Any update on your comparisons - streaming via computer direct connection?
Aries to DirectStream update;
I just got time to hook up the Aries yesterday evening.
Here is the status this far:
Hook up and powering unit = OK (it comes without power chord and batteries for the remote).
Discovering my wifi - No success (mac filtering in my router has implemented the Aries and router firewall has been deactivated/UDP is ‘allowed’).
Ethernet connection - Success.
Upgrade of firmware - No detection of v1.5 on Auralic servers (comes with v1.4).
Tried to control my Lumin renderer from Lightning DS = Success (remote is stable, but not the Lightning DS app).
Tried to control the Aries from my Lumin app = Success .
Detection of DirectStream over USB = Success (JCAT cable).
‘Upgrade of firmware – No detection of v1.5 on Auralic servers (comes with v1.4)’
- Direct hardwired connection of Aries to my router fixed this.
‘Discovering my wifi – No success’
- After updating to v1.5 my wifi networks now were discovered.
So now it is playing music wirelessly.
Attached are some pix of the USB connection to the DirectStream;