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The TIDAL Arkas

The TIDAL Arkas

The TIDAL Arkas is designed to be the perfect digital music content controller for TIDAL’s high-end systems. The Arkas approach was simple: build the perfect musical data file transport with TIDAL performance and reliability. In general, the TIDAL Arkas concept can be compared to the build of a super sports car: as little weight as possible, by removing all but what is necessary, combined with the most power possible – to get the best performance and keep up with the pace.
Arkas is built as a no-file-storage system internally and only the core relevant technology around an extremely potent power supply, and it is combined with a unique file transport output. All digital half-life components like music data storage, NAS/music server systems, and hard drives, are intended to be outside the TIDAL Arkas.

This way the TIDAL Arkas remains the center of content management as an elite streamer for many years, since some things will not change as quickly as digital technology: our timeless TIDAL electronics cabinet and the power supply inside the Arkas are future-ready. The peripheral components to run the PCB boards and the streaming PCB itself are designed to be upgraded and adjusted – protecting your investment and guaranteeing the very best sound for your TIDAL systems. Whatever the future brings, the Arkas is prepared.
Every Arkas comes with a proprietary data connection output called TIDAL-Link. This unique cable connection overcomes the disadvantages of SPDIF RCA, AES, or USB in sound quality and the lack of possibility of playing certain files with certain connections. The TIDAL link cable comes with every Arkas, ready to be plugged into the TIDAL Camira to unleash its real performance and create the perfect TIDAL combination.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • TIDAL Arkas: LAN/USB input digital music streamer with oversized linear power supply and SPDIF/USB/TIDAL-LINK output
  • Regulated active linear voltage power supply for ripple-free voltage and current stabilization
  • Silver conductor EMI transformers
  • Magnetically shielded oversized power transformers, more than 200.000µF buffer capacity
  • Music data streaming input: LAN ethernet (1000BASE-T), USB storage/hard disk (single partition FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, EXT2/3)
  • Output SPDIF: AES/EUB, Coaxial RCA, Coaxial BNC, Toslink Optical. PCM 44,1-192KHz, 16-24bit. DSD (DoP, DSD over PCM) 2.8MHz, 1bit.
  • Output USB: up to DSD256 (native/DoP), PCM 44,1-384KHz, 16-32bit
  • Output TIDAL-LINK: proprietary music data protocol output directly to TIDAL Camira DMC
  • Multi-clock system for utmost precision in timing
  • MQA decoding, DSD over PCM support for AES/EUB, Coaxial RCA, Coaxial BNC, Toslink Optical
  • UPnP AV protocol with audio streaming extension, gapless playback
  • Supported formats: DSF (DSD), DFF (DSD), DoP (DSD), FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, MQA, MP3, AAC (M4A)
  • Native support for Tidal, Qobuz, MQA, AirPlay, TuneIn internet radio, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect
  • Dimensions: 44cm x 13cm x 39cm / 17.3" x 5.1" x 15.3" (width x height x length)
  • Weight: 27 lbs. / 12 kg

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