The arfi-muse2xt (artistic fidelity music server) is the ideal source device for the arfi-dac2xt, but can also be combined with other afis or afi devices. Both devices are directly connected to each other via "arfi-optical" cables and the combination with arfi-dac2xt results in quasi a complete music system that only requires a power amplifier and loudspeakers – and possibly a turntable. The built-in CD/DVD drive can rip CDs and play them back. The integrated 2TB SSD can even store comprehensive music collections from CD quality up to high-res.
artistic fidelity has a totally different concept than most similar devices when it comes to one essential issue: through clever hardware design, even a windows operating system will fulfil the highest audiophile demands, while arfi-optical provides the perfect separation of the audio components (e.g. arfi-dac2xt) from the IT components. Thus, all applications that are usually run with this operating system can be used. One option with eight bi-directional in-/outputs, the arfi-muse8xt, is also available. The arfi-muse2xt is delivered standard with J.River Mediacenter and is directly controllable via Wi-Fi. A monitor and keyboard are not required but can be added if desired. This flexibility at this level of sound has probably never been achieved before.
Alternative version, suitable for the modular series: