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, each function can run without interference from the other, and with the new direct Ethernet connection between them, the CX+EX solution is jaw-droppingly superior to anything Antipodes has offered before. The sound presentation becomes incredibly natural and unforced, yet fast, dynamic and resolving.
The CX+EX solution is the absolute ultimate music server system, with the low-noise optimisation of both units having a big impact on the final result. You can start with just an EX, or just a CX, and add the other unit later to get to the CX+EX Solution.
A CX and EX can be placed side by side and be the same foot-print as a full-width component. We recommend you use caution if stacking one on top of the other as they are fanless and need cool air to enter from underneath the unit and for warm air to exit through the top plate. Whether stacking is practical will depend on your environment and whether or not you use intensive DSP functions. If you do stack, we recommend you place the CX on top of the EX.
Owners of the CX+EX solution can use any USB ripper to auto-rip their CDs, or add the new P1 platform, with its integrated high quality ripper, to the CX. The CX is designed to that you can add your own storage disks, and you can self-install up to 4TB of HDD or up to 8TB of SSD storage. Use of SSDs improves dynamics, high frequency sweetness and speed, and is significantly more musically engaging. If you prefer to have your storage disks pre-installed then your dealer can assist you.
Please also refer to the product pages for the CX and for the EX for further details.