Auralic ARIES G1.1 Wireless Streaming Transporter

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AURALiC

The new G1.1 version of our groundbreaking ARIES wireless streaming transporter is ready to deliver high-resolution streaming music to your home audio system.

$4,995.00

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Description

Drawing on cutting-edge technologies from our premier G2.1 line, the ARIES G1.1 can stream audiophile-grade resolutions up to DSD512 and PCM 384 wirelessly. Connect natively to the best music services like Amazon Music, Qobuz, Tidal, KKBOX, and HighResAudio using our Lightning Streaming Platform. You can also create On-Device Playlists, listen to Internet Radio, or stream music stored on a local USB or NAS drive. Control the ARIES G1.1 with our intuitive Lightning DS app, as a Roon-Ready Endpoint, or with other Open Home compatible software. Featuring a more robust and elegant chassis, optional internal hard drive storage, and AirPlay 2 connectivity, the new ARIES G1.1 is ready to transform the way you listen to music.

The original ARIES Wireless Streaming Bridge transformed the digital audio experience, allowing music lovers to stream high-resolution favorites from local and Internet sources over Wi-Fi for the first time. Now we’ve given the ARIES our G1.1 upgrade, keeping our most accessible streaming device on the cutting edge.

Our G1.1 update to the ARIES draws extensively from innovative technologies developed for our highly acclaimed G2.1 series, with a supercharged hardware platform and a completely transformed industrial design leading the way. Outfitting your home audio system with state-of-the-art streaming performance and features is more accessible than ever — with the ARIES G1.1 Wireless Streaming Transporter.

The Art of High-End Streaming

Lightning OS is full of cutting-edge innovations that bring your music to life like never before. An extensive memory cache, bit-perfect multi-room functionality and on-device playlists help you seamlessly experience and explore all your 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.

Tesla G2: Platform Made for Sound
In 2014 we developed the original Tesla hardware platform with the goal of creating a high-performance, upgradable platform optimized for audio sound quality. Working hand-in-hand with our control interface and innovative software features, it was the most powerful processing platform available for digital music playback and streaming.

Now there’s Tesla G2. 50% faster, with twice the processing resources, Tesla G2 is the hardware powerhouse behind the sonic excellence of the G2 line.

Tesla G2: Platform Made for Sound
In 2014 we developed the original Tesla hardware platform with the goal of creating a high-performance, upgradable platform optimized for audio sound quality. Working hand-in-hand with our control interface and innovative software features, it was the most powerful processing platform available for digital music playback and streaming.

Now there’s Tesla G2. 50% faster, with twice the processing resources, Tesla G2 is the hardware powerhouse behind the sonic excellence of the G2 line.

37,500MIPS

Processing Speed

CPU performance that’s 50% faster than the original Tesla G1 processor.

200%

Memory & Storage

Twice the system memory and data storage means fluid audio signal processing and support for advanced features.

1GB

Memory Cache

An enormous memory cache means reduced network noise and dramatically reduced open circuit time for improved sound quality.

Flexibility to Explore

The ARIES G1.1 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, and AirPlay 2 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 ARIES G1.1 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 the 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 by competitors’ CD players.

Dual Femto Clocks
Dual Femto Clocks have got you covered no matter how you like to connect. With 2 separate, super-accurate clocks cycling on the order of quadrillionths of a second, you’ll enjoy extremely low jitter and better sound. One clock takes care of digital outputs, and the second regulates USB output, so you can be sure your musical signal is always rock-steady.

Smart-IR Control
Smart-IR Remote Control lets your AURALiC device map its functionality onto any remote you’d like. Just let the device know which remote you prefer, and all of its operations (play/pause, volume control, track select, etc.) can be assigned to buttons just the way you like them.

1GB Memory Cache
Open network connections and data fetching are prone to noise that can hurt the quality of your audio signal. The Tesla G2 hardware platform dedicates a whopping 1GB of RAM to the task of caching, lowering the frequency of open circuits and helping your music sound better.

Dual Purer-Power
The first of two Purer-Power supplies feeds the ARIES G1.1’s processing circuit, LCD display, and storage – whether internal or attached via USB. The second Purer-Power pathway is dedicated to sensitive audio components such as the Femto clock and USB audio output. Both power supplies are galvanically isolated from each other to ensure zero EMI interference between them.

ActiveUSB
The second generation of our ActiveUSB provides more than just asynchronous control over USB data for enhanced accuracy and precise re-clocking to reduce jitter. It also bypasses the USB power stream, using its own Purer-Power linear power supply instead. That means dirty USB power — and the EMI noise that comes along with it — is kept as far from the music as possible.

SPECIFICATIONS

Streaming File Formats
Lossless: AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WV
Lossy: AAC, MP3, MQA* and WMA

Sampling Rates
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 settings only)
OpenHome compatible control software (BubbleUPnP, Kazoo)
Roon (Roon Core required separately)

Streaming Inputs
Network shared folder, USB Storage, USB CD Drive, Optional Internal Storage, UPnP/DLNA Media Server, Amazon Music Unlimited, HighResAudio, KKBOX, Qobuz Sublime+, NetEase Music, TIDAL Connect, Spotify Connect, Internet Radio, AirPlay 2, RoonReady, Bluetooth

Audio Outputs
Digital Outputs: AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink
USB Output: USB Host to compatible DAC ****

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

Power Consumption
Sleep: <10W 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
16.3 lbs (7.4kg)

Product Finishing
Anodized aluminum case in matte black

Contents
AURALiC ARIES G1.1 Wireless Streaming Transporter
2*External WiFi antenna (2pcs)
Power cord
User’s guide

* AURALiC streaming devices can act as a passthrough for unaltered MQA files to a customer’s own MQA-certified DAC for downstream processing.
** 352.8KS/s and 384KS/s and 32bit are supported through USB Output only
*** By ‘DoP V1.1’ or native DSD protocol
**** ‘Compatible DAC’ means a DAC not requiring a driver for Linux system

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