Antipodes Audio K41 Music Server
The K41, with G4 Oladra technology, houses the same server engine as is used in the K50, enabling network streaming as well as direct streaming for direct connection to your DAC, or to a K21 or K22.
The K41, with G4 Oladra technology, offers the ultimate in Server performance, to transform the performance you are getting from your streamer, making the K41 a great entry point to our range if you are confident that your DAC has a high performance Ethernet input. You can upgrade for even better sound by adding a K21 or K22, and reach the same level of stunning music-making ability as the K50.
The Server engine in the K41 is identical to the one used in the widely acclaimed K50. The only output option is via Ethernet, but in addition to being able to stream to streamers on your network, you can stream direct from the K41 to your DAC. Connect your K41 to your network and connect your DAC to the K41 - this connects your DAC to your network and the direct link to your DAC provides the ultimate asynchronous connection for your music.
Antipodes provides you with a wide range of application choice.
Minimserver • SQUEEZE • Roon • miniDLNA • HQPlayer • PLEX • MPD • Sonos
Antipodes also enables the use of ROON with any DAC, whether it is Roon Ready or not. Rather than stream to the Ethernet input of a Roon Ready DAC, you will get better sound using our Roon Player, and using either USB, S/PDIF, AES3 or I2S to play to your DAC. Your DAC does not need to be Roon Ready to enjoy using the excellent Roon Server interface.
There are three different types of application involved in a computer audio solution.
- Server Applications. Server applications manage Internet Streaming Services and locally stored music files, and when a file is to be played, the Server application streams the music file to the Player application. Examples of Server applications are Roon Server, Squeeze Server, HQPlayer Server Embedded.
- Player Applications. A Player application receives the streamed music file from the Server application, converts it to a digital audio signal and transmits the digital audio signal to your DAC.
- Playback Solutions. A Playback Solution defines the Server application, the Player application, the connection you will use to your DAC, and the method you want used for sending DSD files to your DAC.
Your Antipodes provides a sophisticated management interface AMS that makes it very simple for you to select your Playback Solution, and adds simple ways to get your music into the music library on your Antipodes.
*** UPDATES SUMMER 2023 ***
Updates to the Oladra and the K Series are due to four key developments that we have been working on over several months.
- Installing triple-cascade switch-mode power supplies in the K Series models.
- Installing our proprietary high-quality isolation footers on the K Series models.
- Upgrading K50 and K41 Server engines with innovations used in The Oladra.
- Upgrading the Player engines for the Oladra, K50, K22 & K21.
- Installing new USB outputs for the Oladra, K50, K22 & K21.
- We expect to release the new models, and begin performing upgrades from 1 August 2023, but we may experience some unexpected manufacturing delays, so we cannot be precise about the date yet.
- Sound quality is significantly improved on ALL outputs for all models.
- USB now matches the sound quality level from S/PDIF and AES3.
- An increase of 200% to 400% more system resources for K Series models.
- Enterprise-level resilience against data loss in a power fluctuation or outage.
- Upgrades will be available for existing Oladra, K50, K41, K40, K30, K22 & K21 models and updated models (except the K30) will be identical in all respects to the corresponding new model.
- A K30 update will install dual triple-cascade power supplies, improved Player engine, and the new USB output.
- The upgrade pricing is all-inclusive - includes pick-up, upgrade and return to the customer at no additional charge. Alternatively, customers can deliver to their local dealer or local freight depot and pick-up when the upgrade has been completed.
Antipodes Audio K41 Music Server
CURRENT RELEASE Oladra G4 Technology A/C POWER110-120VAC or220-240VAC NETWORK Gigabit Ethernet LOCAL STORAGEUp to 3 SATA SSDUser Installable DIMENSIONS445mm (W)370mm (D)115mm (H)12kg SHIPPING600mm (W)530mm (D)240mm (H)14.5kg DIRECT STREAMING Gigabit Ethernet WARRANTY3 Years5 Years (Registered)