Auralic Aries Mini Network Player

£449.00

Brand Auralic
Compact and lightweight, the ARIES MINI packs all the functionality of our award-winning ARIES Streaming Bridge into a space-saving and affordable package, with the addition of a High-End internal DAC for analog output to your system. Whether you’re looking to outfit your Hi-Fi with streaming capabilities for the first time, or to provide the missing link between multiple listening environments, the ARIES MINI is the perfect combination of connectivity, features and sound to discover what High-Resolution streaming is all about.

High-End Streaming Starts Here

The ARIES MINI uses Wi-Fi to link your Hi-Fi system to all your favorite sources of high-resolution digital music. Stream music from any network-attached computer, media server, attached USB drive. or even an (optional) internal drive for hosting your music onboard the MINI itself. With support for the highest resolution formats out there including DXD and DSD256, and features like memory caching and bit-perfect multi-room playback, the ARIES MINI packs a lot into a small package. Just connect it to your DAC or go straight into your amplifier from premium analog outputs that deliver your music without compromise

Unite Your Digital Sources

The ARIES MINI offers a plethora of ways to access your music, wherever it is. Store digital music files on a networked computer or media server and the MINI streams that library on command to your audio system over Wi-Fi. Or simply attach a USB drive to one of the MINI’s 2 USB ports. There’s even space inside to install any 2.5” HDD/SSD, turning the ARIES MINI into a music server in its own right. Online services like TIDAL, Qobuz, and Internet Radio expand the possibilities even further, and with support for Roon, AirPlay, SongCast and Bluetooth there’s no end to the ways you can use the ARIES MINI to add high-end streaming to your system.

Small Box, Big Sound

Don’t let its small size fool you — the ARIES MINI is serious gear for serious music lovers. It sports an ES9018K2M High-End Sabre DAC chip and supports the highest resolution digital music around, all the way up to DXD and DSD256. We’ve made an optional external linear power supply for the ARIES MINI too, for discriminating users looking to keep EMI as far from their music as possible. No matter how you use it, the ARIES MINI is a great way to discover what high-end streaming is all about. No matter how you use it, the ARIES MINI is a great-sounding way to explore the world of High-End streaming.

Specifications

Benchmark

Frequency Response: 20 - 20KHz, +/- 0.1dB*
THD+N: <0.001%, 20Hz-20KHz@0dBFS
Dynamic Range: 116dB, 20Hz-20KHz, A-weighted

Streaming File Format

Lossless: AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WV
Lossy: AAC, MP3, MQA and WMA

Sampling Rate

PCM: 44.1KHz to 384KHz in 32Bit***
DSD: DSD64(2.8224MHz), DSD128(5.6448MHz), DSD256(11.2896MHz)****

Control Software

AURALiC Lightning DS for iOS
AURALiC Lightning DS for web browser (device setting only)
OpenHome compatible control software (BubbleUPnP, Kazoo)
Roon (Roon Core required separately)

Audio Inputs

Streaming Inputs: Network shared folder, USB Drive, Internal Music Storage**, uPnP/DLNA Media Server, native TIDAL and Qobuz Sublime+ streaming, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Songcast, RoonReady

Audio Outputs

Digital Output: Coaxial, Toslink
USB Output: USB Host to compatible DAC *****
Analog Output: Single-Ended RCA (2Vrms at 0dBFS)

Network

Wired: Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n/ac Tri-Band WiFi

Power Consumption

Sleep: <5W
Playback: 16W at max.

Dimensions - W x D x H

5.3 x 5.3 x 1.1 in. (13.5cm x 13.5cm x 2.8cm)

Weight

1.1 lbs (0.5kg)

Product Finishing

Matte black

Contents

AURALiC ARIES MINI Wireless Streaming Bridge, Power adapter, RCA cable, HDD installation kit, Quickstart guide, HDD installation guide