AURALiC launch new generation of streaming with Dirac Live to come – call me excited
AURALiC are releasing four new products this year: ARIES G2.2, VEGA G2.2, ARIES G3 and VEGA G3. These products represent a generational shift in the technology platform while maintaining the understated elegance and classic design of the G series UnityChassis II that incorporate a pure copper sub enclosure and multi point tuned sprung base assembly.
All the latest products incorporate AURALiC’s new Tesla G3 streaming platform, using a 64 bit architecture that enables it to achieve eight times the processing power of the previous version. The memory capacity has also been increased to 4 GB, and Direct Memory Access Technology (DMA) has been integrated into the system. These advancements are engineered in such a way that all audio-related circuits connect directly to the system memory, substantially reducing latency and jitter by 90% comparing to its predecessor.
In a significant step for the company, the G2.2 and G3 products have been designed in the USA, and the ARIES G3 and VEGA G3 will be hand-built in AURALiC’s Oregon facility. AURALiC is thrilled to announce a future collaboration with Dirac to incorporate their cutting-edge technology into the product line. This partnership will enable AURALiC to integrate Dirac’s advanced technology, which will contribute to ensuring that products remain at the forefront of innovation and deliver the highest quality audio experience.
Aries G2.2 and G3
AURALiC has completely redesigned the ARIES G2.2 and G3 products, incorporating over 90% new components to deliver unparalleled performance. The USB DAC output now boasts second-generation galvanic isolation technology, enhancing compatibility with a wide range of DACs and ensuring a more refined audio experience.
The new Purer-Power low noise power supply design features double the capacity of preceding G2.1 models and even lower noise levels, providing extremely stable and reliable power to the device. Moreover, the optional internal music storage is now based on NVMe SSD technology, delivering read and write speeds up to ten times faster than its predecessor.
The ARIES G2.2 and G3 also now support USB 3.0 for external music storage, further expanding its capabilities and making it easier than ever to access and stream high-quality audio files
The ARIES G3 is much more than just a transport or bridge, as it offers a host of features that enhance your digital listening experience. It boasts multiple inputs and a powerful co-processor that enables the product to function as a preamplifier for digital connections, providing comprehensive control over your audio system.
With dual 60fs femto clocks powering its digital outputs, the ARIES G3 ensures that you experience the highest levels of precision and accuracy when listening to your music. In addition, it utilizes AURALiC’s state-of-the-art FPGA-based Proteus X1 co-processing platform, which optimizes the digital audio signal, removing harshness and improving listening experience.
As a result of this optimization, music gains greater substance, space, and dynamic range, providing a highly immersive and engaging listening experience. The ARIES G3 is the perfect addition to any high-end digital audio system, and its advanced features and exceptional performance make it a standout product in the market sector.
The ARIES G2.2 and ARIES G3 now feature compatibility with the LEO GX.1 reference master clock, enabling users to achieve even greater levels of precision and accuracy when it comes to their digital audio outputs. By connecting to the LEO GX.1, these devices are able to take advantage of its advanced clocking technology, resulting in a more refined and nuanced audio reproduction.
This compatibility represents a significant enhancement to the already-impressive performance of the ARIES G2.2 and ARIES G3, allowing users to experience their digital audio collection with even greater clarity and depth. It is a testament to AURALiC’s commitment to innovation and dedication to delivering the best possible audio experience to its customers.
The manufacturer suggested retail prices are $6,099/ €5,999/ £5,299 for ARIES G2.2 and $10,899/ €10,899/ £9,899 for ARIES G3.
VEGA G2.2 & G3 Streaming DAC
The VEGA G2.2 and G3 build upon the already impressive foundation of their predecessor, the G2.1, retaining key features such as the AURALiC’s proprietary Fusion DAC structure, Direct Data Recording (DDR), Galvanic Isolation, passive analog volume control, and analog pre-amplifier. The unique architecture of VEGA G2.2 and G3 avoids using a PLL circuit as it cannot fully remove the distortion and jitter present in the original clock signal. Instead, it records the audio data directly into the Tesla G3 processing platform’s system memory in binary format, bypassing the original clock signal entirely. As a result of these cutting-edge technologies, the VEGA G2.2 and G3 are immune to the input signal’s distortion and jitter, delivering the highest level of sound quality possible.
Both VEGA G2.2 and G3 now incorporate the advanced Tesla G3 platform, providing a significant boost to their processing power and capabilities. Additionally, new dual 60fs Femto Clocks powers the DAC operation and time the Tesla G3’s data output to the DAC. The result is an unparalleled listening experience, with stunning detail, clarity, and precision that is free from any distortion or jitter.
Building upon the advanced features of the VEGA G2.2, the VEGA G3 takes the product line to a new level by integrating a range of state-of-the-art technologies that surpass even the highest expectations. With its cutting-edge Proteus X1 co-processing platform, the VEGA G3 sets a new standard for digital filtering and oversampling, delivering an unmatched listening experience. Specifically optimized to process music signals from streaming content, whether through the built-in streamer or digital inputs. The algorithm running inside Proteus X1 of the VEGA G3 enhances the audio quality, significantly improving the listening experience for music that may not be available in the highest resolution format. With VEGA G3, music takes on incredible depth, clarity, and detail, elevating the audio experience to a whole new level.
Compared to the G2.2, the VEGA G3 incorporates an enhanced DAC design, delivering a 30% reduction in distortion and noise, and a 50% improvement in dynamic range. Moreover, the VEGA G3 offers the option to run in Pure DAC mode, disabling its internal streaming functions for those who prefer a more traditional approach.
VEGA G2.2 and G3 represent a significant upgrade to already impressive benchmarks, offering advanced features and exceptional performance that will satisfy even the most discerning listener.
The manufacturer suggested retail prices are $7,899/ €7,799/ £6,899 for VEGA G2.2 and $11,899/ €11,899/ £10,699 for VEGA G3.