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Antelope AMARI Mastering AD/DA Converter and Headphone Amp

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Reference-grade USB AD/DA Converter & Headphone Amplifier

Amari is a hi-end 384kHz PCM / DSD256 AD/DA Converter. Its majestic sound will suit mixing engineers, mastering gurus and the most dedicated audiophiles. The beautifully designed desktop unit is equipped with a slick touchscreen display. Amari offers 1 pair of Analog outs (either on XLR or TRS connectors), 1 pair of analog inputs (either on Combo XLR or RCA), and 2 high power headphone (HP) outputs with dedicated volume control and adjustable output impedance. 

Key features:

High-End 24-bit 384kHz for play back and recording

A/D – Dual AK5578 ADC chips. Dynamic Range 128dB

D/A -Eight CS43198 DAC chips. Dynamic range of 138dB

DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 formats supported (DSD over PCM a.k.a. DoP) playback

2 headphone outputs with dedicated volume control for each output with user-selectable output resistance (a.k.a. headphone membrane weight compensation) that can be switched to balanced mode.

Standard and Balanced mode for Headphones

4th Generation 64-Bit Acoustically Focused Clocking.

10M Atomic Clock Input and Word Clock Input for better system integration and improved audio clarity

2 pairs of Analog Ins on combo XLR and RCA

2 pairs of Analog Outs on combo XLR and TRS


Large touchscreen display to ease the advanced functions control and visualization

USB 3.1 Connection for playback and recording.

Software Control Panel for flexibility and advanced functionality both on MAC and PC.

Stunning design


Love at first listen

Amari offers the signature Antelope Audio industry acclaimed clocking and best-in-class 384 kHz conversion. The unit comes with two analog output pairs on XLR and TRS. Two analog input pairs are available on the back panel, one on RCA and one on combo XLR. In addition Amari provides digital connectivity on USB, AES/EBU, S/PDIF and TOSLINK.

Incredible headphone control

Antelope Audio have always equipped their units with multiple headphone outs. Amari brings this to the next level. Its 2 headphone outputs feature individual volume control. Each output allows users to Select from 17 different values of driver's output impedance including negative values in order to enhance the listening experience.

Mastering-grade conversion

Amari employs the industry renowned Antelope Audio clocking technologies and the manufacturer's vast experience in analog circuitry and conversion. The mastering-grade audio interface offers 384 kHz, 24-bit conversion.

Top clocking

The desktop interface features the Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter management technology pioneered by Antelope Audio’s Fourth generation, 64-bit clocking allows a stable and precise sampling of any incoming audio signal. Amari is also equipped with an Atomic Clock input (fully 10MX compatible) for maximum stability. An additional Word Clock input is also available.

Flexible control set

The control set of Amari is distributed between dedicated fast-access knobs and buttons for the most frequent controls, the impressive touchscreen display and intuitive software control panel. The touchscreen is used for the more advanced functions and volume levels visualization.


Antelope Audio AMARI Features

Technical Specifications




      • 1x Stereo Pair balanced on ComboXLR 24dBu max input level

      • 1x Stereo Pair unbalanced on RCA 8,2dBu / 6dBv max input level


      • 1x AES/EBU up to 192 kHz

      • 1x S/PDIF up to 192kHz

      • 1x TOSLINK up to 96kHz


      • 1x WC

      • 1x Atomic



      • 1x Stereo Pair balanced on XLR. Output Level: 24dBu max, digital trim available

      • 1x Stereo Pair balanced on TRS. Output Level: 18dBu max, digital trim available

      • 2x Stereo Headphone outs on ComboXLR with individual volume control knobs. Output Power: 1,4 Watts max. Selectable output impedance from -4.6 to 85.3 Ohm available in 17 steps

      • Headphone outputs are also configurable to drive 1 pair fully balanced headphone set with dedicated volume control


      • 1x AES/EBU up to 192kHz

      • 1x S/PDIF up to 192kHz

      • 1x TOSLINK up to 96kHz


    • 1x USB 3.1 on Type-B connector up to 384kHz


    • DC Power Inlet with lock nut

AD Conversion


  • 2x AK5778 A/D Converter chips

  • 24 bit 384kHz

  • Input: Full Differential Inputs

  • S/(N+D): 112 dB (S/N: 124 dB)

  • THD+N: -109dB

  • Dynamic Range: 128dB


DA Conversion

  • 8x CS43198 D/A Converter chips

  • 24-bit 384kHz PCM / up to DSD2562 over PCM

  • Dynamic Range: 138dB

  • XLR: THD+N: -113dB, DNR: 137dB

  • TRS: THD+N: -111dB, DNR: 135dB



  • 4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically focused clock technology

  • Sample-rates supported:

AD and DA PCM: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 352.8kHz, 192kHz, 384kHz

DA DSD: 64, 128, 256


Power supply:

  • 18VDC / 0.83A

  • Wall wart power supply unit (supplied)


In the box: 

  • Amari Hi-End Mastering-grade AD/DA Converter

  • Quick start guide

  • Warranty Card

  • Cleaning Cloth

  • USB 3.0 Cable

  • Wart External Power Supply


Weight (Approx):

3.0 kg/ 6.61 lbs

Dimensions (Aprox.):

Width: 310 mm / 12.2”
Height: 91 mm / 3.6”
Depth: 253 mm /9.9”



Warranty Information

full factory warranty

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