DigiBit Aria Piccolo Music Server NEW

DigiBit introduces new aria piccolo music server at Festival Son & Image 2015 in Paris. 

DigiBit is today introducing its new aria piccolo music server, a blend of hi-end sound and convenience, all at a very affordable price.

Introduced at Hi-End Munich in 2013, aria are a family of no-compromise music servers, sure to please both audiophiles and music lovers with large collections of albums, for whom a powerful and easy-to-use music library management tool is crucial.  aria servers series are the only ones on the market to support an unlimited number of extended metadata fields for any music genre. 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). The iaria apps for iOS and Android are frequently rated the best and easiest to use in the industry. 

aria piccolo music server

aria piccolo, is a ripper, streamer, multi-room player and DLNA server which has been designed for budget conscious users and sets a new reference in price/performance ratio for an all-in-one system. It incorporates a fanless design with ultra-low power consumption, so it can always be keep on and ready to play your favorite music. aria piccolo is available in the two storage configurations: 2TB HDD or 1TB SSD, additional capacity can be provided with an external HDD or a NAS. The model can also be specified without DAC or with an internal DAC supporting up to 32bits-384KHz and DSD256. 

New for the aria piccolo is 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.

Its elegant external optional DVD-R drive allows fully automatic ripping providing fast rips, and error-free data retrieval.  The best metadata retrievals on the market, thanks to automatic access to three premium databases: Rovi, GD3 and SonataDB, and two additional open access databases: FreeDB and Musicbrainz.  Its optional built-in DAC supports the latest technologies such as DSD256 and up to 32bits-384KHz PCM (DXD) formats provide high resolution audiophile sound quality.

On the software side, aria piccolo brings the unique extended metadata fields capability of DigiBit’s music server product line, error-free ripping, bit perfect retrieval, gapless playback and support for the most common digital audio formats: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, MP3 and AAC.  

Aria piccolo can 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. Furthermore, you can stream your favorite internet radio or music services available on your device to the aria piccolo server. 

The free multilanguage iOS and Android apps that controls aria are extremely easy to use and very powerful with unique music library views, playlists management, intelligent search engine and tagging capability. The wide varieties of search parameters alone are unlike any other system currently known.

aria piccolo will ship worldwide on December 1st.  Price: from $1,895 in USA and from 1.665€ in Europe (VAT not included) with 2TB HDD and DVD-R drive for ripping, the DAC option adds $450 or 417€ (VAT not included) .  

For more information: www.digibit.es ; www.ariamusicserver.com 

What’s new in aria piccolo?

·        New intel semi-custom powerful NUC 5CPYH Celeron

·        Wifi 802.11ac and Bluetooth support

·        HDMI output for multichannel audio

·        DAC 32bit-384KHz and DSD256 is now optional

·        OS: Win 10

·        Attractive MSRP US $1,895€

·        Size: 12” x 10” x 2.3”

·        General Availability: Dec. 1st 2015