AURALiC Aries G1.1 Wireless Streaming Transporter

AURALiC

AURALiC Aries G1.1 Wireless Streaming Transporter

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£2,499.00
AURALiC Aries G1.1 Wireless Streaming Transporter
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The ARIES G1.1 Wireless Streaming Transporter brings high-performance music streaming to your home audio system. Connect it to your DAC and stream your favorite music wirelessly. With the G1.1 update, you can purchase an internal storage option to store your favorite music inside the device.

Engineered to exacting standards, the ARIES G1.1 excels in today’s demanding environment of high-resolution music streaming. Designed and consistently updated in-house, the Lightning streaming platform has led the industry since its release in 2014. Focused on providing the best possible sound and an outstanding user experience, Lightning streaming includes several unique features such as memory cache, CD playback and ripping, and wireless streaming up to 384 PCM and DSD512. The Lightning DS iOS app provides native integration with high-resolution streaming services like Amazon Music, Qobuz, and HighResAudio, as well as other lossless services such as TIDAL, KKBox, and NetEase, providing a world of musical exploration. AURALiC’s Lightning streaming platform also supports TIDAL Connect, Spotify Connect, AirPlay 2, Bluetooth and acts as a Roon Ready endpoint allowing you the freedom to access and control your music however you like.

The ARIES G1.1 features the high-mass base from the award-winning G2.1 series products. This satin silver base plate improves their overall aesthetic and provides extra vibration damping for better sonic performance. Both units now support AirPlay 2, further expanding your streaming options.

The Art of High-End Streaming

Lightning OS is full of cutting-edge innovations that bring your music to life like never before. An extensive memory cache, bit-perfect multi-room functionality and on-device playlists help you seamlessly experience and explore all your high-resolution sources. Take control with user apps like Lightning DS or Roon, and meet true audiophile streaming.

Display Brilliance

A 4.0-inch true colour in-plane switching display with a resolution of over 300ppi provides complete operational feedback: playback status, configuration settings, and a full library view for browsing your collection.

Tesla G2: Platform Made for Sound

In 2014 AURALiC developed the original Tesla hardware platform with the goal of creating a high-performance, upgradable platform optimised for audio sound quality. Working hand-in-hand with their control interface and innovative software features, it was the most powerful processing platform available for digital music playback and streaming.

Now there’s Tesla G2. 50% faster, with twice the processing resources, Tesla G2 is the hardware powerhouse behind the sonic excellence of the G2 line.

Flexibility to Explore

The ARIES G1.1 offers nearly universal connectivity for access to all your digital sources. Tri-band Wi-Fi and Ethernet open your system to UPnP/DLNA media servers, shared network folders, high-resolution Internet Services, and Internet Radio, as well as RoonReady, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 control.

CD Playback and Ripping

Still have some love for your old CDs? Not to worry; you can plug a generic USB CD drive into your ARIES G1.1 then choose to play a CD, rip a CD while playing, or just rip.

As with AURALiC’s Lightning file streaming, AURALiC's unique CD playback feature uses the same advanced, jitter-reducing Memory Playback technology. CD data is first read, and compared several times for accuracy into the system cache before playing. The result is elimination of potentially induced jitter from the transport, canceling any negative effects from the quality of your chosen CD drive, potentially improving performance beyond what’s offered from competitors’ CD players.

Dual Femto Clocks

Dual Femto Clocks have got you covered no matter how you like to connect. With 2 separate, super-accurate clocks cycling on the order of quadrillionths of a second, you’ll enjoy extremely low jitter and better sound. One clock takes care of digital outputs, and the second regulates USB output, so you can be sure your musical signal is always rock-steady.

Smart-IR Control

Smart-IR Remote Control lets your AURALiC device map its functionality onto any remote you’d like. Just let the device know which remote you prefer, and all of its operations (play/pause, volume control, track select, etc.) can be assigned to buttons just the way you like them.

1GB Memory Cache

Open network connections and data fetching are prone to noise that can hurt the quality of your audio signal. The Tesla G2 hardware platform dedicates a whopping 1GB of RAM to the task of caching, lowering the frequency of open circuits and helping your music sound better.

Dual Purer-Power

The first of two Purer-Power supplies feeds the ARIES G1.1’s processing circuit, LCD display, and storage – whether internal or attached via USB. The second Purer-Power pathway is dedicated to sensitive audio components such as the Femto clock and USB audio output. Both power supplies are galvanically isolated from each other to ensure zero EMI interference between them.

ActiveUSB

The second generation of our ActiveUSB provides more than just asynchronous control over USB data for enhanced accuracy and precise re-clocking to reduce jitter. It also bypasses the USB power stream, using its own Purer-Power linear power supply instead. That means dirty USB power — and the EMI noise that comes along with it — is kept as far from the music as possible.

Dual Purer-Power Linear Power Supplies

AURALiC have given the ARIES G1.1 two of their ultra-quiet Purer-Power linear power supplies, galvanically isolating them from each other in the obsessive quest to reduce noise for better sonic performance. Processing and display power is completely separated from sensitive audio components that operate on their own dedicated supply. Interference between the separate areas is reduced to zero, so all you’ll hear from the ARIES G1.1 is the music.

Specifications
  • Processing speed: 37,500 MIPS.  CPU performance that's 50% faster than the original Tesla G1 processor
  • Memory & Storage: 200%.  Twice the system memory and data storage means fluid audio signal processing and support for advanced features
  • streaming file formats:
    • Lossless: AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WV
    • Lossy: AAC, MP3, MQA and WMA
  • sampling rates:
    • PCM: 44.1KHz to 384KHz in 32Bit
    • DSD: DSD64(2.8224MHz), DSD128(5.6448MHz), DSD256(11.2896MHz), DSD512(22.57892MHz)
  • control software:
    • AURALiC Lightning DS for iOS
    • AURALiC Lightning DS for web browser (device settings only)
    • OpenHome compatible control software (BubbleUPnP, Kazoo)
    • Roon (Roon Core required separately)
  • Streaming inputs: Network shared folder, USB Storage, USB CD Drive, Optional Internal Storage, UPnP/DLNA Media Server, Amazon Music Unlimited, HighResAudio, KKBOX, Qobuz Sublime+, NetEase Music, TIDAL Connect, Spotify Connect, Internet Radio, AirPlay 2, RoonReady, Bluetooth
  • Audio outputs: 
    • Digital Outputs: AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink
    • USB Output: USB Host to compatible DAC
  • Network: 
    • Wired: Gigabit Ethernet
    • Wireless: 802.11b/g/n/ac Tri-Band WiFi
  • Power consumption:
    • Sleep: <10W
    • Playback: 50W at max
  • Dimensions: width 13.4 in x depth 12.6 in x height 3.2 in. (34cm x 32cm x 8cm)
  • weight: 16.3 lbs (7.4kg)
  • product finishing: anodised aluminium case in matt black
  • in the box: 
    • AURALiC ARIES G1.1 Wireless Streaming Transporter
    • 2*External WiFi antenna (2pcs)
    • Power cord
    • User's guide

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