The ARIES MINI Wireless Streaming Node is an audio component whose primary function is to stream digital music files from a source location to your home audio system. It uses your WiFi network to wirelessly access sources of digital music, and offers an array of digital and analog connections for delivering the signal to your system.
Sharing much of its software and hardware functionality with the ARIES Wireless Streaming Bridge, the ARIES MINI accesses digital music files that are stored on a network-connected server or computer, a physically connected USB drive, or its own (optional) internally installed hard drive. The ARIES MINI can also connect to internet sources such as Internet Radio and Internet streaming services like TIDAL, Qobuz, and others.
The ARIES MINI includes its own digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to convert the digital signal from your files to an analog signal for output, so it can connect directly to your amplifier or powered speakers via its high-quality RCA outputs. If you wish however, you can connect the ARIES MINI to an external DAC using TOSLINK, digital coax or USB digital outputs.