Auralic Vega G2.1 Streaming DAC
'Use the Vega G2.1 as a DAC with a good source, an Aries G2.1 would be hard to beat, and it is a remarkably capable piece of kit, one that shows just how open, effortless and musically addictive good digital can be. The onboard streamer is good but doesn’t let you hear what this Auralic is really capable of, which is to turn bits into sonic gold. It’s not inexpensive but it’s easily in the same league as many higher priced alternatives, if you are looking for the best that digital can do it warrants very close attention.'
Continued Innovation and Evolution
A persistent desire to continue innovating has gone into the creation of the G2.1 line and the all-new VEGA G2.1, resulting in engineering innovations that continue improving the already great sound of our best performing DAC. With a completely new internal architecture focused on isolation techniques via a copper enclosure and an advanced multi-spring suspension system, the VEGA G2.1 continues its ride along the cutting edge. Advanced galvanic isolation and always-in-control, hyper-accurate Dual 72 Femtosecond clocks contribute to the extraordinary clarity and precision of the VEGA G2.1.
Master Clock DAC
The completely redesigned architecture of the VEGA G2.1 allows it to accomplish something amazing: it is the first DAC ever that operates independently of the source signal’s frequency.
Unity Chassis II
The VEGA 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 VEGA G2.1’s Unity Chassis II.
VEGA G2.1 internal circuits are physically distributed to enhance overall balance. And with specially designed foot spikes that dampen and absorb vibrations, the VEGA G2.1 is always rock-steady, for ultra-smooth signal delivery.
Tesla G2: Platform Made for Sound
In 2014 we developed the original Tesla hardware platform with the goal of creating a high-performance, upgradable platform optimized for audio sound quality. Working hand-in-hand with our 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.
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 G2.1 then choose to play a CD, rip a CD while playing, or just rip.
As with AURALiC’s Lightning file streaming, our 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.