FrontRunners: Atomic Bomb

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    The sound of the Antelope Audio Rubicon Atomic AD/DA Preamplifier (www.antelopeaudio.com) is as retro as its styling. The $40,000 component serves as an analog preamplifier, headphone amplifier, and atomic clock, and it is the first such example to feature an analog-to-digital/digital-to-analog converter capable of delivering digital files with sample rates as large as 384 kHz. Using 64-bit jitter-management technology, the signal converter achieves analog-like sound from digital sources. The Rubicon also allows users to digitize their vinyl collections.

    The state-of-the-art converter plays nearly any audio format…
    The sleek amplifier utilizes proprietary circuitry to ensure the cleanest possible sound…
    The distinguished audio manufacturer has put big amplifier technology into a small package…
    The new Bluetooth music pod stands out as an innovative leader of compact luxury audio systems…
    The N100H incorporates two different hard drives for improved sound playback…
    Listen to mastering-quality sound on the go with this new device…
    The new amplifier and headphones look good and sound great…
    High-end, audiophile-grade stereo systems have become requisite amenities in today’s top vehicles…
    Clients can customize the phone to match the leather and stitching of their own Bentley car...
    Wi-Fi meets hi-fi with elegant results in Naim’s foray into wireless music…