Digibit claims that its Aria2 is the only music server available that supports extended metadata fields for any music genre, thanks in part to its use of a proprietary classical music database, called SonatadB. ‘When using the Digibit Aria 2, users can sort and view their music collection in multiple ways such as: albums from the romantic (Period) for piano (Instrument), played by Maurizio Pollini (Soloist),’ said Boris Granovsky, of Absolute HiEnd, which distributes DigiBit in Australia. ‘The Aria music server series has been designed to please 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. Aria’s app is consistently praised by consumers and reviewers as the easiest-to- use, yet its rich feature list allows users to manage all functionality from an iPad or Android device, with no need for a computer.’ 

The Aria 2’s software features include a fully automatic error-free CD ripper that achieves ‘best in class’ metadata retrieval results by using five databases,  ‘bit-perfect’ playback of up to 24-bit/352kHz PCM files and DSD256 files,  multi-zone support, multichannel PCM and DSD support; remote access to your music over the internet and support for Airplay, Googlecast and DLNA. The Aria 2 is able to be controlled by iOS and Android apps that enable selection of ripping format and path, and incremental backup.

On the hardware side, the Aria 2 has a machined alloy chassis, a Celeron CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 4TB SSHD hybrid disk ( a 2TB SSD is available as an option.) The integrated switch mode power supply can be replaced with an external linear power supply. Although the basic Aria 2 comes without an internal DAC, and so offers only USB and SPDIF digital outputs, an internal DAC can be fitted, which comes with both unbalanced and balanced outputs. 

Granovsky told Australian Hi-Fi Magazine that when the DigiBit Aria 2 becomes available in Australia in September, the price for the base model will be $7,650 (RRP).

For further information, please contact Absolute HiEnd