AURALiC Aries Hi-Res Network Streamer and DAC, up to 32-bit / 384 kHz and DSD256

$799

Very capable network streamer and DAC. Controlled by downloading the AURALiC app on your smartphone.

Works well, the 3" OLED display is bright but has some burn in which is common. This does not affect any functionality. 

*Please note the last four photos in this listing showing the unit and unit interface are stock photos from AURALiC.

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A review excerpt from The Absolute Sound written by Chris Martens:

My listening tests revealed that the ARIES is a superb high-resolution digital audio delivery system that is, despite its relatively modest price, entirely suitable for use with very high performance DACs. When listening to files delivered through the ARIES, listeners can expect very quiet backgrounds, exemplary amounts of low-level sonic information, and the sort of timing stability that gives sonic images and soundstages an extra measure of solidity and three-dimensionality (both are qualities I associate with very low-jitter sources)

When you consider the many things the ARIES can do and the very high level of performance that it offers, I would argue it is one of the best values in all of digital audio today. Having the ARIES in my system has transformed my review listening experiences for the better; the ARIES gives me instant access to my music library (including all of my high-res PCM and DSD files), plus the ability to explore streaming content whenever I choose. But above all, ARIES is a convenient, reliable, and easy-to-use system that imposes virtually no compromises in performance. If that’s not having your sonic cake and eating it, then I don’t know what would be.

Technical Specifications
Type:
Wireless streaming bridge

Display:
3-inch 256 x 64-pixel OLED display

Streaming services supported:
Local uPnP/DLNA library content; online streaming from TIDAL, Qobuz, and WiMP; Internet Radio, AirPlay, Songcast, and USB hard drive files.

Supported file types:
AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WV, and WMA

Supported sampling rates:
PCM: 44.1kKz – 384 kHz at 16 – 32 bits. DSD, DSD128, DSD256

Control software (and devices):
AURALiC Lightning DSD software application, AURALiC RC-1 remote control, OpenHome-compatible software, uPnP AV software

Media Server Compatibility:
Minimserver, Twonky, Asset uPnP, JRiver, DLNA/uPnP-compatible server software

Digital Inputs:
Gigabit Ethernet (via RJ45 jack), Dual‑Band Wi-Fi connection, USB 2.0 High-Speed for use with external USB music library drives.

Digital Outputs:
USB 2.0 High-Speed for connections with compatible DACs (compatible DACs are those that do not require a driver for use with Mac OS X); AES/EBU, coaxial S/PDIF, and TOSLINK (the latter three outputs are sample-rate limited to 44.1 – 192kHz for PCM files and to DSD64).

Dimensions (H × W × D):
2.76" x 9.84" x 7.87"
(7 × 25 × 20 cm)

Weight:
1.76 lbs.
(0.8 kg)

Item

Included

Original Box

Not Included

Manual

Online Only

Remote

Not Included

Cables

Yes - Power Only

Physical Condition

7

Working Condition

10

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