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 who doesn't want to invest for a dedicated 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.
ARIES MINI is now Roon-Ready and unfolds MQA files! The MQA decoding method integrated by all AURALiC streaming devices has been developed solely by AURALiC using AURALiC’s proprietary resampling and deblurring method. This process is not an MQA-created or MQA-licensed process.
Increase detail and lower the noise floor of your ARIES MINI with the optional Linear Power Supply. While costly, early reports are comparing the ARIES MINI with the linear power supply to streamers/media servers/DACs much higher in price than this combination!
ARIES MINI Specifications
Local uPnP/DLNA library content
TIDAL, Qobuz and WiMP online streaming
AirPlay, Songcast and Bluetooth
USB hard drive files
Optional internal HDD/SSD
Supported File Types
MQA, AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC,
MP3, OGG, WAV, WV and WMA
PCM in 44.1Khz - 384Khz at 16 - 32bits
DSD64, DSD128, DSD256
AURALiC Lightning DS
OpenHome compatible software
Media Server Compatibility
Built-in Lightning Server
Minimserver, Twonky, Asset UPnP, JRiver
DLNA/uPNP compatible server software
RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
Dual-Band WiFi connection
USB 2.0 High-Speed for external disk
USB 2.0 High-Speed for compatible DAC**
Playback: 10W at max.
Appox. 5.3"W x 5.3"D x 1.1"H (13.5cm x 13.5cm x 2.8cm)
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.