHz with recording option
  • DLNA streaming capabilities through an Ethernet interface

Inputs

  • Analog Inputs
    • 1x PHONO Input on RCA
    • 3x Inputs on RCA
    • 1x HiZ Input on RCA
    • 1x Combo Balanced Input on XLR / 1/4" TRS
  • Digital Inputs     
    • 2x S/PDIF
    • 2x TOSLINK
    • 1x AES/EBU
    • Word Clock Input
    • Ethernet port
    • Hi-Speed USB on standard B type connector

Outputs

  • Analog Outputs     
    • 1x Balanced Output on XLR
    • 1x Unbalanced Output on RCA
  • Digital Outputs
    • 2x S/PDIF De-jittered outputs
    • Hi-Speed USB on standard B type connector

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
ChassisDesktop
Maximum Sampling Rate384 kHz

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