Auralic VEGA G2 Streaming DAC
  • Auralic VEGA G2 Streaming DAC

    Auralic VEGA G2 Streaming DAC

     

    From the addition of integrated streaming to its unique casework, the VEGA G2 is transforming the idea of what a DAC can be. Every aspect of the VEGA G2’s engineering has been designed to push the boundaries of sonic performance, reshaping data into vibrant musical performance — but its sound engineering is only half the story. The completely revamped architecture of the VEGA G2 combines high-end DAC performance and feature-rich streaming, emerging as a complete digital music solution for your home audio system. VEGA G2 streaming is based on the Lightning Streaming framework, so favorite AURALiC features like On-Device Playlists, Memory Caching, Gapless Playback and Bit-Perfect Multi-Room are all at your fingertips. With support for every audiophile format and resolution up to DSD512, the stellar VEGA G2 is the embodiment of what high—resolution digital music can be.

     

    A one-of-a-kind Master Clock DAC
    For the ultimate in Jitter-Free Operation

     

    Designed to Innovate, Engineered to Perform

    Years of research and development have gone into the creation of the G2 line and the all-new VEGA G2, resulting in engineering innovations that set a new standard for sound quality. With a completely new internal architecture focused on advanced isolation techniques and a new approach to clocking, the VEGA G2 is breaking new ground in the world of premium digital processing. Advanced galvanic isolators and always-in-control, hyper-accurate Dual 72 Femto clocks contribute to the extraordinary clarity and precision of the VEGA G2.

     

    Master Clock DAC

    The completely redesigned architecture of the VEGA G2 allows it to accomplish something amazing: it is the first DAC ever that operates independently of the source signal’s frequency.

     

    Unity Chassis

    Designed specifically for the premium lineup of AURALiC G Series devices, the Unity Chassis is machined from a single billet of aluminum that provides the VEGA G2 with superior shielding from EMI noise, so nothing interferes with the quality of your music.

     

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

     

    Beautifully quiet

    The VEGA G2 introduces sophisticated galvanic isolation and Unity Chassis techniques that drastically reduce the potential for electro-magnetic interference, for an extraordinarily pure, clean sound. And the VEGA G2 is a full 80% quieter than the original VEGA DAC.

     

    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. 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.

     

    Fully Passive Volume Control

    Precise control, distortion free, noise free. The only way to get all three is to painstakingly construct a R-2R resistor ladder network — and that’s exactly what we’ve done for the VEGA G2.

     

    Invisible

    Eight coil-latch relays remain entirely passive when not in use, drawing no power and producing exactly zero EMI noise. Once set, the VEGA G2’s volume control system remains electronically invisible — one more detail that helps the VEGA G2 push the boundaries of sonic performance.

     

    Turn Your Home Network into a Music Streaming Ecosystem.

    We developed Lightning OS to be the highest-quality streaming environment you’ve ever heard. A meticulously-crafted software architecture designed specifically to work hand-in-hand with the powerful Tesla hardware platform found in AURALiC streaming products, Lightning OS is full of cutting-edge innovations that bring your music to life like never before. Connect to all your of high-resolution sources, take control with user apps like Lightning DS or Roon, and meet true audiophile streaming.

     

    Tesla G1

    Scalable Power, Custom-Built for Streaming Audio

    Our Tesla G1 hardware platform is the processing engine that gives the VEGA G2 the power and flexibility it needs to meet the demands of modern high-resolution streaming. Designed around a high-performance Quad-Core Cortex-A9 processor running at 1GHz, Tesla G1 sports 1GB DDR3 RAM and 4GB of storage. Automatic updates keep the Tesla G1 platform outfitted with the latest features and support, so your device is always ready for peak performance and up-to-the-minute functionality.

     

    Display Brilliance

    A 4.0-inch true color in-plane switching high-resolution display provides complete operational feedback: input channel, volume, sampling rate, playback status, and configuration settings.

     

    Flexibility to Explore

    Connect every source you’ve got to the VEGA G2 using its full array of ports. Traditional AES/ EBU, Digital Coaxial, and TOSLINK ports are all galvanically isolated for enhanced performance. Access network resources like UPnP/DLNA media servers, shared network folders, high-resolution Internet Services and Internet Radio via Ethernet.

     

    An Integrated Family of Devices

    Built around cutting-edge transfer protocols, more powerful processing, and enhanced isolation engineering, G2 is a new concept in component integration. Four specialized components, working together to deliver a premium sound experience.

     

    Lightning Link

    Jitter-free to maximize sonic performance, Lightning Link provides single-point control of the entire G2 audio system.

    • Specifications

      Benchmark

      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

      Lossless: AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WV
      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)

      Network

      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)

      Weight 17.2 lbs (7.8kg)

      Product Finishing

      Anodized precision-machined aluminum case in matte black

      Contents

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

    AU$9,795.00Price

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