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Aria Music Server/Streamer

Available with on board DAC or without DAC 

Choice of Internal storage: 2TB/4TB SSD or 2TB/4TB HDD

Designed by and for music lovers and audiophiles, aria is a no-compromise music server system sure to please both audiophiles in search of sonic excellence and music lovers with large collections of CDs and/or digital files for whom a powerful and easy-to-use music library management tool is key. aria is the only hardware music server on the market to support an unlimited number of extended metadata fields for any music genre.

This facility allows users to sort and view their music collection in multiple ways such as: albums from the romantic (Period) for piano (Instrument), played by Maurizio Pollini (Soloist). For users’ convenience aria has 18 predefined fields automatically matching the tagging structure of our proprietary classical music database, SonataDB. However you can delete or add fields at will. For any other music genre, all fields can be manually tagged.

aria’s innovative slim fanless 6mm thick precision machined aluminum chassis has been designed by Ochoa & Diaz-Llanos, a leading European industrial design studio. All hardware components have been carefully selected to meet the highest quality standard, computing electronics used are all industrial grade and audio components are hi-end quality.

The extremely low-power consumption, (typically only 10W), assures a low operating temperature, resulting in long life and reliability for all components.

Features

  • Easy to use - just open your iPad™ and start playing music
  • 100% silent operation
  • Up to 4TB of internal storage (HDD) or 4TB (SSD)
  • Multizone support 
  • Fully automatic CD Ripper (insert & rip) 
  • Best metadata retrieval in the market with extended metadata fields, fully automatic for classical CDs (Period, Style, Instrument, Conductor, Orchestra, Soloists, Label)
  • Bit Perfect digital audio 
  • Support for up to 32bit/384KHz music files and DSD (subject to a compatible DAC) 
  • Digital and (optional) analog outputs 
  • Streaming to iPad™ 
  • Streaming to Airplay compatible devices

​Specifications

  • Very slim aluminum fanless case
  • Industrial grade TEAC 5¼“ tray-loading DVD-R drive for ripping
  • Custom ultra-low-power industrial grade motherboard
  • Hi-end USB to SPDIF converter board with asynchronous operation up to 24-192 allows for Kernel Streaming, Direct Sound and WASAPI
  • Outputs: Coax RCA, Coax BNC, AES/EBU and I2S interface
  • Optional linear power supply
  • Optional DAC 32/192K with asynchronous USB 2.0 and DSD Support

DAC

  • Sampling frequency: PCM 44.1 to 384kHz, DSD 64 to 128
  • PCM resolution: 16 to 32 bits
  • Frequency response: 5Hz to 75kHz (fs 384kHz or DSD128)
  • SNR: 120dBA
  • THD+N: 0.0008%
  • Output voltage: 2.5Vrms @ 0DBFS (RCA), 5Vrms @ 0dBFS (BNC)
  • Output impedance: 0,5 Ohms
  • Clock precision: 2ppm 0°C to 50°C, 0.5ppm typical @ 25°C
  • Clock phase noise: -125dBC @ 100Hz
  • USB link: async, USB 2.0 Audio class compliant

SOFTWARE

 Ripping

  • Fully automatic CD Ripper (insert & rip)
  • Error correction and AccurateRip audio check
  • Internet access to premium databases: AMG, GD3, SonataDB (Classical), Freedb and Musicbrainz
  • PerfectMeta software picks and merges metadata results from each database to bring you the best metadata results in the industry
  • Extended metadata fields support (up to 18) for all music genres: Composer, Period, Instrument, etc., a unique feature, and still a market first available for ANY genre with manual tagging

PLAY

  • Gapless playback
  • Crossfade in playback
  • Play files from memory
  • Multizone streaming using UPnP/DLNA compatible renderers
  • Play from external NAS
  • Play to iPad and any other compatible device
  • Automatic output sampling frequency switching

AUDIOPHILE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Support for uncompressed (WAV, AIFF) and lossless formats (FLAC, ALAC)
  • DXD (32bit/352.8KHz) files Support
  • DSD and DSD x 2 files support
  • Bit Perfect support (ASIO, WASAPI and Kernel streaming)

 

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