LEADERS IN COMPUTER AUDIO
Known as "Computer Audio" are a set of hardware and software technologies applied to music reproduction that provide more quality and convenience by using conventional PCs or dedicated devices.
Music servers, streaming players, DAC (Digital Analog Converters), external soundboards, hard disks for storage using USB or Network (LAN), NAS, rippers, DLNA/UPnP streaming servers, wireless speakers, etc. are the universe that computer audio is revolutionizing the world of hifi.
The inevitable decline of the physical support for the recorded music, the continuous growth of the digital formats being in downloads or streaming as well as the ever growing availability of music recorded in high resolution formats increase the interest of the aficionados to the world of Computer Audio.
DigiBit, one of the pioneer companies in Europe in Computer Audio, provides a range of proprietary products as well as distribute some of the world’s more reputable companies with an unbeatable quality/price ratio.
Designed by and for music lovers and audiophiles, aria is a no-compromise music server system sure to please 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 facility allows users to sort and view their music collection in multiple ways such as: albums from the romantic (Period) for piano (Instrument), played by Maurizio Pollini (Soloist). For users’ convenience aria has 18 predefined fields automatically matching the tagging structure of our proprietary classical music database, SonataDB. However you can delete or add fields at will. For any other music genre, all fields can be manually tagged.
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 for all components.
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, Coax BNC, AES/EBU and I2S interface
Optional linear power supply
Optional DAC 32/192K with asynchronous USB 2.0 and DSD Support
Internal 1 or 2 x 2.5” SSD up to 2TB (recommended) or 1 or 2 x 2.5” - HDD up to 4TB
Onboard Raid 0, 1 card for storage redundancy
DAC board (32-192 and DSD capable). Q1 2014
Linear power supply. Q1 2014
Fully automatic CD Ripper (insert & rip)
Error correction and AccurateRip audio check
Internet access to premium databases: AMG, 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
Crossfade in playback
Play files from memory
Multizone streaming using UPnP/DLNA compatible renderers
Play from external NAS
Play to iPad and any other compatible device
Automatic output sampling frequency switching
2.3 AUDIOPHILE CHARACTERISTICS
Support for uncompressed (WAV, AIFF) and lossless formats (FLAC, ALAC)
DXD (32bit/352.8KHz) files Support
DSD and DSD x 2 files support
Bit Perfect support (ASIO, WASAPI and Kernel streaming)
Weight: 8 Kgs