AURALiC har nå sluppet en oppfølger til deres anerkjente ALTAIR – den nye modellen heter ALTAIR G1. AURALiC har oppgradert D/A-chipen fra en ESS 9018 DAC-brikke til en ESS 9038Q2M, forbedret det analoge utgangstrinnet, oppgradert prosessorplattformen til G2-status (med 2 GB RAM) og pakket det hele i et G1-chassis, komplett med 4 ″ fargeskjerm og Smart IR.
As a premium digital hub for any high-performance system, the ALTAIR G1 software and hardware functions in much the same way as the original ALTAIR, able to act as a preamp, a DAC, a streamer, and an all-in-one digital source, but is also now fitted with the G1 chassis, providing a matching 4-inch color display and Smart IR feature.
As a digital audio streamer, ALTAIR G1 has received several updates from both the G1 and G2 series of products. It now uses the ESS 9038Q2M conversion chip, providing the user with more detail and perceived resolution than ever before. To match the higher levels of performance available from this new DAC chip, the analog circuitry received necessary parts upgrades and an improved layout for a balanced presentation.
Finally, the processor platform has been upgraded to Tesla G2 from Tesla G1, featuring 2GB of system memory, providing the user with a seamless, powerful experience.
An internal storage option remains, and for a fee an upgrade kit can be provided to the dealer or the customer, allowing for robust, local storage of large music collections in any number of formats and resolutions.
As a digital hub, the ALTAIR G1 still functions as a Roon Endpoint, can stream subscription music services such as Tidal, Qobuz and Spotify Connect, and offers Bluetooth, Airplay, and SongCast for a multifaceted and varied set of feature needs.
AURALiC er på kort tid blitt en av bransjens mest attraktive produsenter når det kommer til digital signalforvaltning og musikkstreaming.
Alle produktene i AURALiCs G1 og G2.1 serie er basert på selskapets egenutviklede Lightning DS platform - som sørger for fremtidssikkerhet i for av jevnlige oppdateringer.
Network Shared Folder USB removable drive UPnP/DLNA media server TIDAL & Qobuz Internet Radio Spotify Connect Airplay, Bluetooth Roon Ready
Purer-Power internal linear power supply 10uV low noise design for audio cicuits
3.97″ retina resolution display
Lightning DS Roon 3rd party OpenHome control software
Dimensions (W x D x H)
340mm x 320mm x 80mm
Tester og omtaler
«..the result is a product that offers pretty much everything you need and little that you don’t. The result has to be seen as one of the best, if not the best streaming front ends you can buy for under £2,000»
«It is of the highest fidelity and the Auralic Altair G1 is a fine piece of equipment that will do you very well, long term, at this price. The Auralic Altair G1 is everything you really need in the streaming world, the Vega G2 was outstanding, at this price this Auralic Altair G1 is outstanding.»
«Where the Auralic shines is just how flexible it can be. Want a line level streamer? Fine. Need it to be a server too? Not a problem. Handle additional digital sources too? Yep. Want to simply connect it to a pair of active speakers for a slimline elegant system? Ready when you are»
«The Altair G1 may be Auralic’s most affordable streamer/DAC but it’s at least as good as the competition up to and above two grand. Don’t think of the Altair G1 as a cheap Auralic, think of it as a great value music streamer»