Description with confidence; see my excellent feedback from Canuck Audio Mart and Audiogon under “guru”
We are offering the brand new Auralic Aries Minis at 649.99 that are actually in Stock
These are fabulous fantastic streamers that are now ROON capable The only issue is we were told there is no more available for the time being We purchased some of the remaining stock, so if your looking for one of the best bang for your buck streamers out there look no further and grab one before they are all gone!
Manufactured by: AURALiC
The Hifi Pig Conclusion I didn’t really expect too much from Auralic’s entry level streamer the Aries Mini; I had the misconception that like many other lower priced streaming devices that the sound would be somewhat flat and lack lustre. How wrong I was, the Aries Mini is the most fun I’ve had from my music in a non hifi sense in a while. It’s a feature rich streamer that integrates the most popular lossless streaming services and radio with the families local files to produce a musical and enthusiastic sound that for the money could be called a gift from Santa at this time of year. The perfect companion to any mid priced system and for those with more expensive tastes a truly great addition to less critical listening in other areas of the home.
Digital Audio Review comment John, I find it interesting that Auralic describe the Aries Mini as a “non-audiophile” device. Perhaps I am too easy to please (or Auralic staffers are too hard to please) but I find the output from the Mini via the USB or the coaxial to be of a very high quality and perfectly fine in a high-end system used as a transport with a good DAC. The only thing non-audiophile about the device, IMO is the price!
The AURALiC ARIES MINI is the hot rod of wireless streaming and the best in class component for multi-room music playback. The combination of ARIES MINI, Lightning DS, and Lightning Server (all included in the price) is capable of streaming all commonly used high resolution sample rates without issue and with beautiful sound quality. Comparing the MINI to Sonos Connect isn't much of contest, unless one is interested in listening to every type of streaming audio ever made available. Where Sonos focusses on quantity, AURALiC focusses on quality. The MINI and Lightning DS are integrated with lossless streaming services, but also support any service capable of using Bluetooth or AirPlay. While the lossy services like Spotify and Apple Music will sound as good as they ever have, through the ARIES MINI, it's the lossless services such as Tidal and Qobuz that help the MINI really shine and set itself apart from the multi-zone wireless audio competition. AURALiC has put together a team of hardware and in-house software engineers that have elevated the ARIES MINI and Lightning DS to heights beyond that which much of the competition will likely every reach, for a really reasonable price. Those seeking an upgrade from the sonic, software, and hardware imposed restrictions of Sonos, those seeking to get into WiFi or HiFI streaming for the first time, or even those looking for their first high quality digital system would be well served by AURALiC's ARIES MINI and Lightning DS.
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)
Stocking Black Only
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