Auralic Altair G1 Streaming DAC/Preamplifier

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.

$3,795.00

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Product Description

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.

A Complete Digital Source

We designed the ALTAIR G1 to provide a comprehensive solution for the discerning music enthusiast. As a DAC, preamplifier, server, wireless streamer, and storage device, the ALTAIR G1 delivers high performance in a wide variety of system configurations. Digital COAX, TOSLINK and AES/EBU inputs, plus single-ended RCA and balanced XLR outputs allow multiple connections to the unit. Also included is a front panel stereo headphone output – a USB output is also provided should a dedicated high power headphone amplifier be required.
Designed for ease of use, crystal-clear sound and a highly flexible system configuration, ALTAIR G1 brings high-performance, cutting-edge technology, and incredible value to any high-fidelity music system.

Turn Your Wi-Fi 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 300ppi 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 Wi-Fi 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.

SPECIFICATIONS

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, 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: AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink, USB Audio
Streaming Inputs: Network shared folder, USB Drive, Optional Internal Storage, UPnP/DLNA Media Server, native TIDAL and Qobuz Sublime+ streaming, Internet Radio, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Songcast, RoonReady

Audio Outputs
Balanced: XLR (2.2Vrms at 0dBFS, output impedance 10ohm)
Unbalanced: RCA (2.2Vrms 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

* Tested under Filter Mode Precise for all sampling rate
** 352.8KHz and 384KHz and 32bit are supported through streaming, USB only
*** By ‘DoP V1.1’ or native DSD protocol through streaming, USB only

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