A principios de año, durante el High End Show en Munich tuvimos la oportunidad de organizar una conferencia sobre audio de alta resolución y los beneficios que trae a la audiencia. Para obtener diferentes perspectivas juntamos a cuatro expertos diferentes y defensores del audio de alta resolución, de cuatro campos de la industria del audio diferentes.
Los ponentes eran Daniela Manger de Manger Audio, Morten Lindberg de 2L, Lothar Kerestedjian de HighResAudio e Igor Levin, director y fundador de Antelope Audio.
El título de la conferencia, “Alta Resolución – El futuro del audio digital” atrajo a una audiencia significante frente al escenario de Tecnología en el High End Show. Aquí puedes ver la conferencia completa dividida en varios videos cortos.
Like it or not, the digital age is coming in full force, making every audiophile worried about quality being lost. This is why it’s best to educate audiophiles and consumers about the importance of clocking. I’ll try and make this easy to understand and straight to the point. When an analog signal is about to be converted to a digital signal, it is represented by bits that are representations of the analog waveform. When two points that are represented are slightly off, they create jitter – which is digital distortion.
Clocking can play a very important role during this process. With all these signals digitized, it’s important that the timing and space between every ‘bit’ are exactly the same (in sync), so the audio source has no jitter. This is where Clocking comes into play by synching all the audio signals. Continue reading →
Musikmesse in Frankfurt is the biggest event of its kind in the music industry and one of the most exciting. It was especially exciting for our new Antelope Audio team members about to visit it for the first time.
The city welcomed us on Monday with a pleasant, mild climate and clear skies. We took it as a positive sign for a successful show in the upcoming week. Having checked into the hotel, we headed for the van rental company, then straight on to Ikea to buy the furniture for our stand. (Looking around the Messe in the next few days proved that we weren’t the only ones that had this idea.)
Luna – Eclipse 384 Remote Control Prototype Also to be Unveiled at the International Music Business Fair
Frankfurt, Germany, March 16, 2012 — Antelope Audio will demonstrate its professional-grade 384 kHz A/D and D/A converter, master clock and monitoring controller at Musikmesse 2012 in Frankfurt between March 21st and March 24th at the Exhibition center in Hall 5.1, Stand C 55.
The Eclipse 384 is the first multifunctional audio device capable of providing 384 kHz A/D and D/A conversion clocked by Antelope’s 64-bit technology and powerful, flexible monitoring control. Previously, the Eclipse 384 won both the “Best of Show” and “Gear of the Year” awards from two highly respected industry publications shortly after its launch last October.
The upcoming Eclipse 384 remote control – Luna will be demonstrated in prototype form at the Musikmesse. It provides users with a flexible way of placing key aspects of the Eclipse 384 within reach of any listening position. With the exact same functions featured on the front of the Eclipse 384, Luna enables sound engineers to easily control the device while sitting in front of the console. Continue reading →
This is the next of the series of video-posts in which Igor Levin talks about Antelope Audio technologies.
It is time to discuss Antelope’s D/A converters (DACs) and in particular the design of the volume control.
In this post Igor talks about the specifics of the volume control within Zodiac DACs and explains why Antelope implements it in the analog part and not in the digital. The result is a much more accurate stereo placement of the audio especially in the lower listening volumes.
Although it was a cold weekend in Stockholm, the reception from the organizers, Life Consulting Ab was anything but chilly. In only their second year of running the show, the team headed By Robert Grubstad and Likki Luukinen made an excellent impression on all attendees. The team they had assembled was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and fun.
Those music lovers who didn’t attend the show would do well not to miss out next time around. Continue reading →
Listeners Can Now Enjoy Up To 384 kHz High-Resolution Audio Files, Played from Their iPads
Santa Monica, February 14, 2012 — Antelope Audio’s Zodiac D/A converters are now compatible with iPad, allowing music lovers to enjoy pristine audio of up to 384 kHz, played and controlled from their iPad through the Zodiac DAC.
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.
Tokyo, January 26th, 2012 – Pony Canyon Inc., a major leader in the Japanese music, film, anime and games industry, jointly produced a special seminar/liveshow/wine-tasting with Antelope Audio’s Japan Office. Held at Pony Canyon’s HQ, more than 150 guests including engineers, producers, artists and audiophiles attended the three-hour event – a showcase of vocal/piano talent, Antelope equipment and fine wine.
The audience were thrilled by Korea’s No.1 Jazz vocalist, the beautiful Woong San, and subsequent panel-discussion on “the making of” her new CD in which Antelope Audio’s masterclocks played an intrinsic role. The evening also featured an extensive presentation on the power of clocking, as told by Pony Canyon’s award-winning jazz/classical engineer Yoshihiko Kawasaki.
Zodiac D/A Converters (DACs) are Perfectly Suited for Home Listening Environments, Utilizing the Same Technologies Used by World-Famous Mastering Engineers
Las Vegas, January 9th, 2012 — Antelope Audio will demonstrate its audiophile-grade digital to analog converters (DACs) at T.H.E. Show in Las Vegas between Tuesday, January 10th and Friday, January 13th at The Flamingo Hotel, room 4044.
Antelope Audio’s high-end Zodiac D/A converters (DACs) are based on the company’s proprietary clocking and conversion technologies developed for world’s top mastering professionals and sound engineers in the music, film and television industries. Antelope brings to audiophiles’ home environment the highest audio quality available only at the leading and most technically demanding sound studios around the globe. Continue reading →
Santa Monica, Calif., December 7, 2011 — Antelope Audio announces the launch of Eclipse 384 – the first of its kind multifunctional audio device that provides 384 kHz A/D and D/A conversion clocked by Antelope’s renowned 64-bit technology and a powerful and flexible monitoring control.
Eclipse 384 was unveiled during the Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention in New York last October, where it received the accolade “Best of Show” and subsequently “Gear of the Year” from two highly regarded industry publications.