Digibit Introduces Aria High Resolution Music Server

April 26, 2014


After six years in computer audio innovation in Europe, DigiBit is introducing today at AXpona 2014 ARIA‐a new turnkey hi-end music server system combining mature, stable and proven software with state-of-the-art hardware components, and a special upgrade kit for the multi- award-winning OPPO105.

Designed by and for music lovers and audiophiles, Aria is a music server system that remains very competitive despite its uncompromising design. Aria music server has been designed to please both the most demanding audiophiles and music lovers with large collections of CDs and digital files for whom a powerful and easy-to-use music library management tool is key. Aside DigiBit’s software product, Aria is the only music server in 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. You can also delete or add fields at will. For any other music genre, all fields can be manually tagged.

Aria’s other state‐of‐the‐art software features include: 1) Fully automatic (insert & rip), error‐ free CD Ripper 2) best in class metadata retrieval results from five databases, 3) Bit Perfect playback up to 24bit/352.8 KHz (DXD), and native DSD 64/128 files supporting DoP, 4) Multi‐ zone support , 5) Remote access to your music over the internet and 6) Play files from memory 7) Gapless playback.

Aria’s innovative slim fanless aluminum case has been designed by Ochoa & Diaz-Llanos, a leading European industrial design studio. All hardware components have been carefully selected to meet the highest standards of quality, 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, ensuring long life and reliability.

The standard low‐noise switching powersupply is EMIshielded and the optional linear power provides an audiophile quality plus. The standard Aria configuration comes with all-solid-state circuitry and has no internal storage so it’s 100% silent. Optional internal storage is provided by near‐silent HDDs or SSD 2.5” disks with capacities from 1TB up to 4TB. Raid 1 support for disk redundancy is also offered for security.

A Hi‐end USB to SPDIF converter board with asynchronous operation up to 24-192 provides the following outputs: SPDIF Coax RCA, BNC, AES/EBU and I²S interface. An additional USB output is also provided for playing higher sampling frequencies and DSD files. An optional DAC 32Bit/192KHz with a linear power supply for both the DAC and the Aria electronics with asynchronous USB 2.0 and DSD Support with balanced and unbalanced analog audio outputs is now also available.

Aria Music Server is controlled by an easy‐to‐use proprietary multilingual iPad™ app that provides remote control for all the functions of the music server. Some unique features of the app are: 1) Automatic detection and connection to Aria server and streaming renderers, 2) Support for views of all extended metadata fields, 3) Intelligent Search engine showing results sorted by tracks, albums and metadata fields, 4) Playlists saved in server, 5) On-screen tagging tool for all metadata fields, 6) Audio streaming to the iPad as a zone allows listening to Aria’s music library on headphones, 7) Streaming to Airplay compatible devices, 8) Auto tagging with PerfectTunes cloud service 9) Automatic backups to external disks/NAS, 10) and import of external music.

Aria Music Server will ship in July and its MSRP starts at 3.999€ included VAT in EEC and 3.299€ elsewhere. For more information contact info@digibit.es or +34 915 334 250

Source: Press Release