Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

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From digital to vinyl, music file to online streaming, POLARIS is everything you need to unite your musical world — without the racks and interconnects of traditional multi-component systems. The POLARIS brings together technologies that made our standalone components game-changers in the audiophile world, for an all-in-one audio system with an award-winning pedigree. Flexible and powerful, with the POLARIS you’ll discover that convenience doesn’t have to mean compromise anymore.

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MODERN FEATURES. CLASSIC HI-FI. ONE BOX.

In 2014 the AURALiC ARIES and ARIES MINI brought high-resolution Wi-Fi streaming to High-End audio. Now we’ve coupled that industry-leading technology with all the functionality of an entire home audio system to create an amplifier that’s ready for anything. The POLARIS is a high-performance streamer, a world-class DAC, a digital music server, a pre-amplifier and a 180-watts-per-channel power amplifier the can handle the most demanding loudspeakers. With the ease of a single box, the flexibility of an entire system, and the uncompromising quality of AURALiC’s award-winning engineering, the POLARIS has the power to breathe life into everything you listen to.

THE ART OF HIGH-END STREAMING

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 high-resolution sources, take control with user apps like Lightning DS or Roon, and meet true audiophile streaming.

CONNECT... TO EVERYTHING.

The POLARIS is ready for every type of digital sourcing available with a host of physical ports, from USB to TOSLINK, AES/EBU and more. But there’s another trick up this unit’s sleeve: two pairs of high-end, multi-function analogue RCA connectors that can be configured for pre-amplifier output duties, line-level input, or phono input to take advantage of the POLARIS’ built-in phono stage. Add native integration of AURALiC’s Lightning OS and your system opens up to the world of high-resolution streaming from the network and online streaming like TIDAL, Qobuz and Internet Radio. A RoonReady endpoint with support for AirPlay, SongCast, and Bluetooth, the POLARIS is the missing link that finally unites all the ways you listen to music.

IMPECCABLE CREDENTIALS

From digital conversion to power amplification, the technology behind everything the POLARIS can do is inherited from our line of industry-leading standalone components. Its DAC uses innovative designs that made the VEGA a standout. Elements from our game-changing ARIES Wireless Streaming Bridge are found in the POLARIS, and its output uses circuitry built for our original MERAK monoblock amplifiers. Years of striving for the best sound quality to be had from modern techniques comes together in a product that’s as serious about sound as you are.

POWER FOR EVERY STYLE

We know there are as many beloved speaker designs as there are musical styles to play through them. That’s why we gave the POLARIS the power to handle everything from bookshelves to mega-floorstanders — 180 watts-per-channel to drive even the most demanding models out there. Sonically the POLARIS gets its know-how from advanced amplification and analogue output circuit designs originally developed for our very own MERAK monoblock power amplifiers. The result is an expansive output signal with exceptional clarity and definition that’s sure to get the best from your favourite speakers, no matter which style you choose.

TESLA G1SCALABLE POWER, CUSTOM-BUILT FOR STREAMING AUDIO

Our Tesla G1 hardware platform is the processing engine that gives the POLARIS 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.

HYBRID VOLUME CONTROLMAXIMIZING PERFORMANCE AT EVERY LISTENING LEVEL

With the POLARIS, AURALiC introduces one of our newest technologies: Hybrid Volume Control. It’s a feature that combines analogue and digital volume controls to optimize sound quality at every level. Analogue attenuators modify volume in 12dB steps while digital volume control handles smaller changes within each step. It’s an approach that ensures the DAC chip in the POLARIS is always operating in its peak performance range, lowering distortion and providing better dynamics and sounds quality even at low volumes.