The current Antipodes DX is the third generation of our flagship one-box model, integrating autoripper, server & renderer functions, and is a Stereophile Class A+ Recommended Component.
The DX has not only enjoyed the reputation of arguably the world's best music server for several years, it is unique in providing exceptional digital audio sound quality together with one-box simplicity and ease of use. Ongoing development has continued to keep the DX at the head of the pack. The key to the increased performance of the third generation DX is the new V4X circuit developed originally for the DX, but which is now also used in the Antipodes EX.
Planned For Release Before 16 April 2018
The Antipodes CX+EX Solution is physically the same thing as a CX and an EX, with the CX dedicated to running only the server app and the EX dedicated to running only the renderer app. With this configuration, the reduction in noise levels in each unit is dramatic, and with the new direct Ethernet connection between them, the CX+EX solution is jaw-droppingly superior to anything Antipodes has offered before.
Shipping Mid May 2018
The Antipodes CX is an evolution of the Antipodes CORE, but the CX is made to the same specification level as our flagship DX, and so it receives the 'X-level' designation. The CX uses the same multi-chamber construction as the EX, and the new ODAPS2 internal linear regulated power supply, which together make huge gains in reducing high frequency noise of the entire circuit.
The EX is made to the same specification level as our flagship DX, becoming only the second Antipodes music server to get the 'X-Series' designation. The EX can be thought of as a DX in a half-width case. It uses the same V4X circuit for signal handling that is used in the class-leading DX and the only significant difference driving relative audio performance is that the EX uses a single internal ODAPS2 power supply and the DX uses internal Dual ODAPS1 Power Supplies. While the new ODAPS2 technology improves on ODAPS1, particularly for the rendering function, the use of dual power supplies in the DX gives it slightly better performance of the server function. Which sounds best will depend on system context.
Other differences from the DX are that the EX uses user-installable storage and does not have an integrated ripper.