Antelope Audio introduced the Zodiac Gold 384kHz D/A converter that allows music to played and controlled from an iPad at resolutions up to 384kHz. The Zodiac Gold is a sophisticated and powerful DAC, Pre-Amp and Headphone Amp engineered to deliver pristine audio with keenly articulated pitch and a spectacular soundstage.
Zodiac Gold DAC is among the very few on the market with 384 kHz audio streaming capability thanks to the custom-designed USB controller chip that streams digital audio up to 480 Mbits. A dual-stage headphone driver architecture unveils every sonic detail, while the relay based volume control assures superb stereo imaging at any listening level.
The unique sound of Zodiac D/A converters are based on Antelope's Oven Controlled Oscillator and 64-bit clocking technology used by the world's top audio engineers.
The Zodiac DAC is compatible with iPads running the latest operating system (e.g. 5.0.1 or later). The DAC support MP3 files up to 384 kHz and FLAC files through FLAC player up to 192 kHz.
It is easy to connect and operate. Simply plug an Apple Camera Connection Kit jack into the iPad and then plug in a USB cable to the Zodiac DAC — that's it. The devices are connected. Then swiftly tap the Music App on the iPad and play the track.
“The compatibility between Zodiac DACs and iPad makes it easier than ever to enjoy high-resolution music from just about any location,” commented Marcel James, Director of Sales and Marketing, Antelope Audio, USA. “As the market evolves and adapts to smaller multifunctional devices — such as the iPad –we want to ensure that we are able to help deliver the highest possible audio quality to all music lovers. We are proud we are giving the people the opportunity to experience the pleasure of pristine audio with just a simple set up of a PC, MAC and now even iPad.”
Short video demonstrating the plug-and-play functionality of iPad and Zodiac DAC:
Price and Availability
The Antelope Audio Zodiac 384kHz DAC for iPad is available for 2,995 in gold, noir (black) or natural (aluminum).
About Antelope Audio
Antelope Audio is the brainchild of Igor Levin, renowned creator of the legendary AardSync and a number of innovations in digital audio and synchronization technology. In 2004, Igor created Antelope Audio, with the goal to take audio recording and music appreciation to the next level. The company is dedicated to helping people achieve high-quality audio both in recording studios and the home environment.