AURALiC VEGA G2
Streamer / Network Player of the Year, Hi-Fi+ Awards 2018
For years the original VEGA has been a favorite among discriminating listeners, including Stereophile's editor, John Atkinson. Now, the all-new VEGA G2 keeps the sonic spirit of its predecessor alive by pushing the boundaries of digital music. The VEGA G2 is a high-performance Digital Audio Processor with a completely revamped architecture that excels at the conversion and streaming of high-resolution digital music formats up to DSD512. The industry’s first signal-independent “Master DAC,” the VEGA G2 is redefining the sound of digital.
Tesla G1: Scalable Power, Custom-Built for Streaming Audio
Designed around a high-performance Quad-Core Cortex-A9 processor running at 1GHz, with 1GB DDR3 memory and 4GB of storage, Auralic's Tesla G1 hardware platform has the all power and flexibility it needs to meet the demands of modern high-resolution streaming. Automatic updates keep Tesla G1 outfitted with the latest features and support, so your device is always ready for peak performance and up-to-the-minute functionality.
A Master Clock DAC allows it to operate independently of the source signal's frequency.
The Unity chassis is machined from a single billet of aluminum that provides superior EMF shielding. Galvanic isolation also ensure that the VEGA G2 is 20 % quieter than the original VEGA DAC.
It uses superior damping by weight distributing the internal circuits, and has specially designed sprung and damped feet.
The fully passive volume control uses an R-2R resistor ladder network for precise, distortion- and noise-free gain setting. One set, the volume control becomes electronically invisible via relays, one more detail that lets the VEGA G2 push the boundaries of sonic performance.
Eight coil-latch relays ensure that unneeded circuits are completely off and producing no EMI.
Built around Auralic's Tesla G1 platform, the VEGA G2 is scalable and can receive automatic updates.
Features a 4" true color high-resolution display.
Benchmark Frequency Response: 20 - 20 kHz, +/- 0.1 dB, tested under Filter Mode Precise
THD+N: < 0.00012 % (XLR), < 0.00015 % (RCA), 20Hz-20KHz at 0 dBFS
Dynamic Range: 130 dB, 20 Hz-20 kHz, A-weighted
Streaming File Formats
Lossless: AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WV
Lossy: AAC, MP3, MQA and WMA
PCM: 44.1KHz to 384KHz in 32Bit**
DSD: DSD64(2.8224MHz), DSD128(5.6448MHz), DSD256(11.2896MHz), DSD512(22.57892MHz)***
AURALiC Lightning DS for iOS
AURALiC Lightning DS for web browser (device setting only)
OpenHome compatible control software (BubbleUPnP, Kazoo)
Roon (Roon Core required separately)
Digital Inputs: Lightning-Link, AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink, USB Audio
Analog Inputs: RCA Line-stage (2Vrms maximum)
Streaming Inputs: uPnP/DLNA Media Server, native TIDAL and Qobuz Sublime+ streaming, Spotify Connect, Internet Radio, RoonReady
Balanced: XLR (4.8 Vrms at 0 dBFS, output impedance 5 ohm)
Unbalanced: RCA (4.8 Vrms at 0dBFS, output impedance 50 ohm)
Headphone: 6.35 mm Headphone Jack (output impedance 5 ohm)
Network: Wired, Gigabit Ethernet
Power Consumption: Playback, 50 W at max
Dimensions (WDH): 13.4 x 12.6 x 3.2" (34 x 32 x 8 cm)
Weight: 17.2 lb (7.8 kg)
Finish: Anodized precision-machined extrusion aluminum case in matte black
Box contents: AURALiC VEGA G2 Streaming DAC, Power cord, USB Cable, Lightning-Link Cable, User's guide