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Auralic has been an industry leader in digital music playback for some years now. Their Aries streaming bridges set many industry firsts and the new all in one Altair Streamer/DAC offers superb value at only $1899.00. The new Aries Mini is a great way to get into digital msuic at an amazing price of only $549.00 including a 1-year Tidal subscription.

Aries with Dual Femto state of the art clocks
$1599.00

 
 

The ARIES series serve as a “bridge” between music files on network storage or high quality online streaming services and the your  DAC — enabling DAC's for the first time to stream high-resolution music quickly and wirelessly in virtually any sampling rate, including DSD, Double-Rate DSD and DXD.

Computer Audiophile summed with:

"Based on my experience with the Aries it’s completely understandable why the product remains very hot among members of the Computer Audiophile Community. As of today the Aries and corresponding Lightning DS app deliver on all Auralic’s promises. From great OpenHome / DLNA support to AirPlay to top notch Tidal HiFi integration to super sound quality to outstanding upgradability, Auralic has hit a home run with the Aries. Great features galore with the sound quality to match. The Aries is definitely my network audio device of choice."

The inputs of ARIES include Dual-Band high-speed WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 port. The outputs are USB audio host buffered by AURALiC’s patented ActiveUSB™ technology; low jitter digital audio outputs: AES/EBU, Coaxial and TOSLINK. The USB audio host can deliver PCM from 44.1 to 384 KHz at 16-, 24- and 32-bit resolutions as well as DSD, Double-Rate DSD for compatible USB DAC. The other digital outputs are limited to 192 KHz at 24-bit in maximum according to S/PDIF standard.

AuidioStream summed with:

In terms of sound quality, I found the Aries to better my MacBook Pro in terms of apparent noise floor, dynamics, and resolution. Add in the ability to stream up to double rate DSD via WiFi seamlessly and you've got yourself one compelling package.
Read the entire review at: http://www.audiostream.com/content/auralic-aries-0#x27LsYbF48YPhpQy.97

ARIES is bundled with AURALiC’s Lightning DS App. The App has the capability to fully control ARIES to browse your music libraries on your network-attached storage (NAS), to stream high quality music content from service providers like Qobuz and WiMP, to control the playback and to select the hardware settings such as output channel and WiFi network, etc. The App also supports Songcast, a music distribution service that allows users to map computer’s sound to any Lightning-equipped system and to map sound between different Lightning systems in the house and streaming sound though Apple AirPlay.

ARIES: The set-up model with two individual FemtoClocks for both USB audio host and digital outputs, low noise internal design to eliminate jitter and AURALiC Purer‐Power™ based 10uV low noise external linear PSU.

ARIES Specifications

Streaming Services
Local uPnP/DLNA library content
TIDAL, Qobuz and WiMP online streaming
Internet Radio
AirPlay and Songcast
USB hard drive files
RoonReady

Supported File Types: AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC,MP3, OGG, WAV, WV and WMA

Sampling Rates: PCM in 44.1Khz - 384Khz at 16 - 32bits, DSD64, DSD128, DSD256

Control Software
AURALiC Lightning DS
AURALiC RC-1 remote control 
OpenHome compatible software
uPnP AV  compatible software

Media Server Compatibility: Built-in Lightning Server / Minimserver, Twonky, Asset UPnP, JRiver / DLNA/uPNP compatible server software

On-Device: 3” 256*64px OLED

Input: RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet / Dual-Band WiFi connection / USB 2.0 High-Speed for external disk

Output: USB 2.0 High-Speed for compatible DAC**, AES/EBU, Coaxial, TOSLINK***

Power Consumption: Standby: <2W / Playback:  15W at max.
Dimension: Appox. 9.8"W x 7.8"D x 2.7"H (25cm x 20cm x 7cm)  
Weight: 1.8 pounds (0.8kg)

 

** 'compatible DAC' means a DAC do not require a driver for Mac OS X
*** Sampling rate limited to 44.1K - 192K and DSD64 only

Aries Mini
$499.00

ARIES MINI is a wireless streaming node designed for connecting to your existing home audio system. It not only has shared all software and hardware functions coming from original ARIES, but also equipped with additional high quality analog output and optional hard drive slot for anyone whom don’t want to invest for a dedicated DSD DAC and NAS drive.

ARIES MINI can stream high-resolution music quickly and wirelessly in virtually any sampling rate, even for the 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. The Tesla platform has a calculation ability of 25,000 MIPS, more than enough to decode a vast spectrum of audio formats, including AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WV and WMA.

Altair
$1899.00

 


The Altair is the perfect single-box music source for your modern HiFi system. It combines a High-End DAC with world class wireless streaming solution. The 15 input sources including stream from Network Shared Folder, USB drive, Internal music storage (optional), uPnP/DLNA media server, TIDAL and Qobuz streaming, Internet Radio, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Songcast and RoonReady. The rest of digital inputs are AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink, USB device to computer, 2 USB host for storage and external DAC.

ALTAIR is developed based on AURALiC’s award-winning VEGA Digital Audio Process and Lightning Streaming platform, industry’s first streaming technology that supports DXD and Quad-Rate DSD playback through WiFi network. It also supports several advanced features such as gapless playback, on-device playlist and multiple-room functions.
 
ALTAIR will be available in silver and black color, starting to ship by June 2016.

Vega Digital to Analog Converter

$3499.00
Sale $2799.00

 
Auralic VEGA, the next generation 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 technology for VEGA: Megahertz upsampling algorithm up-samples all PCM music to 1.5MHz in 32bit; Femto Master Clock provides an ultimate clock precision with jitter only 82 femtoseconds(0.082 picosecond). 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, coaxial(set of two), 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 optimized for corresponding sampling rate. These filters are solely developed by AURALiC to optimize the listening experience for different music and format. VEGA allows its user to customize according to different music formats, tuning sound best to personal preference.