I was wondering whether it might be worth starting up an Antipodes Thread where all comments/questions/comparisons can be logged in one place?
EDIT Update...will start off by listing all the reviews I have read:
Next, I took delivery today of a new Antipodes DS (mk.3). This replaced a Mk.1.
First impressions - very impressive!
The first comment is that compared to the original DS, the form factor is at least 1 inch (maybe 2) wider, with some serious heat-sinkage on the sides. I guess the old DS used to get pretty warm, especially during marathon CD-digitising sessions. Please see the photo below.
The second comment is that the power supply has gone through a big change, now it is about half the size of the unit as well. Mark Jenkins has previously described this as a hybrid PS. I notice that it has a fan to keep it cool.
I don't have the old unit to do a side-by-side comparison, but all in all, I think this has driven a wider soundstage. Sound is not noticeably clearer than before, but bass has more weight.
For those that can't (or don't want to) afford a DX, then the DS can perform a pretty good job, at least as good as a CD. (I'll let the unit burn in a bit more and then do a better comparison). I'm also keen to try the SPDIF connection vs the USB, to see if I can perceive a difference.
I'm certainly very happy with the new unit, it looks like Mark Jenkins has come up with the goods again!