EDGE
EDGE Renderer & Duet

The Antipodes EDGE is a high-end audio renderer. The EDGE can be ordered as, or upgraded online to, a duet (combining server and renderer functions), and so the EDGE offers not only a cost-effective entry to the high-end but also an upgrade path. You might start by using an EDGE renderer to play from an existing computer or server, upgrade the EDGE to a duet, or upgrade it by teaming it with an Antipodes CORE Server.

Every stage of an Antipodes digital source is designed to minimise electronic noise, and then the whole is fine-tuned to avoid noise nodes (when two noise sources generate a noise peak at the same frequency). Antipodes expertise in this field is what makes our products sound better. Our unique approach means we can avoid the noise filters used in other products. A perfect square wave needs infinite bandwidth, and noise filters inherently limit bandwidth, impairing impulse response, and thereby damaging the fidelity of the digital signal. This is particularly important for high resolution files that require even wider bandwidth. The result is not just digital without the nasties, but music that captures both the life and the subtle expression in music.

The Antipodes EDGE uses all solid state storage and the excellent Antipodes ODAPS external linear power supply brick. When the EDGE is upgraded to a duet, users can install their own internal storage by sliding disks into it (no tools needed), or mount external storage, and can attach a USB optical drive for high quality auto-ripping. The upgrade from renderer to duet is delivered online and incurs an upgrade fee. Changes to internal storage require an online service call to setup and optimise the storage. The first installation is free and subsequent changes incur fees.

EDGE Configuration

EDGE Renderer

EDGE Renderer Use Case

EDGE Duet

EDGE Duet Use Case
EDGE Specifications
EDGE RENDERER EDGE DUET
CD RIPPING None Attach Any USB CD/DVD Drive To Auto-rip CDs
Retrieves Metadata from Leading Open Internet Repositories
Rips to Uncompressed FLAC
MUSIC FILE STORAGE Room for Approximately 70 CDs
(To Sample DUET Sound Quality With MPD)
User Inserts Up To Two 7mm 2.5" Samsung Sata SSDs
External Storage On USB Or On A Network Share
SERVER APPLICATIONS
MPD
(To Sample DUET Sound Quality)
Roon Server
SqueezeBox Server
MPD
DLNA Server
BubbleUPnP
Minimserver
SONOS Integration
Plex Media Server 
COLOUR OPTIONS Silver
Black
RENDERER APPLICATIONS Roon Ready
Squeezelite
MPD (DLNA Renderer)
HQPlayer NAA
Shairport (Apple Airport Emulation)
NETWORK
Gigabit Ethernet
USB OUTPUT
USB Audio 2.0 Compliant & Supports:
- PCM to 32bit / 768kHz PCM
- DoP to DSD512, Native DSD to DSD512
S/PDIF OUTPUT
Plays PCM to 24bit 192kHz
Bit Perfect Rates 44.1, 48, 96, 192kHz
Auto Transcoding 88.2 to 96, 176.4 to 192kHz, DSD to PCM
PROCESSOR CORE
Quad Core Celeron
SYSTEM STORAGE
Solid State Storage For Operating System, Application Software & Caching
DS EDGE CASE MATERIAL
All Aluminium Alloy
COOLING
Fanless Passive Cooling
POWER CONSUMPTION
Less than 25W while running
POWER SUPPLY
External Power Supply in Black Alloy Case
ODAPS All Linear Technology - Optimised For Digital Audio
110-120VAC or 220-240VAC - Voltage is set at the factory and is not switchable
DS EDGE DIMENSIONS
240mm (w) x 215mm (d) x 75mm (h)
9.5in (w) x 8.5in (d) x 3in (h)
ODAPS PSU DIMENSIONS
195mm (w) x 107mm (d) x 96mm (h)
7.7in (w) x 4.2in (d) x 3.8in (h)
SHIPPING WEIGHT
Approx 5.5kg (12lbs) - Varies With Storage
WARRANTY
24 Months, Extended to 36 Months with Product Registration via Website

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