Antelope Audio plans to present the Rubicon for the first time to the public and the media during the Munich High End Show, in hall 3, booth A 04, at 2 pm, on May 3rd.Housed in a sturdy, machined-aluminum enclosure with a vintage Art Deco design, Rubicon incorporates a discrete phono preamp, ultra linear, dual stage headphone drivers and Antelope's renowned gold-plated relay volume control.0 chip streaming up to 480 Mbits/384kHz with recording option;
In addition to the 384 kHz DAC, Rubicon also includes ultra-high sample rate A/D conversion.In addition to the 384 kHz USB streaming, Rubicon offers extended flexibility and smooth user experience provided by the implemented DLNA capability. œI find the idea of an audio enthusiast being able to hear his/her favorite recordings clocked by the world's most stable clock very exciting. Rubicon caters to the ever-increasing interest in high-resolution audio, addressing the specific needs of high-end consumer electronics enthusiasts for accurate audio representation and detailed soundstage of both analog and digital recordings.05dB for all volume levels; Ultra-linear, dual stage headphone amps; De-jittered audio S/PDIF output; Custom USB 2.
The transformer-based, ultra-low noise, discrete JFET phono preamp is a complement that will be highly appreciated by many vinyl lovers. The new device will be presented to the public during the Munich High End Show, May 3rd “ 6th. Rubicon features 10M Rubidium Atomic Clock, providing 100,000 times more accurate reference; 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking jitter management technology; Ultra low noise phono inputs with custom audio transformers, discrete JFET preamp design; 384kHz A/D & D/A converters; Gold-plated stepped relay volume attenuator matched to 0. Coupled with Antelope's 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking technology, the Rubidium achieves a breakthrough in jitter management, improving the sound quality magnetic latching relay Manufacturers in an unprecedented way.Rubicon inherits the D/A conversion technology from 384 kHz Zodiac Gold DAC - the 2012 winner of the Audio Excellence Award in Japan and often described by reviewers and prominent sound engineers as œfuture-proofed, clean, œneutral and œaccurate".Santa Monica, CA, April 19, 2012“ Antelope Audio will introduce Rubicon, a groundbreaking 384 kHz digital audio preamplifier which integrates the world renowned 10M Rubidium atomic clock.
The A/D circuit comes from the 2011 winner of the Audio Media Gear of the Year award, high-end professional mastering converter Eclipse 384.Rubicon is the first DAC to integrate a Rubidium atomic clock, which is 100,000 times more stable than a traditional crystal oscillator. These functionalities together with the high resolution USB recording capability provide the users with the sublime experience of digitizing their favorite tracks, still keeping the depth and the warmth of the original analog recordings.
The DLNA streaming gives users the opportunity to wirelessly push audio files from their smart phone, PC or NAS (Network-attached storage) server and play the content through the high-sample rate DAC. The same technology is implemented in the company's flagship master clocks used for scoring blockbusters such as Avatar and available at the best recording and mastering studios around the Globe