Amári has two high-powered headphone outputs on XLR combo connectors
A reference-grade AD/DA converter capable of 24-bit/384kHz conversion with DSD256 support that can achieve 138dB dynamic range has been released by US audio manufacturer, Antelope Audio. Designed with an easy-to-use interface, Amári has two high-powered headphone outputs on XLR combo connectors with user-selectable output resistance, which works as headphone membrane weight compensation. Both stereo headphone outputs feature a volume control capped at 20dBu, with digital trim and selectable output impedance from –4.6 to 85.3Ω.
Amári features analogue inputs on two pairs of XLR combo connectors and RCA jacks and analogue outputs on XLR connectors and TRS jacks. Ports also provide digital I/O on AES/EBU, S/PDIF and TOSLINK connectors, as well as bidirectional computer connectivity via the USB 3.1 Gen. 1 connector. Amári also uses eight CS43198 DAC chips – four per channel – to offer improved sound quality. It supports sample rates of up to 384kHz (PCM) and operates at the same resolution and speed as the two AK5578 ADC chips that top a dynamic range of 128dB.