Auralic Aries G2.1 Wireless Streaming Transport
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Auralic Aries G2.1 Wireless Streaming Transport

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Auralic Aries G2.1 Wireless Streaming Transport

'It would be tempting to view the Aries G2.1 as being of greatest relevance when used in an all-Auralic digital system, perhaps connected to the Vega G2.1 DAC via the Lightning Link (although, of course, the Vega has its own streaming capability built-in). But this Wireless Streaming Transporter goes further than that – combine it with a high-quality DAC, and you will have a digital front end as appealing for its performance as it is enjoyable to operate.'

Designed to Innovate, Engineered to Perform

G2.1 is the next logical evolutionary step, resulting from a desire to improve upon the original G2 series. At AURALiC, we always work to create a new approach to digital music that pushes the boundaries of sonic quality. Incorporating state-of-the-art technologies and delivered with innovative features, G2.1 is built for ultimate levels of sonic performance.

Every G2.1 series component, including the ARIES G2.1, sports an all-new industrial design that’s engineered to set a new standard for sound quality, enhance the user experience, and look every bit as good as it sounds with its contemporary aesthetic. Offering features like a copper enclosure, a high-mass base, and an enhanced suspension system optimizes the sound of the ARIES G2.1 and ensures it is the most capable and feature-rich way to introduce streaming to your audio system that we’ve ever created.

Unity Chassis II

The ARIES G2.1 chassis has been designed as a double enclosure, where an outer case made from high-grade aluminum is supplemented with an inner layer of copper. A high-mass base and enhanced four-foot multi-spring suspension system complete the quiet, noise defeating performance of the ARIES G2.1’s Unity Chassis II.

Perfectly Balanced

ARIES G2.1 internal circuits are physically distributed to enhance overall balance. And with specially designed foot spikes that dampen and absorb vibrations, the ARIES G2.1 is always rock-steady, for ultra-smooth signal delivery.

Beautifully quiet

The VEGA G2.1 introduces sophisticated galvanic isolation and Unity Chassis II techniques that drastically reduce the potential for electro-magnetic interference, for an extraordinarily pure, clean sound. And the VEGA G2.1 is a 10% quieter than the our VEGA G2.

Customized DAC Chip

There wasn’t a DAC chip on the market that could satisfy our requirements for sonic performance with the all-new VEGA G2.1. That’s why we used a modified Sabre DAC chip scheme, optimized for audio signal processing of resolutions up to DSD512. It’s just one more way we made sure everything inside the VEGA G2 lives up the premium standard of the entire G2 line.


Frequency Response: 20 - 20KHz, +/- 0.1dB*
THD+N: < 0.00012% (XLR); < 0.00015% (RCA), 20Hz-20KHz at 0dBFS
Dynamic Range: 130dB, 20Hz-20KHz, A-weighted


Streaming File Format

Lossy: AAC, MP3, MQA and WMA


Sampling Rate

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 setting only)
OpenHome compatible control software (BubbleUPnP, Kazoo)
Roon (Roon Core required separately)


Audio Inputs

Digital Inputs: Lightning-Link, AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink, USB Audio
Analog Inputs: RCA Line-stage (2Vrms maximum)
Streaming Inputs: uPnP/DLNA Media Server, native TIDAL and Qobuz Sublime+ streaming, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Internet Radio, RoonReady


Audio Outputs

Balanced: XLR (4.8Vrms at 0dBFS, output impedance 5ohm)
Unbalanced: RCA (4.8Vrms at 0dBFS, output impedance 50ohm)
Headphone: 6.35mm Headphone Jack (output impedance 5ohm)



Wired: Gigabit Ethernet


Power Consumption

Playback: 50W at max.


Dimensions - W x D x H

13.4 x 12.6 x 3.7 in. (34cm x 32cm x 9.6cm)



21.0 lbs (9.5kg)


Product Finishing

Anodized aluminum case in matte black with copper EMI shielding enclosure.



AURALiC VEGA G2.1 Streaming DAC
Power cord
USB Cable
Lightning-Link Cable
User's guide

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Why bother?
13 November 2021  | 

Streamers, they all do the same thing right? Wrong, not only does it need to function silently, it needs to make sure the stream itís delivering is flawless into the DAC - this takes quality design which is not a given. That aside, youíve got the user aspects as well, e.g. software and hardware.

Auralic pride themselves in their wifi performance, this was the first thing that drew me to them. My listening room is on the third floor of the house, wiring the house up was not an option. Secondly was the app, I donít want to use roon, tying myself into a platform for all my music I need to pay for on top of all streaming subscriptions just didnít appeal. I run apple products anyway so Auralic only functioning with Apple products was no issue to me. People often wonder why, but itís because Apple has one operating system, so Auralic can focus on making sure their equipment works flawlessly with it rather than trying to accommodate all the android platforms.

I could have gone for the G1, however I have intentions to in the future consider the Vega G2.1 DAC. Plus, the idea of there being multiple stages of signal decoding to make sure it was perfect caught my attention. I fully appreciate it is very expensive, I myself bought this on credit, however I saw this as the central piece to my digital system. I knew buying this would give me both audible and emotional satisfaction, letís be honest KNOWING your digital is being treated right adds to the enjoyment of the listening itself. Iím an audiophile that enjoys using and looking at the equipment as much as listening to it, the full package of this ARIES G2.1 has not disappointed one bit. From the weight, to the look, to the functionality, to the clarity of sound has been incredible. I wanted to wait before leaving this review, to make sure my thoughts remained the same, they have not changed at all. On top of everything the wifi and app have been rock solid since installation, the app provides bios and other interesting reading, plus the integration of Tidal and Qobuz is superb with the ability to search within the app and see results from both platforms easily. When adding tracks from this search function it adds it into the respective app and vice versa.

I canít speak highly enough of this unit, perhaps the G1 might give me everything I enjoy currently, having never heard it I canít say for sure. So why bother with something so expensive? All I can say is I donít regret the outlay one bit for this, I use it everyday and the experience is still so rewarding. With a product like this, you need it to be fit and forget and this has been that and some, with the slick app and rock solid connection on top of sound I have not had one complaint about. If I do end up adding a Vega G2.1 in the future my digital front end will be complete, my experience with the Aries is why I am even considering it.

For the price Iím not going to sit here and say go and buy it, what I am going to say is invest in Auralic if you want a digital hub for your music system. The user interface, wifi performance, lack of bugs and a highly intuitive app makes it everything youíll want and need.

For defence my full system is the ARIES into a Hegel H390 by USB, running Spendor D7.2s.

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