Antipodes CX+EX Solution - Ultimate Performance

Antipodes CX+EX

The Antipodes CX+EX Solution is physically the same thing as a CX and an EX, but with different software setups and optimisations. In the CX+EX Solution the CX runs only the server apps and the EX runs only the renderer apps. With this configuration, the server and renderer functions can run without interference from the other, and with the new low-noise Direct Ethernet connection between them, the CX+EX solution is jaw-droppingly superior to anything Antipodes has offered before.

The sound presentation has all of the speed and fine detail resolution of the CX, but becomes incredibly natural and unforced, with superb timbral accuracy and transparency. 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. Antipodes Support needs to set the configuration in a remote session when changing a CX or EX between a full server and a component of a CX+EX. This not only involves removing renderer apps from the CX and server apps from the EX, but also involves loading appropriate optimisation settings. This can be done simply and quickly over the internet without the units needing to leave your system.

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.

CX and EX Stacked

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 so 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.

Application Suite

The Antipodes CX+EX Solution offers a choice of best-of-breed applications, easily selected via the Antipodes GUI.

  • Music Playback Options
    • Roon
    • SqueezeBox
    • DLNA/UPnP/OpenHome
    • MPD
    • Squeezelite
    • HQPlayer Server
    • HQPlayer NAA
    • Spotify Connect
    • SONOS Integration
    • Plex Media Server
  • Administration Applications
    • Find My Antipodes
    • CD-Import Auto-Ripper
    • Playback App Switcher
    • External Drive Mounter
    • Browser-Based Setup GUI
    • SMB Server For File Management & Downloads
  • Play from internal storage
  • Play from external storage on your network - e.g. NAS
  • Play from internet streaming services
  • Play direct to DAC via USB
  • Play direct to DAC via Ethernet - using Antipodes Direct Ethernet
  • Stream to devices on your network - Roon, Squeezebox, DLNA/UPnP/OpenHome, SONOS, Plex
  • Rip CDs using any USB Optical Drive, or with high precision using an Antipodes P1
  • Remote control and setup using any desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone
CX Functionality

CX+EX CX DX EX P1
Casework Color Silver or Black Silver or Black Silver or Black Silver or Black Silver or Black
Sound Quality Ranking (1=Best) 1 2 3 3
Price Level (1=Highest) 1 3 2 4 5
Passive Fanless Silent Cooling
All Case Parts CNC Machined From Solid Alloy Block
USB Output
- 5v On/Off Options
- PCM to 32bit/768kHz
- DoP to DSD512
- Native DSD to DSD512
Stereo Analog Output
- Processes PCM to 24bit/192kHz
- Transcodes other formats before conversion
Ethernet Direct
Complete Antipodes Application Suite
- Server Apps
- Renderer Apps
- Admin Apps
Pre-installed SSD Storage - Two 2.5" 7mm Sata 0-8TB
User-Installable Storage - Two 2.5" 7mm Sata 0-8TB 0-8TB 0-8TB
Automatic CD Ripping
Integrated CD Ripper
Medium Power V4X Circuit For Server Apps
- Not suitable for some Roon DSP functions
High Power V4H Circuit For Server Apps
- Enables demanding Roon DSP functions
Internal Dual ODAPS1 Linear Regulated Supplies
Internal Single ODAPS2 Linear Regulated PSU
Power Required
- 110-120VAC 60Hz or 220-240VAC, Switchable
Width 240mm (x2) 240mm 432mm 240mm 240mm
Depth 290mm 290mm 273mm 290mm 290mm
Height (Including Feet) 90mm 90mm 85mm 90mm 30mm
Weight 15Kg 7.5Kg 6.5Kg 7.5Kg 3.5Kg
Warranty
- 2 Years
- Extendable to 3 Years With Registration
- 6 Months On Pre-Installed Storage
CX+EX CX DX EX P1
CX+EX
Casework Color Silver or Black
Passive Fanless Silent Cooling
All Case Parts CNC Machined From Solid Alloy Block
USB Output
- 5v On/Off Options
- PCM to 32bit/768kHz
- DoP to DSD512
- Native DSD to DSD512
Stereo Analog Output
- Processes PCM to 24bit/192kHz
- Transcodes other formats before conversion
Ethernet Direct
Complete Antipodes Application Suite
- Server Apps
- Renderer Apps
- Admin Apps
Pre-installed SSD Storage - Two 2.5" 7mm Sata
User-Installable Storage - Two 2.5" 7mm Sata 0-8TB
Automatic CD Ripping
Integrated CD Ripper
Medium Power V4X Circuit For Server Apps
- Not suitable for some Roon DSP functions
High Power V4H Circuit For Server Apps
- Enables demanding Roon DSP functions
Internal Dual ODAPS1 Linear Regulated Supplies
Internal Single ODAPS2 Linear Regulated PSU
Power Required
- 110-120VAC 60Hz or 220-240VAC, Switchable
Width 240mm (x2)
Depth 290mm
Height (Including Feet) 90mm
Weight 15Kg
Warranty
- 2 Years
- Extendable to 3 Years With Registration
- 6 Months On Pre-Installed Storage
CX+EX

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