Yesterday, Caleb, our resident audiophile, was giddy with excitement about Antelope Audio’s Rubicon Atomic AD/DA preamp.
What made Caleb so pumped for Antelope’s preamp? Well, it uses a rubidium atomic clock as a portion of its digital to analog and analog to digital converters. A digital to analog converter (DAC) takes ones and zeros and turns it into an electrical signal that we can hear. Antelope’s DAC is 100,000 times more accurate than the normal quartz oscillator technology that has been used in digital clocks.