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Digibit Aria Wamp streamer and media centre to make UK debuts this summer

The Aria Wamp will be available in two versions: a 2 x 50w all-in-one stereo model for £1790, and a 2 x 100W monobloc version for £2500/pair.

The latter consists of a pair of Class D monobloc amplifiers, each designed as a slim plinth that can act as a support for a pair of floorstanding speakers. In effect, this converts any passive speaker into an active wireless hi-fi system.

Users can stream music via AirPlay to the amps in up to 24-bit/48kHz quality, or via wi-fi in up to 24-bit/192kHz. There is also Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) and wired or wireless LAN support.

Digital-to-analogue conversion is handled by the built-in 32-bit/384kHz and DSD (Direct Stream Digital) 64/128/256-compatible DACs.

For those who don't have room for two monoblocs and floorstanding speakers, there's also a bookshelf version of the Wamp for use with standmount speakers. Both models support gapless playback and can be controlled using free iOS and Android apps.

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Also new from Digibit is the Aria Media Centre (MC) which can stream audio, video and pictures from the internet, a PC/Mac and iOS or Android smartphones and tablets. It costs £999 and includes a 2TB hard drive.

Wireless connectivity includes Bluetooth 4.0, AirPlay and DLNA. And additional components such as a Blu-ray player or home cinema amp can be connected via HDMI.

The Aria MC supports high-resolution PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) audio up to 32-bit/384kHz and DSD 64/128/256 in both stereo and multichannel formats.