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HI All,

 

I have just acquired an Auralic Aires LE and I thought it would be a good idea to start up a dedicated thread so other users can share their experiences, tips and tricks.

 

I will take possession early next week and before I do I have been thinking of transferring my music collection onto a new HDD, should I buy a HDD with it's own power supply or should I buy one that uses the Auralic's power? I'm guessing buying one with its own power would reduce any interference.

 

I will be connecting the Aires LE to my Chord Hugo DAC. I'm planning on using the Digital Coaxial over the USB, should I be considering the USB path? If so, why?

 

Thanks for looking.

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doesnt seem to be much in the way of uses on here

 

i am struggling with this vs bluesound at the moment. Everything points to this for better sq, but the software side of things has me holding off.

As i am not a iphone or ipad user, i dont want to be splashing out for either to just control this unit.

 

Its a shame really, as it would be the way i would have liked to go

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I assume your music is on an external HDD?

 

What about one of these http://www.microrendu.sonore.us/

 

You can run MPD or Squeezelite apps on your Androids (not to be confused with "Haemorrhoids")

 

The ifi power supply may look a bit cheap. You could use one of Clays instead? http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php/topic/95226-gieseler-power-supply-owners-thread/

 

Apologies Dolphy thread derailed already.

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John you could probably use a 16gb ipod touch which are cheap.

 

my daughter has one that she doesnt use anymore, however, because i usualy have the laptopw ith me when listening to music, would be nice if i could control it from that, or my phone, rather then having 3 devices laying around

 

I assume your music is on an external HDD?

 

What about one of these http://www.microrendu.sonore.us/

 

You can run MPD or Squeezelite apps on your Androids (not to be confused with "Haemorrhoids")

 

The ifi power supply may look a bit cheap. You could use one of Clays instead? http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php/topic/95226-gieseler-power-supply-owners-thread/

 

Apologies Dolphy thread derailed already.

 

yea, all my music is on my nas drive, , i shall look into this device, and start another thread if i have questions about it  :thumb:

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HI All,

I have just acquired an Auralic Aires LE and I thought it would be a good idea to start up a dedicated thread so other users can share their experiences, tips and tricks.

I will take possession early next week and before I do I have been thinking of transferring my music collection onto a new HDD, should I buy a HDD with it's own power supply or should I buy one that uses the Auralic's power? I'm guessing buying one with its own power would reduce any interference.

I will be connecting the Aires LE to my Chord Hugo DAC. I'm planning on using the Digital Coaxial over the USB, should I be considering the USB path? If so, why?

Thanks for looking.

Hugo designer Rob Watts prefers optical over all other inputs.

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Just curious s if anyone is going to get the linear psu from auralic for the le?

Optical cable that I'm currently using is Audioqest optilink 3, vodka is the current equivalent.

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In regard to hdd I'm thinking of getting a USB stick from sandisk 

128 gb can be had for under $50 and these days they are tiny, or stretch the budget and go for 256gb

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21 hours ago, Neo said:

Just curious s if anyone is going to get the linear psu from auralic for the le?

Optical cable that I'm currently using is Audioqest optilink 3, vodka is the current equivalent.

I got a unit from Clay Geisler to power my Aries Mini. Well priced and very quiet.

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