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AURALiC Altair G1 Streaming DAC

AURALiC Altair G1 Streaming DAC
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£2,299.00
(£1,915.83 Exc. VAT)
  
  
  

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AURALiC Altair G1 Streaming DAC

The new ALTAIR G1 distills AURALiC's proprietary technologies and features in to a high-performance DAC and streamer built to exacting standards within a substantial aluminum case. As an entry point to the AURALiC ecosystem, the ALTAIR G1 offers a comprehensive number of features and functions. 

Music can be sourced from virtually any source - locally stored files on your network, Internet radio, Airplay™, Bluetooth, USB drive, an optional integrated hard drive or a playlist of favorites from a subscription-based streaming service such as Qobuz or TIDAL. 

Control is via either the proprietary Lightning DS app, or the manual intuitive control on the front panel with all functions clearly shown on the high-resolution 4" colour display. Completing the ALTAIR G1's extensive feature set: full wireless utility, smart IR control learning, and an advanced digital volume control. 

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Turn Your WiFi 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.

Display Brilliance

  • A 4.0-inch true color in-plane switching display with a resolution of over 300 ppi provides complete operational feedback: playback status, configuration settings, and a full library view for browsing your collection.

Next Level Processing

  • In facilitating the ALTAIR G1's substantial and powerful processing capability, it should come as no surprise that the processor at the heart of this system would need to act as a next-level solution. As a result, the product harnesses the power of a Tesla G2 processor. No task will be too difficult, be it serving, streaming, decoding or playback. DXD upsampling features as standard and an extensive range of DSP filters provide broad choices to suit personal preferences. The network streaming functionality is well-proven in terms of ease of operation and excellent sound quality. Networking capability operates at up to 32-bit, 384khz and DSD512, supporting all major lossless codecs, DSD in DoP format and native DSD.

Flexibility to Explore

  • The ALTAIR G1 offers nearly universal connectivity for access to all your digital sources. Tri-band WiFi and Ethernet open your system to UPnP/DLNA media servers, shared network folders, high-resolution Internet Services, and Internet Radio, as well as RoonReady, Bluetooth, AirPlay, and SongCast control.

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 ALTAIR G1 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.

Benchmark

  • Frequency Response: 20 - 20KHz, +/- 0.1dB*
  • THD+N: < 0.0002% (XLR); < 0.0003% (RCA), 20Hz-20KHz at 0dBFS
  • Dynamic Range: 124dB, 20Hz-20KHz, A-weighted

Streaming File Format

  • Lossless: AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WV
  • Lossy: AAC, MP3 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: AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink, USB Audio
  • Streaming Inputs: Network shared folder, USB Storage, USB CD Drive, Optional Internal Storage, UPnP/DLNA Media Server, native TIDAL, HighResAudio and Qobuz Sublime+, Internet Radio, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Songcast, RoonReady

Audio Outputs

  • Balanced: XLR (4.5Vrms at 0dBFS, output impedance 10ohm)
  • Unbalanced: RCA (4.5Vrms at 0dBFS, output impedance 50ohm)
  • Headphone: 6.35mm Headphone Jack (output impedance 5ohm)

Network

  • Wired: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wireless: 802.11b/g/n/ac Tri-Band WiFi

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

  • 15 lbs (6.8kg)

Product Finishing

  • Anodized aluminum case in matte black

Contents

  • AURALiC ALTAIR G1
  • 2*External WiFi antenna (2pcs)
  • Power cord
  • USB Cable
  • User's guide

UK Delivery

  • FREE delivery via DPD Local By 12pm on orders to value over £300, including one hour delivery window service 'Predict & Follow My Parcel'.
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery By 1pm costs between £5.00 - £10.00 on orders to value under £300, dependent on weight.
  • Saturday or Sunday delivery available upon request for supplemental charge.

EU Delivery

  • £25 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Road service (3-5 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
  • £50 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Air service  (1-2 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.

USA & Canada Delivery

  • Services based on your order being shipped to the U.S. and Canada are calculated as follows:
    £100 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL international 'Day Definite' service per parcel.
    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.

Exceptions

  • Not all products are available for order into Europe, USA & Canada

WARRANTY

  • Full manufacturer's warranty on all new purchases. Standard warranty is typically 2 years with some goods coming with 6 years manufacturer's warranty.
  • Goods purchased in UK and EU are covered by the Consumer Contracts Regulations.

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