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AURALiC ARIES Mini

ARIES MINI is a wireless streaming node designed for connecting to your existing home audio system. It not only has shared all software and hardware functions coming from original ARIES, but also equipped with additional high quality analog output and optional hard drive slot for anyone whom don’t want to invest for a dedicate DSD DAC and NAS drive.

ARIES MINI can stream high-resolution music quickly and wirelessly in virtually any sampling rate, even for the latest Quad-Rate DSD and DXD. It is powered by AURALiC's proprietary Tesla hardware platform that includes a Quad-Core ARM Coretex-A9 processor running at 1GHz, 512MB DDR3 onboard memory and 4GB internal 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.

Streaming Services

  • Local uPnP/DLNA library content
  • TIDAL, Qobuz and WiMP online streaming
  • Internet Radio
  • AirPlay, Songcast 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