AURALiC Aries Mini Network Music Player

£449.00

Reg. price £449.00

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Aries Mini is a wireless streaming node (music player) designed for your existing audio system. It enables your home stereo with wireless high-resolution streaming capability at an affordable price.

Aries Mini can stream high-resolution music extremely fast over WiFi signal at virtually any sampling rate, even for the latest Quad-Rate DSD and DXD. It is powered by AURALiC's proprietary Tesla hardware platform including a Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9 processor running at 1GHz, 512MB DDR3 onboard memory and 4GB internal data storage. The Tesla platform has a calculation ability of 25,000 MIPS, more than enough to decode a vast spectrum of audio formats, including AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WV and WMA.

In additional, Aries Mini has a pair of high quality analogue output phono connections using an ESS Sabre DAC chip: ES9018K2M for high performance audio. The built-in storage slot accepts any 2.5-inch hard drive or solid-state drive, which can be used to build your personal music library.

Through Lightning DS, AURALiC’s super slick control software, Aries Mini can stream music stored on network attached storage, USB disk and the aforementioned  optional internal storage. It also supports TIDAL, Qobuz and WiMP lossless streaming services. The other streaming sources are vTuner Internet Radio, AirPlay from Apple devices and Songcast for Windows and Mac system.

The input of Aries Mini includes Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac dual-band WiFi, USB input and optional internal storage such as 2.5’ hard disk or solid-state drive. The outputs are USB audio that is compatible with DACs, which do not required drive to work on Mac system. The digital audio outputs include Coaxial and Toslink with maximum supported sampling rate up to 24Bit/192k. The single- ended analog phono outputs driven by the internal DAC support all sampling rates up to Quad-Rate DSD and DXD.

ARIES MINI Specifications

 

 

Streaming Services
Local uPnP/DLNA library content
TIDAL, Qobuz and WiMP online streaming
Internet Radio
AirPlaySongcast and Bluetooth
USB hard drive files
Optional internal HDD/SSD


Supported File Types
AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC,
MP3, OGG, WAV, WV and WMA

Sampling Rates
PCM in 44.1Khz - 384Khz at 16 - 32bits
DSD64, DSD128, DSD256

Control Software
AURALiC Lightning DS
OpenHome compatible software

Media Server Compatibility
Built-in Lightning Server
Minimserver, Twonky, Asset UPnP, JRiver
DLNA/uPNP compatible server software


Input
RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
Dual-Band WiFi connection
USB 2.0 High-Speed for external disk

Output
USB 2.0 High-Speed for compatible DAC**
Coaxial, TOSLINK***


Power Consumption
Playback:  10W at max.

Dimension
Appox. 5.3"W x 5.3"D x 1.1"H (13.5cm x 13.5cm x 2.8cm)

Weight
1.1 pounds (0.5kg)

 

** 'compatible DAC' means a DAC do not require a driver for Mac OS X
*** Sampling rate limited to 44.1K - 192K only

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

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