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DigiBit Aria 2 High End Music Server

Quick Overview

DigiBit ARIA 2 HI-END MUSIC SERVER

Designed by and for music lovers and audiophiles, aria is a non-compromise music server system that ensures pleasing 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 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.
Furthermore 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 of all components.

Manufacturer's website DigiBit Aria



Details

 DigiBit Aria 2 Music Server Specifications and 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

    features aria server

Software

2.1 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

2.2 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

2.3 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)

Other

  • Dimensions: 43x36x6,5cm
  • Weight: 12 Kgs
  • AC: 230V

Options

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

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

  

  • 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

Please find Aria 2 reviews below:

http://ariamusicserver.com/index.php/reviews 


" Stereophile " Magazine Review , March 2015

 Stereophile complete review

 DigiBit Aria Awarded Class A Recommended Component by " Stereophile " Magazine

 


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DigiBit Aria Music Server review in " STEREO " Magazine , Germany, Issue 3 ,  2016  

Complete review Here

 


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" AUDIO.de " High End Magazine Review, Germany , July 2015

CONCLUSION:

It cannot be said often enough: The quality of a music server stands and falls with its intelligence. With Aria everything is exactly as you imagine it: Automatic and accurate ripping; a comprehensive database and a really successful app that lets you control this outstanding Intelligent-beast. All housed in a beautiful, solid, fan-less housing - Bravo!

http://www.audio.de/testbericht/digibit-aria-test-musik-server-3136406.html

 


SoundStage Hi Fi " Online Magazine Review , Reviewer's Choice Award

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/equipment-reviews/806-digibit-aria-music-server

Reviewers' Choice

 


AudioStream " Stereophile Review

http://www.audiostream.com/content/aria-music-server


" Hi-Fi EinsNul " Magazine Review, Germany. Front Cover

"DigiBiit Aria provides an 
audiophile sound , coupled with an application that is so uncomplicated, that even beginners after a few moments turn into professionals" - Hi-Fi EinsNul Magazine.