Antelope AMAR Reference-Grade AD/DA Converter

Antelope AMAR Reference-Grade AD/DA Converter

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Antelope AMÁRI is a reference-grade AD/DA converter with 24-bit, 384 kHz conversion and signature Antelope clocking. DSD128 playback, an easy-to-use interface, and 2 headphone outputs with user-adjustable impedance complete AMÁRI’s unique profile.

It offers best-in-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 an unmatched 138 dB dynamic range. Likewise, the headphone outputs feature a dual DAC architecture using one AK5578 chip per channel to boost the dynamic range up to 128dB.


Negative impedance is no mere feature, but a philosophical concept. It permits a certain ambiguity of the final result and the way music reaches us. Music will always sound different, depending on headphones, temperature and even our mood, as mood itself is a kind of electricity inside the brain. Otherwise, digital audio would be just maths and digits.

AMÁRI’s 2 high-power stereo headphone outputs (on XLR connectors) feature individual volume controls (capped at 20dBu max), with digital trim and adjustable output impedance – from -4.6 to 85.3 Ohm, in 17 discrete 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 drivers offer 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.


Analog I/O:
2 x XLR-1/4″ Combo Inputs
2 x RCA Inputs (Unbalanced)
2 x XLR Outputs (Balanced)
2 x TRS Outputs (Balanced)
2 x Stereo 1/4″-XLR Combo Headphone Outputs

Input Level:
1/4″-XLR Combo Inputs: 24 dBu Maximum
RCA Inputs: 8.2 dBu / 6 dBv Maximum

Output Level:
XLR Outputs: 24 dBu Maximum
TRS Outputs: 18 dBu Maximum

Headphone Output Power: 1.4 W Maximum

Headphone Impedance Range: -4.6 to 85.3 Ohms in 17 Steps

Digital I/O:
1 x AES/EBU Input (up to 192 kHz)
1 x S/PDIF Input (up to 192 kHz)
1 x TOSLINK Input (up to 192 kHz)
1 x AES/EBU Output (up to 192 kHz)
1 x S/PDIF Output (up to 192 kHz)
1 x TOSLINK Output (up to 192 kHz)

Sync I/O:
1 x Word Clock Input
1 x Atomic 10M Input
1 x USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Bidirectional Connection on Type-V Connector (up to 384 kHz)

AD Conversion:
2 x AK5778 A/D Converter Chips
24-bit / 384 kHz
Full Differential Inputs
S/(N+D): 112 dB
S/N: 124 dB
Dynamic Range: 128 dB

DA Conversion:
8 x CS43198 D/A Converter Chip
24-bit / 384 kHz PCM (up to DSD2562 over PCM)
Dynamic Range: 138 dB

Clocking: 4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused

Supported Sample Rate:

AD and DA (PCM): 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 352.8, 192, and 384 kHz
DA (DSD): 64, 128, 256

Power: DC Power Inlet with Lock Nut

System Requirements (Windows)

Intel or AMD Equivalent CPU with 2 GHz Operating Frequency or Greater
Windows 10
512 MB Available Disk Space
4 GB RAM Minimum (8 GB or More Recommended)
1 x USB 2.0 or 3.0 Port

System Requirements (Mac)
10.11 and Later (High Sierra Recommended)
512 MB Available Disk Space
1 x USB 2.0 or 3.0 Port

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