AURALiC and its parent company, AURALIC LIMITED, have added DSD256 (Quad-Rate DSD) music streaming over Wi-Fi to ARIES Wireless Bridge. This technology is four times the rate of DSD and doubles the resolution of DSD128 (Double-Rate DSD). It’s also the most cutting-edge high-resolution recording format, according to the company.
ARIES Wireless Bridge
The upgrade, available via firmware, is the latest in a series of ongoing improvements to AURALiC’s Lightning DS Control Software, introduced at CES last year, and its ARIES Hi-Res Steaming Bridge, which connects to a consumer’s DAC via USB. AURALiC stated that ARIES is the industry’s only system able to stream DSD, Double-Rate DSD, and DXD wirelessly.
“More and more DACs will be supporting DSD256 in the future, and we are excited to be able to accommodate the format now,” said Xuanqian Wang, CEO of AURALiC. “By adding DSD256, we hope to illustrate our continuous support of the Lightning DS streaming platform and the most current technologies available.”
The addition of DSD256 capability follows AURALiC’s recent integration of TIDAL full-resolution music streaming to ARIES, thereby eliminating the need for a computer connection to access the service. USB playback is another function recently added to AURALiC’s streaming platform.
AURALiC will continue to support its customers by adding more functionality to the ARIES Wireless Bridge in the future.