The small form factor Antipodes S40 uses the same server engine as is used in the K30, but is powered by a standard external power supply brick. The S40 can be upgraded by adding the HSL50-based S60 Power Supply, to deliver considerably better audio performance.
The Antipodes S40 uses the v5.2H board. This board is a ‘first’ – the first Antipodes board that is excellent for both server apps and player apps. It is recommended for use as:
A powerful Server/Player, running both Server Apps and Player Apps, or
A dedicated Server-only, to stream to the Ethernet input of your DAC (or Amp), or to stream to an Antipodes S30 (used as a Player-only).
But there is a third important option with the S40. Many audiophiles prefer to use Roon Server with HQPLayer as the player. Both Roon Server and HQPlayer work best with high computing power, depending on what features are used. The third option is to use one S40 for running Roon Server and another S40 to run HQPLayer Embedded. Power them both from a single S60 or dedicate an S60 to each of them. This is a stunning sounding solution.
The Antipodes S40 includes analog output on headphone jack. This is provided for convenience and does not imply we have included a headphone DAC of the same class as the music server engine. The analog sound is good and is provided to enable an easier entry point for someone that does not yet have a good DAC. To realise the full potential of the S40, you should add a quality DAC, or stream to a quality Player such as an Antipodes S30.
Install your own storage disk, up to 5TB HDD or 8TB SSD, or have your provider install it for you. Add USB drives. Include music files located elsewhere on your network. Upload music files from anywhere on your network. Add internet streaming services. Attach an Antipodes K10 Ripper to import music from your CDs. All easily user-configurable to form a single integrated music library that is available to all playback solutions selected.
Easily select the playback solutions you wish to use, from the world’s best high-end digital audio software providers. Stream by Direct Ethernet connection or USB Audio to your main stereo system, and at the same time stream over your network to streaming devices.
Setup and control everything from your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
1.- Analog Headphone Output
2.- Two USB Ports for USB Disks
3.- Dual USB Ports For External CD Ripper (eg. Antipodes K10)
4.- Ethernet Connection to Network on RJ45
5.- Ethernet Connection for Direct Streaming to Streamer on RJ45
6.- Two Servicing Ports
7.- Two USB Audio 2.0 Outputs
8.- 12VDC Input (3A Minimum, 5A Preferred)
Passive Fanless Silent
CNC Machined From Solid Alloy
Direct Stream Ethernet Output YES
USB Audio 2.0 Output – PCM to 32bit/768kHz
– DoP to DSD512
– Native DSD to DSD512
Optional Music Storage
– 1 User Installable Disk
– Up To 8TB SSD or 5TB HDD
Hardware Modules V5.2H For Server & Player Apps
Power Supply External – SMPS – 12v 4A
Width 165mm (6.5in)
Weight 2.6kg (5.7lb)
Warranty Return To Seller – 3 Years