A single chassis audiophile system with
the sound you want and the features you need.
ARES is not just an integrated amplifier with digital inputs.
It is a complete solution for your home audio needs,
just add speakers.
- ARES features two true mono power amplifiers with independent power supplies and transformers based on a new concept in solid state amplification using a non switching output stage arrangement isolated by a single ended buffer delivering Class A liquidity and texture without the associated heat.
- The absence of global feedback and the use of regulated supplies of the drivers contributes to the the exemplary transparency and speed.
- It is a true Thrax sonic signature product. In its most basic configuration ARES could be used as a power amplifier in an existing system.
- The amplification modules are fed trough a 4 input fully balanced relay based selector and switched resistor volume control board.
With Analog replay growing in popularity the addition our new RIAA module to the input board converts the first RCA input to a Moving Magnet and Moving Coil phono stage. This module once in place adds gain and loading settings to the configuration menu. The RIAA board has it’s own dedicated analog power supply making it absolutely independent. Pretty much like a stand alone phono preamplifier but sharing the same case and user interface.
Our Digital input board accommodating all modern digital interfaces. AES, SPDIF, Toslink, USB, Ethernet and Bluethoot inputs. This input module apart from switching the inputs has the ability to apply different filters and upsampling to supply the DACs always with the optimal data rate and format making it the truly universal digital input module. All data is re-clocked to the high precision internal clock generator.
The DAC module is a simplified version of our multi-bit R2R module developed for the Maximinus DAC offering similar tonal rendition and lifelike dynamics. It is realized as a separate card allowing upgrades when new technologies become available. The integrated network player board supports DLNA, Roon, TIDAL (including MQA) and DSD and is upgradable on it’s own. There are separate power supplies to power the digital and analog circuits independent from each other and the power amplifiers. So you get a multi-bit DAC, an Up-sampler, a Network player, a Phono preamplifier and two mono power amplifiers in a single box. Each designed to work with the other in the most optimal way. Getting rid of cables multiple remotes and boxes scattered across the room.
The modularity of the system let’s you grow as you need and to keep it current for long time to come..
Input 2 x COAX (RCA) connectors Limited to 384 kHz, 24 bit data
Input 2 x AES/EBU (XLR) connectors
Input 2 x TOSLINK (optic) connectors, This format has limited bandwidth and works for maximum sample rates of 192 kHz
Input 1 x USB (optional)
Output 1 pair unbalanced RCA connectors
Output 1 pair balanced XLR connectors
Power supply 115 or 230V
Power consumption 30W
Dimensions 432W x 400D x 120H mm
Option RIAA module, MM/MC phono preamplifier corrector – plugs on input board
Option DAC module, Mutibit DAC with AES/SPDIF/TOSLINK/USB/BT4.0 inputs. Streaming add on for DAC, ROON, TIDAL, UPnP, AirPlay streaming via wired network
Finishes Available Silver Anodized Aluminum
Operating Manual http://thraxaudio.com/pdf/Operating_Manual_Ares.pdf