AURALiC Aries G2.2 Wireless Streaming Transporter

AURALiC

AURALiC Aries G2.2 Wireless Streaming Transporter

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£5,299.00
AURALiC Aries G2.2 Wireless Streaming Transporter
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The ARIES G2.2 and G3 have undergone a complete interior redesign, with 90% of the electronic components being brand new. These cutting-edge products boast several new technologies that have been introduced to take their performance to the next level, all enclosed in AURALiC's elegant UnityChassis II enclosure.

New Galvanic USB Isolation

The introduction of the galvanic isolation technology on the USB port in the ARIES G2 was a significant breakthrough for digital audio systems. It successfully addressed the issue of separating the noisy computing circuit from the sensitive audio circuit, resulting in a massive improvement in USB audio system sound quality.

Building on this success, AURALIC is proud to introduce the second-generation Galvanic USB in the ARIES G2.2 and G3. This new isolator has improved DAC compatibility, functioning in the same way as a regular USB port with hot plug/unplug support. The signal quality and jitter performance of the 2nd generation Galvanic USB has been further optimised, resulting in noticeable sound quality improvement.

In addition, users can now choose to enable or disable the USB port power supply to the DAC through software, which ensures an even cleaner signal path.

The Aries G2.2 viewed from the front on a green background

New Purer-Power Design

The ARIES G2.2 and G3 feature the Purer-Power low noise power supply with a capacity that is twice that of the previous version, and an even lower noise design. This increased capacity ensures a clean and stable power supply for the high-performance processing platform and music storage options.

All digital audio-related circuits, including the Galvanic USB, have their individual power supplies, maintaining an extremely low noise level of just 0.8 microvolts - an 80% reduction from G2.1 model. Furthermore, the computing circuits, which are less sensitive to noise, benefit from a low noise power supply of just 27 microvolts, a 50-fold improvement from G2.1. This advanced power supply design ensures that the digital audio circuits receive a clean and stable power supply, free from noise and interference, resulting in a superior audio experience for the listener.

NVMe Internal Storage

With the new Tesla G3 processing platform in place, ARIES G2.2 and G3 have upgraded their internal storage from traditional SATA based SSD or HDD to the most advanced NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) SSD storage option. This upgrade offers numerous benefits, including outstanding data transfer speeds and dependability, ensuring a seamless experience for storing and playing digital music.

Thanks to the Direct Memory Access (DMA) technology, NVMe storage offers significantly faster transfer speeds and lower latency than traditional storage options, resulting in improved performance and faster access to stored music. Compared to the G2.1 model, the ARIES G2.2 and G3 now offer a copying speed that is ten times faster when transferring music from Ethernet to the internal storage.

Both ARIES G2.2 and G3 can be fitted with factory pre-installed 4TB NVMe storage as an option. However, customers can also request larger storage options as a special-order request.

USB 3.0 External Storage

The addition of USB 3.0 external storage ports on the ARIES G2.2 and G3 significantly increases copying speeds and facilitates effortless transfer of high-resolution audio files. The USB 3.0 port provides 1.5 amps of power, triple the power capacity of G2.1. The added power capacity also allows for a wider range of external storage options, including larger capacity drives that may require more power.

Support of LEO GX.1

For the most discerning listeners, ARIES G2.2 and ARIES G3 now offer the ability to connect to the LEO GX.1 Reference Master Clock through Lightning Link, allowing for even greater levels of accuracy and improved sound quality of digital outputs.

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, Internal Music Storage****, UPnP/DLNA Media Server, Amazon Music Unlimited, HighResAudio, KKBOX, Qobuz Sublime+, Netease Music, TIDAL/TIDAL Connect, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, TuneIn, Internet Radio, RoonReady
  • Audio Outputs:
    • AURALiC Lightning Link
    • 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:
    • Standby: <0.5W
    • Sleep: <10W
    • Playback: 50W at max.
  • Dimensions - W x D x H:
    • 13.4 x 12.6 x 3.7 in. (34cm x 32cm x 9.6cm)
  • Weight:
    • 22.5 lbs (10.2kg)
  • Product finishing: 
    • Anodised aluminum case in matte black with nickel coated copper EMI shielding enclosure.
  • Contents: 
    • AURALiC ARIES G2.2 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 Lightning Link and USB Output only
*** By 'DoP V1.1' or native DSD protocol
**** Model with internal NVME storage option
***** 'Compatible DAC' means a DAC not requiring a driver for Linux system

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