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Tidal Arkas Streamer

Tidal Arkas

Tidal-Audio GmbH is proud to announce the Tidal Arkas music streamer.

Tidal Arkas Streamer

The Tidal Arkas is the perfect digital music content controller for Tidal high-end systems. The approach of the Arkas was simple: Build the perfect musical data file transport with Tidal performance as well as reliability. In general, the Tidal Arkas concept are comparable to the build of a super sports car: as little weight as possible, by removing all but what is absolutely necessary, combined with the most power possible – to get the best performance and keep up with the pace.

We decided not to build a file-storage system inside, but rather only the core relevant technology around an extremely potent power supply. All components like music data storage, NAS/music server systems and hard drives, are intended to be outside the Tidal Arkas. Every Arkas comes with the proprietary data connection output – a unique file transport output to the Tidal Camira (2021). This unique cable connection overcomes disadvantages of SPDIF RCA, AES, or USB in sound quality and additionally removes the inability of playing certain files with certain connections. We call it Tidal-Link!

Tidal Arkas Streamer

The Tidal Arkas will remain the center of content management as an elite streamer for many years since its not going to change as quickly as digital technology. Our timeless Tidal electronics cabinet as well as the power supply inside the Arkas are future ready. Peripheral components to run PCB boards, as well as 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.


  • LAN/USB input digital music streamer with oversized linear power supply as well as 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 (1000 BASE-T), USB storage/hard disk (single partition FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, EXT2/3)
  • SPDIF output: AES/EUB, Coaxial RCA, Coaxial BNC, Toslink Optical, PCM 44,1-192KHz and 16-24bit as well as DSD (DoP, DSD over PCM) 2.8MHz, 1bit.
  • USB output: up to DSD256 (native/DoP), PCM 44,1-384KHz, 16-32bit
  • Tidal-Link output: 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 streaming, Qobuz streaming, MQA, Apple 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
  • US Retail Price: $29,000

Tidal Arkas Streamer


The stated retail price of the reviewed device is valid as of the time of the review and is subject to change.