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Vega G1


Years in the making, the VEGA G1 Streaming DAC turns the classic AURALiC VEGA into a state-of-the-art device with the power to invigorate your digital audio experience. A longtime favorite for its beautifully musical sound, VEGA isn’t just a DAC anymore — it’s also a full-featured streamer capable of connecting to local and online sources of high-resolution digital music. That makes the VEGA G1 everything you need to access your favorite tunes no matter where they are, and convert them to a rich analog signal for your system. The VEGA G1 boasts major DAC performance improvements over the original too, with several design improvements borrowed from our top-of-the-line G2 devices, for a sound that lives up to the VEGA tradition.

The Vega G1 is a first and foremost a high-end DAC. The feature set also includes a pre-amp with the ability to connect to a wide range
of digital sources, and streamer boasting Auralic’s platform minus the Lightning Server feature.

It is designed for Hi-Fi enthusiasts who are looking for that high-end DAC streamer combination.
The DAC used is a custom Sabre DAC chip, which makes use of Dual Femto master-clocks to make sure that all the ‘bits’arrive on time. This reduces unwanted digital noise, improving the musical experience.
It also uses Auralic’s ORFEO Class-A output stages, inspired by classic analogue amplifier circuitry. ORFEO can drive loads up to 600Ω while keeping unwanted noise extremely low.


Frequency Response: 20 - 20KHz, +/- 0.1dB*
THD+N: < 0.00015% (XLR); < 0.00016% (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 3.2 in. (34cm x 32cm x 8cm)


15.2 lbs (7.0kg)

Product Finishing

Anodized precision-machined aluminum case in matte black


Power cord
USB Cable
User's guide

"In the light of the bigger, better G2, why should the VEGA G1 be so interesting? Because the VEGA G1 just might occupy the perfect sweet-spot for this-and-the-next generation audio. The G2, for all it’s sonic and technical prowess, is higher in cost because it’s more demanding to build. It not only has room for growth (with the LEO GX), but there is almost an expectation in the owner of a VEGA G2 that it’s the first step on the big AURALiC ladder. The G1 places no such demands on the user or the system, and that is its genius."

- Read the full review from HiFi+ here.

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