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 CX delivers stunning sound quality, exceeding the audio performance of even the excellent DX while also providing high processing power to handle demanding server features with ease. The reason the CX can outperform the DX is that the CX provides much more processor headroom for the server app, and therefore running the server app in the same device interferes less with the renderer app. The CX can be upgraded to the CX+EX Solution by adding an EX.
The CX is a unique product. It combines high processing power with excellent sound quality - something that was not possible before Antipodes Audio developed the V4H circuit. Set up in accordance with the instructions in the CX Guide, the CX will deliver stunning sound quality even when transcoding your files to DSD512 on-the-fly.
Owners of a CX can use any USB ripper to auto-rip their CDs, or add the new P1 platform, with its integrated high precision ripper. The CX can be ordered with 8TB of HDD internal storage, or users can self-install up to 4TB of HDD or up to 8TB of SSD storage for their music files. Use of SSDs improves sound quality dramatically.
Outputs are USB or direct Ethernet. Direct Ethernet means the CX has two Ethernet ports. Connect one to the network for setup and remote control purposes. Connect the second Ethernet port direct to an EX or an Ethernet DAC using a short high quality Ethernet cable. The direct link cuts out noise from the rest of the network and benefits from the very low-noise environment of the CX.