EDGE
EDGE Renderer & EDGE Duet

The EDGE product series is focused on sound quality, with adequate power to run all of the Antipodes feature set, including all Roon Server features. The EDGE comes in two variants that deliver the same sound quality level but the Duet includes more functionality than the Renderer.

The Antipodes EDGE Duet is a high-end music server and renderer that will store your music and play directly to a USB DAC. If you are not going to use Roon, or you want to use Roon without necessarily being a heavy user of Roon features, then this is the model to look at for high value for money. If you are looking for great sound but want a high power device then you should consider the additional cost of the Antipodes CORE Duet.

The Antipodes EDGE Renderer is a lower-priced variant that is used to play from a separate music server. Ideally you would team an EDGE Renderer with an Antipodes CORE Server, but prior to making that step you might use a NAS or standard computer to run the Server application. You could also use an EDGE Renderer for high end sound in other locations in your home, playing from a central server. Note also that an EDGE Renderer can be upgraded online later to an EDGE Duet, and the upgrade is purchased through the Antipodes website.

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. Owners of an EDGE Duet 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. 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

See the Model Comparison tables.