The K41 is a powerful Server-Only device, performing at the same level as the Server engine in the K50. The K41 provides exceptional quality network streaming and direct streaming for direct connection to your DAC, or to a K21 or K22.

Conventional wisdom often underestimates how critical it is to have a server device that is specifically designed for high-end audio. The server has to turn a stored file, or a chaotic network stream, into a well-timed digital audio stream, requiring large power and memory reserves at the same time as very low noise interference. This challenge is why the server device is the heart of any server/streamer solution, and its single most expensive stage. It cannot be done by a standard computer or by your DAC without serious loss of fidelity and musical insight.

The K41 is a critical digital audio source that adds layers of musical insight for any downstream player or streamer.

The K41 uses the same Server engine as is used in the K50 (illustrated in the process map below) and is optimised for the process it performs. The Server engine provides a high-power buffer and signal generation stage.

The Server engine is the heart of any computer audio system, managing your files and streaming services, and controlling what is played. Play over your network to multiple end-points, and to the DAC in your main system (or to a K21 or K22) by Direct Ethernet. Connect your K41 to your network and connect your DAC directly to the K41 using Direct Ethernet Streaming. This not only connects your DAC to your network but the direct link from the K41 to your DAC provides the ultimate asynchronous connection for your music.

K41 black


Additional information

Weight 14.5 kg
Dimensions 53 × 60 × 24 cm

Black, Silver

Current Release

Oladra G4 Technology

A/C Power

110-120VAC or


Gigabit Ethernet

Direct Streaming

Gigabit Ethernet

Local Storage

Up to 3 SATA SSD
User Installable


3 Years
5 Years Registered

World Price

From $10,000 USD


Antipodes Audio


Computer audio allows easy access to a world of recorded music, but early-on the sound was unnatural and so failed to express the music. Antipodes Audio was founded in 2009 to solve this problem, by creating musically-expressive music server/streamers for great audio systems.

We are the mavericks of digital audio, doing things differently and challenging mantras, for the love of music. Driven by revealing the subtleties that captivate us, we design music servers that allow music to flow naturally, organically, and with ease, so that we are immersed in music's powerful messages.


Music exploits how sound patterns can evoke emotions in us, to lift us out of our daily lives, and music is an essential sensuous pleasure and release of tension for many people. It makes people dance, which is an amazing surrender to euphoria. Unnatural sound distracts the brain from the subtle cues that convey emotion. The first task is to present the sound of real voices and real instruments in real spaces – organic, dynamic, and with fully saturated tonal colour - in perfect time.

But it is not just about the sounds. A great pianist and a student pianist might play the same notes in the same sequence on the same piano. The sounds of individual notes may be the same, and yet the difference in communicating the emotional message of the music is profound. Great artists use rhythm, and variations of inflexion and timing, to dig much further, to weave the magic. This is what counts, and no measurement of a music system can ever be more relevant or important than the emotional pull of the music.

Technology is the tool, and the sound is the enabler. The emotion is the purpose of the sound, and the reason for the technology. When the sound is right, and the music is good, you are immersed in it, making you shiver, smile, cry, dance - whatever the emotion, the purpose of the music is to make you feel it. We can only know that the sound is right when we are enthralled by the music's message, and this is what drives our design decisions.


Antipodes Audio is led by a 7 person leadership team.

  • Mark Jenkins is Chief Executive, sets business direction, and leads product development.
  • Mark Cole is Chief Operating Officer, and leads all business-as-usual functions.
  • Greg Bauer is Chief Technical Officer, and leads all hardware developments.
  • Prince Pablo is Chief Information Officer, and leads all software developments.
  • Oki Latief is Manufacturing Manager, managing our factory staff and resources, component sourcing, and manufacturing processes.
  • Jessica Jenkins leads our Brand Marketing activities.

We are located in Otaki, on the magnificent Kapiti Coast of New Zealand's North Island. Our modern 6000 sq ft premises integrate all of our functions in one place, including our warehouse, factory, development, support, and office facilities.

Together with a focus on using recycled materials and minimising emissions, our modern premises are an environmentally optimised building with double glazing, a 5.1kW solar photovoltaic array, a 3.8kW 18m high wind turbine, low energy LED lighting throughout, and a solar thermal hot water panel augmented by heat pump water heating. Excess power creation is transferred to the national grid.

Antipodes Audio Limited Clean Technology Tower Otaki Commercial Park 2 Ake Ake Place Otaki 5512 New Zealand

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