We believe the ARIES MINI stands apart from similar products by providing unusually high-end performance in a very small and affordable unit.
For starters, the ARIES MINI is capable of wirelessly streaming extremely high-resolution digital music files, thanks to its powerful processing platform. (AURALiC’s Tesla hardware platform is a Quad-Core ARM Coretex-A9 processing chip running at 1GHz with 512MB DDR3 and 4GB of internal storage.) The MINI can wirelessly stream music at resolutions up to Quad-Rate DSD and DXD.
The DAC inside the ARIES MINI also runs on a very powerful chip: the ESS Sabre ES9018K2M. It’s a super-capable piece of hardware usually found in much more expensive gear that makes the digital-to-analog conversion run smoothly and sound great.
The ARIES MINI is also the only product in its class that includes the option of installing a 2.5” HDD/SSD to store music right on the device.
A great deal of the technology found in the ARIES MINI was developed for our original ARIES Wireless Streaming Bridge, and with all that know-how in such an efficient and affordable component we’re convinced it’s the best bang-for-the-buck out there when it comes to adding wireless streaming functionality to your system.