The ARIES serves as a "bridge" between music files on network storage or high quality online streaming services and the consumers' DAC — enabling DACs for the first time to stream high-resolution music quickly and wirelessly in virtually any sampling rate, including DSD, Double-Rate DSD and DXD.
The inputs of ARIES include Dual-Band high-speed WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 port. The outputs are USB audio host buffered by AURALiC's patented ActiveUSB™ technology; low jitter digital audio outputs: AES/EBU, Coaxial and TOSLINK. The USB audio host can deliver PCM from 44.1 to 384 KHz at 16-, 24- and 32-bit resolutions as well as DSD, Double-Rate DSD for compatible USB DAC. The other digital outputs are limited to 192 KHz at 24-bit in maximum according to S/PDIF standard.
ARIES is bundled with AURALiC's Lightning DS App. The App has the capability to fully control ARIES to browse your music libraries on your network-attached storage (NAS), to stream high quality music content from service providers like Qobuz and WiMP, to control the playback and to select the hardware settings such as output channel and WiFi network, etc. The App also supports Songcast, a music distribution service that allows users to map computer's sound to anyStreaming Services
Local uPnP/DLNA library content
Qobuz and WiMP online streaming
AirPlay and Songcast
USB hard drive files*
Supported File Types
AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC,
MP3, OGG, WAV, WV and WMA
PCM in 44.1Khz - 384Khz at 16 - 32bits
DSD 2.8224MHz and 5.6448MHz
AURALiC Lightning DS
AURALiC RC-1 remote control
OpenHome compatible software
uPnP AV compatible software
Media Server Compatibility
Minimserver, Twonky, Asset UPnP, JRiver
DLNA/uPNP compatible server software
3" 256*64px OLED
RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
Dual-Band WiFi connection
USB 2.0 High-Speed for external disk
USB 2.0 High-Speed for compatible DAC**
AES/EBU, Coaxial, TOSLINK***
Playback: 15W at max.
Appox. 9.8"W x 7.8"D x 2.7"H (25cm x 20cm x 7cm)
1.8 pounds (0.8kg
Lightning-equipped system and to map sound between different Lightning systems in the house and streaming sound though Apple AirPlay.