Auralic Vega G2.1 Streamer (analogue output)

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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.

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Manufacturer Auralic
Free warranty 3 years
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The Auralic VEGA G2 Streaming DAC is the next generation of the company's successful Vega DAC. Accepting music up through DSD512 and PCM 32/384 kHz, the G2 is a much different product than previous versions. This streaming DAC is literally a newly designed VEGA DAC and newly designed ARIES in a single chassis. The VEGA G2, like the ARIES G2, is built on Auralic's Tesla hardware platform and LIghtning streaming infrastructure.

For the first time in the audio industry, it’s a DAC that operates independently of the source signal’s frequency: VEGA G2 buffers data in such a way that it has no need to lock on to the frequency of its source signal. Never before has a DAC been able to entirely govern timing with its own clocking. The VEGA G2 features dual 72 femto master clocks in this industry-first design approach. Unlike the ARIES G2, the VEGA G2's clocks each handle a sample rate family. One handles sample rates in multiples of 44.1 while the other multiples of 48 kHz. These are 72 femtosecond clocks, that's 72 quadrillionths of a second. They have -169dBc/Hz of phase noise and a 100 Hz offset noise level of only -118dBc/Hz.

The Tesla platform for the VEGA G2 includes an ARM Quad-Core A9 chip, 1GB DDR3 RAM and 4GB of storage. The new processor is capable of calculation speeds 25 times faster than the original VEGA series. Why does this matter? A faster processor enables Auralic to use much more sophisticated DSP, filtering algorithms and oversampling / upsamping techniques than in all previous VEGA DACs. Many people today are using external PCs to do upsampling and filtering because their DACs don't have the power or ability to run specialized DSP algorithms. The VEGA G2 should be a product that will enable consumers to seek a middle ground between super powerful external PCs capable of extremely complicated filtering and resampling and more traditional DACs with much less capabilities because of hardware limitations.

The VEGA G2's powerful hardware enables what Auralic calls flexible filter mode. This is the next generation filter mode with four user selectable filters. The names of the modes are recognizable to existing Auralic customers, "Precise Mode maximizes in-band ripple and out-band attenuation performance for example, while Smooth Mode eliminates pre-ringing. Dynamic and Balance Modes round out the available options that provide an extra level of control for your listening." Similar to the ARIES G2, the VEGA G2 also has similar galvanic isolation and dual low noise linear purer-power supplies."

Frequency Response: 20 - 20KHz, +/- 0.1dB* 
THD: < 0.00012% (XLR); < 0.00015% (RCA)
DNR: > 130dB

Sampling Rates: 
PCM: 44.1KHz to 384KHz in 32Bit**
DSD: DSD64 to DSD512**

AURALiC Lightning Link: 44.1KHz to 384KHz in 32Bit**
Digital Inputs: AES/EBU, Coaxial, TOSLINK
USB Input: USB Device to computer or streamer
Network Input: Gigabit Ethernet
Analog Input: 2Vrms maximum with home theater bypass

Balanced: one pair of XLR, maximum output at 4.8Vrms
Single-Ended: one pair of RCA, maximum output at 4.8Vrms
Headphone: two 6.35mm stereo headphone jacks

Streaming Protocol: 

Streaming File Formats: 
Lossy: AAC, MP3, MQA and WMA

Control Software: 
AURALiC Lightning DS for iOS
AURALiC Lightning DS for web interface (device settings only) 
OpenHome compatible control software (BubbleUPnP, Kazoo) 
Roon (Roon Core required separately)

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)

17.2 lbs. (7.8kg)