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The Sound of Innovation – Cutting Edge Technologies from China

AURALiC is dedicated to designing, engineering and delivering advanced audio equipment, with the latest cutting- edge technologies, that can truly represent the essence of music. AURALiC creations are designed to reproduce every tiny detail in the recording process and present them to the listener with every bit of artistic intention from the performer.

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Vega G2 Streaming DAC

The VEGA G2 Streaming DAC is a DAC with the power to flawlessly process all of today’s highest-resolution digital music formats, up to DSD512 and PCM in 32bit/384K. But the VEGA G2 is also a fully-functional streamer, capable of connecting directly to your digital music sources. Compared to the original VEGA, the VEGA G2 has a completely re-designed structure, utilising AURALiC’s Tesla Platform to buffer, process and carefully regulate delivery of the source signal to a customized DAC chip. For the first time in the audio industry, it’s a DAC that operates independently of the source signal’s frequency: VEGA G2 buffers data in such a way that it has no need to lock on to the frequency of its source signal.

Never before has a DAC been able to entirely govern timing with its own clocking – in this case, extremely precise Dual 72 Femto Master Clocks. Freed from outside limitations, the VEGA G2 delivers completely jitter-free performance.

At the heart of the VEGA G2 is the AURALiC Tesla Platform, sporting a Quad-Core A9 chip, 1GB DDR3 memory and 4GB of storage for calculation speeds 25 times faster than its predecessor.

Add brand-new Galvanic Isolation that permits data transmission between primary circuits that are entirely separated physically and ultra-clean power from Dual Low-Noise Linear Purer-Power units, and it’s clear this DAC strives for an analog signal that’s as pure as it is loyal to the music.

Fully Passive Volume Control is another new feature appearing in the VEGA G2. It’s based on a unique resistor ladder attenuator network built by AURALiC, and draws exactly zero current once it’s set. Zero current equals zero interference, and it’s one more innovation under the hood of the VEGA G2 that reflects an obsessive attention to detail.

Together with AURALiC’s ORFEO Class-A Output Module, inspired by classic analogue designs, the end result is an incredibly faithful level of musical presentation. Incorporating AURALiC’s Lightning Streaming technology, the VEGA G2 takes on all the streaming functionality and connectivity of a dedicated streamer. When connected over Ethernet to a home network, all of Lightning Streaming’s features become available. User control is at provided via the AURALiC custom iOS control app Lightning DS, and Lightning Server setup for the VEGA G2 is made easy with universal access to the new web interface from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.

The VEGA G2 Streaming DAC is a certified Roon Ready endpoint too, for seamless integration with Roon software.

PRICE
£5,499
(Available to pre-order with delivery expected in September 2017)
  • Auralic Vega G2
  • Auralic Vega G2
  • Auralic Vega G2
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Aries G2 Streaming Transporter

The ARIES G2 Streaming Transporter wirelessly connects your home audio system to all your diverse sources of digital music, from networked and USB-attached storage to lossless Internet streaming services and Internet radio. Install any 2.5” solid-state or hard drive and the ARIES G2 becomes a fully functional music server in its own right with on-device hosting of your digital library. Feature-rich and lightning fast, the ARIES G2 incorporates cutting-edge galvanic isolation engineering and ultra-clean power control for impeccable care of the digital signals it handles. Dual Femto Clocks and an EMI-shielding chassis machined from a single billet of aluminum are among the features that make the ARIES G2 destined to set a new standard of quality in digital audio streaming.

ARIES G2 destined to set a new standard of quality in digital audio streaming.
At its core the ARIES G2 is a device that unites disparate sources of today’s highest resolution music files and delivers that source material to your DAC, reliably and precisely, via output options including AURALiC Lightning Link, High-Speed USB Audio 2.0, AES/EBU, digital coaxial, and TOSLINK. The processor at the heart of the ARIES G2 is 50% faster than the original ARIES Streaming Bridge, with twice the system memory and data storage of its predecessor.

That means even easier handling of resolutions up to DSD512 and PCM 32bit/ 384K, and increased protection against dropouts. The use of AURALiC’s Lightning Streaming infrastructure lets the ARIES G2 make those connections with your music files possible over your existing Wi-Fi network, and brings with it added features like On-Device Playlists, Memory Caching, Gapless Playback and Bit-Perfect Multi-Room functionality. It’s all controlled via the AURALiC custom iOS app, Lightning DS – or access Lightning setup through the new web interface on any smart device. In addition to compatibility with AirPlay, the ARIES G2 is a certified Roon Ready endpoint for seamless integration with Roon software, making it one of the most flexible streamers available. The ARIES G2 Streaming Transporter retails at £3,899 without internal storage. You may install any 2.5” solid-state or hard drive or order the ARIES G2 with a pre-installed solid-state drive for on-device music storage.

PRICE
£3,899 without storage
£4,299 with 1TB SSD
£4,699 with 2TB SSD
£5,499 with 4TB SSD
  • Auralic Aries G2
  • Auralic Aries G2
  • Auralic Aries G2

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Polaris

'What the Auralic Polaris offers is a compact but deeply capable digital fronted experience. This is one of the most innately capable streaming platforms on the market and this makes for a device that will get the best out of a digital library no matter how diverse it is and how many different formats it includes. Combined with solid streaming service support and an excellent app, you have a device that is right up at the top of the pack. Combined with a well-integrated amplification section, the results are extremely impressive. While it has to give ground to the analogue connectivity of some rivals, there should be enough for most would-be owners. This compact and well thought out device offers excellent performance for the asking price and warrants recommendation.'
AV forums
Polaris defines the AURALiC brand: innovative technology, great sound, superb user experience, and excellent value. It is a wireless streamer, a music server, a DAC, a moving magnet phono stage, a preamplifier and a stereo power amplifier. It provides a great solution for music lovers seeking high quality streaming from a single, compact audio component. Seventeen inputs channels accommodate streaming, digital and analogue sources. The internal DAC, incorporates AURALiC’s Flexible Filters and Femto Master Clock, supporting quad-rate DSD and PCM up to 32 bit/384kHz. The powerful internal stereo amplifier module can deliver a continuous 120 watts per channel into 8 ohms or 180 watts per channel into 4 ohms, with exceptionally low distortion and comfortably drives even the most demanding loudspeakers.

Polaris is based on AURALiC’s award-winning Lightning streaming platform the first streaming solution that supports quad-rate DSD and PCM up to 32Bit/384kHz over a WiFi or wired Ethernet network. Lightning Streaming offers several innovative and unique features such as gapless playback, on-device playlist, memory cache and bit-perfect multi-room functions. This platform is maintained, and continually developed by AURALiC’s in-house software R&D team to ensure customers are regularly updated with new features through the product’s automatic software update system.
PRICE
£3,499
£3,899 with 1TB SSD
  • Auralic Aries G2
  • Auralic Aries G2

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Altair

" ... I also used this with an Eclipse speaker system and had a ball of a time thanks to the speaker’s remarkable speed and musicality. So timing is up there with the better digital options. I didn’t have time to try the various filter settings that usually make a difference on the timing front, so it’s possible it had more to give in that crucial respect. I also used the Altair in a less critical set up just to explore new music and found it consistently enjoyable, which is a good result for a fussy bugger like me! The balance of build, features and accessibility makes the Altair a great streamer, it sounds considerably more engaging than a PC and a DAC and offers a control App that is among the best around. In truth it’s hard to see what’s not to like."
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The AURALiC Altair is a perfect single-box music source for your modern Hi-Fi system. It combines a high-end DAC with a world class wired and wireless streaming solution. The 15 input sources include streaming from network shared folder, USB drive, internal music storage (optional), UPnP/DLNA media server, TIDAL and Qobuz streaming services, Internet radio, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Songcast and Roon. Also included are AES/EBU, coaxial, Toslink, USB device to computer and two USB host ports for attaching storage or an external DAC.
Altair is based on AURALiC’s award-winning VEGA digital audio processor and Lightning streaming platform. Launched in 2014, Lightning is the first streaming solution to support quad-rate DSD and PCM up to 32 bit/384kHz over a WiFi network. Lightning streaming offers several innovative and unique features such as gapless playback, on-device playlist, memory cache and bit-perfect multi-room functions. The platform is maintained and continually developed by AURALiC’s in-house software R&D team, to ensure customers are regularly updated with new features through the product’s automatic software update system.
PRICE
White or Black £449
Linear Power Supply Upgrade £249
  • Auralic Altair
  • Auralic Altair
  • Auralic Altair
  • Auralic Altair
  • Auralic Altair

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Aries

"I am full of awe for what Auralic has done with the Aries. It packs the mightiest punch, and Auralic has not only avoided the traps that other streamer makers fall into, but annihilated them! This obvious Best Buy unit obviates the need for a CD player and represents a real breakthrough for streaming technology."
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The AURALiC Aries serves as a “bridge” between music files on network storage or high quality online streaming services and your system's existing DAC, enabling virtually any DAC to stream high resolution music quickly and wirelessly. It can handle virtually any file format and sample rate, including DSD, double-rate DSD and DXD.

Aries includes dual-band high-speed Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 inputs. It offers a choice of outputs including USB audio host buffered by AURALiC’s patented ActiveUSB™ technology, low jitter AES/EBU, coaxial and TOSLINK optical. The USB audio host can deliver PCM from 44.1 to 384 KHz at 16, 24 and 32-bit resolutions as well as DSD and double-rate DSD to a compatible USB DAC. The other digital outputs are limited to 192 KHz at 24-bit, which is the limit of the S/PDIF standard.

Aries is bundled with AURALiC’s Lightning DS app. The app has the capability to fully control Aries and browse your music library on your network-attached storage (NAS) device, stream high quality music content from service providers like Qobuz and Tidal, control playback and select hardware settings, such as output channel, Wi-Fi network, etc. The Aries includes an Internet radio tuner. The Aries can also stream audio via Apple AirPlay and is Roon Ready.
PRICE
£1,495
Linear PSU Upgrade £249
  • Auralic Aries
  • Auralic Aries
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Aries Mini

"The results are as good as anything you are likely to see for under £1000"

"When you consider the compact size of the chassis and how easy it is to stow in a confined space, this is a streamer that offers a huge amount of capability without much in the way of compromise. While the best results are undoubtedly gained with the external power supply in place, you could buy the Aries Mini without it and budget for it further down the line. Doing so will allow you to get your hands on one of the most accomplished affordable streamers I've yet to listen to"
Hi-Fi Choice
The Auralic Aries Mini wireless streaming node is ideal for adding streaming capabilities to an existing hi-fi system. It offers most of the features of the original Aries wireless streaming bridge, but is also equipped with a high quality Sabre DAC and a built-in bay for an optional 2.5" hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD). The Aries Mini's analogue outputs can be switched between line level and volume control modes, allowing it to be used as a high quality preamplifier. The Aries Mini can stream high resolution music quickly and wirelessly in virtually any sampling rate, including the very latest quad-rate DSD and DXD. It is powered by AURALiC's proprietary Tesla hardware platform that includes a quad-core ARM Coretex A9 processor running at 1GHz, 512MB DDR3 onboard memory and 4GB internal storage. It can decode and play back pretty much any audio format, including AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WV and WMA. It supports streaming from local sources as well as Tidal, Qobuz and Internet radio. It also supports AirPlay and Bluetooth audio streaming. In common with the Aries and all of AURALiC's other streaming products, the Aries Mini can be controlled with the free Lightning DS iOS app. It can also be controlled from third party OpenHome and UPnP-compatible control point apps, such as BubbleUPnP.
PRICE
White or Black £449
Linear Power Supply Upgrade £249
  • Auralic Aries Mini
  • Auralic Aries Mini
  • Auralic Aries Mini
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Vega

"The Vega's feature set makes it an outstanding proposition for anyone looking for a top quality DAC/preamplifier. There’s a natural ease to the Vega’s music making, yet it’s not too smooth-sounding to rob the music of vitality."

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The VEGA digital audio processor, is developed with the goal of 'seeking for non-compromised sound'.  With plenty of I/O ports and powerful function, it will become the kernel component of your high-end stereo system. With Sanctuary Audio Processor as heart, AURALiC introduces several cutting-edge technologies for VEGA: Megahertz upsampling algorithm up-samples all PCM music to 1.5MHz in 32bit; Femto Master Clock provides an ultimate clock precision with extremely low jitter. Binding with other AURALiC's patented technologies such as 'ORFEO Class-A module' and discrete 'Purer-Power™ solution', VEGA will bring high resolution music playback experience to climax. VEGA supports all high resolution music formats including DXD (352.8KS/s, 384KS/s in 32bit) as well as DSD stream at 2.8224MHz and 5.6448MHz. Five digital inputs include AES/EBU, two coaxial inputs, toslink and USB. The balanced and single-ended analog outputs can connect to power amplifier directly, adjusting volume in digital precision without dynamic loss. The Flexible Filter Mode embedded inside VEGA has six modes, each contains several digital filters optimised for corresponding sampling rate. These filters are solely developed by AURALiC to optimise the listening experience for different music and formats. VEGA allows its user to customise according to different music formats, tuning sound best to personal preference.
PRICE
£2,995
  • Auralic Aries Mini
  • Auralic Aries Mini
  • Auralic Vega

Taurus MKII Balanced Headphone Amplifier

It began from the pursuit of an extraordinary amplifier that can well match with modern top quality headphones, inspired by the soul of Rupert Neve's legendary design philosophy, bearing with modern simple styled appearance, TAURUS MKII is born with a perfect coalescence of classic and pop elements.

The smooth, rich and detailed voice of TAURUS MKII is a succession of AURALiC’s elegant and graceful aesthetic taste. Referring to Neve analogue console’s circuit design, AURALiC invent the ORFEO Class-A output module and fit them into TAURUS MKII. The ORFEO module offers great driving ability by delivers 1000mW (600ohm) to 4500mW (32ohm) power into various loads; this allows TAURUS MKII to squeeze out every headphone’s capabilities, unfold the beauty of their unique sonic style.

Resorting to the ultra low noise input buffer tailored by AURALiC, TAURUS MKII has a wide dynamic range greater than 130dB while maintains the output noise less than 5uV. With such astonishing performance, TAURUS is able to capture the most tiny music expression coming from the source component.

The TAURUS MKII builds on the design of the original award-winning TAURUS, launched in 2010, by concentrating all surface-mounted components in an audio signal patch. It also increased the TAURUS’ EMI shielding, reducing noise from the input buffer to 0.8uV, less than half the level of the original. Additionally, AURALiC improved the input switch circuit to increase the isolation among different input channels, which boosts performance when the TAURUS MKII is connected to multiple sources.

Smoothed music expression, sophisticated circuit design and brilliant appearance; TAURUS MKII is another exemplary works designed by AURALiC.

PRICE
£1,650
  • Auralic Taurus
  • Auralic Taurus
  • Auralic Taurus

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Merak

Merak is an amazing monoblock power amplifier born for the 21st century. It is the perfect combination of inspiring artistry and ingenious design. AURALiC created Merak by merging the sophisticated amplifier design philosophy with modern audio technology, and dressed it up with a compact appearance.

The heart of MERAK is AURALiC Hybrid Analog Amplify technology. By combining the ORFEO Class A output module, input isolation transformer, linear power supply and the latest Class D technology, MERAK achieves 400W continuous output power while maintaining its efficiency at 90%. This enables it to deliver 16 amps peak current, which roughly equals 900W power into large, power-hungry loudspeakers, easily reproducing everything from the crashing transients to the tiniest details.

Thanks to the Hybrid Analogue Amplify technology and power management circuit, MERAK perfectly balances driving capability and energy consumption. Compared to other more conventional power amplifiers, MERAK is very environmentally friendly. Its high efficiency can reduce carbon emissions by up to 1,100kg per year, making it extraordinarily ‘green’.
PRICE
£2,995
  • Auralic Merak
  • Auralic Merak
  • Auralic Merak

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