DigiBit Announce Aria Piccolo Music Server
DigiBit, based in Madrid, Spain, have announced their new aria piccolo music server this week, promising high-end sound and convenience at affordable pricing. Launching only a couple of years ago, the Digibit company and aria brand is already attracting many fans.
StereoNET reviewed the more expensive aria mini earlier this year with very pleasing results, and were aware that the aria piccolo would be coming later in the year.
aria piccolo, is a ripper, streamer, multi-room player and DLNA server which has been designed for budget conscious users and according to the company, “sets a new reference in price/performance ratio for an all-in-one system”.
aria's powerful software 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). The iaria apps for iOS and Android are regarded by many as the very best in the industry, with an unlimited number of extended metadata fields for any music genre.
The new piccolo model is a fanless design with ultra-low power consumption, allowing it to be left on and ready to play your favorite music, and is available in two storage options, 2TB HDD or 1TB SSD. The facility also exists to add additional external HDD or NAS storage. It can also be specified without DAC or with an internal DAC supporting up to 32bits-384KHz and DSD256.
An exciting new addition is also the support for Bluetooth 4.0, wifi 802.11.ac and a new semi-custom computer board from intel with a new powerful Celeron processor.
There is also an optional external DVD-R drive which allows fully automatic ripping providing fast rips, and error-free data retrieval. Metadata retrieval is also very successful thanks to its automatic use of three premium databases: Rovi, GD3 and SonataDB, and two additional open access databases: FreeDB and Musicbrainz.
aria piccolo can also play different music programs in different rooms by streaming to Airplay™ and DLNA™ compatible devices. You may also listen your music collection with headphones streamed to your control device.
DigiBit's aria piccolo will be available in December, from $2,995 RRP (2TB HDD and external DVD-R drive for ripping) as well as the optional DAC (+ $770 RRP).
For more information visit Digibit.