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Aria 2 Hi-End Music Server

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Convenience without compromising performance, well designed and engineered, the Aria provides an excellent and intuitive solution for music lovers wanting to digitise their CD collection and move forward into streaming in an elegant and modern design.

Designed by and for music lovers and audiophiles, Aria is a non-compromise music server system that pleases both audiophiles in search of sonic excellence and music lovers with large collections of CDs and/or digital files for whom a powerful and easy-to-use music library management tool is key. Aria is the only hardware music server on the market to support an unlimited number of extended metadata fields for any music genre.

This feature allows users to sort and view their music collection in multiple ways. For example albums from the romantic (Period) for piano (Instrument), played by Maurizio Pollini (Soloist). For users convenience the Aria has 18 predefined fields that automatically match the tagging structure of their proprietary classical music database - SonataDB. Furthermore you can delete or add fields at will. For any other music genre, all fields can be manually tagged.

The Aria's innovative slim fanless 6mm thick precision machined aluminum chassis has been designed by Ochoa & Diaz-Llanos, a leading European industrial design studio. All hardware components have been carefully selected to meet the highest quality standard, computing electronics used are all industrial grade and audio components are hi-end quality. The extremely low-power consumption, (typically only 10W), assures a low operating temperature, resulting in long life and reliability of all components.

Main Features:

  • Easy to use - just open up your tablet and start playing music
  • 100% silent operation
  • Up to 4TB of internal storage (SSHD) or 2TB (SSD)
  • Multizone support 
  • Fully automatic CD Ripper (insert & rip) 
  • Best metadata retrieval in the market with extended metadata fields, fully automatic for classical CDs (Period, Style, Instrument, Conductor, Orchestra, Soloists, Label)
  • Bit Perfect digital audio 
  • Support for up to 32bit/384KHz music files and DSD (subject to a compatible DAC) 
  • Digital and (optional) analog outputs 
  • Streaming to tablet 
  • Streaming to Airplay compatible devices
  • Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC), AIFF, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, MP3 and DSD64/128/256

Technical Specification:

Hardware:

  • Very slim aluminum fanless case
  • Industrial grade TEAC 5¼" tray-loading DVD-R drive for ripping
  • Custom ultra-low-power industrial grade motherboard
  • Hi-end USB to SPDIF converter board with asynchronous operation up to 24-192 allows for Kernel Streaming, Direct Sound and WASAPI
  • Outputs - Coax RCA, AES/EBU
  • Optional linear power supply
  • Optional DAC 32/384K with asynchronous USB 2.0 and DSD Support

Ripping:

  • Fully automatic CD Ripper (insert & rip)
  • 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 and DSD x 4 files support
  • Bit Perfect support (ASIO, WASAPI and Kernel streaming)

LPSU:

  • Input voltage: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz
  • Voltage selection: automatic by microcontroller
  • Power consumption: 100VA
  • Output voltage 1: 5VDC – 5A
  • Output voltage 2: 12VDC – 5A
  • Output voltage 3: +/-13VDC – 300mA
  • Noise on output 3: 10uVrms (20kHz BW)
  • Input: C13 socket with mains switch and fuse holder
  • Output: female 5-pin XLR
  • Mains fuse: 1.5A slow blow
  • Output protections: automatically resettable solid state fuses

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 - 0.0008%
  • Output voltage - 2.5Vrms @ 0DBFS (RCA), 5Vrms @ 0dBFS (BNC)
  • Output impedance - 0,5 Ohms
  • Clock precision - 2ppm 0°C to 50°C, 0.5ppm typical @ 25°C
  • Clock phase noise - -125dBC @ 100Hz
  • USB link - async, USB 2.0 Audio class compliant

Other:

  • Dimensions - 43x36x6.5cm
  • Weight - 12 Kgs
  • AC - 110-230V

Options:

  • Internal storage - 2TB SSD or 2TB/4TB SSHD
  • DAC board (32/384K and DSD capable)
  • Linear power supply

We endeavour to despatch same day for orders placed up to 2pm on available stock items (items with stock message "Usually dispatched within 24 hours"). Please remember to check with us first for a physical stock check if next day delivery is important to you. Any items with stock message "Usually dispatched within 72 hours" are items that we do not hold in stock but order in from the importer or manufacturer as soon as a customer order is recieved. Occasionally these may be delayed beyond 72 hours due to importer/manufacturer stock levels but we will inform you as soon as we can if this is the case.

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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