AURALiC Aries G1


Price:
$4,795

Description

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’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.

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, UPnP/DLNA Media Server, native TIDAL, HighResAudio and Qobuz Sublime+, Internet Radio, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Songcast, RoonReady

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 - W x D x H
13.4 x 12.6 x 3.2 in. (34cm x 32cm x 8cm)

Weight
15.9 lbs (7.2kg)

Product Finishing
Anodized aluminum case in matte black

Contents
AURALiC ARIES G1 Wireless Streaming Transporter
2*External WiFi antenna (2pcs)
Power cord
User's guide


* AURALiC streaming devices are capable of decoding MQA files using AURALiC’s proprietary resampling and de-blurring method. This technology is not an MQA-created or MQA-licensed process. AURALiC has no official relationship with MQA and its allies.
** 352.8KS/s and 384KS/s and 32bit are supported through USB Output only
*** By 'DoP V1.1' or native DSD protocol
**** 'Compatible DAC' means a DAC not requiring a driver for Linux system

"The main issue for Auralic is that from the perspective of using it with a DAC from a different manufacturer, the logic of spending twice as much on the G2 looks less clear following my time with its more affordable sibling. The Aries G1 is a beautifully realised streaming platform that delivers the Auralic experience to a variety of DACs at an attractive price. If you have a DAC, this is the most transparent way to add network music streaming to your system and leads the way in this field."

Ed Selley - Hi-Fi Choice

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"The ARIES G1 wireless streaming transporter is a product created based on some of the best engineering know-how that AURALiC has invested in the top-of-the-line ARIES G2. The effort seems to pay off nicely, resulting in a high-fidelity wireless music streamer that is well built, feature laden, and very competent sonically at a significantly lower price. Its streaming operation is smooth and fast, and more importantly it has wonderful sonic performance. With sonic performance that is not far off from what the top-of-the-line product offers, the ARIES G1 is easy to recommend. In fact, it gets my vote for the higher performance-to-cost ratio wireless streaming transporter between the two."

Yongki Go - Secrets Home Theater

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"Over the past few weeks, I have put the Aries G1 through its paces, first with an active loudspeaker system from Kii Audio, then a passive loudspeaker system from Harbeth: the Compact 7-ES3 on Tontrager stands, driven by a Hegel H190 integrated and fronted by Schiit Yggdrasil Analog 2 over a balanced XLR connection."

John Darko - DAR

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