YOUR NEW ARIES
**** You will need you own power cord and two AAA batteries for the remote,Not to mention USB A>B cables. . Also, download the Lightning control app for IPAD, Android will be available in Jan/2015.
I would also suggest installing Minim Server on your NAS and Computer as it is the simplest and in MHO it works the best with the Lightning app.
ARIES- QUICK START GUIDE
YOUR NEW ARIES
1/ open the box and check that all listed contents are included.
2/ Plug in the linear power supply and connect it to Aries and power it on with the remote. [ let it warm up and yes, SQ also improves with burn in 100 hours or so too.
3/Connect Aries to your LAN and internet [best to start with a wired connection and you can switch to wireless later if you prefer].
4/ AFTER reading the MANUAL, open the lightning app, on your IPAD. If it asks to do an update, say yes.
5/ At the bottom left you will see a gear, select it. Under “device” you should see Aries,select it and a configuration screen will appear.
6/ Change the NAME to ARIES, ship pass code for now, Select “open home DS, wired, skip dc delay and time, OUTPUT Chanel should be your source [not digital], If playing DSD select DSD over PCM, select software volume. NOTE: when playing DSD the software volume may not work yet so control vol by your DAC or pre-amp. Your Aries device info should show below including the latest firmware ver 1.1.0.
7/ Select MUSIC LIBRARY- all “available library players should be selectable. [ select Minim server [ or whatever you are using] DEPENDING on the size of your library it can take a long time to load. DO NOT disturb it, go have a coffee or a few coffees.
8/ Once the library and cover art is FULLY loaded, [it shows oat the very top of your screen “loading or refreshing etc”.
9/ You should now be ready to play music.
The top icon on the left should show your library. So should the folder option at the bottom.
*****One other tip… When setting up on Wifi the Aries must be on the same Wifi network as the iPad… so if you have a dual band router make sure both Aries and iPad are both on the same band i.e. both on 2.4ghz or 5ghz or you’ll have connection issues.
HERE is where I usually JUMP SHIP.
1/ Download the Kinsky [Linn] app and open it up.
2/ select HOME/ library and select your library/player. Select ROOMS and select Aries.
Quite quickly you should have a list of view categories on the left. Select “albums” and let them load with covers.
I go back and forth between the two apps since Lightning is still a work in progress but improving with every update. For now I let Lightning do my settings and run in the background and use Kinsky to play music.
This should get you started but if you have any questions, post them in the thread that ELK is setting up and others will chime in to help from their experience.
“Enjoy the Music”