Which oscillator is used in R1i?K50 Specifications
Cooling Passive Fanless Silent Case CNC Machined From Solid Alloy Direct Stream Ethernet Output YES USB Audio 2.0 Output - PCM to 32bit/768kHz
- DoP to DSD512
- Native DSD to DSD512
S/PDIF Output On RCA and BNC
- PCM to 24bit/192kHz
- DoP to DSD64
AES3 Ouput On XLR
- PCM to 24bit/192kHz
- DoP to DSD64
I2S Output On HDMI
- PCM to 32bit/384kHz
- DoP to DSD256
- Native to DSD512
Optional Music Storage Easy Self-Installable Without Tools
- 3 Bay Slide-In
- Up To 24TB
Hardware Modules V5.6H For Server Apps
V5X For Player Apps
Power Supply Internal - 3 x HSL80 AC Power Switchable
- 110-120VAC 60Hz
- 220-240VAC 50Hz
Width 445mm (17.5in) Depth 370mm (14.5in) Height 120mm (4.7in) Weight 16kg (35lb) Warranty Return To Seller - 3 Years
On request, Markus (CM Audio) sent me some additional information about the new Antipodes music servers:
"Antipodes K and S series music servers
V5.6H mainboard (K50 Server and K40 Server)
Physically, it's the same board as the V4H that was used in the Antipodes CX. Its audio performance has benefited significantly from the new ISM tuning. The V5.6H is used in the K50 and K40 and is the main reason the K50 and K40 are the best sounding Antipodes music servers. As for performance, this board can convert a CD resolution music file to DSD512 with a single CPU core using the Roon DSP. It has a further 5 real processor cores in order to be able to execute other functions at the same time as playback, which makes it very versatile and gives it the necessary leeway for operating the server apps.
V5.2H mainboard (K30 server board and S40 server and player board)
This is a new board with the new ISM coordination, which has the same single-core performance as the V5.6H board, but with fewer processor cores. This board is a "premiere" - the first Antipodes board which is ideally suited for both server applications and player applications. The V5.2H board has two cores and two virtual processor cores. If the playback solution is kept relatively simple, this board gives you much of the power of the V5.6H and can operate without overheating problems as long as it stands free to allow the heat to dissipate.
V5X mainboard (S30 server and player board, K30 player board, K50 player board)
This is a new board with the new ISM vibe that is a bit more powerful and sounding better than the V4X board used in the Antipodes EX. In terms of performance, this board can up-sample CD music files to DSD256 using the Roon DSP, but it requires Roon parallelization to use all of its cores. Like the V4X, the V5X offers good performance for server applications, but exceeds the performance required for player applications such as Roon Ready or Squeezelite.
R1i Reclocker Board (K50 and S20)
This is a new reclocker board with the input electronics completely isolated from the reclocker and output electronics. This means a very significant improvement in sound quality compared to the Antipodes P2 Reclocker which could be used for the EX and CX.
HSL80 power supply (three in K50 and one each in K40 and K30)
The power supply scheme used in the HSL80 and HSL50 is responsible for a large part of the sound quality improvements over the previous CX and EX models. The HSL80 is grossly oversized and is used in the K50 which uses three HSL80s. The music servers K40 and K30 each use an HSL80.
The server apps organize your music files and streaming services. Even if you are only listening to streaming services, having your music served locally to the player application will produce better sound than relying on a streaming service as a server application. The server application streams the files to the player application. Examples are Roon Server or Squeeze Server. The server apps can be installed in parallel and run on all Antipodes models of the K and S series.
The player app receives the streamed signal from the server app and converts it into a digital audio signal. The quality of the data stream received by the server app has a significant influence on the quality of the digital signal generated by the player application. Examples of player apps are Roon Ready, Squeezelite or AirPlay. With the exception of the K40 (on which only server apps run), the player apps can run on all models of the K and S series. Only one player app can be active at a time to optimize the output signal of the player app. The player apps can easily be changed via the configuration menu in the web browser.
Antipodes music server K50
The K50 uses the V5.6H board for executing server applications, the V5X board for executing player applications and the R1i Reclocker Board for perfect processing of the digital signal. Each of the three boards is powered by a dedicated HSL80 power supply.