UPDATED TO NEW G2.1 chassis
With the flexibility to connect to everything, the intelligence to control your musical world with a touch, and the power to deliver an exceptional signal, the ARIES G2 Wireless Streaming Transporter is the most technologically advanced, best-sounding way to bring high performance audiophile streaming to your home audio system that we’ve ever created.
Whether your digital favorites reside on your local network, USB drives, streaming services like TIDAL and Qobuz, or Internet Radio, the ARIES G2 manages every connection so you can explore your entire digital universe right from our Lightning DS control app and take advantage of features like On-Device Playlists, Memory Caching, Gapless Playback and Bit-Perfect Multi-Room functionality. With a supercharged hardware platform, the ARIES G2 has got the power to build an astonishingly pure, bit-perfect stream for music formats up to DSD512 over Wi-Fi for truly exceptional sound performance. Whether on its own or matched with other G Series devices from AURALiC, the ARIES G2 redefines audio connectivity and performance.
The Aries G2 is a pure dedicated streaming transport. Not only does it feature the same dual power supply configuration as the G1, but the team at Auralic have made significant improvements to the circuit board in the form of Galvanic Isolation.
Keeping the clock, Tesla processor, and transmitting circuits seperate from one another using Galvanic Isolation, means that less ‘jitter’ is introduced by ElectroMagnetic Interference. This makes for a much cleaner listening experience overall.
Lightning Link is also a major part of what makes this transport the perfect streaming source. The HDMI interface was chosen as it supports bi-directional communication between all Lighting Link devices. This means that the individual clocks syncronise with each other which helps to eliminate ‘jitter’ between the boxes, as well as making things like volume control on the Vega G2 possible.
Note: The HDMI interface & cabling it is not compatible with standard HDMI devices.
Streaming File Formats
Lossless: AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WV
Lossy: AAC, MP3, MQA and WMA
PCM: 44.1KHz to 384KHz in 32Bit*
DSD: DSD64(2.8224MHz), DSD128(5.6448MHz), DSD256(11.2896MHz), DSD512(22.57892MHz)**
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)
Network shared folder, USB Drive, Internal Music Storage***, UPnP/DLNA Media Server, native TIDAL and Qobuz Sublime+ streaming, Internet Radio, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Songcast, RoonReady
AURALiC Lightning Link
Digital Outputs: AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink
USB Output: USB Host to compatible DAC ****
Wired: Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n/ac Tri-Band WiFi
Playback: 50W at max.
Dimensions - W x D x H
13.4 x 12.6 x 3.2 in. (34cm x 32cm x 8cm)
15.9 lbs (7.2kg)
Anodized precision-machined aluminum case in matte black
AURALiC ARIES G2 Wireless Streaming Transporter
2*External WiFi antenna (2pcs)
"...the connections are all silent and extremely stable, with no clicks and pops or interruptions to playback. The gapless playback mode works perfectly on every format I have at my disposal. It is attention to detail that marks the Auralic out as a seriously impressive streaming transport."
"The Auralic Aries G2 is for the moment my benchmark for what a streamer can do, I hope to find something to beat it but will not be holding my breath until that happens."
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