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Aria Piccolo Music Server & Streamer

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The latest addition to the Aria range brings convenience and versatility to a new more affordable level. Complete with built in DAC, the Piccolo uses the same software and powerful easy to use app as its bigger brother.

The Aria Piccolo, is a ripper, streamer, multi-room player and DLNA server that has been designed for budget conscious users and sets a new reference in price/performance ratio for an all-in-one system. It incorporates a fanless design with ultra-low power consumption, so it can always be keep on and ready to play your favorite music.

It comes with a new powerful intel Celeron motherboard, up to 2TB storage and includes a DAC supporting PCM music files up to 32 bits and 384 kHz (DXD), and DSD64/128. The Aria Piccolo is compatible with AirPlay™ and DLNA™ and, like the original Aria, supports extended metadata fields for all music genres and is fully automatic for populating a wealth of classical music detail.

Main Features: 

  • Easy to use - just open up your tablet and start playing music
  • 100% silent operation
  • 1TB/2TB (HDD) or 1TB (SSD) internal storage
  • Multizone support 
  • Fully automatic CD Ripper (insert & rip), with external DVD 
  • Best metadata retrieval in the market with auto access to 5 databases
  • Bit Perfect digital audio 
  • Support for up to 32bit/384KHz PCM/DXD music files and DSD 64/128/256 with optional DAC. 24bits-192KHz and DSD64 via SPDIF 
  • Digital (USB) and unbalanced analog RCA outputs 
  • Compatible with Airplay and DLNA
  • Wifi 802.11.ac
  • Supports storage expansion through wifi connected network
  • Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC), AIFF, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, MP3 and DSD256

Software:

The best metadata retrievals on the market, thanks to automatic access to three premium databases: Rovi, GD3 and SonataDB, and two additional open access databases: FreeDB and Musicbrainz. Its optional built-in DAC supports the latest technologies such as DSD256 and up to 32bits-384KHz PCM (DXD) formats provide high resolution audiophile sound quality.

On the software side, aria piccolo brings the unique extended metadata fields capability of DigiBit’s music server product line, error-free ripping, bit perfect retrieval, gapless playback and support for the most common digital audio formats: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, MP3 and AAC. aria piccolo can play different music programs in different rooms by streaming to Airplay™ and DLNA™ compatible devices.

You may also listen your music collection with headphones streamed to your control device. Furthermore, you can stream your favorite internet radio or music services available on your device to the Aria Piccolo server.

Technical Specification:

Hardware:

  • Slim all aluminum fanless case
  • Custom industrial grade, ultra low-power computer board
  • Switch mode Power Supply (external)
  • Digital Audio Outputs: USB 2.0
  • Analog Audio Outputs: 2 x RCA (unbalanced)
  • 2TB HDD or 1TB SSD, additional capacity can be provided with an external HDD or a NAS.
  • The model can also be specified without DAC or with an internal DAC supporting up to 32bits-384KHz and DSD 64/128.
  • External DVD-R 

Ripping:

  • Fully automatic CD Ripper (insert & rip) with external DVD
  • Error correction and AccurateRip audio check
  • Internet access to premium databases: Discogs, GD3, SonataDB (Classical), Freedb and Musicbrainz
  • PerfectMeta software picks and merges metadata results from each database to bring you the best metadata results in the industry
  • Extended metadata fields support (up to 18) for all music genres: Composer, Period, Instrument, etc., a unique feature, and still a market first available for ANY genre with manual tagging 

Play:

  • Gapless playback
  • Crossfade in playback
  • Play files from memory
  • Multizone streaming using UPnP/DLNA compatible renderers
  • Play from external NAS
  • Play to tablet and any other compatible device
  • Automatic output sampling frequency switching
  • Multi Channel support via USB 

Audiophile Characteristics 

  • Support for uncompressed (WAV, AIFF) and lossless formats (FLAC, ALAC)
  • DXD (32bit/352.8KHz) files Support
  • DSD, DSD x 2 files support
  • Bit Perfect support (ASIO, WASAPI and Kernel streaming) 

DAC:

  • Sampling frequency - PCM 44.1 to 384kHz, DSD 64 to 256
  • PCM resolution - 16 to 32 bits
  • Frequency response - 5Hz to 75kHz (fs 384kHz or DSD256)
  • SNR - 120dBA
  • THD+N - 0.003%
  • Output voltage - 2.0Vrms @ 0DBFS
  • Output impedance - 0,5 Ohms
  • Clock precision - 10ppm 0°C to 50°C, 2.5ppm typical @ 25°C
  • USB link - async, USB 2.0 Audio class compliant 

Other:

  • Dimensions: 30x25x4,5cm
  • Weight: 3 Kgs
  • AC: 110-230V

Options:

  • Internal storage: 1 SSD or 1TB/2TB HDD
  • DAC 32bits-384KHz and DSD256

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UK ORDERS:  We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge.  Non Mainland locations - Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland may take a day or so longer and are not Free of Charge. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a courier service such as Interlink Express, DPD, UPS or DHL. 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We offer competitive rates which can be confirmed by email. Please just ask – we will need a full delivery address and telephone number. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail Small Packets Airmail with International Tracked and/or Signed depending on value of item and availability of the service. Larger International shipments are sent by insured and tracked services using DPD, DHL or UPS. If there are any delays due to specific customs regulations, etc, you will be contacted by Turntableworld or by the courier with a request for any further information required. Customs duties do not apply for shipments into any EU country (for a full list please refer to the EU Country List). Customs duties can apply for countries outside of the EU. Customers in these countries are responsible for all taxes and duties incurred when the items enter their country.

COLLECT IN STORE OR HOME INSTALL:At the request of the manufacturer some items cannot be supplied by mail order but you can click and buy them and then elect to collect them from our store or arrange a home install (if applicable). Applicable items clearly state that they are Collect in store or home install. Once ordered you will receive a message prompting you to contact us by phone or email to arrange for us to deliver and install or to reserve and collect from our store at your convenience, you will also be advised of the delivery time / stock availability as not all Home install / collect in store items are held in stock. 

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